Group : Gundog*
Country of Origin: Spain
Male: 39 – 41 cm
Female: 38 â€“ 39 cm
Coat: Wavy or flat, good feathering. Dense water resistant undercoat
Will warn you of any intruders
A good tempered dog with a soft expression and a merry nature. Quite well muscled and an easy mover with a beautifully soft coat, well feathered forelegs and underparts and above the hocks. It loves to play with its family, taking part in activities and games and curling up somewhere warm.
*Gundogs were specifically bred to work at finding, flushing out and retrieving gamebirds.
This lovely breed is thought to have originated in pre-fourteenth century Spain. It came about from selective breeding of several other gundog breeds. Cockers originally were used for falconry and later used to drive birds into nets. When bird shooting was at its most popular in the nineteenth century, the cocker was found a particularly effective aid. It’s ability to retrieve game unmarked comes from its extraordinary soft mouth.
Only buy puppies from eye-tested parents. Some hip dysplasia and kidney problems.
Temperament and Grooming
Cockers are well tempered, Easily trained and very co-operative. Found more commonly as pets instead of working dogs these days. They love companionship.
Daily attention to the ears and feathering is required. Comb or brush regularly to remove debris after exercise and groom the dog at least once a week.
Exercise and Feeding
The Cocker needs all the exersice possible to stay happy, particularly free running in woods and fields.
It has no special feeding requirements.