Featured Breed : Cocker Spaniel
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Life Span:~12-15 years
Litter Size: 3-7 puppies
Country of Origin: England
Size: Weight: 24-28 lbs Height: Male: 14.5-15.5; Female: 13.5-14.5 inches
Coat: The coat of the Cocker Spaniel is always not very long, but very nice. The hair on the main body is middle length. The ears and four legs are full of thick feather, and there is undercoat for extra care. The coat texture is slippery and a little bit curved. There is a strong need for trimming in order to get rid of useless hair and showcase the handsome figure.
History: The breed could be dated back to 14th century. In history, Cocker Spaniel got its name from a wood bird called woodcock, which was hunted by this breed. Cocker Spaniel is different in different countries, so sometimes people will add country name in front of it. Being used in the game, the breed was soon popular and today this breed is one of the most popular spaniel in the world.
Health Issues: As with all the other breeds, the Cocker Spaniel dog also has some specific health issues such as otitis, an ear infection because it’s ear is long enough to drop on the ground. Another health challenge for the breed is eye infections, such as glaucoma, cataracts and other eye problems. These eye problems of Cocker Spaniel could be avoided by frequent cleaning and care, otherwise, the eye infection may lead to blindness.
Temperament: The main temperament of beautiful Cocker Spaniel can be viewed as easy-going, happy and optimistic. This breed can be friendly with both children and other animals. However, this soft breed could possibly lose its temper and become bossy and arbitrary if not enough attention is given or no adequate socialization is provided.
Activity: Cocker Spaniel is considered to be a very nice home pet and if there is an area in the house for activity, it would be great. The breed is very active and several times of walking around in a daily basis is required, which will keep good health condition for them.