Height: 15-17 inches
Weight: 26-34 lbs.
Life Span: 10-14 yrs.
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
English cocker spaniels are happy, playful, gentle, and loving toward everyone.
They like to be included in all family activities and are usually good with
They get along with other dogs (though males may be aggressive with other
males) and small animals, such as cats, especially if socialized with them
Although they may bark to alert the household of a visitor, they are not
protective of their property. They do very well in obedience training.
The silky, medium-length coat is straight or wavy on the body, with feathering
on the ears, chest, belly, and legs.
Coat color is white with black, liver, blue, or red markings, roaning, or
ticking; or black, liver, or red with or without tan markings.
The ears are long, silky, and pendulous. The muzzle is longer, and some
would say more elegant, than the American cocker's.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The English cocker should be brushed and combed two to three times a week
and clipped and scissored every three months. The ears need weekly cleaning,
and the ear flaps, which tend to end up in the food bowl a lot, should be
wiped off daily.
The English cocker is an energetic dog that enjoys long, vigorous walks
The English cocker was developed in the 19th century in England to flush
and retrieve woodcocks from densely wooded areas.
Breed-related health concerns: progressive retinal atrophy, glaucoma,
cataracts, deafness, ear infections, undescended testicles.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club