The Cocker Spaniel (or English Cocker Spaniel) is a sweet and gentle companion breed that will charm you with their long ears and happy disposition. English Cocker Spaniels are very beautiful, however this beauty must be carefully maintained as their coat is quite labor intensive to groom. English Cocker Spaniels are larger than American Cocker Spaniels. They also generally have higher sporting instincts to American Cocker Spaniels, so the English Cocker loves more exercise. They are quick to sound the alarm at any new sight or sound and will often develop “separation anxiety” when left alone too often.
Lifestyle and Living Environment
English Cocker Spaniels are highly adaptable to any living environment. They have great stamina and after they reach the age of one they will have developed enough to be able to jog with you. It's important to teach your spaniel with a gentle hand as they wont respond well to harshness. Keep important items, food, and garbage out of reach because these pups are chow-hounds.
Common Health Issues
Cocker Spaniels are prone to: Eye Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Renal Failure, Congenital Sensorineural Deafness, Dilated Cardiomyopathy.