English Cocker Spaniel

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 3in - 1ft 5in
Weight: 26-34lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 14 Years


  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly4/5
  • Dog-Friendly4/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty3/5
  • Shedding Amount2/5
  • Easy to Train5/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need3/5


  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly3/5

English Cocker Spaniel

English Cocker SpanielThe English Cocker Spaniel is one of those cute dogs that will make you say “Awww!” when you see them! This little, sweet, active and friendly breed is said to belong to the gun dog category. He is a great hunter and likes to work hard.

The English Cocker Spaniel has a fluffy coat that can be black, red solid, sable, dark brown or cream in color depending on the region. Alert, responsive and loving, this dog loves to be part of a family. They are sweet, compassionate souls who get sad when they’re alone for extended periods of time, so make sure you have plenty of time to spend with them.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can English Cocker Spaniels be apartment dogs?

English Cocker Spaniels aren't ideal for apartments, but might be able to live there successfully if there are enough opportunities to find larger spaces nearby to play.

Can English Cocker Spaniels be left alone?

While English Cocker Spaniels prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are English Cocker Spaniels good with kids?

English Cocker Spaniels do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are English Cocker Spaniels friendly with strangers?

Typically, English Cocker Spaniels are friendly with strangers. They tend to be open and willing to trust those they don't know.

Do English Cocker Spaniels get along with other dogs?

Typically, English Cocker Spaniels get along well with other dogs or are easy to socialize with them. It's uncommon that they're overly agressive.

Do English Cocker Spaniels bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, English Cocker Spaniels bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do English Cocker Spaniels shed a lot?

The English Cocker Spaniel isn't a heavy shedder. Some limited brushing and occassional cleaning should help prevent much hair build-up.

Do English Cocker Spaniels need a lot of grooming?

Although English Cocker Spaniels require a medium amount of maintenance to keep their coats healthy. Simple tasks like brushing and bathing will suit this breed.

Do English Cocker Spaniels need a lot of exercise?

A English Cocker Spaniel will need a moderate amount of exercise to be happy. You'll need to plan some basic walks or fetch during the day.

Are English Cocker Spaniels easy to train?

The English Cocker Spaniel is smart and extremely trainable. They will learn commands quickly and love the bond of training with their owner.

Can English Cocker Spaniels handle cold weather?

English Cocker Spaniels do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can English Cocker Spaniels handle hot weather?

English Cocker Spaniels do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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