English Cocker Spaniel Breed Profile
Among the endearing qualities of the English Cocker Spaniel is that they are hardy, energetic, happy, lovable, affectionate, sweet, gentle and playful.
This breed of dog makes a great companion for children.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight of this breed of dog is around 26 to 34 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions prone to this breed of dog include but are not limited to ear infections and deafness.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the Owner. Shedding is average, brush daily to maintain. Grooming can be labor intensive.
Best Owner Compatibility
Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
You can expect to pay upwards of an average of around $1,000+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. Loves to horseplay.
This breed of dog tends to be an obsessive barker.
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