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Cocker Spaniel
Sensitive and charming, the Cocker Spaniel has enjoyed widespread popularity for decades.
Height: 14 to 15 inches at shoulder
Weight: 24 to 28 pounds
Coat: thick and wavy
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
The Cocker Spaniel is primarily a beloved companion dog, though he remains a capable bird dog at heart. Beautiful to look at (and labor-intensive to groom), the Cocker's amenable, cheerful disposition also makes him a treat to have in the family. Never more pleased than when he's pleasing you, he's as happy to snuggle on the couch with his favorite adults as to romp in the yard with the kids.
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General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
Cold tolerance
Dog friendly
Ease at being home alone
Ease of training
Friendly toward strangers
Tendency to bark or howl
Affectionate with family
General health
Good for novice owners