American Cocker Spaniel Dogs 101
Cocker Spaniel Appearance
The American Cocker Spaniel is a small to medium-sized dog with a beautifully flowing coat and feathering over the ears and legs. Cockers can be kept with their coats long or can be trimmed in a puppy cut. The Cocker is elegant, yet sturdily built and spunky. They have large, dark eyes, and long, low-set ears that are covered with long feathering hair. The Cocker’s appearance is that of a dog that is rugged, playful, and affectionate.
Cocker Spaniel Behavior
The best Cockers are extraordinarily affectionate and friendly toward people, dogs, and other pets. They are active and alert but not aggressive or overly barky. Unfortunately, there was a period when Cockers without friendly, balanced personalities were bred and some of these dogs are inclined to bite and be aggressive. Because Cockers are sensitive, they respond to consistent, positive discipline free of threats and physical punishment. If treated roughly, they can develop fear aggression.
Cocker Spaniel allergies that predispose them to ear infections
Cocker Spaniel Hypothyroidism
Cocker Spaniel Seborrhea with dry or greasy flaking skin that develops an odor
Cocker Spaniel Entropion and ectropion
Cocker Spaniel Bone and joint problems
Cocker Spaniel Dry eye