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Cocker Spaniel Puppies

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     Cocker Spaniel Puppies

    This dog belongs to two breeds: the English Cocker Spaniel and the American Cocker Spaniel. The two breeds are called Cocker Spaniel or Cockers. The breed was initially bred as a hunting dog in the UK (Eurasian Woodcock). However, after the breed got to the US, it was bred for a completely different standard. This was done to enable it hunt the American Woodcock. The first mention of the Cocker Spaniel was by Gaston III of Fox-Beam in the 14th century. The breed is believed to have originated from Spain.

    Modern Breeds

    • English Cocker Spaniel
    • American Cocker Spaniel

    The two are bred as gun dogs. Their heightened sense of smell and intelligence is used to cover the hunter’s low ground when flushing birds to the air so that they can be shot. They are also used to locate the shot bird and retrieve it. The major difference between the two breeds is that the American is smaller in size, has a short muzzle and a domed head. The English breed is taller and has a narrow head.

    Appearance

    When shopping for the cocker spaniel puppies, the area to give more attention is the coat. The coat comes in a wide range of colors which includes black, red, golden and liver. You can also find the cocker spaniels San Diego as black and tan or liver and tan. Other color mixtures include roans and white markings.

    Temperament

    The cockers are basically outgoing, friendly and evenly happy. Their sturdiness and charming nature makes them perfect choices as pets. The breed also loves children and is friendly with other pets such as cats and dogs. They are loyal and love attention. Moreover, they are pretty portable hence great for travel. However, because of their friendly nature, the cocker spaniels San Diego are not good watchdogs.

    The cocker spaniel puppies are intelligent and love to please their owner. As a result, they are easy to train. The reinforcement training strategy is considered the best for training the puppies. For the best results, the owners ought to be patient and train the dog one command before moving on to a different one.

    Health Problems

    The average life expectancy of the American breed is ten years. The English breed, on the other hand, has a median age of eleven years. The most common health issues include cancer, ear infections, eye problems and hip dysplasia. The key reason why the cockers are prone to ear problems is because of their ear folds which hinder air from getting into the ear. This leads to the creation of a warm and moist environment that promotes infections. The solution to the health problems is to take the cocker spaniel puppies for frequent medical checkups.

    Average size

    American breed

    Height: Males -14.5 to 15.5 inches: Female – 13.5 to 14.5 inches

    Weight: 11 to 14 kilograms

    English breed

    Height: Male – 15.5 to 16 inches: Female – 15 – 15.5 inches

    Weight: 13 to 15 kilograms

     Typical use

    The cocker spaniel puppies can be bought as pets. However, because of their instinctive behaviors, they are considered for hunting and retrieval.

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