History and original purpose of the english cocker spaniel. The english cocker spaniel is a small but personality packed pup.
It has gained wide popularity around the world.
English cocker spaniel old age. American cocker spaniels are smaller with a slightly smaller head and shorter nose than english cocker spaniels. The american kennel club akc recognized the english cocker spaniel as a separate breed in 1946. English cocker spaniel development typically spans 15 17 months from birth to full maturity.
Therefore the american cocker spaniel lifespan is the same as an english cocker spaniel. The size of the english cocker spaniel according to the kc is 15 5 16 0 inches 39 41 cm at the withers for males and 15 0 15 5 inches 38 39 cm for females. Puppies grow rapidly in height and length for the first 7 8 months then those growth rates slow while the adolescent fills out by gaining muscle and fat.
Cockers are one of the smallest members of the gundog group of dogs. These dogs reach their full adult size an average of 16 inches and 30 pounds at 10 11 months of age. The english cocker spaniel typically lives about a year longer than the smaller american cocker spaniel.
24 in a 2004 uk kennel club survey the most common causes of death were cancer 30 old age 17 cardiac 9 and combinations 7. They are a real rainbow litter with some very rare colours 3 orange roam sables 2 girls and 1 boy 1 chocolate and tan sable boy 2 red sable girls both reserved 2 tri sables 1 boy and 1 girl. Both cockers originated as hunting dogs but over the years the american cocker has become primarily a pet while.
Any pet owner dreads the day their furry friend will no longer be with them but fortunately cocker spaniel owners should have many years with their pet before that becomes a reality. 12 to 15 years. Cocker spaniels are divided into two groups american cocker spaniel and english cocker spaniel.
We are proud to announce our litter of kc show type english cocker spaniel puppies. Let s start by looking at its history.