American Cocker Spaniel dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: USA
- Group: Sporting
- Weight: 7 - 14 kg
- Height: 35-38 cm
- Colors: black, white, brown, gray, red
- Training: easy to train, smart
- Grooming: requires regular brushing, care at drooling
- Health: prone to obesity
- Litter size: 2 - 7 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
- Other names: Cocker, Merry Cocker, Cocker Spaniel
The word "Spanish" Cocker was added in late 1100 when it was imported from Spain to England. Evidence from 1300 shows that race was divided into two distinct types: cocker cocker Spanish Spanish water and land.
According to historical writings cocker spaniel was brought from England to New Plymouth in America in the year 1620. Englang cocker first recorded in America was a dog called Capitan.
He has been registered at the American Kennel Club in 1878. After 1881 format ASC (American Spaniel Club) which is now known as the oldest dog club in the US. American cocker first appeared in Britain in the years 1950-1960.
It was the most popular dog in the US from 1940 to 1952 in 1980, from 1984 until 1990. Lately ranked somewhat lower but you never know when the scene returns given the large number of existing copies.
Cockers Spanish Americans had cachet American presidents, who first had one as a pet was Richard Nixon. Later another cocker named Zeke had master Bill Clinton when he was governor in Arkansas.
Food American Cocker Spaniel
Cocker diet in general should not be complicated, but simply well-balanced and nutritious.
A healthy diet will help your dog avoid obesity and live a long and healthy life. Like most dogs cocker eat any time of day.
Unfortunately they are prone to obesity, especially during growth, so sweets and small rewards are strictly limited.
The diet should include plenty of fruits and vegetables, carrots, broccoli, spinach, apples, blueberries, etc., without citrus because they contain citric acid which porvoaca diarrhea.
Even the smallest piece of orange or lemon may cause your dog a bad stomach pain. Proteins form of meat or fish should be included in your dog's diet, for example salmon, turkey, chicken (boneless), beef, lamb, do not forget to remove excess fat. I mentioned above that this beautiful dog is willing to obesity, but that does not mean it needs fat.
A small amount is necessary for them to keep their coat shiny, healthy skin and crystalline eyes. Oils and fats in general can take meat (chicken, lamb, beef - animal fat) fish and vegetables.
Diet should contain also carbohydrates for the animal to remain active. Carbohydrates can take fruit vegetables and grains such as barley, rice, oats. Vitamins and minerals are important for health Cocker some manufacturers include these additional vitamins in food.
Over time it observed the animal poses a risk for developing food allergies. A food allergy is the immune system response to certain foods. Symptoms of allergies are most likely itching in the ears and feet.
A thorough check will highlight a inroseala skin in the affected areas. Disease can vary from dog to dog, the animal may have blood in the stool, stools frequent and / or irregular, it is recommended that each food introduced in the diet to be done for at least 2 weeks. The most common foods to which the Spanish American cocker allergies are: beef, chicken, milk, eggs, corn, soy.
Description American Cocker Spaniel
American cocker spaniel dog is best recognized as a sporting dog. an average between 13.5 - 15.5 geaban.
This dog is well balanced, with silky coat of medium length on the body and ears. It provides the breed standard dimensions 39cm for males and 37cm for females. Spanish American Cocker weighs about 11 - 15kg, females being slightly lighter than males.
The head of a cocker makes it easily recognizable shape with slightly rounded square shape and lips. Hanging ears are long silky fur, and eyes are large and dark in color. The nose can be black or brown in color depending on the breed. The breed is present in several colors, usually black or solid colors like black and brown, dark red or cream.
Behavior American Cocker Spaniel
Also known as the Merry Cocker cocker spaniel dog breed standard defines the American ideal as "balanced temperament and no little shy."
It has a good level of socialization at an early age, and can easily understand people, children, other dogs or other animals. They seem to have a tail which gives no permanent preferring human company.
Not the most suitable dog to be left alone in the back yard. Cockers can be easily stressed by loud noises that disturb the long term, or if you receive a treatment or handling too harsh. Members of the breed were originally used as hunting dogs, but the race has grown in popularity as a show dog.
Training American Cocker Spaniel
Cockers should be trained in general calmly, patiently, but fermitare. These dogs are sensitive, intelligent and independent. It is an intelligent, but during training can yield relatively easy if he feels he can not please the master.
He is happy when he sees his master happy. As I said the training should be done with patience and repeated attempts.
If a dog is trained through punishment and beating him will perceive wrongly message and will result in a negative experience. If you make repeated movements with interest and will give the animal will charge interest and what is transmitted more easily. Be careful what you reward and how much he rewarded.
Characteristics American Cocker Spaniel
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Another study shows, the less likely the chances main are: cancer and liver disease.
Health American Cocker Spaniel
Spanish American Cockers are susceptible to a variety of illnesses, especially ear infections and in some cases the eyes.
Though not exactly known one percent have reported cases of atrophy of the retina and cataracts. It is recommended annual eye checks by a veterinary ophthalmology at least for specimens that are used for breeding.
Inflammation in the ears are quite common diseases. Hip dysplasia was recorded a few copies.
There were cases of heart problems the dog lacked power and was unable to make normal movement, this gene occurs in 10% of the canine population. They are prone to epilepsy and Rage Syndrome (a form of epilepsy in a calm dog who engage in violent and unprovoked attacks suddenly).