English Cocker Spaniel Puppies
The English Cocker Spaniel is a gun dog that is active, good natured and a sporting dog. It is compactly built. It closely resembles the American Cocker Spaniel. Outside the United States, the breed is referred to as a Cocker Spaniel. It has a lively spirit and keeps wagging its tail. As a result, it has been nicknamed ‘merry cocker’. The English Cocker Spaniel puppies can be dominant and loyal in their companion. They are generally healthy though susceptible to the rage syndrome.
In appearance, the San Diego English Cocker Spaniel puppies are study, compact and well balanced dogs. Its expression exudes alertness and intelligence. The eyes are dark and the lobular ears must reach past the tip of their nose when pulled forward. The breed comes in solid, parti-colored and roan markings. The main colors are brown, black, liver, red with black, brown with pigmentation, golden with some black or brown pigmentation, silver, sable, black, sable, liver and tan, black and tan.
The English Cocker Spaniel puppy San Diego is stubborn though easily trained. It makes up the group of medium-sized pets. It loves human companion and bonds strongly with one person in the family. The strongest bond is with the person who feeds him. The breed is best known for its intelligence, adaptability, and optimism. It is generally very loyal and affectionate.
Recent studies by the University of Cambridge have established a link between the temperament of the English Cocker Spaniel puppies and their color coats. The study showed that the breed with the solid color is more likely to be aggressive in 12 out of 13 situations. The red or golden cockers were the most aggressive in situations that involved family members and strangers.
As aforementioned, the San Diego English Cocker Spaniel puppies are generally healthy. However, it is important to note that they are prone to ear infections. You should take more time inspecting their ears during summer for infections. Considering their short height, they may be prone to pests such as ticks. Pests are mainly the cause of deafness hence the need to control them regularly. You should also understand that the breed gains weight fast. Do not to overfeed.
The English Cocker Spaniel puppy San Diego is pretty energetic and will require sufficient exercising. With adequate exercises, they can do well in apartments. They can take as much exercise as you can give them. They require daily walks. Never let them walk in front of you as dogs who are allowed to walk in front tend to take the alpha position and may be difficult to control.
The coat needs regular brushing and combing. The coat varies between breeds and has a large amount of cottony hair. This coat is prone to matting. Some breeds have silky coats that are less prone to matting. Hair around the pads should be trimmed. The breed is generally an average shedder.
Height: 14 to 17 inches
Weight: 26 to 34 pounds
12 to 15 years