AMERICAN COCKER SPANIEL

 


A few words about the breed …( ©The American Spaniel Club Inc)


The American Cocker Spaniel is the smallest member of the Sporting Group. He has a sturdy, compact body and a cleanly chiseled and refined head, with the overall dog in complete balance and of ideal size. He stands well up at the shoulder on straight forelegs with a topline sloping slightly toward strong, moderately bent, muscular quarters. He is a dog capable of considerable speed, combined with great endurance.
Above all, he must be free and merry, sound, well balanced throughout and in action show a keen inclination to work. A dog well balanced in all parts is more desirable than a dog with strongly contrasting good points and faults.

A well-bred Cocker Spaniel is a joy to own. Gentle and loving, this beautiful creature wants nothing more than to please his master. Cockers are small dogs, fitting comfortably into a car, apartment, or a small home. They are, by nature, companion animals, but are frequently trained for the show ring, and for obedience, agility, and for field work. They make wonderful therapy dogs, too.
But even if you are simply looking for a dog to hug and curl up with on the sofa, a Cocker Spaniel can fit the bill perfectly.
That breed requires daily brushing and complete grooming every 6-8 weeks to be kept in good condition.


 


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