American Cocker Spaniel

KC Pedigree, Small-Medium

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

When the merry old English Cocker Spaniel went to America it changed so much it became this breed, one not nearly so interested in birds so possibly better suited to pet life than the more working types. The breed acquired an enormous, but no longer weatherproof, coat and a very different profile and lots of rosettes.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Fans of the original Lady and the Tramp - they used a different breed in the live-action remake.

Not the best for ...

People who don't like grooming or the garden coming into the house. Am Cockers trousers are magnets for foliage.

Aliases

Yankee

Cross between

None

Origin

United States

Size

Small-Medium
You could pick them up if you had to in an emergency.

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Professional
Professional help needed. Curly, keeps growing and needs cutting.

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

10 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

Trustpilot

Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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Pet Gazette
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Daily Mirror

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