English cocker dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: England
- Group: Sporting
- Weight: 12-16 kg
- Height: 38-45 cm
- Colors: black, black with white, red, liver color
- Training: good listener, learn quickly
- Grooming: needs regular care
- Health: may have allergies, cataracts
- Litter size: average 5 puppies
- Lifespan: 10 - 12 years
- Other names: Cocker, English Cocker, Cocker Merry
English cocker spaniel is present in art and literature for over 500 years. Initially cocker Spaniards were divided into water and land. In the years 1850 - 1860 were recorded and other cocker: Welsh and Devonshire. Race today shows little different.
At Crufts English cocker spaniel was the most successful dog, winning 7 awards in 1930, 1931, 1938, 1939, 1948, 1950, 1996. American cocker spaniel cocker spaniel was created in the early 19th century English to hunt quail and woodcock.
Initially you could see the difference physical height, but over time have observed a number of different traits. The two races were officially presented to America in 1936 and the American Kennel Club accepted two races in 1946. Originated in England.
Food English cocker
A healthy diet includes an English cocker spaniel fresh food such as vegetables and fruits, and chicken (boneless), turkey or beef.
It is recommended to avoid fatty meats that creates high levels of cholesterol and fatty deposits, known as the animal is predisposed to obesity.
And dry food is recommended for oral health of the dog; Read labels to see which products contain vitamins and minerals.
Extra vitamins and supplements are recommended only with the approval veterinarian especially if the animal expects chicken or undergone any recent illness.
Rasfatatii especially during growth, but do not overdo it because they will never refuse.
Description English cocker
English cocker spaniel dog is a robust, compact and well balanced. The eyes are usually dark and loburile ear must reach the nose.
Although some prefer specimens without tails, tail amputation is illegal in Australia, South Africa and Scotland. males average between 39 and 42 cm at geaban and females are slightly shorter.
The average weight is about 13-15kg. Cockers can be seen in a variety of colors. Standards in any color besides white can be met only on the chest.
Other colors: black with red, gold and black, liver color, orange, pigmented, etc.
Behavior English cocker
It can be stubborn, but easy to train and such a perfect pet.
Is known for his intelligence, optimism and adaptability in turn does not like loneliness.
A very loyal breed and afectuasa. English cocker spaniel is an active dog, sporting.
Training English cocker
Cockers were originally hunting dogs so they are based on an extremely good and obedient character that make easy to train even from an early age. The first thing, perhaps the most important when it comes to a cocker or is born into a new house, you need to know basic places.
Thus he has learned where sleeping place, and where to find food and places where food is not allowed. As animal is an intelligent and learn quickly.
It is essential to have time and patience when you start training your dog. Regardless of age dog training must be short and repeatedly.
Always make sure that when it fails rewarded with food or praise. Training can start when the animal is around the age of five months.
Characteristics English cocker
English cocker spaniel, either living in England or the United States or Canada has a lifespan of 11-12 years.
It lives on average about one year longer than American cocker spaniel.
In a survey in 2004 were highlighted the most common causes of death: cancer 30%, 17% old age, 9% heart, etc.
Health English cocker
Common health problems English cocker spaniel are skin allergies, shyness, cataracts, deafness (affects 6% of the race), aggression towards other dogs, tumors, jaw problems.
Some uncommon problems include hip dysplasia, which is an abnormal formation of the hip joint, congestive heart failure.