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.

Family/Child Friendly

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.

Common Diseases

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.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay upwards of an average of around $1,000+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. Loves to horseplay.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog tends to be an obsessive barker.

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