American Cocker Spaniel

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Weight :

Male: 7–14 kg
Female: 7–14 kg

Height :

Male: 14–16 inches (37–39 cm)
Female: 14–14 inches (34–37 cm)

Life Span :

12 -15 years

Temperament :

A gentle, affectionate, caution; character cheerful, lively and friendly; be full of go, agile, alert, looks sweet, easy to master, the faithful.

Colors :

Black, brown, red brown, yellow, silver and black and white color.

Coat:

Hair density, softness, long a large wavy.

Living Conditions :

Cockers will do okay in an apartment if they are adequately exercised. They are fairly active indoors. A small yard is sufficient. Not suited to live outside alone in a kennel.

Care:

Wipe under the eyes often as they tend to tear. Some owners prefer to leave the coat long, brushing daily and shampooing frequently with quarterly scissoring and clipping. Others prefer to clip the coat to medium length to be more functional. Either way, the dog will need regular trimming. When brushing, be careful not to pull out the silky hair. This breed is an average shedder.

Training:

American Cockers have plenty of stamina and need regular exercise. They should be taken on daily, long walks. When walking, avoid brushy thickets that can tangle the coat. Be sure to have the dog heeling beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human, not the dog.

Activity:

The Cocker Spaniel is a medium sized, sturdy dog. The head is rounded with a pronounced stop. The muzzle is broad and deep with square, even jaws. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The eyeballs are dark, very round with slight almond shaped eye rims. Merle Cocker Spaniels can have blue eyes. The long, low-set ears are well feathered. The topline slopes slightly from the front of the dog to the back and the legs are straight. The tail is docked.