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Cockersp.jpg (9643 bytes) Cheerful, sweet, and sensitive, the Cocker Spaniel is an inseparable friend of children, and respectful of its master's authority.  Merry and endearing, a happy tail-wagger. Gentle and trusting, they are lively, playful and devoted. Cockers love everyone and need people to be happy.
Breed: Cocker Spaniel
Country of Origin: England
AKC Group: Sporting
Function: Flusher of game birds, companion
Life Span: 14-15 years
Appearance: Sturdy
Color: Black, tan, parti-color
Coat Type: Shedding, wavy
Grooming: Frequent brushing & bathing, ear cleaning necessary
Height: 15-17 inches
Weight: 25-35 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: High
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Average
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Average
Character: Friendly, easy going, loyal, very smart, playful
Home Environment: Exercise daily, lots of attention
Best Owner: Will play with dog
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Aggression, shyness, biting
Physical: Eye, skin, and ear problems, seizures
Recommendations: Avoid puppy mills or pet stores