The Cocker Spaniel

Gentle and affectionate, yet full of life and exuberance

Health

Lifespan: Over 10 years
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Size

Medium
38-41 cms
13-14.5kg

Energy

Somewhat Active
Needs exercising  Around 1 hr per day

Character

Eager to please, good with children

Coat

Medium length
Sheds seasonally
Every day
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Is a Cocker Spaniel right for you?

The Cocker Spaniel is part of the Gundog group who are often particularly affectionate dogs, having originally been bred to be co-operative and respond to human commands. First recognised as a distinct breed by the Kennel Club in 1893, it's name is derived from it's original function to hunt woodcock.

Today Cocker spaniels make great family pets as they are known for their happy temperament, and they are the third most popular pedigree breed registered with the Kennel Club, with over 23,000 puppies registered annually.

When searching for the perfect puppy, it is worth noting that two distinct strains for this breed exist - the 'show' type, and the 'working' type. They differ in both appearance and temperament, and it is important to match the characteristics with your requirements.

Where to find more information

Breed clubs are run by enthusiasts with a wealth of information and knowledge about their breeds. They can advise you on all aspects of owning their breed of dog, both the positives and the challenges, so if you want to know more about a breed, please get in touch with them.

A full list of all the breed clubs can be found on the Kennel Club website.

Find a reputable breeder

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Our breeder showcase highlights some of the best Cocker Spaniel breeders in the UK. If you are interested in finding a Cocker Spaniel puppy to be part of your family, please visit the breeder pages and get in touch with them today - remember, popular breeders will often have long waiting lists for their puppies.
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