The american and english cocker spaniels bear a passing resemblance with each other but that s where most of the similarity ends. Originally bred as a sport hunting dog in the united kingdom like the welsh springer spaniel the cocker spaniel receives its name from hunting eurasian woodcock.
The american cocker spaniel was developed from the english cocker spaniel in the 19th century to retrieve quail and woodcock they were originally divided from the english cocker solely on a size basis but were bred over the years for different specific traits.
English cocker spaniel full size. The two cocker spaniels were shown together in america until 1936 when the english cocker received status as a separate breed. The breed is. American dog fanciers of the early 20th century developed a.
However this is dependant upon several factors including weight activity level diet and overall lifestyle. 12 5 15 5kg fully grown male. Official standard for the english cocker spaniel general appearance.
Introduction originally bred as hunting dogs in the united kingdom cocker spaniels got their name from the game that they hunt the eurasian woodcock. The cocker spaniel nicknamed the cocker is a beloved companion and family breed known for its gentle and happy personality. The english cocker spaniel is currently ranked 74th among the 155 breeds and varieties registered by the akc.
What weight is a fully grown cocker spaniel. For instance the median lifespan of a cocker spaniel is 11 5 years while the miniature poodle can live up to 14 years or more. Cocker spaniel quick facts.
11 75 14 5kg fully grown female. His gait is powerful and frictionless capable both of covering ground effortlessly and penetrating dense cover to flush and retrieve game. Therefore the average life expectancy of a cocker spaniel poodle mix is about 13 years.
The english cocker spaniel is an active merry sporting dog standing well up at the withers and compactly built. The average cocker spaniel has an overall height of 18 0 22 0 46 56 cm withers height of 14 0. English cocker spaniel dog breed is medium in size with long ears and a happy temperament.
The dogs are a member of the spaniel family. Size male english cocker spaniels stand 16 to 17 inches tall and weigh 28 to 34 pounds. 30 dog crate return to main dog crate size breed chart.
The american and english cocker spaniel was considered to be the same breed until the 1930s when their rather apparent differences led to them being classified as two separate breeds. As already covered both male and female cocker spaniels will continue to grow and gain weight until they reach full maturity at which usually occurs no later than the 24 month range. Thus the english springer spaniel field spaniel english cocker spaniel and on through all of today s british spaniel breeds.
His name cocker comes from his work to hunt woodcock in england although english cocker has also been utilized to hunt a lot of other kinds of birds. Average weight for a fully grown cocker spaniel. He is alive with energy.
Medium recommended crate size. Akc recognized in 1878 lifespan.