Monday, August 17, 2009
Cocker Spaniels are a favorite among many. They are just so irresistible. People have loved them for quite a while. These dogs were bred to scare off small vermin, mostly birds. As a spaniel, the Cocker Spaniel is in the sporting group in AKC. The Cocker Spaniel is the smallest of all the spaniels. It is also the smallest dog in the sporting group.
Cocker Spaniels have large, floppy, tear-shaped ears, and an athletic personality. There are 2 different Cocker Spaniels. There's the American variety and the English variety. Cocker Spaniels also have a feathered coat. That coat needs normal grooming, but extra grooming is advised if your Cocker Spaniel is used for show.
These are athletic breeds. Despite the small size, this dog needs daily exercise, so if you're a couch potato don't even bother purchasing a Cocker Spaniel. Hip displasia is a problem health issue in the breed.
This dog may be a lot of responsibility and work for you, but in return, you'll get love, affection, and attention from your pooch!