Cocker Spaniels are very happy dogs, always keen to learn and please their owners, which makes them easy to train. Their flat, silky coats come in a variety of colours: black, white, tan or brown, or a mix of any of these. They are very active dogs and love to swim.
|Coat:||Long haired, requires daily grooming|
|Exercise:||1 hour a day|
|Life span:||11+ years|
|Temperament:||Playful, affectionate, intelligent|
Originally bred as gundogs, Cocker Spaniels’ natural instincts to ‘work’ mean they’re intelligent, loyal and willing to please.
Cocker Spaniel training is highly enjoyable, as the breed is intelligent and very willing to learn. They respond well to obedience training and positive reinforcement.
A Cocker Spaniel’s coat is flat, silky and comes in a variety of colours, including chocolate, tan, black, and white. As they are a longhaired breed, regular grooming is part of life with a Cocker Spaniel.
With a real love for food, and a tendency to form a close bond with the person who feeds them, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on a Cocker Spaniel’s weight. Vets recommend a nutritious, high-quality pet food diet.
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Choosing the right insurance for your Cocker Spaniel can help keep them happy and healthy should they develop any problems. As some conditions can be lifelong, it’s important to consider the length of time policies cover different conditions when choosing dog insurance. Petplan’s Covered For Life® policies allows you to claim for the same condition year after year, so long as you renew your policy, allowing your pet to receive the best care for ongoing conditions.