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Working Cocker Spaniel characteristics

The English Cocker Spaniel comes from probably one of the largest group of dog. The first thing that you will notice about these adorable breed is their continuous wagging tail. They are known for that, they have been labeled by many as merry breeds. The English Cocker Spaniel is one of the most energetic and lively dogs in the genre.

If you want a medium breed dog with lustrous coat then the English Cocker Spaniel is the perfect breed for you. If you have kids in your home then be rest assured that this will be one of the most adorable breeds to bring home. They attach with the family or an individual easily. You will not be able to ignore the floppy ears for this breed, the coy eyes and the lustrous coat makes them fun to keep in. Cocker Spaniel gets their name from hunting woodcocks, which is a type of gamebird. Their mass appeal can be gauged with the Disney movie ‘Lady and the Tramp’. In this original movie the protagonist was an adorable tan English Cocker Spaniel.

History

In earlier times, the Cocker and Springer Spaniels were developed together and it was not till 1892 that the Kennel Club of England recognized them as separate breeds. After this there was no difference in the English and the American Cocker Spaniel.

It was in 1946 the interbreeding of English and American Cocker Spaniel was officially discouraged and the English and American Cocker Spaniel were rendered as separate breeds. The English cocker is more popular breed around the world. The origin of this breed can be traced to 14thcentury Spain though.

Unique Aspects

The English Cocker Spaniel is always eager to please their owners or pet parents. This pleasing nature makes them fun. Your English Cocker Spaniel puppy or an adult dog will be a perfect working dog. This breed is extremely trainable so will do what you want it do. They are not afraid of hard work and fare well in outdoor activities.

The other unique aspect of this dog is that it will let you know when someone reaches your home but are poor guard dogs. Their merry nature will see them wagging tails towards a burglar as well.If you have a puppy then we suggest that you get him to socialize at an early stage as this will ensure that he or she becomes the perfect adult dog.

They are extremely agile dogs and love the excitement associated with one’s walk and hours of playtime. So, if you are one of those people who love a morning or evening jog or just want to indulge in physical exercise. Then this is the perfect breed for you. The only thing that you have to keep in mind is to get special cocker bowls for your pet to ensure that its floppy ears do not touch its food or water.

Fun Trivia

English Cocker Spaniel is a very famous breed when it comes to being pets but it is surprising that this intelligent and handsome breed has not been a part of many movies.

Movie Character

We could not find many movies featuring a Cocker Spaniel though we will be updating the space as soon as we find some. They have featured in Lady and the Tramp and 3rd Man in Hollywood. They were part of the Hindi soap opera Chanchan on Sony TV.

Celebrity English Cocker Spaniel owners

When it comes to celebrities England has one of the most celebrated English Cocker Spaniels. Kate Middleton owns a rescued spaniel and Elton John is always seen with one. Closer home this adorable and merry breed is owned by Priyanka Chopra and cricketer Yuvraj Singh.

Pros
  • Small size makes them perfect for apartment living
  • Always ready to play with their wagging tails
  • Intelligent breed and is easy to train
  • Cons
  • Grooming is not easy, will require a lot of time
  • Not the perfect lap dog will need exercise
  • Cocker Spaniel (English) Maintenance & Effort

    Grooming

    Cocker Spaniels require a lot of attention when it comes to their grooming. The most important is to check its ears on regular basis. Just ensure that the ears do not have any dirt in them. You Cocker will lose its looks if it has untamed and tangled hair. Just remember that you will need to brush this gorgeous dog at least two to three times a week to maintain that lustrous feathery coat.

    You should use a slicker brush to ensure that there is no dirt or debris trapped in it’s loose cut. You have to remember that the hair at this breeds tail and feet has to be trimmed every two months. If the coat is trimmed at regular intervals it will ensure smooth and lustrous coat for your dog. If you are planning to buy a Cocker just remember that their grooming will require your regular attention. If you are hard pressed for time then do not consider this breed. They require regular clipping as well, if you cannot do it home then your regular vet can also help you out.

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