The Cocker Spaniel's trademarks are those enormous ears that are almost guaranteed to fall into their water bowl. Did you know that you can even buy special bowls to ensure their ears stay dry when drinking?
Cocker Spaniels are affectionate, loyal and energetic dogs. They are great with children, the elderly and other pets, as long as they are socialised and trained from an early age.
They make fantastic family dogs, as they love to play and burn energy that way. To keep them out of trouble, make sure they get plenty of exercise and mental stimulation through some agility, K9 Nose work or other dog sport.
Cocker Spaniels have an excellent sense of smell. You could hold their nose and they would still be able to smell something far, far away that they want to run to and investigate. For this reason they are often used for drug detection services. If you're planning on getting one we suggest you invest in a good a lead and teach them to come back to you!
|Life expectancy:||12-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Average|