American Cocker Spaniels have sturdy, compact bodies and chiseled, refined heads. Their strong backs slope slightly downward from their shoulders to their tails. The breed is well-balanced and built for both speed and endurance.
Lifespan: 10–14 yr
Height: 14–15 in
Weight: 19–36 lb
Cocker Spaniels’ coats are prone to tangles and mats if not groomed regularly. Experts recommend daily brushing to keep them healthy and free of loose hair. First, use a medium comb, followed by a once-over with a slicker brush. Many Cocker Spaniel owners use professional grooming services to keep their dog’s coat looking its best. The Cocker Spaniel’s long ears can make the breed more susceptible to ear infections. So, you should check and clean your dog’s ears routinely to prevent infections. While grooming, also take time to check your Cocker Spaniel’s nails and trim them as needed to keep them short and tidy. Dental care is an integral part of any dog’s long-term health. In addition to professional dental cleanings, be sure to establish an at-home dental care routine, including regular teeth-brushing and dental treats or toys.
Cocker Spaniels require high-quality food that’s appropriate for their current life stage (e.g., puppy, adult, senior). A diet made for medium-sized dogs or one specifically formulated for Cocker Spaniels are good options to consider.
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Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.