Merry and Versatile English Cocker Spaniels
About The English Cocker Spaniel
Merry, intelligent, athletic, affectionate and devoted family companion;
enthusiastic and bold in the field with an incessantly wagging tail. Bred in England originally to hunt woodcock the English Cocker is a breed of moderation and balance, neither leggy nor low on leg. He is a big dog in a small package - strong for his size, males 16” to 17” at the withers, weighing 28 to 34 pounds; females 15” to 16”, weighing 26 to 32 pounds. The well rounded, tightly knit body is covered in a silky textured coat that comes in a variety of colors and requires regular grooming along with weekly brushing and combing. Characteristically enjoying a long and vigorous lifespan, the breed average is 14 years. The head and particularly the kind, endearing expression are the appeal of the breed. The soft eyes draw you in and instinctively you know that this is a breed that exudes a willingness to please and is game for anything involving human companionship.
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Contact the breeders
As the English Cocker is still a comparatively rare breed in the United States, you may not find precisely the dog you have in mind at a given time, with respect to color, age, sex and convenience of location. English Cocker puppies may be purchased from a knowledgeable breeder of English Cocker Spaniels. Occasionally adults are available from breeders as well. The ECSCA Rescue Organization also rehomes adults.