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American Cocker Spaniel

Overview of American Cocker Spaniel



American Cocker Spaniel dog breed is Pure breed Small in size. Fur of American Cocker Spaniel is silky, flat or slightly wavy, not overly long. . Basic origin of American Cocker Spaniel is United States of America (USA). American Cocker Spaniel is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Easiest to train, American Cocker Spaniel is commonly With a good level of socialisation at an early age, an American Cocker can get along with people, children, other dogs and other pets.
American Cocker Spaniel is available in black, liver, red and golden Colors.

Height and weight of American Cocker Spaniel

Adult Male of American Cocker Spaniel is about 15 - 30 pounds (7 - 14 kg) and adult female of American Cocker Spaniel is about 12-25 pounds in Weight.
Height of American Cocker Spaniel is commonly 15 inches (38 cm).

Common Health Issues of American Cocker Spaniel


American Cocker Spaniel has tendency to suffer from cataracts, glaucoma and patellar luxation  

Appearance of American Cocker Spaniel

The head is rounded with a pronounced stop. The muzzle is broad and deep with square, even jaws. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The eyeballs are dark, very round with slight almond shaped eye rims. Merle Cocker Spaniels can have blue eyes. The long, low-set ears are well feathered.

Working Class of American Cocker Spaniel

Basically American Cocker Spaniel is Companion dog but is also used as Watch dog.

Training of American Cocker Spaniel

American Cocker Spaniel is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your American Cocker Spaniel.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your American Cocker Spaniel should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of American Cocker Spaniel

Daily exercise for your American Cocker Spaniel is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your American Cocker Spaniel is recommended Walking regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of American Cocker Spaniel with children and other pets

American Cocker can get along with people, children, other dogs and other pets

Special instructions related to your American Cocker Spaniel

Cockers will do okay in an apartment if they are adequately exercised. They are fairly active indoors. A small yard is sufficient. Not suited to live outside alone in a kennel.

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