American Cocker Spaniel

The American Cocker Spaniel are for dog owners that have no problem with lots of grooming. These lovely dogs love to walk and play a lot too.

These small dogs are cheerful little characters, and at times can be passive to your commands. Their playful nature will certainly hook you in.

American Cocker Spaniel Facts

American Cocker Spaniel

Exercise Requirements:      5 star rating

Good with Children:             3 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       2 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         4 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 34-39 cm (13.5-15.5 in)

Weight: 11-13 kg (24-28 lb)

Coat: Silky, medium length. Ears, chest, abdomen and legs well feathered

Colour: Black, buff, red, chocolate; black, red or chocolate with white

Lifespan: 12 – 14 years

Special Characteristics

The American Cocker Spaniel is always active and looking to play.

Exercise Requirements

These little dogs love to walk and will enjoy plenty of play sessions. Their exercise requirements are high.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Affectionate and loyal.

Children: Good if socialised with them from an early age.

Other Pets: Very good with other small pets around the house.

Strangers: Always friendly towards strangers.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Good with unfamiliar dogs, will be friendly towards them.

What to Watch Out For

The dogs need a determined owner who is going to set rules and stick to them, the American Cocker Spaniel is strong-willed. These dogs might be shy and at times might show guarding over their possessions including their food.

Because the American Cocker Spaniel has a long coat it is know for bringing in mud and dirt from outside after a walk. These dogs need a lot of coat care to keep it in good shape. Daily brushing is a must with this breed.

Health Risks

These dogs are known to suffer from cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy, hip dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes, luxating patellar, thyroid disorders, autoimmune conditions, skin problems, epilepsy, liver shunts and cherry eye.

Ideal Owner

The ideal American Cocker Spaniel owners would be a loving busy family that enjoy long and energy zapping walks. You need to have a lot of spare time to play and to train this breed as well as enough spare time to take care of its high maintenance coat.

More Photos

American Cocker Spaniel with tennis ball American Cocker Spaniel at the groomers

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