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The American Cocker Spaniel is a breed of sporting dog. It is a spaniel type Dogs that is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel; the two breeds diverged during the 20th century due to differing breed standards in America and the UK. In the United States, the breed is usually called the Cocker Spaniel, while elsewhere in the world, it is called the American Cocker Spaniel in order to differentiate between it and its English cousin. The word cocker is commonly held to stem from their use to hunt woodcock in England, while spaniel is thought to be derived from the types origins in Spain.The Cocker Spaniel is a medium sized, sturdy dog. The head is rounded with a pronounced stop. The muzzle is broad and deep with square, even jaws. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The eyeballs are dark, very round with slight almond shaped eye rims. Merle Cocker Spaniels can have blue eyes.The hairs are medium length on the body but short and fine on the head. There is feathering on the ears, chest, abdomen and legs.
Name American Cocker SpanielOther Names Cocker Spaniel, Cocker, Merry CockerDogs For Kids And FamiliesOrigin United StatesBreed Group Sporting (AKC:1878)Gun Dog (UKC)Size MediumType PurebredLife Span 12-15 yearsHeight 15-16.5 inches (38-41 cm)Weight 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)Temperament Even TemperedJoyfulIntelligentSociableTrustingMerryOutgoingColors BlackBlack & TanBrownBuffRedSilverLitter Size 4-7 puppiesPuppy Price Average $600 - $800 USD