English Cocker Spaniel

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated April 3, 2009)

The general appearance of the English Cocker Spaniel is attractive with short body and strong limbs. His movements are alive with energy. His gait is powerful and seems to be frictionless. The English Cocker Spaniel is alert at all times; he resembles a small Springer.

This dog gives the appearance that not only is he bred for hunting but that he really enjoys it. The incessant wagging tail along with the carriage of his head gives this impression. The dog is well balanced, strongly built, full of quality, great stamina, and capable of top speed. One of his hunting abilities is that he can hunt by body scent or by that of a trailing nose.

The English Cocker Spaniel has a love for and faithfulness to his master. This makes him useful as a member of the house. He is alert and characteristically full of courage. He has been noted for his intelligence and merry disposition. It is easy to train the English Cocker because he will give you his complete attention and if correction is needed he will take it in stride. This dog is not quarrelsome, and is a responsive and willing worker both in the field and as a companion. He is not as timid as the American Cocker Spaniel.

The male English Cocker Spaniel weighs somewhere between twenty-eight and 34 pounds, while the female weighs between twenty-six and thirty-two pounds. Their coat lies on the body flat or slightly wavy and will have a silky texture. The color of the coat is usually black and tan.

Additional information on the English Cocker Spaniel can be found at the website for the American Kennel Club.

Author Bio

Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

MORE FROM DORIS

Cleaning Spilled Milk

Growing up we were always told to never cry over spilled milk. But what about the stains left behind? Crying over those ...

Discover More

Turkey Casserole

You need a fast meal with a lot of taste. You have a lot of leftovers and would like to use them up instead of throwing ...

Discover More

Removing Shower Mildew

It often seems like no matter what you try to do, over time you will find yourself faced with some mildew in your shower. ...

Discover More
More Pet Tips

Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel's popularity is one of the greatest in the world. His beauty and merry disposition make him an ...

Discover More

Sussex Spaniel

Although good at retrieving, the Sussex Spaniel is not known for his speed. He has an excellent disposition and is a hard ...

Discover More

Flat-Coated Retriever

Popular in Great Britain, the Flat-coated Retriever is known as the gamekeeper's dog. His intelligence and ease with ...

Discover More
Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is four less than 4?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)