The Cocker Spaniel is primarily a beloved companion dog breed, though he remains a capable bird dog at heart. Beautiful to look at (and labor-intensive to groom), the Cocker’s amenable, cheerful disposition also makes him a treat to have in the family. Never more pleased than when he’s pleasing you, he’s as happy to snuggle on the couch with his favorite adults as to romp in the yard with the kids. See all Cocker Spaniel characteristics below! Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in: Adoption
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Key Vitals of Cocker Spaniel
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Cocker Spaniel Sporting Dogs 1 foot, 2 inches to 1 foot, 3 inches 24 to 28 pounds 12 to 15 Years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Cocker Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Cocker Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 3 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Cocker Spaniel is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 3 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 1 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 2 out of 5 in Size.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Cocker Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 3 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Cocker Spaniel is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 2 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Cocker Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Cocker Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Sporting Dogs

Height

1 foot, 2 inches to 1 foot, 3 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

24 to 28 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

Because Cockers are so popular, it is especially careful to research breeders and find one who is dedicated to improving the breed.The sensitive Cocker Spaniel can be a bit nervous, even when he’s from a good breeder and has been properly socialized. Don’t be surprised if your Cocker exhibits submissive urination (peeing when excited).Cockers can be barkers, so response to a ‘Quiet’ command should always be part of this dog’s repertoire.The Cocker is eager to please and likes to be close to his family. But remember, he was bred to be a hunting dog. Don’t be surprised when he chases birds or other small animals when you’re out on a walk. Keep your Cocker on a leash whenever you aren’t in a fenced area.The Cocker has a ‘soft’ personality. Harsh training methods will make him fearful, so be sure to use gentle, consistent training to get the best results.A Cocker Spaniel’s long ears are both a part of his beauty and a potential health problem. Be sure to check your Cocker’s ears every week for infections.Keeping the Cocker coat beautiful is expensive and a lot of work. Plan on paying a professional groomer and on brushing the coat every day.To get a healthy pet, never buy a puppy from a backyard breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Find a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs for genetic health conditions and good temperaments.