The English Cocker Spaniel is a sporting dog that originated in Great Britain. The breed was primarily used to hunt sandpipers.
Appearance & Grooming
The English Cocker Spaniel is a medium-sized dog with a balanced body. The breed has a soft coat with various colors in blue, roan, liver (reddish-brown), tan, gold, black, and white. The English Cocker Spaniel sheds occasionally and requires brushing three times per week.
Behavior & Disposition
The English Cocker Spaniel is known for its affectionate, energetic, friendly, and intelligent character. They get along well with children and other dogs.
The English Cocker Spaniel has a moderate activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the English Cocker Spaniel should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks.
The English Cocker Spaniel is easily trainable with positive reinforcement. Compulsive training methods and punishments are not effective and may negatively affect relationships.