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Cocker Spaniel

Otherwise known as:American Cocker Spaniel

The merry and frolicsome Cocker Spaniel, with his big, dreamy eyes and impish personality, is one of the world’s best-loved breeds. They were developed as hunting dogs, but Cockers gained their wide popularity as all-around companions.

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The American Cocker Spaniel was bred from the English Cocker Spaniel, and that breed dates back to the 14th century. Today’s Cocker Spaniel is an excellent hunting breed, flushing and retrieving game from both wet and dry land. In addition to hunting and retrieving, the Cocker Spaniel is well known for tracking, agility and competitive obedience.


Medium, up to 14-16” at the shoulders, weighing anywhere from 15-30 pounds. The Cocker Spaniel is a durable and sturdy dog with a long, silky coat that can be slightly wavy and comes in colors of black, liver, red, gold, roan and tan, tri-color and parti colors.

Health Awareness

The Cocker Spaniel has a life expectancy of 12-15 years and is prone to eye disorders, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, ectropion, entropion, PRA, skin allergies, cardiomyopathy, liver disease, Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia, and gastric torsion.


The Cocker Spaniel is cheerful, sweet and charming when socialized well as a puppy. This breed can become shy and/or aggressive if not socialized well and given plenty of daily exercise and mental stimulation. The lack of socialization, exercise and mental stimulation can result in many serious behavior issues including destruction, submissive urination, guarding of food/toys/space, hyperactivity and fear biting. When you meet this breed’s needs, you will have a wonderful and loving companion.

Exercise/Energy Level

The Cocker Spaniel is a busy and active breed, and requires a brisk daily walk and plenty of off-leash play and running in a safe, fenced area. They also need mental stimulation to prevent boredom and destruction, so be sure to provide your Cocker Spaniel with plenty of interactive toys that challenge their problem-solving skills.

Additional Information

Grooming Requirements: Requires daily brushing and professional grooming to prevent matting Coat: Long Shedding: Average shedding Hypoallergenic: No Apartment Living: Good for apartment living if given sufficient exercise Lap Dog: No Good With Children: Better with older children who understand how to respect this breed Good With Other Pets: Good with other dogs when socialized at an early age; not trustworthy with small and non-canine pets.

Breed Standard

General Appearance

The Cocker Spaniel is the smallest member of the Sporting Group. He has a sturdy, compact body and a cleanly chiseled and refined head, with the overall dog in complete balance and of ideal size. He stands well up at the shoulder on straight forelegs with a topline sloping slightly toward strong, moderately bent, muscular quarters. He is a dog capable of considerable speed, combined with great endurance. Above all, he must be free and merry, sound, well balanced throughout and in action show a keen inclination to work. A dog well balanced in all parts is more desirable than a dog with strongly contrasting good points and faults.

Size, Proportion, Substance

Size-- The ideal height at the withers for an adult dog is 15 inches and for an adult bitch, 14 inches. Height may vary one-half inch above or below this ideal. A dog whose height exceeds 15½ inches or a bitch whose height exceeds 14½ inches shall be disqualified. An adult dog whose height is less than 14½ inches and an adult bitch whose height is less than 13½ inches shall be penalized. Height is determined by a line perpendicular to the ground from the top of the shoulder blades, the dog standing naturally with its forelegs and lower hind legs parallel to the line of measurement. Proportion--The measurement from the breast bone to back of thigh is slightly longer than the measurement from the highest point of withers to the ground. The body must be of sufficient length to permit a straight and free stride; the dog never appears long and low.

Neck, Topline, Body

Neck--The neck is sufficiently long to allow the nose to reach the ground easily, muscular and free from pendulous "throatiness." It rises strongly from the shoulders and arches slightly as it tapers to join the head. Topline--sloping slightly toward muscular quarters. Body--The chest is deep, its lowest point no higher than the elbows, its front sufficiently wide for adequate heart and lung space, yet not so wide as to interfere with the straightforward movement of the forelegs. Ribs are deep and well sprung. Back is strong and sloping evenly and slightly downward from the shoulders to the set-on of the docked tail. The docked tail is set on and carried on a line with the topline of the back, or slightly higher; never straight up like a Terrier and never so low as to indicate timidity. When the dog is in motion the tail action is merry.


The shoulders are well laid back forming an angle with the upper arm of approximately 90 degrees which permits the dog to move his forelegs in an easy manner with forward reach. Shoulders are clean-cut and sloping without protrusion and so set that the upper points of the withers are at an angle which permits a wide spring of rib. When viewed from the side with the forelegs vertical, the elbow is directly below the highest point of the shoulder blade. Forelegs are parallel, straight, strongly boned and muscular and set close to the body well under the scapulae. The pasterns are short and strong. Dewclaws on forelegs may be removed. Feet compact, large, round and firm with horny pads; they turn neither in nor out.


Hips are wide and quarters well rounded and muscular. When viewed from behind, the hind legs are parallel when in motion and at rest. The hind legs are strongly boned, and muscled with moderate angulation at the stifle and powerful, clearly defined thighs. The stifle is strong and there is no slippage of it in motion or when standing. The hocks are strong and well let down. Dewclaws on hind legs may be removed.


On the head, short and fine; on the body, medium length, with enough undercoating to give protection. The ears, chest, abdomen and legs are well feathered, but not so excessively as to hide the Cocker Spaniel's true lines and movement or affect his appearance and function as a moderately coated sporting dog. The texture is most important. The coat is silky, flat or slightly wavy and of a texture which permits easy care. Excessive coat or curly or cottony textured coat shall be severely penalized. Use of electric clippers on the back coat is not desirable. Trimming to enhance the dog's true lines should be done to appear as natural as possible


Black Variety--Solid color black to include black with tan points. The black should be jet; shadings of brown or liver in the coat are not desirable. A small amount of white on the chest and/or throat is allowed; white in any other location shall disqualify. Any Solid Color Other than Black (ASCOB)--Any solid color other than black, ranging from lightest cream to darkest red, including brown and brown with tan points. The color shall be of a uniform shade, but lighter color of the feathering is permissible. A small amount of white on the chest and/or throat is allowed; white in any other location shall disqualify. Parti-Color Variety--Two or more solid, well broken colors, one of which must be white; black and white, red and white (the red may range from lightest cream to darkest red), brown and white, and roans, to include any such color combination with tan points. It is preferable that the tan markings be located in the same pattern as for the tan points in the Black and ASCOB varieties. Roans are classified as parti-colors and may be of any of the usual roaning patterns. Primary color which is ninety percent (90%) or more shall disqualify. Tan Points--The color of the tan may be from the lightest cream to the darkest red and is restricted to ten percent (10%) or less of the color of the specimen; tan markings in excess of that amount shall disqualify. In the case of tan points in the Black or ASCOB variety, the markings shall be located as follows: A clear tan spot over each eye; On the sides of the muzzle and on the cheeks; On the underside of the ears; On all feet and/or legs; Under the tail; On the chest, optional; presence or absence shall not be penalized. Tan markings which are not readily visible or which amount only to traces, shall be penalized. Tan on the muzzle which extends upward, over and joins shall also be penalized. The absence of tan markings in the Black or ASCOB variety in any of the specified locations in any otherwise tan-pointed dog shall disqualify.


The Cocker Spaniel, though the smallest of the sporting dogs, possesses a typical sporting dog gait. Prerequisite to good movement is balance between the front and rear assemblies. He drives with strong, powerful rear quarters and is properly constructed in the shoulders and forelegs so that he can reach forward without constriction in a full stride to counterbalance the driving force from the rear. Above all, his gait is coordinated, smooth and effortless. The dog must cover ground with his action; excessive animation should not be mistaken for proper gait.


Gentle, Smart, Happy


Height--Males over 15½ inches; females over 14½ inches. Color and Markings--The aforementioned colors are the only acceptable colors or combination of colors. Any other colors or combination of colors to disqualify.Black Variety--White markings except on chest and throat. Any Solid Color Other Than Black Variety--White markings except on chest and throat. Parti-color Variety--Primary color ninety percent (90%) or more. Tan Points--(1) Tan markings in excess of ten percent (10%); (2) Absence of tan markings in Black or ASCOB Variety in any of the specified locations in an otherwise tan pointed dog.





Those big, dark eyes; that sweet expression; those long, lush ears that practically demand to be touched—no wonder the Cocker spent years as America’s most popular breed. The Cocker is the AKC’s smallest sporting spaniel, standing about 14 to 15 inches. The coat comes in enough colors and patterns to please any taste. The well-balanced body is sturdy and solid, and these quick, durable gundogs move with a smooth, easy gait. Cockers are eager playmates for kids and are easily trained as companions and athletes. They are big enough to be sporty, but compact enough to be portable. A Cocker in full coat rewards extra grooming time by being the prettiest dog on the block. These energetic sporting dogs love playtime and brisk walks.


The spaniel is a breed type of great antiquity, believed to have originated in Spain (the words “Spain” and “spaniel” being closely related). Spaniels have been bird hunters’ helpers since before the development of the rifle, when hunting dogs were used in tandem with nets. For centuries, European and British spaniels were informally grouped as simply land spaniels and water spaniels. By the 19th century, however, when written breed standards, dog shows and field trials, and the very notion of purebred dogs began to gain traction in England, the various spaniels were classified as specific breeds. Among them was the Cocker, so called because they specialized on woodcock. These dogs, smaller than English Springer Spaniels but larger than English Toy Spaniels, were the ancestors of the modern Cocker Spaniel. In America the Cocker Spaniel diverged into two varieties, American and English. The English was characterized as being taller and with a longer head than its American cousin, with a coat that was not as profuse. The English and Canadian kennel clubs registered the varieties as separate breeds beginning in 1940, and the AKC followed suit in 1946. The AKC breed names are the Cocker Spaniel (for the U.S. type) and the English Cocker Spaniel (for the British type). A black Cocker named Brucie helped popularize the breed by twice winning Westminster’s Best in Show, in 1940 and ’41, but the Cocker’s American heyday came in the 1950s. The Cocker was the AKC’s most popular breed of the decade. It was the era of Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp” and Vice President Richard Nixon’s Cocker, named Checkers, who helped change the course of U.S. political history. (See the Cocker Spaniel’s AKC breed standard for detailed descriptions of the breed’s coat colors and patterns.)


The Cocker Spaniel is the smallest member of the Sporting Group. He has a sturdy, compact body and a cleanly chiseled and refined head, with the overall dog in complete balance and of ideal size. He stands well up at the shoulder on straight forelegs with a topline sloping slightly toward strong, moderately bent, muscular quarters. He is a dog capable of considerable speed, combined with great endurance. Above all, he must be free and merry, sound, well balanced throughout and in action show a keen inclination to work. A dog well balanced in all parts is more desirable than a dog with strongly contrasting good points and faults.


Selecting the best diet can be a matter of trial and for the individual dog. The key is to pay attention to food labels for quality ingredients. The owner can seek advice from their dog’s veterinarian regarding any particular sensitivities or needs the Cocker has. Choose a high-quality food and give it a fair tryout. A chicken and rice–based food has long been a good starting point for Cocker food trials, but consider individual sensitivities, likes, and needs. Maintain proper weight, but be careful not to overfeed. Groomers and veterinarians often see overweight Cockers.


Cocker Spaniels require regular, thorough grooming. Sessions missed are not easily made up and may result in tangles or mats in the Cocker’s coat. A metal, professional-quality dog comb with fine and medium spacing for the teeth is a necessity. You can follow combing with a gentle slicker brush, but the comb is key. Loose hair should be carefully removed with the comb, making sure you are clear and can see through to the skin everywhere. If you encounter snarls, do not pull through; rather, pick snarls apart, starting at the tips of the coat and then comb through. Be cautious when combing ears; the skin at the edges is thin and can be pierced by too-vigorous combing. The Cocker requires thorough bathing with quality dog shampoo. Thorough rinsing and re-rinsing are crucial, as soap residue can cause skin irritation. Dry carefully with a blow-dryer on not too hot a setting. Learn the procedure for cleaning and drying the ear canals. During bathing, check the Cocker’s skin for any inflamed spots and get treatment. It is key to learn grooming procedures yourself and/or enlist the services of a professional groomer who likes and is experienced in grooming the breed.


The Cocker Spaniel is a sporting breed and should maintain good muscle tone, although the breed is not one that needs a lot of exercise for the purpose of discharging an abundance of energy. Cockers often enjoy getting their exercise by means of retrieving a ball or other toy, or accompanying their people on a walk. They very much enjoy spending time with their people, so walking is a good exercise option. If the Cocker has a canine companion, they can play to exercise each other. The Cocker Spaniel wants to please people and enjoys play, so these are tools you can use to encourage exercise.


Regarding training the Cocker Spaniel, the good news is that in general this is a people-pleasing breed. They want to be “good” in order to please their people, and they are generally sensitive and responsive to correction and a disapproving tone in their owner’s voice. Harsh means of correction are not usually warranted, nor are they productive in the Cocker. The breed enjoys the challenge of performance activities, and it is a good idea to try out the available activities and events to see what interests your individual Cocker and follow through with training. Early socialization and puppy training classes are recommended. Cockers are rather easily motivated with food rewards and with play and praise.


The Cocker Spaniel’s national parent club, the American Spaniel Club, has a health committee that looks at breed health issues and makes recommendations to breeders for required health testing.The Cocker Spaniel has good longevity. A conscientious breeder can furnish records of the sire’s and dam’s health testing, for example for hips, patellas, and eyes. Breeders often have years of data regarding testing done in these health areas. Learn from the veterinarian proper procedures to clean the Cocker’s ear canals on a regular basis, especially following a bath, in order to avoid infections. Thorough grooming of the Cocker coat will aid in preventing mats, which can precipitate skin problems underneath.


Did you know?

The word, "cocker" comes from "woodcock" - a game bird this breed is known for hunting.

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    What is the average price of a cocker spaniel? ›

    The cost of a Cocker Spaniel puppy will range anywhere from $800 to $2000 if you are buying from a breeder. Pedigreed puppies can cost as much as $3000. Adopting a Cocker from a rescue can range from $200 to $350, depending on the age of the dog. Classified ads often advertise Cocker pups for as little as $300.

    Which Colour cocker spaniel has the best temperament? ›

    The latest study, recently published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, shows that golden/red English cocker spaniels exhibit the most dominant and aggressive behaviour. Black dogs in this breed are the second most aggressive, while particolour (white with patches of colour) are more mild-mannered.

    Is a Cocker Spaniel a good house dog? ›

    Originally bred as gundogs, Cocker Spaniels' natural instincts to 'work' mean they're intelligent, loyal and willing to please. Known to be lively, adaptable and friendly, they can live very happily in all types of households.

    What is the most popular cocker spaniel? ›

    #4 American Cocker Spaniel

    This is the most well-known spaniel, and their long silky coat comes in 13 diffurent colors and two styles of markings. They have a pawsitively wonderful personality and love attention, but they are also great hunting pups.

    How long do Cocker Spaniels live? ›

    Do cocker spaniels bark lots? ›

    Cocker Spaniels can be high strung, vocal dogs, so your Cocker Spaniel is particularly prone to develop a habit of barking at delivery people. The reason this behavior can be difficult to eradicate is that the behavior is self-rewarding.

    Which is the calmest Spaniel? ›

    Clumber Spaniel

    Known for being great hunters and loyal companions, Clumber Spaniels are among the Sporting Group's more calm dog breeds. In the 1700s at Nottinghamshire, England a burly flushing spaniel was bred for the Clumber Park estate, and thus the Clumber was born.

    Do cocker spaniels pick one person? ›

    In our household, our Cocker Spaniel wants to be wherever we are. Cockers tend to cling more to the person who spends the most time with them, but that fluctuates, too. They are a loyal, inquisitive breed who are clingy and simply want to be a part of everything you are doing.

    What are the disadvantages of a Cocker Spaniel? ›

    Cocker Spaniels have a sweet and friendly temperament that makes this dog a delightful family pet, which is an advantage. Cons associated with Cocker Spaniel breed include a massive amount of shedding that this breed is known for. Potential owners need to be aware of the high grooming needs of Cocker Spaniels.

    Is it better to get a male or female cocker spaniel? ›

    So, which one is best for you, a male or a female Cocker Spaniel? If you want an affectionate and clingy Cocker Spaniel that is always energetic, then it's best to get a male one. If you prefer one that will give you some alone time while still giving affection in their own way, then it's best to get a female one.

    Can cocker spaniels be left alone? ›

    Cocker Spaniels are known for suffering with separation anxiety, so it's best to have someone with them during the day. It's important that your Cocker is never left alone for more than four hours, but even this may be too much for your dog to handle.

    Are cocker spaniels good for seniors? ›

    The Cocker Spaniel consistently ranks among the best dogs for seniors. They weigh 20-30 pounds and have a life expectancy of 10-14 years. These dogs don't have pent-up energy they need to expel, but they need regular walks and other exercises to maintain healthy muscles.

    Which is the easiest spaniel to train? ›

    The playful nature of a Cocker Spaniel makes it one of the best small easy-to-train dogs. With its sights set firmly on playtime, mixing fun games alongside training will help your Cocker pick up the rules in no time. Cocker Spaniels love having a job to do and their intelligent minds need to be constantly engaged.

    Which is the easiest spaniel? ›

    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    It's the 19th most popular dog breed in the UK, and a superb choice for first-time dog owners because of their cute and easy-going personalities. Not only are they affectionate around people and children, but they're incredibly easy to train because they're always keen to please!

    Which is easier to train cocker or springer spaniel? ›

    However, he pointed out that in his experience, cockers “are not so easy to train as the springers, being rather more selfish and inclined to think about themselves instead of about what the trainer requires of them.”

    Are cocker spaniels high maintenance? ›

    Yes, Cocker Spaniels are high-maintenance dogs. The breed requires more coat maintenance and grooming and has a higher-than-average number of health concerns. However, Cockers love to be close to their owners, which makes them more prone to separation anxiety. Cocker Spaniels are affectionately called “Velcro dogs.”

    Are cocker spaniels difficult? ›

    Cocker spaniels are easy to train as they're intelligent, eager to please and quick learners. They respond well to positive reinforcement. However, as they're so active, they can be distracted easily, so sessions should be kept short and simple. This, along with socialisation, should start in early puppyhood.

    What is the most common cause of death in a Cocker Spaniel? ›

    Heart failure is a leading cause of death of cocker spaniels in their golden years, and 75% of the heart disease is caused by heart valve deterioration (sometimes called mitral valve disease).

    Do cocker spaniels bite? ›

    Cocker spaniels can be mouthy dogs, who are sometimes prone to nipping or biting, especially when stressed. In an ideal world, prevention is better than cure and by teaching a puppy to have a soft mouth future problems can be avoided.

    What should I look for when buying a Cocker Spaniel puppy? ›

    Look for puppies that are calm, but also curious and friendly. As a breed, Cocker Spaniels are enthusiastic, agreeable, and affectionate, so these qualities should be evident the puppies you interact with.

    How often should you walk a Cocker Spaniel? ›

    As a general rule, it's recommended to walk your dog 3 – 4 times per day for at least 15 minutes.

    What dog is similar to a cocker spaniel? ›

    Closely related to cocker and springer spaniels, field spaniels hunted game in England's vast fields. They have abundant energy and are playful, loyal, intelligent. They bond tightly with their family and make an excellent fit for an active family.

    What are cocker spaniels known for? ›

    Cocker spaniels are known for being gentle, easy-going and affectionate yet lively. They are generally considered good with children. They tend to be non-aggressive toward other animals and people, but that also means they are not particularly good watchdogs.

    What is the laziest spaniel? ›

    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    The Cavalier King Charles Spaniels is by nature one of the laziest dog breeds, but the dogs also are incredibly affectionate and playful. What is this? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an adorable breed that makes a perfect couch potato dog. This breed is highly adaptable and mostly happy.

    How common is Cocker Spaniel Rage? ›

    Cocker rage is a condition that affects dogs of the cocker spaniel breed. It's not a common problem, affecting less than 10% of all cockers.

    What causes spaniel Rage? ›

    Cocker Spaniel Rage Syndrome: Diagnosis

    Aggression within your dog might result from a variety of factors. Medical problems, hormones, or simply pain may cause your dog to change its behavior. It can also show if you have last re-enforced proper behaviors.

    Which spaniel is the friendliest? ›

    1. Cocker Spaniel. "Cocker Spaniels are so synonymous with having a friendly nature that they are even known as the "merry Cocker". An active and adventurous breed, with an ever-wagging tail, they love to shower their owners with affection and devotion.

    What age does a Cocker Spaniel calm down? ›

    As a Cocker doesn't reach physical maturity until they are 2 years old, the rule of thumb is that they do not reach their mental adulthood until then either. But, most people will say that Cocker Spaniels don't calm down until they are 2-3 years old.

    Do cocker spaniels shed a lot? ›

    What Is The Cocker Spaniel Shedding Level? On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being least and 10 being most, Cocker Spaniels are around a 3 to 4. Yes, Cocker Spaniels shed, but the amount they shed depends on the individual dog. Long-time Cocker groomer Kim Vavolo says Cockers shed more in the spring and fall seasons.

    Is a Cocker Spaniel a smart dog? ›

    Cocker Spaniels are one of the few rare dogs that excel in all three dimensions of dog intelligence. And for these reasons, it's no surprise they're some of the most popular and intelligent dogs in the world.

    Are cocker spaniels hard to potty train? ›

    Cocker Spaniels are "sweet-natured, playful, and incredibly gentle dogs", says MedNet Direct, "but they can also have a temperamental and unpredictably defensive attitude that can make potty training a challenge."

    Are cocker spaniels clingy dogs? ›

    Cocker Spaniels are very loving and very loyal, so they'll likely follow you around everywhere and become your best buddy in no time. This also means that they can become needy and will want a lot of attention, so you'll have to be prepared for a true fur-baby on your hands.

    Are cocker spaniels protective of their owners? ›

    The Cocker Spaniel does have a reputation for being possessive and guarding their food. This also spills over into being protective of their family members and even their toys.

    Are Cocker Spaniel attached to owner? ›

    Just like any other dog, cocker spaniels are loyal to their humans. They even pick a favorite person at home, especially the ones that give them the most care and affection. Therefore, if in your family you are the one who spends the most time with your cocker, it builds a deeper connection for you.

    Can you have a dog and work 9 5? ›

    But it takes time, patience and lots of praise and reward before your puppy will be ready to be left alone. Realistically, this can't be achieved in a week or even two. This means having a dog and working 9-5 can be challenging. However, with careful planning it is possible.

    Is 80 too old to get a dog? ›

    With some careful choices and a little planning, you can and should have a dog at any time in your life. As it turns out, when you are not a kid any longer, that may be when you want a dog most.

    Is 65 too old to get a puppy? ›

    Dog Age. Dogs can live up to 14 years (some even longer) and are considered seniors at age 7. Smaller dogs typically have longer lifespans than larger dogs. Puppies are not a great choice for most seniors because they need to be housebroken and can be destructive, requiring continuous monitoring.

    Which is calmer springer or cocker? ›

    While Springers and Cockers have similar energy levels, Cocker Spaniels generally fare better when left alone for long periods of time. Springer Spaniels may suffer from separation anxiety so they are better suited to pet parents who can bring them along on all their adventures.

    How do I stop my Cocker Spaniel from jumping up? ›

    Step 1 – Don't reward your dog's jumping up behaviour

    Be patient and wait until all four of their paws are back on the ground. As soon as this happens, turn around and reward your dog with positive attention. If your dog gets over-excited when you give them attention, consider using a food reward instead.

    How long does it take to toilet train a cocker spaniel puppy? ›

    For most, it will take between four to six months for your puppy to be fully reliable, but it will depend on their size, age and ability to learn. Some puppies can learn how to be toilet trained really quickly in only a few weeks, whereas for some dogs it may take longer and could be up to a year.

    Which Colour Cocker Spaniel has the best temperament? ›

    The latest study, recently published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, shows that golden/red English cocker spaniels exhibit the most dominant and aggressive behaviour. Black dogs in this breed are the second most aggressive, while particolour (white with patches of colour) are more mild-mannered.

    What type of spaniel doesn't shed? ›

    The Irish water spaniel is known for its long, curly coat—but even though it's long and thick, the hair of these spaniels doesn't shed much.

    What is the healthiest spaniel? ›


    They're a relatively healthy breed comparatively, rarely suffering from any serious health issues. English Springer Spaniels commonly live between 12 to 14 years.

    What Spaniel makes best pet? ›

    Cocker Spaniels are another good choice when it comes to selecting a family pet, their playful and loving characters ensure that they're right at home when surrounded by a loving family. Cocker Spaniels typically stand around 38cm to 42cm and have a life expectancy of 12+ years.

    Is a Cocker Spaniel a good choice? ›

    Are Cocker Spaniels good family pets? Yes, these gorgeous pups are a gentle, kind and loving companion and are brilliant to consider if you have young children. They are famous for their merry, sound and trustworthy temperament.

    Why are cocker spaniels so expensive? ›

    The better the bloodline, the higher the price will be. For instance, if your pup's parents are show quality dogs, her price tag will be on the higher end of the spectrum. In addition to the cost of the puppy, you'll need to shell out money for your new Cocker Spaniel's initial “welcome home” expenses.

    What's the most expensive dog? ›

    In 2014, a Tibetan mastiff puppy was sold for nearly $2 million in China, according to AFP, which cited a report in Chinese newspaper Qianjiang Evening News. The dog was sold at a premium pet fair in the eastern province of Zhejiang for 12 million yuan, around $1.95 million, to a property developer.

    What is the cheapest dog breed? ›


    What is the most expensive dog breed in the UK? ›

    1. English Bulldog. The English Bulldog is the UK's most expensive dog, with puppies selling for an average of £2,995.

    Are cocker spaniels good home alone? ›

    Cocker Spaniels are known for suffering with separation anxiety, so it's best to have someone with them during the day. It's important that your Cocker is never left alone for more than four hours, but even this may be too much for your dog to handle.

    What is the smartest dog? ›

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    • #7: Doberman pinscher. ...
    • #8: Papillon.

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    Black Dog Syndrome

    Most experienced shelter workers will tell you that black dogs are often adopted less than any other coat color. Be it black Labrador Retrievers, Shepherds, Rottweilers, etc., they are often passed over by potential adopters. This discrepancy in adoptions is referred to as “Black Dog Syndrome.”

    What is the number 1 dog breed? ›

    Every year the American Kennel Club releases our ranking of the most popular dog breeds based on AKC registration statistics for the previous year. The Labrador Retriever holds the top spot, and this friendly favorite has been No. 1 since 1991.

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    Veterinary bills, pet insurance, food, supplies, training, grooming, boarding, and transportation costs are all examples of pet expenses you can write off on taxes. However, you can only claim pets on taxes if they meet certain criteria, such as contributing to income or serving a medical need.

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    The No. 1 dog on the list isn't just one breed, but basically "any one flat-faced or brachycephalic dog breed," such as a French bulldog, bulldog, or pug. (Singer Lady Gaga owns two French bulldogs, who were dognapped and returned unharmed in 2021.)


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