If you are looking for a snuggly sporting breed, the Cocker Spaniel is your dog. This pup will be happy hunting birds or lounging with you on the sofa as it is easily trained and eager to please. Weighing in between 20 and 30 pounds, this long-haired Spaniel can reach up to 15 inches in height at the shoulder. Due to its size and temperament, the Cocker Spaniel has become a favorite family dog.
Training a Cocker Spaniel is easy as they are quick learners and ready to work, it is also necessary to get them started off on the right behavioral path for family life. Cocker Spaniels need the love and attention of their person or family and must remain an active part of the pack to keep from developing nervous and destructive behaviors.
Cocker Spaniels do not tolerate long periods of being away from the person or people that they are bonded with, which makes them less successful in situations where they are left by routinely themselves for extended periods of time. They can develop separation anxiety that leads to negative behaviors when not properly tended and trained.
These pups love to experience new things that are perfect for an active lifestyle even though they do not require an abundance of exercise. Cocker Spaniels are easily house trained and adaptive to life in any type of dwelling as they are happy to hang out indoors or sniff the sidewalks on a brisk walk. They are typically friendly with other dogs and cats and enjoy romping with children at playtime.
Cocker Spaniels are low shedders but do require basic grooming to remain in the best form. They range in colors of black, fawn, white, and variations of browns. Their coats are long and typically silky to the touch. Cocker Spaniels should live indoors and are well suited for life with a big family or as a bonded companion to a single person.
* Tails are typically docked
* Trainable as early as ten weeks old
* Enjoys activities as well as snuggles
CHARACTERISTICS CHART (1 lowest- 5 highest)
Apartment Living 5
Tolerates Being Alone 1
Child Friendly 5
Dog Friendly 3
Grooming Needs 4
General Health 4
Prey Drive 4
Exercise Needs 3
Energy Level 4
Bringing home a happy and healthy Cocker Spaniel puppy is of utmost importance to ensure a positive experience. Central Park Puppies takes pride in providing clients with the highest quality of standards with our in-depth breeder background checks and expert veterinarian evaluations of all of our puppies. We are dedicated to working with clients in finding their perfect puppy match through our transparent services and expert knowledge of breeds.