Dog Breeds

  • English Cocker Spaniel

    The English Cocker Spaniel has a compact, sturdy, well-balanced body. It's often described by fans of the breed as "merry" thanks to its exuberant disposition and bright, happy eyes.

  • Group: Sporting
    Lifespan: 12–14 yr
    Height: 15–16 in
    Weight: 23–41 lb

  • Care

    To prevent mats and tangles, brush an English Cocker Spaniel's coat at least once a week, if not more. Regular trimming also helps keep their coats looking neat and tidy. An English Cocker Spaniel's long ears can make them more susceptible to ear infections. So, routinely check and clean their ears to prevent infections from developing. As with most dogs, overgrown nails in English Cocker Spaniels can lead to pain, splitting, or even problems running or walking. Their nails need regular inspection and trimming to prevent these potential problems. Dental care is an essential part of any dog's long-term health. In addition to professional cleanings, an at-home dental care routine—including regular teeth-brushing and dental treats or toys—should be established.

    To meet their nutritional needs, you should feed English Cocker Spaniels a high-quality diet that's appropriate for their current life stage (e.g., puppy, adult, senior). A food formulated specifically for medium-sized dogs is a good option to consider.

  • Disorders

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.