Cocker Spaniel


The Cocker Spaniel is a flushing and companion dog that was primarily used to hunt plovers and sandpipers. The breed originated in the USA.
Cocker Spaniel

Appearance & Grooming

The Cocker Spaniel is a small dog with drop ears and a sturdy body. The breed has a soft coat with various colors in brown, red, tan, buff, silver, black, and white. The Cocker Spaniel sheds regularly and requires daily brushing.

Behavior & Disposition

The Cocker Spaniel is known for its active, sociable, and intelligent disposition. They get along well with children and other dogs.

Activity Level

The Cocker Spaniel has a moderate activity level. It is easy for the breed to become overweight.


The Cocker Spaniel is easily trainable with a combination of positive reinforcement and play. However, compulsive training methods or punishments are not effective. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended.

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