The Cocker Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel is a lovely dog, ideal for family life. He easily recognized with his long ears and his deep look. In this article we will look carefully at the characteristics of this breed of dog that brings a lot of joy in many homes.
The Cocker Spaniel at a glance
If you want to know the origins of the Cocker Spaniel, we will have to cross the channel of the sleeve to get to britain. The ancestors of the Cocker Spaniel were dogs used especially for hunting. The anecdote tells that the Cockers hunted mainly a kind of bird called “Woodcock” in English (woodcock in Spanish). Of “Woodcock” was the name of “Cocker”.
A Cocker is usually measure about 40 cm and weigh between 10 and 14 pounds. They are dogs with very good proportions, tend to be as high as long. Their fur can be long or medium-long and of different colors. Although there are two categories:
- The of a single color: can be black, brown, or golden.
- The various colors: blue roan, roan chocolate, orange and white…
The character of the Cocker Spaniel
The Cocker Spaniel is a dog very lively and easy to carry on the day-to-day. Is usually affectionate but a little nervous and you will need to download a lot of energy to be happy. That is why it is important to offer the possibility of exercising all the times needed. Always point to a possible ride, and if it is long much better.
The Cocker Spaniel is a breed of dog that is accustomed to be aware of the slightest noise or suspicious movement. You want to take care of yours and alert you to any problems. That’s why they tend to bark a lot, which can get annoying in certain cases.
Despite its numerous qualities, the Cocker Spaniel has a small defect. Have you never heard of the character of the cocker? It has come to build a bad reputation of the breed for this trait. Can be dogs a little stubborn. When you have made a decision, it is difficult to make them change their mind. But nothing is impossible with a little education.
The education of the Cocker Spaniel
Some will say the Cocker Spaniel is a dog stubborn, but far from being a criticism, it should be viewed as a point in its favor. It is a dog that knows what he wants. This means that it is a dog intelligent and that is good news because it facilitates their education. Although sometimes you may have to arm yourself with patience, nothing is impossible.
Dogs are very playful, and you can leverage all this energy for its correct training. In addition, dogs are quite greedy. A perfect combination to instill certain behaviors based sweets as rewards.
The fact that you have created a link with the Cocker spaniel from an early age will help a lot in the work of education. Although with their big ears they have a face that is irresistible, we have to know how to be firm and tell them no once in a while.
Problem was a recurrent example is the issue of pulling on the strap. They are hunting dogs that are accustomed to camp to their hearts content. To walk tied to a leash is not natural for them and will require a little learning and a period of adaptation. A possible technique to control this behavior is to let you sit in how much you begin to pull on the leash. This allows you to focus and realize that you have to be aware of what prompts the person that accompanies him. Another technique is to change direction in an abrupt way on how to start to pull.
The health of the Cocker Spaniel
The Cocker Spaniel enjoys very good health and is not prone to develop problems due to peculiar features of the race. The life expectancy of a Cocker Spaniel stands between 15 and 20 years. Despite being a tough dog, there will be to pay attention to two elements:
- Your ears
- Their eyes
These areas are sensitive in all dogs, can develop otitis and conjunctivitis.
It is important to review them and clean them often, using products and methods.
Before adopting a Cocker Spaniel it is important to know that they can get to develop hereditary diseases:
- Nephropathy, familial: a condition of the kidney which leads to a loss of volume of the organ
- The coxofemoral dysplasia: the hip joint reaches to develop osteoarthritis early malformation
- Atrophy progressive retinal: a wear not usual of the retina that leads to vision loss
Do you share your life with a Cocker Spaniel? You can create a profile on Gudog to get to be a part of our herd! If you’re still checking because you would like to adopt one, we can not do anything else than recommend this race. You have a lot of love to offer and knows how to take very good care of his family. Do you want to tell us about your Cocker spaniel? You can leave a comment below this post.
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