Disney movie Lady and the Tramp have perfectly characterized what the American Cocker Spaniel dogs are - charming, gentle-natured, and of course well pampered!
Long before being coddled up, these dogs hunt birds, explaining how the word "cocker" is attached to their name. American Cocker Spaniel descended from the Spaniel family of Spain and was associated with the English Cockers of England. They are very affectionate and sweet.
They are easy to train and very eager to please. Yet, they are very sensitive, positive enforcement and rewards should be given. Keep them well-groomed to further boost their confidence and health.
American Cocker Spaniel
Dog Breed Group
12 - 36 inches
11 - 13 kilograms
12 - 15 years
Energy filled dogs need mental and physical stimulation. They are at their happiest when activities are action packed. They are the best buddies to bring with you when running, hiking, and other kinds of adventures.
Potential for Playfulness
From simple catch, sit and stay training, to more advanced lessons for tricks and agility, these dogs are up for the challenge. They are always looking forward to having playmates and playdates.
Pumped up dogs who are very agile,active and prefer outdoors. They are historically bred to hunt, work or sport. Though all dogs need exercise, they require regular exercise not just to keep them in shape and healthy.
Gentle natured dogs are easy to handle.They are family dogs - best with kids, elderly and even other animals. Since, they are not loud and rowdy, they are a manageable company when you live in an apartment
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USUAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Please take note of the following health diseases American Cocker Spaniel usually encounter
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA)
Canine hip dysplasia
GROOMING YOUR COCKER SPANIEL
American Cocker Spaniel charm emmanates from its hair care. Professional grooming is recommended since they have a reputation for not being cooperative. To develop their liking to being cleaned, grooming routines should be done as early and fun as possible. To avoid hair matting and tangles, brush them daily. It is also best provide them narrow or shallow water and food bowls to keep prevent their hair being soiled.