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Cocker Spaniel is one of the smallest of the sporting dogs.
It's name is derived from one of it's early functions, hunting
woodcock. Once indistinct from the English Cocker Spaniel, the
American breed was developed into a specific type by American
fanciers. It has a rounded skull, docked tail, long ears and
heavy feathering on the chest and legs. One of the most
striking feature of this breed is it's large, warm, soulful eyes.
The Cocker Spaniel is about 14-15" high at the shoulders and
weighs about 25 pounds. The American Cocker Spaniel is
recognized by it's long hair. Almost any color is
acceptable, including black, deer red, light beige, black and tan
and multi or parti-color. Sometimes the solid colors are
referred to as ASCOB, which means, Any Solid Color Other than
Black. They have a very lovable, gentle and
playful nature and are obedient. Training is easy and there
are rarely any problems, however, when training, you must remember
that they are very quiet and sensitive. They are extremely
tuned in to the tone of voice that you may use and will try their
best to please you. They are sociable and do well with other
pets. Many people that take home one of our Cockers comment on
the fun side of their nature; they can definitely entertain
you with their playfulness. These dogs are very good for small
apartments or homes because they are calm and obedient.
Cockers love to swim and like to retrieve objects. Our Cockers
are very quiet and well mannered and have a loving
temperament. They are a peaceful, fun addition to any home.