American Cocker Spaniel breed profile

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Training and intelligence
Cocker Spaniels are not the most intelligent dogs, but they make up for this in enthusiasm and wanting to please.

Temperament
Cocker Spaniels love their families, especially children, in fact they love everyone. These are happy, affectionate dogs whose tails virtually always wag.

Attitude towards strange dogs and people
Everyone is a friend to a Cocker Spaniel, and they want to greet them warmly. Some may have a tendency to shyness, which good socialisation will help.

Grooming and shedding
Cocker Spaniels are medium shedders, their coat will grow very long, but can be clipped short for easier maintenance.

Exercise
They like lots of exercise. Cocker Spaniels are the smallest of the gun dogs so they have plenty of exercise and stamina.

Need for company
Cocker Spaniels like to be with their people best, but will tolerate being left for short periods.

General
Cocker Spaniels can be difficult to housebreak, and some love to bark just because they enjoy it; persevering with training will help with either of these problems. One of the worst problems with this breed is that popularity has lead to some doubtful breeding - make sure you get your dog from a reliable breeder.

Books


The Cocker Spaniel: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet

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An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet is the series to turn to when you want a basic reference that's reliable, up-to-date, and complete. These guides feature: Expert authors, plus renowned guest contributors on specialized topics Full-color photos throughout Basic information on the breed, species, ....


The Cocker Spaniel Handbook (Barron's Pet Handbooks)

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Perhaps the most popular variety of spaniel among pet owners, the Cocker is adaptable to most human lifestyles and, when carefully acclimated, makes a wonderful companion for children. This new addition to BarronÂ’s Pet Handbooks is typical of the series, filled with detailed advice on feeding, grooming, ....



The Essential Cocker Spaniel (Howell Book House's Essential)

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Owning a Cocker Spaniel is rewarding and fun! Get all you need to know about feeding, training and caring for your dog's health in The Essential Cocker Spaniel . Special features include professional color photos and expert tips on how to make your dog a wonderful addition to the family. ....


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Bella

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My American cocker spaniel

Nd is it normePlease help me I'd which type of cocker spaniel she is and is it normal at five months to have green eyes and pink nose

Nd is it normePlease help me I'd which type of cocker spaniel she is and is it normal at five months to have green eyes and pink nose

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Cocker Spaniels Most Eligible Bachelor Elle Jai

This is my handsome boy Elle Jai. He was a gift to me from my boyfriend and other than he and my children (grown) Elle Jai is the love of my life.

This is my handsome boy Elle Jai. He was a gift to me from my boyfriend and other than he and my children (grown) Elle Jai is the love of my life.

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Dante Gabriel Brodman

My 7 year old cocker, Dante, doing his favorite thing...sleeping.

My 7 year old cocker, Dante, doing his favorite thing...sleeping.

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Findley

Handfull, has had a hard life but is well cared for.

Handfull, has had a hard life but is well cared for.

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PRINCE

Prince is my 3 year old full bread cocker. I rescued him from Newark animal shelter when he was only 7 months of age. He is my most loyal friend and loving companion! I could not imagine life without him!!

Prince is my 3 year old full bread cocker. I rescued him from Newark animal shelter when he was only 7 months of age. He is my most loyal friend and loving companion! I could not imagine life without him!!

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Mojo

Mojo chillaxin'

Mojo chillaxin'

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Princess

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Lady out in the sun

Lady outside ; shes only a puppy ^^ , Loves to tan with us!!

Lady outside ; shes only a puppy ^^ , Loves to tan with us!!

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Jet is OH SO ADORABLE

This Jet, my American Cocker Spaniel.  I rescued him from the kill shelter here in Las Vegas.  He is the smartest most loving dog I think I have ever owned.  I have always had Cocker Spaniels, but he is by far the smartest.  He is a little larger than most Cockers, this is due partly to the fact that I never had his tail cropped!  Strange to see a pure blooded Cocker with his tail.  He is a great part of our family, and will be cherished for years!

This Jet, my American Cocker Spaniel. I rescued him from the kill shelter here in Las Vegas. He is the smartest most loving dog I think I have ever owned. I have always had Cocker Spaniels, but he is by far the smartest. He is a little larger than most Cockers, this is due partly to the fact that I never had his tail cropped! Strange to see a pure blooded Cocker with his tail. He is a great part of our family, and will be cherished for years!

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you are so so so lucky! i am desperate for a pup, though it ll probs be an english cocker spaniel. do your dogs have there tail docked? where did u get them?

I got a American Cocker Spaniel at home. They are the sweetes dog !!

I have 4 American Cockers and ADORE them. I wouldn't have any other breed. They are the sweetest, most lovable dogs. But can also be spoiled. I just cannot resist those big droopy eyes and long floppy ears. Melt you everytime.

Last year I adopted a black male American Cocker Spaniel from the local pound. He had been found wandering and his owner hadn't claimed him. Since he was about 10 at the time, I couldn't understand this. He wasn't mistreated, though. He loves everything and everybody and isn't afraid of anything. Cannot imagine life without him now. What a sweetie he is!

I adore cockers! I had two, but one was hit a few years ago. Very upsetting. I still have one who just loves meeting everyone. He doesn't like men though. Not sure...

I had my American Cocker Spaniel from when she was a puppy. She was called Sadie. She was a perfect member of our family, my best friend growing up, and she was such a lady! Unfortunately, we had to have her put to sleep earlier this year as she was an old lady and wasn't very well. I miss her so much. The best dog in the world.

Awww I love them their sooo sweet. we're getting a dog soon but from the rescue centre and i doubt they'll be any cocker spaniels coz their quite a bit of money arent they? anyways, i will love whatever dog we get! <3 xx