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Gun Dog Breeders: English Cocker Spaniel Facts

By    |   Thursday, 07 Jan 2016 04:43 PM

English cocker spaniels are known to be happy, fun-loving dogs, but there’s so much more to these pups than meets the eye. Whether you’re working them as gun dogs or simply looking for a wonderful household pet, here are some facts about the breed you need to know if the English cocker spaniel is on your canine companion radar.

1. The English cocker spaniel typically enjoys a life span of 11 to 12 years, according to PetWave. While this isn’t a terribly long amount of time, it could be due to the breed’s myriad health problems, including eye conditions and heart issues.

2. The English cocker spaniel wasn’t recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) until 1945, the organization said.

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3. This breed can either be solid color or parti-color with ticking or roaning, the AKC said.

4. English cocker spaniels require a lot of exercise, so long walks or jogs each day are imperative to their health and happiness, DogScope.com said. Supremely active families may even find it hard to keep up with these loyal pups, so a home with a yard is recommended for daily play.

5. This breed is friendly with humans outside of his family so long as he has been socialized early in life. But these dogs can be delicate in their feelings and require a gentle touch when it comes to training. Harsh words or actions will not go over well with the English cocker spaniel who wants to be loved and love his family in return.

6. While English cocker spaniels are used to hunt many different types of birds, according to Dogtime.com, they received their name because they used to primarily hunt woodcock in their home country of England.

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7. Many folks may be quick to lump English cocker spaniels and American cocker spaniels into the same category, but they have several differences. The main one is size. The English breed is larger than the American pups.

8. Dogtime.com advised that although these dogs are great hunters, don’t expect them to operate as guard dogs as well. Because of their friendly disposition, they’re more likely to make an intruder a new pal than fend them off from taking your belongings.

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English cocker spaniels are known to be happy, fun-loving dogs, but there's so much more to these pups than meets the eye. Whether you're working them as gun dogs or simply looking for a wonderful household pet, here are some facts about the breed.
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