Height and Weight
Both the male and female Cockers generally share a common weight of 24 to 28 lbs. In terms of height, bitches are smaller. They have a 13.5 to 14.5 in height, while the males have 14.5 to 15.5 in height at the withers.
Cocker Spaniels are generally gentle and loving. They make excellent family pets for their breed enjoy being around the family, and are specifically excellent with children. Also, Cockers make companionable, loyal, and affectionate family dogs. In addition to that, the breed make admirable gun dogs because of their relentless original hunting instincts. Nevertheless, Cockers do not make outstanding guard dogs. They only bark to let you know that there’s someone coming to the door. Cocker Spaniels are lively, friendly, and enthusiastic by nature. As a matter of fact, they have earned the nickname “Merry Cocker” because of these qualities. The breed is also described as the type that is very intelligent and eager to please.
Due to the Cockers’ longer hair, grooming can be a little high maintenance. They need daily brushing and trimming. Even their eyes and ears require regular cleaning to keep them from infections and from acquiring tear stains.
Cocker Spaniels are a moderately healthy breed with an have an average lifespan of 10 to 14 years. There are, nonetheless, quite a few health issues associated to their breed. These include cataracts, skin conditions, auto-immune diseases, epilepsy, and otitis media.