Facts about Cocker Spaniels

Country/Region of Origin:
The origins of this breed are somewhat vague but it is believed they may have originated from Spain or regions surrounding.
Life span: 12 – 15 years
Weight:  20 -30 pounds (9 – 13.6 kg)
Gestation:  61 -65 days

Health issues in Cocker Spaniels:
- Cancers
- Epilepsy
- Rage Syndrome (most often affects golden Cocker Spaniels)
- Eye and ear infections
- Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
- Gluacoma
- Cataracts
- Patellar luxation
- Kidney disease
Interesting Facts on Cocker Spaniels:

When compared, the American Cocker Spaniel has a shorter muzzle and is lightly smaller than the English Spaniel. The American Spaniel’s skull is more domed.
The Cocker Spaniel was originally bred as a sport hunting dog and is capable of working in both wet and dry terrains.
The name “Cocker” derives from the name of a bird called the Woodcocker which is a game bird that was hunted by this Spaniel.
The American Cocker Spaniel originates from the English Cocker Spaniel.
The first English Cocker Spaniel according to records came across on the Mayflower from Plymouth in 1620.
The first Spaniel registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC) was only in 1878.
The American Cocker Spaniel is the smallest sporting dog recognised by the AKC.
Well known people that owned Cocker Spaniels include, US President Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton as well as the Duke and Duchess of York.

1 comment:

  1. This is the first time I read more about spaniels because actually I have cocker spaniels and I think this will help me a lot on taking care of my dogs. Thanks for sharing this important information.



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