The smallest member of the sporting dog family the Cocker Spaniel is one of the most popular purebred dogs in America. They are believed have originated from Spain because of the word spaniel in their name, which means “Spanish dog.” Furthermore, the Cocker Spaniel was named for their excellence in hunting birds, such as the woodcock. Even though the Cocker Spaniel was a bird hunting dog in the past they are still one of the best companion dogs.
The Cocker Spaniel is a pleasure to own because of their merry, sound temperament. They are a gentle, loving, and trustworthy companion that is good with children, other pets, and the elderly. These dogs are eager to please and likes to be close to their family. They love playtime and brisk walks, so they can show off their beautiful coats.
A well-groomed Cocker Spaniel is one of the most beautiful dogs on the planet. They a have thick, sometimes wavy coat that is short on the head and back and long on the ears, chest, belly, and legs. The coat is a solid color (black or light cream to red to brown), or parti-color (two or more colors, one of which is white).
Height: 14 to 15 inches
Weight: 24 to 28 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12 to 15 years