American Cocker Spaniel

Other name: American Spaniel

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Life expectancy

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




Adult size

Female Between 13 and 14 in
Male Between 15 and 15 in

Adult weight

Female Between 15 and 31 lb
Male Between 15 and 31 lb
Coat colour
Black Red Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The American Cocker Spaniel costs between £780 and £800

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More details about the American Cocker Spaniel

American Cocker Spaniel: Origins and history

The American Cocker Spaniel descends directly from the English Cocker Spaniel who was ‘readapted’ in America to suit their tastes and were made much more conspicuous than their British cousins. The first female Cocker Spaniel arrived in America in 1882. Gradually, the American Cocker Spaniel became a breed in its own right and was no longer a variety of the English Cocker Spaniel. The breed was officially recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1946. The World Canine Organisation officially recognised the breed in 1965.

FCI classification of the American Cocker Spaniel

  • Group 8 - Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs

  • Section 2 : Flushing Dogs

Training a American Cocker Spaniel

They have a docile nature and therefore you must make the most of when the puppy first arrives home, by starting training early and setting clear rules and limits.
They are rather sensitive dogs and don’t respond well to any form of brutality and can quickly become stubborn and difficult if they sense any type of violence, whether physical or psychological.

American Cocker Spaniel: Purchase price

The price of an American Cocker Spaniel varies according to their origin, age and sex. On average, a pedigree dog costs £800.
On average, it will cost £25/month to meet this dog’s needs.

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