The best sized kennel for a Cocker Spaniel is one where the dog can stand up and move around in. Dogs like to be able to turn round and lay down comfortably in their kennel. We suggest that our large dog kennel would be best suited to a Cocker Spaniel but always check the dimensions against the size of your dog to ensure the sizing does indeed suit your dog.
The most common Cocker Spaniels breeds are the English Cocker Spaniel and the American Cocker Spaniel. The English Cocker Spaniel is a very popular breed of dog and regularly wins “Best in Show” at Crufts. Cocker Spaniels are classed as a medium sized dog. Their most distinct feature is their long ears. A male Cocker Spaniel can grow up to 15 inches and weigh up to 28lbs (13kgs), female spaniels are always slightly smaller than males.
Cocker Spaniels make lovely family pets due to their happy disposition and affectionate nature. They are intelligent dogs and therefore easily trained. Very alert dogs who are fast to learn obedience and their desire to please will make them great companions. While Spaniels will bark to alert you of intruders they are not the most effective of guard dogs as it is most likely they will lick the hand of the intruder!
Lots of exercise and being outside is what they enjoy best, especially playing fetch. Fetching is in their blood as they were originally bred in the UK as hunting dogs who would hunt Woodcock and other fowl. The name “Cocker” derives from the Woodcock that they hunted.
Cocker Spaniel’s have beautiful silky coats which can be a variety of colours including black, liver, red and golden but also black and tan. Regular brushing will be required to keep their coat in great condition and tangle free.