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English Cocker Spaniel

The English cocker spaniel commonly referred to as ‘cocker’ is one out of two breeds of cocker spaniel once recognized for its hunting instincts is now one of the most adored and loving pooches out there. Discover more about our English Cocker Spaniel puppies for sale below!

Breed History 

The English cocker spaniel is one out of two breeds of the cocker spaniels. Formerly known solely for its hunting ability in the early 19th century. It derived its name from its usage over the years hunting the Eurasian woodcock birds with their immense sense of smell. 


The English cocker spaniel is an enthusiastic and adventurous hearted dog. A cheerful pooch that can be very active and adaptable to environment changes. 

This particular breed of dog will be more than eager to join in on activities and adventures with its owner that comes its way be it a walk down the block or a distant trek, the English cocker spaniel is always motivated. 

This dog is great in the family setting and is considered rather intelligent which makes it good around children. If given enough exercise and activity, the cocker spaniel would remain lively and healthy. 


The cocker spaniel was originally bred to hunt so it leaves little to doubt that they are quite the wanderers. This dog does not necessarily need a big yard to move about like other roaming dogs. 

It can do perfectly well indoors with the occasional walk but it should never be left alone. The English cocker spaniel is very much adaptable to environments as mentioned earlier and can easily tolerate such changes. 

However, a fence or an enclosed space would be necessary as this mutt does have the innate tendency to explore its environment even to the extent of leaving home. 


The English cocker spaniel is very energetic and is almost always eager to roam. Quite a bit of activity is necessary to keep this dog mentally and physically healthy be it indoors or outdoors. A walk around the block and some other casual activities are perfect for exercise. Generally, about 3hours of exercise is needed per day to keep the cocker healthy. 


Grooming the cocker can be somewhat cumbersome due to its long silky fur. This could require a lot of grooming. The cocker spaniel should be brushed daily since it’s quite an active dog. This should keep it clean and free from bacteria and matted areas on the coat. 

The dangling ears are an important place to take note of when grooming this pooch due to particles that can get in contact with it; being from feeding to mud from the yard, such can build up bacteria if not properly maintained. 

The English cocker spaniel should be bathed at least once twice a month unless there are visible signs of dirt on the silky coat. Shampoo for humans should not be used when grooming the coat. Use products designed for dogs so as to avoid harsh treatment on the coat. 

Our English Cocker Spaniel puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering English Cocker Spaniel puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our English Cocker Spaniel puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our English Cocker Spaniel puppies.


Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the English Cocker Spaniel

  1. Do English Cocker Spaniel shed a lot?

English cockers shed moderately, but most often in the spring and fall. During these periods of shedding, it’s important to brush more frequently until there is less fur on the brush. 

  1. Are English Cocker Spaniel good watchdogs?

Cockers make for excellent watchdogs and are very much aware of their surroundings. They will be sure to alert their owner once intruders are spotted or picked up on, but the spotter is not an aggressive dog and will hardly bit anyone. 

  1. How tall do English Cocker Spaniel get?

For male cockers, an average height of about 39cm and 36cm for females. 

  1. How much do grown English Cocker Spaniel weigh?

The average English cocker spaniel is about 7-14kg. Both male and female and This range is considered normal. 

  1. What is the lifespan of the English Cocker Spaniel?

The English cocker spaniel has a lifespan of about 12-15years. 

  1. Are English cockers hard to train?

Cockers are quite easy to train even for novices. Cockers require a companion and activity. They don’t tend to do well when punished as they can be quite sensitive. 

  1. How much exercise does an English Cocker need?

An English cocker spaniel needs about 3hours of exercise per day as it’s quite an active dog that loves to roam. 

  1. What are the common health issues Cockers face?

Some of the health challenges that English cockers may experience are most notably hip dysplasia, cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy.

  1. Do English Cocker Spaniels do well around children and the home?

The cocker spaniel is regarded as one of the most intelligent dogs to have around. That being said, it does particularly well around children and the family. Very fun loving and fits right into the family. 

  1. Is it better to get a male or female English Cocker?

This decision is particularly up to the owner. Both have their pros and cons. 

If you want an active family dog, this cheerful pooch is ideal to have around especially whilst growing up with kids.

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