Cocker Spaniel

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Small, high-spirited, intelligent and playful, this breed makes a good family pet. Proper socialization and obdience are recommended to help this breed of dog to maintain good temperament throughout its life.PURPOSE OF BREED:These hunting dogs were bred for use on smaller upland game , such as the quail or partridge. Their size was an important factor, as it was widely believe that these little dogs would find the quarry without disturbing it.AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:7 puppies

Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 15in (38cm) - FEMALE : 14in (36cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 28lbs (13kg) - FEMALE : 25lbs (11kg)
Grooming: 

Double coated with profuse, dense outer coat. Their outer coat texture feels silky and is rather wavy, while its undercoat is warm and wooly. Ongoing professional grooming will be required throughout its life. Colors are black, gold, parti-colored (white and any other acceptable spaniel color), Black or Liver and tan, tri-colored (Black /tan/white or liver/tan/white), or roan .

Common ailments: 

Eye and Hip problems, Epilepsy.

Trivia: 
The Cocker has been exhibited in the US since the early 1880's. As developed here, however, the American Cocker has evolved somewhat differently in type, size, and coloring from the breed now recognized as the English Cocker Spaniel. Field trials for the breed in the US were started by the parent Field Trial Club in the 1920s, and the Cocker's inherent desire to hunt renders him a capable gun dog when judiciously trained. The Cocker covers all territory within gun range speedily, flushing game and retrieving only when under command, as a rule taking to water readily. From the moment it hit the show ring, however, the Cocker has engaged audiences and remains one of the most popular AKC breeds. (Credit:ÿ<a href="http://www.akc.org/" target="_blank">AKC.org</a>)
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