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Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Information | Kellyville Pets

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Thinking of getting a Cocker Spaniel Puppy? Get all the information you need in our dog breed guide to see if a Cocker Spaniel is the right dog for you.

Fast Facts:

How long will my Cocker Spaniel live? 12-15 years

What will my dogs energy levels be like? High

How big will my Cocker Spaniel grow? 10-15kg 

Will a Cocker Spaniel be suitable for my family? Speagles are suitable for most families

What size housing is recommended for my Cocker Spaniel? A backyard is required

Cocker Spaniel Temperament

Cocker Spaniels are known to be a happy, faithful and outgoing breed – often referred to as the ‘social butterfly’ of dog breeds. The English Cocker Spaniel is an intelligent dog and loves to be part of the action. They are a very loving, sociable and playful breed, making them great for families with children and they generally get along well with other dogs, given they have been properly socialised as a puppy. Whether its playing fetch in the back yard or curling up for a movie on the couch – your Cocker Spaniel will be happy as long as they are with you!

Cocker Spaniel Health Issues

Patella Luxation: An abnormally shallow groove in the knee, which causes the knee cap (patella) to slip out of position.

Ear Infections: Dogs have a vertical ear canal (unlike humans which are horizontal) so it is easy for moisture and debris to be retained within the ear canal, causing irritation. It is seen most in floppy eared breeds, so it is important that ears be dried properly after a bath or swim and ensure they are cleaned regularly.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): A group of retinal degeneration diseases that worsens over time and can lead to impaired vision or even blindness.


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CARE GUIDE © Copyright 2016 Kellyville Pets - All information found in this care guide is based upon our own experience. The information provided is not the only information available. In any medical situations,  you should always consult your vet, including questions regarding your pet's diet.