English Cocker Spaniel Puppies?

The English Cocker was bred to find, flush, and retrieve upland game birds during a full day of hunting. The dog is slightly taller than long, compactly built, and short coupled. The English Cocker has a driving, powerful gait that covers ground effortlessly. The coat is of medium length, silky in texture, and either flat or slightly wavy. The feathering should not be so profuse that it becomes a hindrance in the field, but it should be long enough to protect the underside of the dog. The expression is soft and melting, yet dignified.

These different sizes appeared in the same litters and were essentially two variations of the same breed. Cocker Spaniels became extremely popular in England, but American breeders strove to change the breed in ways that traditional English Cocker Spaniel enthusiasts objected to.

After the breeds were separated, the American Cocker eclipsed the English in popularitybut only in America. It is one of the most successful show dogs and popular pets of all breeds in Great Britain. The English Cocker Spaniel retains more of his hunting nature than does the American version, and he also needs a little more exercise.

He is cheerful, inquisitive, demonstrative, devoted, biddable, loyal, and sensitive. This is a sociable dog that likes to stay close to his human family. Daily exercise is a necessity, either in the form of a long walk on leash, a good run in the field, or a lively game in the yard.

The medium-length coat needs brushing two to three times per week, plus clipping around the head and ears and scissoring around the feet and tail every two months. Major concerns: PRA, patellar luxation Minor concerns: cataract, CHD, kidney disease (familial nephropathy), hypothyroidism Occasionally seen: cardiomyopathy Suggested tests: hearing (for particolors), eye, hip, knee, (thyroid), DNA for PRA Life span: 1214 years Note: deafness is a major concern in particolors; CHD is more common in solid colors; PRA is of PRCD type Note: While the characteristics mentioned here may frequently represent this breed, dogs are individuals whose personalities and appearances will vary.

Please consult the adoption organization for details on a specific pet.

How much is an English Cocker Spaniel puppy?

Usually, the average price of an English Cocker Spaniel puppy from a reputable breeder is between $1,000 and $1,800, while a top-quality English Cocker Spaniel puppy can cost as high as $2,500 and upward. Their price depends upon the pup’s age, sex, quality, pedigree, and breeder’s location.

Is an English Cocker Spaniel a good pet?

English Cockers are friendly, fun-loving, and gentle family dogs who do well with children, especially if they’re brought up with them. Adult English Cockers who aren’t familiar with children may do best in a home with older children who understand how to interact with dogs.

Do English cocker spaniels shed a lot?

All told, Cocker Spaniels are not the heaviest shedders, but they do shed significantly. For that reason and so that your dog’s coat remains clean, un-matted and comfortable, they require frequent grooming.

Are English cocker spaniels crazy?

Yes, Cocker Spaniels are hyper dogs. … The Cocker spaniel Certainly won’t be laying about all day. Generally speaking, dogs that come from a hunting background are usually considered as hyper “full of energy”, and the Cocker Spaniel proves this. Especially puppies and young adults they are at the height of hyper.

enthusiastic and bold in the field with an incessantly wagging tail. Bred in England originally to hunt woodcock the English Cocker is a breed of moderation and balance, neither leggy nor low on leg. He is a big dog in a small package – strong for his size, males 16 to 17 at the withers, weighing 28 to 34 pounds; females 15 to 16, weighing 26 to 32 pounds. The well rounded, tightly knit body is covered in a silky textured coat that comes in a variety of colors and requires regular grooming along with weekly brushing and combing. Characteristically enjoying a long and vigorous lifespan, the breed average is 14 years. The head and particularly the kind, endearing expression are the appeal of the breed. The soft eyes draw you in and instinctively you know that this is a breed that exudes a willingness to please and is game for anything involving human companionship.

As the English Cocker is still a comparatively rare breed in the United States, you may not find precisely the dog you have in mind at a given time, with respect to color, age, sex and convenience of location.

English Cocker Spaniel lovers often use the word merry to describe their breed. Upbeat in the field and mellow at home, this compact, silky-coated bird dog is widely admired for his delightful personality and irresistible good looks.

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History

The spaniel family is one of the largest groups of dogs, and one of the most specialized. The English Cocker Spaniel is one of the land spaniels. The land spaniels consisted of larger spaniels that were better for springing game, and smaller spaniels that were better for hunting woodcock. These different sizes appeared in the same litters and were essentially two variations of the same breed. Only in 1892 were the two sizes considered separate breeds, with the smaller size (under 25 lb) designated as the Cocker Spaniel. In fact, because both breeds shared the same gene pool, they still share many of the same hunting talents.In 1901, the weight limit was abolished. Cocker Spaniels became extremely popular in England, but American breeders strove to change the breed in ways that traditional English Cocker Spaniel enthusiasts objected to. English and American Cocker Spaniels were shown together until 1936, when English Cocker Spaniel Club of America was formed and the English Cocker received status as a separate variety. The English Cocker Spaniel Club discouraged the interbreeding of the American and English Cockers, and in 1946 the English Cocker was designated a separate breed.After the breeds were separated, the American Cocker eclipsed the English in popularity—but only in America. Throughout the rest of the world, the English Cocker is by far the more popular of the two breeds and is known simply as the Cocker Spaniel. It is one of the most successful show dogs and popular pets of all breeds in Great Britain.

Temperament

The English Cocker Spaniel retains more of his hunting nature than does the American version, and he also needs a little more exercise. He is cheerful, inquisitive, demonstrative, devoted, biddable, loyal, and sensitive. This is a sociable dog that likes to stay close to his human family.

Upkeep

Daily exercise is a necessity, either in the form of a long walk on leash, a good run in the field, or a lively game in the yard. The medium-length coat needs brushing two to three times per week, plus clipping around the head and ears and scissoring around the feet and tail every two months. The ears should be cleaned weekly.

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