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English Cocker Spaniel

English Cocker Spaniel
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English Cocker Spaniel Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
English Cocker Spaniel
The area where the animal first came from
Great Britain
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
43cm (17in)
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
15kg (34lbs)
How long the animal lives for
15 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Gun Dog

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Cockers are renowned for their stubborn temper but can be easily trained and make a good medium-sized family pet. They will often bond strongly to an individual person in a family.

Cockers are noted for their optimism, intelligence and adaptability. The breed is extremely loyal and affectionate, bonding very well with the family members. It has been proposed that there is a link between coat colour and temperament. This link could be the colour pigment melanin, which is biochemically similar to chemicals that act as transmitters in the brain.

Cocker Spaniel behaviour has been studied in more detail than any other breed.

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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 8th November 2019

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