Cocker Spaniel is a breed that originated from Spain and was developed in England. These pets are very popular among dog lovers. Especially dogs bred as gun dogs, cocker name itself is intended to demonstrate the utility of these dogs for hunting woodcock in England. you should know, there are two strains of Cocker (strain Working and strain Show), so it is important to distinguish because each has different characteristics and capabilities. Strain of labor, of course featuring large amounts of stamina, while the strains show a very loyal and tend to be dominant. however, cocker spaniel-strung or luggage friendly. Cocker is also a cheerleader dog and wants everybody happy. They can have a close relationship with the children and also to socialize with other dogs. Because patience and obedient personality, they become the right choice for parents.
These dogs were divided into two types, American Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel. English Cocker Spaniel Ras slightly larger than the American Cocker. Another difference between the two types of dog is the American Cocker has a clearer brow, eyes slightly larger, looser jaw, and thicker fur than the English Cocker.
Cocker Spaniel males have a height of about 38cm (15 ½ inches), with weight between 11kg – 13 kg. female cocker spaniel is about 36.8cm (14 ½ inches) and weigh between 10kg – 12kg. Job strain on average a little more weight.
In general, Cocker Spaniel small to medium-bodied, has long ears and bushy, and the legs are long and dense fur. Dog hair is black, brown, or reddish-brown all over his body. Cocker Spaniel in part also has a feather or a combination of colors / shades of brown.
Cockers work tend to have smooth coats and fur less than Cocker Show. whereas strains Show featuring coats, flat smooth glistening with all the feathers on the legs and slim. One of the most spectacular physical properties of this breed can be a stunning range of coat colors can be displayed. In strains Show, however, Black, Heart, Red and Golden is a solid color that is most commonly seen, with variations on these colors show as Sables, black or liver and tan with a pattern called ‘mask and trim’ on the mantle. Variations can include other patterns and an occasional roan, ‘tiger stripes‘. Roan color may occur in accordance with a solid color but also with the addition of lemon, orange and blue.
The ears of both strains are prominent features of a long and lobular, lying close to the head but with some variations in size with dark brown, round eyes and feeling that always seem to be asking for something.
Work strain is generally more active than the type of show, the two strains is a charming little dog and happy, with a tendency to be stubborn and single minded on occasion. As a species, Cocker is never happier than when he has some mental stimulation and exercise should be done whether it’s to pick up a ball, Frisbee chasing, the work to be done or the water to swim in.
The Cocker Work typically requires more mental stimulation than their partners because of the nature of what is brought up to do, so it is important that prospective owners make sure they know where the tension they bring home to enable them to meet the dog’s physical and behavioral requirements. They are alert and intelligent to make them receive the training, however, thought they could ‘wander’ and be led by their noses! With this in mind schedule, stimulates necessary training varies from an early age to achieve the best from your dog.
Cocker Spaniel healthy to survive until the age of 15 years. They are a small dog strong and healthy are vulnerable to very little genetic condition. Several major concern in the American Cocker Spaniels are cataracts, glaucoma and sprained patella. Some minor concerns hip dysplasia, ectropion, entropion, PRA, allergies, seborrhea, lip fold pyoderma, otitis externa, liver disease, urolithiasis, prolapse of nictitans gland, CHF, phosphofructokinase deficiency, and cardiomyopathy. Occasionally seen are gastric torsion and elbow dysplasia. Also IMHA (Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia). IMHA is also known as auto-immune mediated hemolytic anemia (AIHA), is a disease where the immune system, designed to attack and kill germs, attacks and kills cells of the body’s own red blood. The attack began when the antibody, a molecule produced by the immune system to target bacteria, rather than stick to target cells and the animal’s own red blood for destruction. Red blood cells carry oxygen to tissues, and animals can not survive without adequate oxygenation of tissues.
Some Cockers may have inherited a tendency to kidney problems on occasion. Called familial nephropathy, a fatal type of kidney failure that affects young dog / hooker until around the age of 18 months. Good breeders are keen to see it eradicated from the population and try to do it with a program of selective breeding of animals screened.
treatment must often be done (should be done every day), especially for long coat cocker spaniel. and may also benefit from a professional touch every 2-3 months to be cut out or lack of maintenance easier. In addition, because of the nature of the dog is a little nosy and love them from the water and everything muddy, regular shampooing may be required.