Their long fluffy ears and golden coat make this breed a firm favourite. Cocker Spaniels love to be with their human family and they may follow you from room to room. Regular and consistent training is recommended. They also tend to be vocal and love to have a loud conversation with you. This breed gets along with other pets and can handle a multi-pet household.
Cocker Spaniels are incredibly adaptable and can be kept inside or out. While they don’t need a large amount of space or a backyard, regular exercise is key for a happy energetic dog. Cocker Spaniels are also good swimmers. Their long hair needs regular brushing and they also tend to shed a little bit.
Fun fact: A Cocker Spaniel was the female lead
in Lady and the Tramp!
For families, they make great pets and they also suit older pet parents. They are not aggressive at all, but tend to bark at intruders, which makes them useful watchdogs. They are a gentle, loving and trustworthy member to add to your family. Cocker Spaniels live for around 12-15 years.
Scheduled six monthly health check visits with your vet are important to ensure that your dog is healthy and happy throughout all life stages. Common health problems include eye diseases and blindness as well as ear infections. Together with your vet, you can determine and maintain a preventative health care program based on the individual needs of your canine companion.
How big do Cocker Spaniels get?
A Cocker Spaniel is a medium-sized breed weighing between 12-14.5kgs, with a height between 38-41cms.
How much space do Cocker Spaniels need?
Whether an apartment or house, your pet will adapt to any space.
How much energy do Cocker Spaniels have?
The equivalent of a gym-bunny: they love to play but also love to relax afterwards. This is one dog that doesn’t have boundless energy and a daily walk is all that is required.
How difficult are Cocker Spaniels to train?
Their high level of intelligence and desire to please makes them very easy dogs to train.
Are Cocker Spaniels suitable for families?
They make a great pet for all households; they are a loyal companion, a great watchdog and a perfect family pet.
Are Cocker Spaniels compatible with other dogs and animals?
They love all other pets.
How much company do Cocker Spaniels need?
While not likely to follow you around from room to room, these Cocker Spaniels love attention.
Are Cocker Spaniels a hypoallergenic dog breed?
What coat and grooming needs do Cocker Spaniels have?
They are high-maintenance. Their long wavy coat needs to be brushed every second day, their ears checked, and their coat trimmed three times a year.
Do Cocker Spaniels shed?
Cocker Spaniels are moderate shedders.
Do Cocker Spaniels have a tendency to bark?
Cocker Spaniels have a moderate to high tendency to bark.