Cocker Spaniel

Other names : Cocker, English Cocker Spaniel

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Life expectancy

The Cocker Spaniel has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 15 and 15 in
Male Between 15 and 16 in

Adult weight

Female Between 29 and 31 lb
Male Between 29 and 31 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown Red
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Cocker Spaniel costs between £590 and £790

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More details about the Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel: Origins and history

It’s a ‘Spaniel’- but does that mean ‘Spanish’ or ‘English’? He is undeniably English, can’t be more so in fact: the breed as we know it originated in the United Kingdom in 1879, but the English had been using this type of Spaniel for hunting already since the 18th century. His more distant roots are, however, likely to be Spanish, as described by Dr. Cajus in 1570 in his De Canibus Britannicis. We can even find references to the English Spaniel in publications dating back to the end of the 14th century. His name springs from ‘Woodcock’. The Cocker is namely a real expert in hunting for the latter bird. 

FCI classification of the Cocker Spaniel

  • Group 8 - Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs

  • Section 2 : Flushing Dogs

Training a Cocker Spaniel

It is said that the multi-coloured subjects get more easily distracted than the solid-coloured variety but, on the flipside, question their owners’ commands much less. This in direct opposition to the solid-coloured specimens, that are perhaps more focused, but also occasionally more stubborn. 

The Cocker Spaniel’s training must in fact be cemented at a young age. As soon as he integrates the household, certain boundaries must be established to prevent the pup from developing bad habits. 

The handler must be strict, gentle, conscientious, consistent and fair if he wants to ensure a seamless cooperation with this dog.

Cocker Spaniel: Purchase price

The price of a Cocker varies depending on its origins, age, and sex. You have to count an average of £790 for a dog registered at the Kennel Club. 

With regards to the monthly budget required to meet the needs of a dog of this size, you have to estimate an average of £30 per month.

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