English Cocker Spaniel
English Cocker Spaniel – This breed was bred in England for hunting. The English Cocker Spaniel is small in stature, so it is very convenient for keeping in an apartment. The English Cocker Spaniel is very mobile, devoted to his master, has an attractive appearance. This breed is very popular not only because of its unusually beautiful appearance, but also because of its flexible and obedient character. Smart, funny, playful, loves children and because of his active mobility – sports. His physique is strong, proportionate and looks very harmonious.
The tail is docked and can often be seen in motion. By the movement of the tail, you can determine the mood of the dog, and she is always beautiful.
The cocker spaniel’s coat is very beautiful. When you stroke it, you feel the pleasant silkiness of its coat, but this requires constant care for it, time, love and material costs. The coat is long, especially on the ears, below on the neck and chest, as well as on the back of the legs. The nose is large enough and has a delicate flair, the muzzle is “square” with a blunt edge, eyes are large and inquisitive, ears are long, set low, at eye level, legs are strong, similar to cat’s. The English Cocker Spaniel has a different color, both one-color and multi-color. With a single color, a standard white spot on the chest is allowed.
English Cocker Spaniel is for everyone
This breed of centenarians. The life span of a spaniel is 14 to 16 years. Despite her increased friendliness, sometimes she may be distrustful of strangers. Often prone to hysteria, but this does not apply to character traits, but is a disease. The breed is mainly healthy, but sometimes it is prone to various diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy, urolithiasis, hip dysplasia, otitis media, chronic hepatitis, etc.
English Cocker Care
The English Cocker Spaniel requires special care, as it has a long coat. Comb it at least 1-2 times a week, so that the hair does not stray into lumps. It is necessary to bathe more often than other breeds.
It is recommended that the hair at the paw pads be cut regularly and the ears should be constantly cleaned so that a lot of ear wax does not collect in them and an infection does not appear in them. Like any dog, the English Cocker Spaniel loves to eat well, but do not overeat, it can lead to obesity of your pet. When he eats, tie his long ears so that they do not fall into a bowl of food.
This breed is bred for hunting, it has a wonderful scent and vision. This dog is a wonderful master to drive the game.
Weight – about 13-14.5 kg;
Height for male – 39.5-40.5 cm, for female – 38-39.5 cm.
Since the English Cocker Spaniel dog is very mobile, it needs regular and long walks, especially outside the city, where it can run into plenty. Do not forbid her to wallow in the mud, she loves it very much and, returning home, will rather wag her tail, showing that she liked the walk. If you value cleanliness above all else, think about it before starting this dog.
If you feel unwell with the English Cocker Spaniel, contact your veterinarian immediately and do not self-medicate.