- Male39 – 41 cm
- Female38 – 39 cm
- Male13 – 15 kg
- Female13 – 15 kg
- Cream mixed with brown and tan spots
- Red mixed with brown and tan spots
- White mixed with brown and tan spots
- Flat, and silky in texture, never curly or wiry..
- 12 to 15 years
History of the BreedCocker Spaniels are the descendants of dogs used in Spain to drive birds into nets. In the 18th Century, the breed was called the cocking-spaniel, and was used to flush out woodcock.
Common Health Problems
- Cataracts A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision.
- Glaucoma Glaucoma in dogs refers to a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve and involves a loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern.
- Patellar Luxation Luxating patella is a condition in which the patella, or kneecap, dislocates or moves out of its normal location.
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy Progressive retinal atrophy is a group of genetic diseases seen in certain breeds of dogs and, more rarely, cats.
Top Tips for Caring for a Spaniel (Cocker)
- Requires firm and early training as can be prone to excessive barking
- Regular grooming is required, especially around the ears and feet. Brushing no less than two to three times a week
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