COCKER SPANIEL INFORMATION
The Cocker Spaniel is a fun loving companion dog. There are a few different types of spaniels. We breed our Spoodles from the American Cocker Spaniel or the English Cocker Spaniel. Cocker Spaniel life expectancy is 14 - 16 years.
Cocker Spaniel Size
Height at the shoulder: 33-43 cm (13-17 in)
Weight: 12-15 kg (27-34 lb)
Cocker Spaniel Colours
Cockers Spaniels can be solid colours like black, chocolate, red, tan, buff, and sable. Parti-colour Cocker Spaniels are black, chocolate, red, buff, and sable with white patches. Black and tan, chocolate and tan, and tricolour (white, black and tan) are also common. There are many other varieties of parti-colour and tricolour. Roan is a type of coat colour that is a mixture of white hairs with a base coat of another colour. Buff is a pale yellow-brown colour that got its name from the colour of buffalo leather. Sable is black tipped hairs with a different background colour. The background colour can be gold to yellow, silver, grey, or tan. The darkness of the coat depends on how much of each hair is black.
Cocker Spaniel Temperament
Cocker Spaniels are famous for their friendly, faithful, playful, and affectionate natures. They are easily trained and make good family pets. Cocker Spaniels easily adapt to any climate or living space. They love and enjoy the company of children and also make wonderful companions for the elderly. Their temperament is typically trusting, intelligent and eager to please. They have a happy disposition and a continuously wagging tail.
Cocker Spaniel History
The Cocker Spaniel has been bred in Great Britain for centuries. The American Cocker Spaniel evolved in the United States from spaniels imported from Great Britain. By the 1930s the American variety had evolved slightly in type, size, and colouring from the English Cocker Spaniel so it was given separate breed status. In the United States the American Cocker Spaniel is registered under the name 'Cocker Spaniel', as is the English Cocker Spaniel in the UK, which can cause confusion between these two breeds. They are named 'Cockers' because one of their original uses was 'cocking' (woodcock hunting). Originally a gun dog, the Cocker is now commonly used as a family pet. Spaniel type dogs have been found in art and literature for almost 500 years. The word Spaniel means 'Dog of Spain' as they originated in Spain.
Cocker Spaniel Pictures
American Cocker Spaniel - Ashley
English Cocker Spaniel - ChockyChick
English Cocker Spaniel - Coco
American Cocker Spaniel - Keg
American Cocker Spaniel - Chico