This dog is not only known for its huge cute ears. He is equally well-known for his splendid character. The Cocker is a dog that loves his boss and becomes one with him. They are energy-packed dogs and enjoy the game and the walks in the park. Kids may be their best friends and can spend endless hours playing with them. The Cocker Spaniel is a happy, friendly and enthusiastic dog and has excellent relationships with family and children.
He is also very friendly with strangers, although some bark when approaching someone. He is not a dominant breed and is very obedient. If it is not properly socialized it can be afraid of other dogs and run to hide. He still has good relationships with other pets. He likes to work with the family and has a lot of energy, especially when he is younger. They can stay alone for a short time, but if they feel neglected they may develop unpleasant habits.
History of the Cocker Spaniel
All over the world, outside the US, Cocker Spaniel refers to English Cocker. Although most experts agree that the ancestors of Cocker Spaniel are from Spain, they grew up in England and became known and popular all over the world. Already in the fourteenth century, Spaniel has made its presence known in Great Britain and is used for hunting on land and water. Later, he split into Setting Spaniel, Springing Spaniel, and Cocking Spaniel. Since its first appearance, there have been many external changes since there have been several intersections and was officially recognized as a new breed in the late 19th century. Today the Cocker Spaniel is a very popular pet without losing his hunting instinct.
Health and Care
Cocker Spaniel is prone to eye problems such as cataracts and glaucoma. Particular attention should be paid to ear cleanliness as there is an increased likelihood of infection. Cocker’s hair should be brushed frequently and combed to remove any knots, dead hair, and foreign bodies. The hair between the soles should be cut off while removing any foreign bodies that may have fallen between the fingers and may cause minor injuries and infections.