English Cocker Spaniel

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Merry in temperament with an alert disposition, this lively small breed of Spaniel is a joy to own. Easy to train, intelligent and full of life, this dog is best suied to a home where it will get daily exercise, as they are prone to obesity.PURPOSE OF BREED:A small land spaniel refined and developed to hunt the woodcock in thick hedgerows in Britain.AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:6 puppies

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HEIGHT: MALE : 17in (43cm) - FEMALE : 16in (41 cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 34lbs (15 kg) - FEMALE : 32lbs (14 kg)

Double coated, the topcoat is medium length, silky and slightly wavy. There is profuse feathering on undercarriage, ears and legs, and the undercoat is dense and downy. This dogs coat will require regular professional grooming to maintain top condition. Colors are solid red or black; white and red or black or liver or lemon; roans (blue, liver, red, orange, or lemon; Black and tans; tri-colors black/tan/white).

As late as the early 20th century (after their official breed separation in England), the distinction between English Cockers and Springer Spaniels was one of height only; otherwise, Cocker and Springer developed side-by-side, born in the same litters.(Credit:ÿ<a href="http://www.akc.org/" target="_blank">AKC.org</a>)
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