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English Cocker Spaniel

Breed origin: Spain
Original purpose: Hunting dog.

AKC recognized: 1946
AKC group: Sporting

Size: Weight: males 28 to 34 lbs; females 26 to 32 lbs
Size: Height: males 16 to 17 inches; females 15 to 16 inches
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Color: Various. Parti-colors are either clearly marked, ticked or roaned, the white appearing in combination with black, liver or shades of red. Solid colors are black, liver or shades of red. Some have tan markings. Black and tans and liver and tans are considered solid colors.

Life span: 11 to 12 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The English Cocker is active, intelligent, merry, affectionate, of equable disposition, neither sluggish nor hyperactive, They are enthusiastic in the field, and are both a willing worker and a faithful and engaging companion. They are adaptable and extremely loyal, and bond very well with their family members. They are known to be stubborn, yet they can be easily trained and as a breed are said to have one of the highest working/obedience intelligence.

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Known health problems: Skin allergies, cataracts, deafness, benign tumors, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, dilated cardiomyopathy, heart murmurs.

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Recommended books for further reading:

English Cocker Spaniel (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Haja Van Wessem
Published in 2005
155 pages

The English Cocker Spaniel
By Tammy Gagne and Wayne Hunthausen
Published in 2008
206 pages

The Complete English Cocker Spaniel
By Connie Vanacore and Dale Hood
Published in 1990
256 pages

Cocker Spaniel (Pet Owner's Guide)
By Frank Kane
Published in 2000
80 pages

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Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
English Cocker Spaniel Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
English Cocker Spaniel Club of America Rescue

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