American Cocker Spaniel Dog Breeds
The American Cocker Spaniel is a beloved breed of dog that families adore. They have a can-do attitude and a willingness to please. They are a small sporting dog that has a silky coat available in a wide range of colors. The average height of an American Cocker Spaniel is between 13 and 15 ½ inches and weigh between 15 to 30 pounds. The Spaniel was initially bred as a hunting dog for small game, they still may tend to have a high prey drive if not trained properly. They need to be socialized early on and introduced to new environments so that they will become trusting and calm.
The American Cocker Spaniel is an outgoing and happy little dog. They are social with everyone including children and other pets. They crave human attention and will do anything to be near their families. They are not a watchdog in any sense and will welcome most with a wagging tail.
American Cocker Spaniels have double coats- with their outer coat being wavy or flat. They require a lot of brushing because of their full coat. They can develop mats and tangles if their hair is not well-brushed and conditioned. Many owners of American Cocker Spaniels will choose to bring their dog to the groomer to keep their coat free of tangles, trim and attractive. Their ears should be checked and cleaned weekly, and their nails should be trimmed once a month.
American Cocker Spaniels are a sensitive and intelligent breed. They love to work for their humans and do their best when trained with a gentle and positive reinforcement. Treats, praise, and pets are a good way to reward an American Cocker Spaniel. They are a fantastic breed that can do well in competitive sports like agility, flyball, and hunting competitions.
The American Cocker Spaniel is an energetic dog that likes nothing more than being active. They love to go for daily long walks and play games of fetch (which they will continue to play until their owner becomes too tired of it). They also enjoy going hiking and playing with other dogs.
The American Cocker Spaniel is a fairly healthy breed and generally, lives between 12 to 15 years. Some of the health concerns associated with the American Cocker Spaniel breed may include: cherry eye, allergies, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, retinal atrophy, skin disorders and more.
American Cocker Spaniels are a cuddly little buddy that can provide terrific companionship.
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