About The Breed
The English Cocker Spaniel is a merry, affectionate and even-tempered companion. They are easily-trained, are willing workers and excellent companions. Merry and affectionate, the English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent family companion, whether working in the field or at home lounging on their owner’s bed. The breed can live in any environment provided it receives daily exercise. Their coat does take some regular maintenance care including brushing and stripping.
Various colors, which include black, liver and shades of red, are acceptable.
PARTI-COLORS - Parti-colors may be clearly marked, ticked or roaned. The white appears in combination with the black, liver or shades of red (roaned). It is preferable that, on the body, the solid markings are broken and more or less evenly distributed. The absence of body markings is acceptable.
SOLID COLORS - Solid-colored (also known as self-colored) dogs (black, liver or shades of red) may have a little white on the throat, but white feet are undesirable. These white markings do not make the dog a parti-color.
TAN MARKINGS - Clearly defined, richly shaded tan markings may appear on solid colored or parti-colored dogs. Tan markings are found over the eyes, on the sides of the muzzle, on the throat, on the chest, on the forelegs from the knees to the toes, on the hind legs, on the inside of the legs and on the stifle extending from the hock to the toes. Black and Tans and Liver and Tans are considered Solid Colors.
Size & Weight
Height, at the withers, for males: 16 to 17 inches. Height, at the withers, for females: 15 to 16 inches. Desirable weights for males: 28 to 34 pounds. Desirable weights for females: 26 to 32 pounds.
The English Cocker Spaniel Club website is a great place to learn about the breed as well as to start your search for a breeder.
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