English Cocker Spaniel
Homeland and time of occurrence: Great Britain, XIX century; height 38–41 cm, weight 13–15 kg
Description: Cocker Spaniel is the smallest member of the sports dog group. Cocker Spaniel puppies are extremely popular; adults are used as companions. They are committed to the home and family of the owner, are distinguished by exceptional reliability and a high degree of adaptation, as well as high speed capabilities.
Great pets come out of Cocker Spaniels, they are able to adapt to the role of a companion serving one particular owner.Cockers are divided into 2 types: individuals of the first type participate in special dog shows, and the second type (field) – are used for hunting. However, both those and others are wonderful domestic dogs.
There are three main colors for dogs of this breed: black, any monophonic (except black) and mixed (black and bronze, black and bronze and white, etc.).
Breed history: The breed was bred in England for use in hunting, especially for woodcocks. Thus, the dogs sought out the secret nests of the bird and, after frightening them off, drove right under the shot of the hunter.
Games, entertainment, recreation: Cocker Spaniels certainly need the attention of the host family members, however, being alone, they do not get lost and always find entertainment – in such cases several special dog toys and a supply of fresh water will be very appropriate. .
English Cocker Spaniel It will be advisable for your pet if they are trained by a professional trainer. In the classroom both you and your dog will have to learn a lot of new things; as you learn, your Cocker Spaniel will become even more desirable for you. If you want your dog to take part in professional competitions, you need to consult with the breed breeder so that he can objectively evaluate what success your dog has achieved.
Attractive features: Cocker Spaniels have gained popularity as participants of a dog show and simply as favorite pets. This is the ideal dog for a novice host; She perfectly manifests itself in communication with children. Cocker Spaniels feel great in the city if they are provided with constant physical activity and they have been gradually accustomed from birth to being among a large number of people, not reacting to street noises, etc. They favorably relate to strangers and other animals. Cocker Spaniels are perfectly trainable, but they are absolutely not recommended to beat – so you can provoke an aggressive response from them.
Health problems: Cocker Spaniels have cases of cataracts, glaucoma, bouts of rage (in individuals with a monochromatic color). Cockers live 13-15 years.