Frequently asked questions about the Cocker
The Cocker is a classic. It was our childhood dog, as it still is for our children. Very good family dogs. Usually without malice is a little sensitive. The Cocker is emotional, for this reason, it is not uncommon to hear of this puppy that when it is excited, it “pees” on the ground, it will maturre patience .. When you are sad he will seek to comfort you, it senses that something is wrong … It is one of the dogs who “Connects” to his emotions and those of his environnement.
A gentle firmness is the proper way to educate this dog. Most of the time, it is suffisant to raise your voice to let it know it did something wrong or is about to. A loving caress will be his best reward. This puppy needs love and returns it very easily. The Cocker is often making sounds like crying when they are small. Be careful not to let this make you feel guilty when looking at its eyes and these pitiful sounds when you correct it.
As for the needed care,when it is brushed regularly every week, having it trimed 3-4 times a year will be suffisant. In winter, legs fringes may cause some inconvenience because of the snow sticking to them. It will therefore be preferable to shortenned them during this period ,especially if your dog spends a lot of time outside. Pay attention to regular care for the ears, which are a weak point for the Cocker. Today’s Cocker has no longer much of a hunting instinct, but is more a companion dog who likes to walk in nature.
Height: 37 to 39 cm (14 ½-15 ½ “) (male); de 34 à 37 cm (13 ½-14 ½ po) (female)
Weight: around 12 kg (27 pd) (male); 11 kg (25 lb) (female)
Magnificent spaniel ,ears very long pending around its head and long-haired, rich and silky forming fringes. Head finely chiseled, prononced forhead. Broad muzzle and square jaws. The upper lip completely covers the lower jaw. The teeth cross in a scissor shape. Black nose always among black subjects, or it may be brown. Round eyes that look straight ahead. The eyes slightly almond shaped. Trunk short and compact. The ridge line bends gently forward and backward. Back legs straight and strongly structured. The standard specifies the distribution of marks. It is customary to shorten the tail’s hair with two fifths of its length.
Learning the cleanliness is sometimes difficult. A regular cleaning of eyes is required. Likes sometimes to bark. The type of sport indicates the type of hair trim ,usually shorter, which is easier to work with the brush, with one who has a hunter instinct more developed. Both types are good companion dogs. The dress requires regular grooming and shearing with scissors every three months
Cheerfull dog , friendly with a pulsating tail. Soft and confident. Intelligence average. Playfull and full of vitality. Buddy admirable for children. Allows to obey without much resistance. Sensitive. Promoting socialization of the puppy will keep it from becoming too timid. Dedicated dog who needs human presence.
The American cocker spaniel, or American Cocker, was established in the United States from the English cocker spaniel. The American race is smaller and has different standards. The name comes from “Cocker woodcock (woodcock), prefered game bird for these dogs. Today’s, American Cocker is mostly a companion , and a splendid exposition dog .
- Children: excellent with children
- Sociability: loves everyone
- Trainability: Easy
- Independence: dependent
- Dominance: low
- Other pets: good relations in general
- Combativité: friendly with other dogs
- Noise: may loves barking
Physical and toileting needs
- Grooming: Regular grooming is best
- Trimming & Stripping: requires an expert hand
- Coat: robe fringes
- Shedding: average
- Exercise needs: moderate exercise
- Indoors: rather inactive
- Apartment: will adapt if we give him enough exercise
- Outdoor Space: Does all right without a yard.
- Climate: Does well in most climates.
- Owner: Good for novice owners.
- Longevity: medium (10 to 12 years)