Cocker Spaniel Bio

Description:

The Cocker Spaniel is the smallest member of the Sporting Group. It has a sturdy, compact body and a cleanly chiseled and refined head, with the overall dog in complete balance and of ideal size. It stands well up at the shoulder on straight forelegs with a topline sloping slightly toward strong, moderately bent, muscular quarters. It is a dog capable of considerable speed, combined with great endurance. Above all, it is free and merry, sound, well balanced throughout and in action show a keen inclination to work.

History

The Cocker Spaniel originated in Spain, but were perfected in England and Canada to be the dog that we see today. Though not bred specifically for water retrieval, Cockers are great swimmers and find great joy in fetch and retrieval games.

Color

Coat colors comes in various colors: Black Variety--Solid color black to include black with tan points. A small amount of white on the chest and/or throat has been seen. Any solid color other than black, ranging from lightest cream to darkest red, including brown and brown with tan points. The color shall be of a uniform shade. Parti-Color Variety--Two or more solid, well broken colors, one of which must be white; black and white, red and white (the red may range from lightest cream to darkest red), brown and white, and roans, to include any such color combination with tan points.

BEHAVIOR

Temperament

Cocker Spaniel puppies have a loving temperament and make excellent family pets. They are renowned for their friendly, faithful, playful, quiet, and affectionate nature

Barking

Barks If Necessary

Disclaimer

The puppy behavior information was sourced by consolidating various breed data found on the internet. Every puppy is unique and may have different behaviors

Adaptability

Adaptability to apartment living

Good for novice owners

Tolerates being alone

Tolerates cold weather

Exercise needs

Energy level

Exercise needs

Playfulness

Trainability

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