Cocker Spaniel

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Breed Group: Sporting
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The Cocker Spaniel is a beautiful, and intelligent dog that commonly makes a terrific house pet. However, this breed would be best suited in a home with older, more respectable children. This breed must be properly socialized as a pup to avoid many behavioral problems that can occur such as shyness, which can lead to aggression and submissive urination.
Cocker Spaniels are intelligent and very loyal dogs. However, they do require an energetic owner, as they are very playful and active. This lively breed makes a great household pet, and should not be left outdoors for a long period of time. Their long hair prevents them from staying cool in hot weather. This breed is sure to bring plenty of joy to your life.
Cocker Spaniels are beautiful dogs that can get along well with older children and animals providing they do not pester. A very cheerful dog, this breed loves to play and sometimes enjoys barking. This very gentle breed can become somewhat of a tyrant if not given the proper attention or socialization.
This breed has a long and flat or wavy coat that requires daily brushing. This breed requires grooming on a daily basis if hair is to stay long. Eyes should be cleaned daily to remove any tear stains. Trimming is necessary. Ears must be cleaned regularly to avoid ear infections.
Most commonly seen in white, solid black, or light cream this breed has a beautiful silky coat that should either lay flat, or be slightly wavy. Clipping is necessary to keep hair at medium length.
This breed can be rather difficult to housebreak, but are otherwise very easy to train. Obedience classes are recommended for this playful breed. Initially bred to be used as a gundog, this breed does exceptionally well in obedience if given consistent training with a gentle hand.
The Cocker Spaniel is recommended for a home with at least a small yard, but can do well in an apartment if they receive the proper exercise. This is a fairly active breed and does require 3 walks per day, unless able to roam free in a fenced back yard for exercise.
24-28 lbs
Male: 14.5-15.5; Female: 13.5-14.5 inches
Black variety: solid black or black and tan; ASCOB variety: cream, red, brown, and brown with tan points; Particolor variety: any color with white
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Cocker Spaniel puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Cocker Spaniel varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Cocker Spaniel puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Cocker Spaniels sold is $1,175.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Cocker Spaniel with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,600 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Cocker Spaniel with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Cocker Spaniels sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,175.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $2,600.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 12241 Cocker Spaniel puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Cocker Spaniel puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Cocker Spaniels true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Cocker Spaniel Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 12241 Cocker Spaniel dogs.
  • 1. Brandon
  • 2. Buddy
  • 3. Max
  • 4. Bailey
  • 5. Chase
  • 6. Daisy
  • 7. Tiffany
  • 8. Jasper
  • 9. Luke
  • 10. Molly
  • 11. Marcus
  • 12. Buster
  • 13. Lady
  • 14. Charlie
  • 15. Beauty
  • 16. Cooper
  • 17. Bella
  • 18. Hershey
  • 19. Sophie
  • 20. Teddy

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Anonymous asked:
What category of dog is a Cocker Spaniel?

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The Cocker Spaniel breed is in the Sporting Group in the American Kennel Club.

Anonymous asked:
Are there any Cocker Spaniel breeders who do not doc tails and declaw?



The Cocker Spaniel breed has a naturally occurring docked tail, so very little breeders need to dock any tails unless there is a malformation in the tail to begin with. You can contact the breeder that you are hoping to get a puppy from and if they do remove dewclaws, you can ask your breeder to leave the dewclaws on your pup. A lot of breeders now-a-days do not remove dewclaws as they are a part of the dog that is necessary and should not be removed.


Breed standard is docked tail, and dew claws removed. If you doc within 2-4 days old the Central Nervous system is not fully developed and it is not excruciating. A qualified veterinarian can do this. The dew claws are removed because an adult dog running through the brush can snag it on something and THAT is painful. Both of these procedures were instituted for the welfare of the DOG in the long run.

taytay1000one asked:
Are most Cocker Spaniels "hunting dogs"? I'm wanting to get a buff Cocker Spaniel, but I have 2 macaws, and 4 parakeets. I will be crate training and taking the puppy to classes. I just wanted to know if I should separate them or just find out another technique?



Cocker Spaniels are in the hunting group of dog breeds because they were bred for hunting, however, that does not mean that every Cocker Spaniel has the ability to be a hunting dog. If you are getting your's from a breeder that hunts with his/her dogs, then your dog will have more hunting instinct then a show-bred or companion-bred dog. However, if you are getting your dog from a rescue/shelter, then most likely you will be getting a more companion-bred dog. Please remember that all dogs have what is called "prey-drive" this is the drive that dogs have to chase thing that are moving.


So, using a crate and positive reinforcement methods, you will be able to teach your new dog how to behave around your birds correctly. I suggest tethering your dog to you using a leash if your dog is not in a crate while you are in the house to start off. Contacting your local positive reinforcement trainer, they will give you the tools you need to teach your dog to be calm around the birds. However, you must understand that your birds will be more agitated for a while since they are not used to a dog in the home. Separation of the birds and dog is best for the first little bit until everyone is calm enough to work on training.


If you have birds I would not get a bird dog. Cockers are bred to flush birds out of fields to be shot. I have had cockers most of my life and have taken care of parrots for friends when they were out of town. More than once the large cage was knocked over. I visited another friend who has a 35+ year old Parrot and she told me to keep my cocker away from the floor to ceiling cage because Roscoe would bite her. Do not get a bird dog if you have birds.


I have birds. They are in a separate room of the house. When I feed them in the morning, the dogs come in with me and are more interested in the seed spilled on the floor (love to crunch the sunflower seeds!) Sometimes the boy dog stands on his hind legs to view the birds but it is not dangerous if I am standing there.

Anonymous asked:
I had to put my 8-year-old Cocker down due to seizures, how can I prevent this from happening again? My Cocker Spaniel has been having seizures for about 4 years.



Cocker Spaniel's are known for seizure problems. Getting a puppy from a reputable breeder who screens for seizure problems is the only way to find a puppy that has the best chance of not having seizure problems. Your vet now is the only one that can help, as he/she can give your dog medication for her seizures.


We lost our Cocker/Lab mix to seizures at 3 yrs old. It broke our hearts to see him succumb to this horrible disease. We would love to have another Cocker, but will our next one die from this too?


I'm so sorry! I just lost mine to IMHA at almost 15 years old. They are such cheerful, gallant little dogs! I'm so sorry for your loss!!

Anonymous asked:
Difference between Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Cocker Spaniel I was sold a cocker spaniel but when I received the puppy the papers show the dad and mom were ckcs?



Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are more eager to please and I think they are smaller in size.


Its true that the Cavalier Kings are smaller, and they are strictly lap dogs. Cocker Spaniels, not so much. They like to do things, such as sniff out prey, (they have a great nose) and are naturally good watch dogs. My male cocker will let me know when someone drives up, and the sound of his bark lets me know if he is familiar with my visitor or not. The Cavalier King may bark at a stranger, but he doesn't take his watchdog duties as seriously as the Cocker.


I agree with 8/6/2014 statement 100%. I had my Cavalier for 3 years before I actually heard her bark and was the most polite, lady like bark I've ever heard. I had too look around to figure out where this really low almost melodic little woo-woo-woo was competing from. When I looked at her, I was shocked to see it was my Cavalier, since she had never barked before.......NEVER. Cockers, fifth, yep they keep you informed. I've had Cockers for 35+ years and they let you know what's happening in your front yard AND have different barks for different people as anonymous noted above. Mine even have a different bark for the pizza delivery guy

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Updated: 7/4/2022