Cocker spaniel

Other names: English Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel

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The English Cocker Spaniel is a truly popular breed. Its character appeals to many families. Despite its long hairs, its maintenance remains reasonable since only daily brushing is mandatory. He is intelligent, docile, gentle, pleasant to live with and constantly seeks to satisfy his master. In addition, he will accompany him in each of his sports outings.



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Hair type Half-long
Origin England
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 12 kg to 14 kg From 38 cm to 39 cm
Male From 12 kg to 14 kg From 39 cm to 41 cm
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History of the breed

Photos of English Cocker Spaniel

Photo of Choki, Cocker SpanielPhoto of Gaspard, English Cocker SpanielPhoto of Stanley, English Cocker SpanielPhoto of Ikar, Cocker SpanielPhoto of Thunder, English Cocker SpanielPhoto of Fiona, Cocker Spaniel

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Physical features

His hair : mid-long to long, without being abundant, flat and never wavy, nor curly. The texture of the dress is silky, with fringes lining the legs and hindquarters above the hocks.
Its color : can be solid (black, red, fawn, chocolate, black and tan, brown and tan, never white), two-tone (white associated with black, orange, brown or lemon), tricolor (black, white and tan or brown , white and tan) or roan (blue, orange, lemon, brown).
His head : elongated and round. The skull is well developed and clearly chiseled. The stop is well marked.
His ears : lobe-shaped, set low, with fringes of long hair, flat and silky.
Its eyes : brown or dark brown, occupying most of the space of the sockets, but are not protruding. Express the intelligence, liveliness and gentleness of the dog.
His body : strong and compact, the top line is firm and straight, the kidney is short and wide, the chest is well developed and the ribs are well sprung.
Its tail : set slightly lower than the line of the back, carried horizontally (never raised) and wriggling in action.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The English Cocker Spaniel is a true concentrate of cheerfulness, vitality and intelligence . Its tail waggles constantly, especially when it is in action and, during the hunt, when it follows a trail. At home, he shows off his very playful nature with children , while being affectionate. As long as he can exercise himself, he is a very good companion dog, but he should not be confined to the living room of a house. He is never happier than when he indulges in the outdoor life and exerts himself.

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The English Cocker Spaniel being a very intelligent dog, his education does not pose any particular problem as regards assimilation. The only difficulty is knowing how to channel your enthusiasm and exuberance . A good education from an early age allows you to better manage your assertive character. You have to know how to combine games , rewards , firmness and gentleness .

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The English Cocker Spaniel is a very active dog who likes large brushy areas . He will therefore always prefer a more country lifestyle than an urban one , but he has learned to adapt to the status of an urban companion dog. As long as he has enough space and enjoys long daily walks, he can perfectly acclimate to indoor life.


Ease of gaining weight

The English Cocker Spaniel can live up to fifteen years in excellent health . It is robust and does not fear disease . However, he can be prone to obesity if he does not get enough exercise! It is thus necessary to make it run daily. Its long ears also favor foreign bodies .

Therefore, they should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections or ear infections . In addition, hip dysplasia , progressive retinal atrophy and familial nephropathy are all possible pathologies in this breed of dog.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 5 and 9 puppies

Major concerns
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Dilated cardiomyopathy
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia
Minor concerns
Congenital portosystemic shunt
Pulmonary stenosis
Occasional concerns
Exercise-induced collapse
Atopic dermatitis
Renal failure
Suggested tests

To protect you from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends an English Cocker Spaniel dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 13 years old

Maximum: 15 years

The life expectancy of an English Cocker Spaniel is, on average, between 13 years and 15 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The silky coat of the English Cocker Spaniel requires daily maintenance , as impurities of all kinds can easily get mixed up in it during walks. On the grooming side, the English Cocker Spaniel should not especially be shaved , under penalty of seeing his hair curl when regrowing.

The Cocker Spaniel can be brushed about 2 to 3 times a week , in order to avoid knots. A bath from time to time is possible. The ideal is to schedule a session with a professional groomer about every 2 months. Hair that is too long can be cut so that it does not drag on the floor.

It is recommended to clean the ears every week with hydrophilic cotton, to mow the inside and to lighten its attachment by cutting a few hairs. These measures help prevent the occurrence of an ear infection. Regular brushing of the dog’s teeth helps eliminate tartar build-up and the growth of bacteria. If necessary, the nails can be cut. If you are new to this, it is best to seek advice from a veterinarian.

Price and budget

Purchase price

700 €
1000 €

The purchase price of an English Cocker Spaniel is between 700 € and 1000 €.

Annual maintenance cost

1050 €
€ 1,100

The annual maintenance cost of an English Cocker Spaniel is between € 1,050 and € 1,100.

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Be careful, the English Cocker Spaniel tends to gain weight quite easily. His ration should be controlled and care should be taken not to overfeed him . His diet is based on high quality kibble which will allow him to find all the necessary vitamins and nutrients, in addition to the proteins and lipids necessary for his daily energy expenditure. Plan 2 meals a day .

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

He needs to be taken out every day and for several hours. Walks, walks, outings in the forest or dog sports can be practiced. They are also recommended because the Cocker Spaniel will only like it on condition of being able to frolic. In addition, his playful little side makes him a good playmate.

Famous English Cocker Spaniel Dogs

Bill : this is the name of Boule’s dog, in the famous Boule et Bill comic strip. The Cocker Spaniel is very cunning and skillful , especially when he wants food. He likes to take naps on the couch and hates baths. He is very good friends with his young owner Boule , and the family turtle named Caroline .

Lady : in the cartoon Beauty and the Tramp from Disney, Lady , the heroine, would be an English Cocker Spaniel. It was given by Jim Chéri to his wife Darling on Christmas Eve. Lady becomes an essential member of the family. She is very attached to her owners . She meets the Tramp , a stray dog, who becomes her companion.

Bamboo : this is the name of Alain’s Cocker Spaniel, played by Didier Bourdon , in the film of the same name directed by the same actor and released in 2009. Alain and his dog did not initially have a lot of hooked atoms. Finally, over time, the owner gets closer to Bambou , as he gradually moves away from his wife.


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(KC) The Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club


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