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Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel is a medium sized sturdy dog. Bold and keen to work, the American Cocker Spaniel is equally suited to life as a gun dog or as a household pet. Cheerful, gentle and sweet. This breed is of average intelligence, and is respectful of its master’s authority. Amusing, trustworthy and charming with an ever-wagging tail. They are active, playful and devoted, but should be socialized well when they are young to avoid a tendency for shyness. They are mostly easy to trainand get along well with other animals. Cockers will do okay in an apartment if they are adequately exercised, and are fairly active indoors. A small yard is sufficient. Not suited to live outside alone in a kennel. American Cockers have plenty of stamina and need regular exercise. They should be taken on daily, long walks. When walking, avoid brushy thickets that can tangle the coat.

The Cocker Spaniel dates back as far as the 14th century. The breed originated from the English Cocker Spaniels, which were brought to the United States. The Spaniels were bred down in size and given the name American Cocker Spaniels, officially called simply the “Cocker Spaniel” by the AKC. The American Cocker Spaniel is more popular than the original English Cocker Spaniel, who are slightly different in appearance, with longer muzzles and larger bodies. The Cocker Spaniel is a hunting-gun dog able to work in difficult terrain in both wet and dry land. Excellent at flushing and retrieving game with a gentle mouth. They listen to commands well. The name “Cocker” comes from the woodcock, a game bird the dogs were known for flushing. Some of the American Cocker Spaniels talents are hunting, tracking, retrieving, watchdog, agility and competitive obedience. The American Cocker Spaniel was first recognized by the AKC in 1873.

Sex: Female DOB: 05/11/2017 Color: Black & White Dam Weight: 15 Lbs Sire Weight: 16 Lbs