Dog breeds / American Cocker Spaniel


Other names Cocker Spaniel (in USA), Cocker, Merry Cocker
Coat medium–length, thick
Colors White, black, brown, tan, grey, red, fawn

The American Cocker Spaniel tends to have a long coat, which can be straightened and stylized. The texture of the dog’s coat is often silky to the touch, which adds to its overall appeal. For this reason, it is highly sought after by collectors. Despite its pampered appearance, it is a very devoted breed of dog for people to consider.

The disposition of the dog will also make it a great breed to have around the house. It generally has a cheerful and friendly mood that will make it the perfect family pet. This dog will be able to live with other breeds as well, which is an appealing point that current owners should consider.

American Cocker Spaniels can suffer from epilepsy and the related condition known as rage syndrome, where a normally placid dog can become aggressive and violent. Research suggests that these conditions are hereditary, so enquire about them upon purchase.

This dog does require a lot of regular exercise. Common behavioral issues include a tendency to bark a lot. This can be curbed with regular training, which is something that every owner should plan on doing early on if adding the cute and spunky American Cocker Spaniel to the family.

Stats & Characteristics

Country of origin United States
Height male 14.5-15.5″
Height female 13.5-14.5″
Weight male 24-28 lbs
Weight female 24-28 lbs
Popularity rank ? 27
Intelligence ?
Intelligence rank ? 20
Shedding ?
Grooming High maintenance
Energy level Medium energy
Exercise Needs Medium
Playfulness Very playful
Affection level Very affectionate
Watchdog High
Protection ability Not very protective
Good with dogs Very friendly
Cold tolerance Medium tolerance
Heat tolerance Medium tolerance
Life span 12 – 15 years

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