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Dog Breeds: American Cocker Spaniel



The breed of dog American Cocker Spaniel began to develop from the Clumber Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel and Field in Spain, later continued its development in England and finally in 1880 in the United States.

General Appearance:

The American Cocker, the smallest of small game dogs, weighing 10 to 13 kg and measures only 35 to 39 cm tall at the withers.
The American cocker has a rounded skull, long, broad ears, and the tail, cut, in line with the back.

The coat can be totally black, red, chocolate or lemon, black and brown or of several colors.

The generic name of Cocker comes from the English Cock, which means “to lift”, which fits perfectly to the qualities of this breed, able to be made with any piece.

American cockers are astute hunting dogs, both capable of raising and collecting game, sometimes even in the water. It is believed that its name derives from its ability to hunt cocks.


is a hunting dog, cheerful, vigorous and playful. It is one of the most popular breeds for its nice exterior appearance: its small size, its low insertion ears covered by beautiful long, smooth and silky fringes.

He has a very cheerful character and an eternal desire to play. Robust and compact dog. He is kind and affectionate, full of life and exuberant.

He is a unique, restless and inquisitive companion. The Cocker owes his great acceptance to its functionality and beauty, his tender, docile and even melancholy eyes.


His silky cloak needs frequent brushing. In the warm months it is necessary to control the auditory pavilions, because, as close to the ground as they are, they can easily host ticks or spikes, which can often lead to otitis, which is very annoying to the animal.

The Cocker Spaniel has a hereditary deafness problem. In North America it is estimated that 6.9% of puppies will be deaf to at least one ear.

If you decide for this breed, take the puppy to your veterinarian for a medical examination before finalizing the purchase deal.

In this race it is also important to keep the inside of the ears clean.

If you have an ear infection, you should take it to the vet as soon as possible. A chronic infection can cause a lot of pain in the dog and end up in deafness.