Spaniels in various shapes and sizes have been valued both for their talents as gundogs and as appealing family pets. This is a medium-size sporting breed measuring 15 to 17 inches at the shoulder and weighing 26 to 34 pounds, making it slightly larger than the American Cocker Spaniel. The medium-long coat comes in a variety of colors: black, red, liver, golden, black and tan, and parti-colored (open-marked with white, or roaned in blue, liver, red, orange or lemon, some with tan points as well). Brushing about three times a week removes dead hair and keeps the coat shiny and lying flat. A Cocker will need some tidy-up trimming of the head, throat and around the feet. Shedding can be a problem. The long, feathered ears need special care. The breed enjoys family life and is suited to most accommodations, but watch its diet and make sure it is exercised daily.
All About Gun Dog Breeds
Active and affectionate, the dogs in the gun dog group make wonderful companion pets. These are the quintessential family companions. As a rule, they are loyal, friendly, active and affectionate. Also referred to as sporting dogs, gun dogs were bred to accompany hunters in the field and to work closely…
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Groom Your English Cocker Spaniel
Grooming the English Cocker Spaniel revolves around coat, ear, and muzzle care. The English Cocker Spaniel may be easier to groom than its American cousin, the Cocker Spaniel, but don’t ignore this breed’s grooming needs! The English Cocker Spaniel’s ears and muzzle need attention, and the feathering on its underside…
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