COCKER SPANIEL

Filled with great enthusiasm and joy, Cocker Spaniels never falls in pleasing their owners. Initially bred for hunting, the Cocker Spaniels have now managed to become one of the world’s best family dogs.

Fast Facts On Cocker Spaniel

  • Origin

    Germany
  • Weight

    Male: 13 - 16 Kg
    Female: 12 - 15 Kg
  • Height

    Male: 38 - 43 cm
    Female: 36 - 41 cm
  • Coat

    Soft and Wavy
  • Skin Colour

    Solid black, liver, red, black and tan, liver and tan, parti-colored, ticked, roan
  • Life Span

    12 - 14 Years

Cocker Spaniel Characteristics

  • Energy Level

    Medium
  • Exercise Needs

    Medium
  • Playfulness

    Not Very Playful
  • Affection Level

    Very Affectionate
  • Friendliness With Other Dogs

    Very Affectionate
  • Friendliness Toward Strangers

    Very Friendly
  • Tendency to Bark

    High
  • Tendency to Drool

    Moderate
  • Watchdog Ability

    Low
  • Guarding Potential

    Not Very Protective
  • Grooming Needs

    Moderate Maintenance
  • Cold Tolerance

    Medium Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

    Medium Tolerance
  • Veterinarian Visit

    Frequent

What Are The Best Foods For Cocker Spaniels?

Food For Newborn Cocker Spaniels (0 to 2 months)

Newborn Cocker Spaniels need mother’s milk for the first two months. If it is not available, you can feed them a good quality milk replacer or semi-moist foods. Some of the best foods for newborn Cocker Spaniels are given below:

  1. Fidele Puppy Starter Dog  Food 15 Kg
    Fidele Puppy Starter Dog Food 15 Kg
    ₹5,350.00
  2. 10% Off
    Hill's Science Diet Puppy Chicken & Barley Entre Canned Food
    Hill's Science Diet Puppy Chicken & Barley Entre Canned Food
    Special Price ₹300.00 Regular Price ₹330.00
  3. 4% Off
    Arden Grange with Chicken Weaning Puppy Food 15 Kg
    Arden Grange with Chicken Weaning Puppy Food 15 Kg
    Special Price ₹8,690.00 Regular Price ₹9,000.00
  4. Farmina N&D Low Grain Chicken & Pomegranate All Breeds Puppy Starter 12 Kg
    Farmina N&D Low Grain Chicken & Pomegranate All Breeds Puppy Starter 12 Kg
    ₹7,390.00
  5. Royal Canin Medium Starter Dog Food 1 Kg
    Royal Canin Medium Starter Dog Food 1 Kg
    ₹860.00

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Food For Puppy Cocker Spaniel (2 to 12 months)

Cocker pups grow quickly during their first few months and hence need a diet loaded with protein. They need to be fed in smaller amounts throughout the day so as not to burden their little tummies. Following are some of the best foods for puppy Cocker Spaniels:

  1. 8% Off
    Arden Grange Puppy Junior Dog Food 6 Kg
    Arden Grange Puppy Junior Dog Food 6 Kg
    Special Price ₹3,381.00 Regular Price ₹3,675.00
  2. Acana Puppy & Junior Dog Food 11.4 Kg
    Acana Puppy & Junior Dog Food 11.4 Kg
    ₹6,899.00
  3. Acana Puppy Small Breed 340 Gm
    Acana Puppy Small Breed 340 Gm
    ₹349.00
  4. Farmina N&D Low Grain Puppy Chicken & Pomegranate Medium Dog Food 2.5 Kg
    Farmina N&D Low Grain Puppy Chicken & Pomegranate Medium Dog Food 2.5 Kg
    ₹1,890.00
  5. Royal Canin Medium Puppy Dog Food 1 Kg
    Royal Canin Medium Puppy Dog Food 1 Kg
    ₹720.00

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Food For Adult Cocker Spaniel (Above 12 months)

Adult Cocker Spaniels need a balanced diet that fulfils all their nutritional demands. Organic fibres are also essential to keep a healthy digestion in them. Some of the best foods for adult Cocker Spaniels are listed below:

  1. Apro I.Q Formula Adult Dog Food 20 Kg
    Apro I.Q Formula Adult Dog Food 20 Kg
    ₹2,400.00
  2. 4% Off
    Arden Grange Adult Dog Chicken and Rice 12 Kg
    Arden Grange Adult Dog Chicken and Rice 12 Kg
    Special Price ₹6,050.00 Regular Price ₹6,300.00
  3. Acana Classic Prairie Poultry Dog Food 11.4 Kg
    Acana Classic Prairie Poultry Dog Food 11.4 Kg
    ₹6,199.00
  4. Farmina N&D Grain Free Pumpkin Lamb and Blueberry Adult Food, 12 kg (Medium and Maxi)
    Farmina N&D Grain Free Pumpkin Lamb and Blueberry Adult Food, 12 kg (Medium and Maxi)
    ₹8,290.00
  5. 10% Off
    Royal Canin Cocker Adult Dog Food 3 Kg
    Royal Canin Cocker Adult Dog Food 3 Kg
    Special Price ₹2,070.00 Regular Price ₹2,300.00

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Food For Senior Cocker Spaniel (Above 9 Years)

Since senior Spaniels might have slowed down a little bit, they shall do well with low calorie foods. Omega fatty acids are suggested in their diet for maintaining the strength of bones and joints. Below are some of the best foods you can feed your ageing Cocker Spaniels:

  1. Pedigree Senior Adult Dog Food 3 Kg
    Pedigree Senior Adult Dog Food 3 Kg
    ₹580.00
  2. 2% Off
    Fidele Light & Senior Adult Dog Food 15 Kg
    Fidele Light & Senior Adult Dog Food 15 Kg
    Special Price ₹5,750.00 Regular Price ₹5,850.00
  3. 5% Off
    Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Active Longevity Original Dog Food 4 Kgs
    Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Active Longevity Original Dog Food 4 Kgs
    Special Price ₹2,100.00 Regular Price ₹2,200.00
  4. 3% Off
    Hills Science Diet Adult 7+ Small Bites 2kg
    Hills Science Diet Adult 7+ Small Bites 2kg
    Special Price ₹1,250.00 Regular Price ₹1,280.00
  5. Orijen Senior Dog Food 11.4 Kg
    Orijen Senior Dog Food 11.4 Kg
    ₹7,899.00

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Are Cocker Spaniels Friendly?

Naturally, Cocker Spaniels are friendly dogs who do great with fellow dogs and cats. Their gentle and affectionate nature also makes them great family pets. Due to their soft personality, Cocker Spaniels should not be subjected to harsh treatment. They can exhibit unhealthy behaviour when they are given tough commands.

Are Cocker Spaniels Good Watch Dogs?

They are too friendly with fellow humans and pets to be good watch dogs. Even though they bark at seeing suspicious things, there are high chances they will not alert you while seeing an intruder. Cocker Spaniels are one of those breeds who just love people.

How Often Should I Bathe My Cocker Spaniels?

Cocker Spaniels are a breed having a wavy coat that gets dirty pretty quickly. Hence these dogs need to be bathed bi-weekly to keep them in good hygiene. During rainy seasons, you may have to bathe him weekly due to the risk of ticks and fleas. If you manage to see ticks and fleas on their skin, you can use some premium quality disinfectant shampoos that would get rid off these parasites quickly.

How Often Should I Groom Them?

Try to give a quick brush to your Cocker Spaniels everyday, even if it is for 2-3 minutes. This tremendously helps to keep their hair neat and clean. A thorough combing is needed weekly to prevent the problem of tangling and matting of the hair. You can use a medium sized slicker brush for cleansing all the dirt and dust from your Cocker’s body.

What are the Pros and Cons of a Cocker Spaniel?

Pros

  • Cocker Spaniels love to please their owners each time, making them great companion dogs.
  • They are a highly adaptive dog breed who can adjust to a wide range of climates.
  • Cocker Spaniels show unconditional love for kids and toddlers.
  • Due to their relatively high intelligence, Cocker Spaniels are easy to train.

Cons

  • Cocker Spaniels can develop separation anxiety when left alone.
  • These dogs need considerable amount of daily exercise.
  • Cocker Spaniels are a little bit exposed to health issues like dermatitis and auto-immune disorders.
  • Due to their long and dense hair, you may have to do a lot of grooming.

Some Interesting Facts About Cocker Spaniel

  • There are two kinds of Cocker Spaniels, American and England

  • A Cocker Spaniel named Tangle, was the first Cancer-Detecting Dog.

  • Cocker Spaniels are the smallest sporting dog breed.

  • Former US President Richard Nixon owned a Cocker Spaniel.

  • They are the most scientifically studied dogs in the world.

History of Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniels have a history that dates back to 500 years. The early spaniels in England were divided among land and water spaniels. The water spaniels tremendously helped the hunters to retrieve water fowls that were shot down by arrows. The land spaniels were of two types, setting spaniels and springing spaniels. Setting spaniels used to creep down and point their game which allowed the hunters to trap them with nets. Springing spaniels, on the other hand, used to sprang on partridges and pheasants for hunting alongside with the falcons. They also teamed up with the greyhounds to hunt rabbits. The modern Cocker Spaniels we see were bred from these springing spaniels.

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