English Cocker Spaniels
The English Cocker Spaniel is an alert, compactly built, medium-sized dog. The English Cocker is the smallest in the gundog group. It hunts well in difficult terrain. These days, the English Cocker is more often a companion dog due to its good-natured disposition. The talents of this breed are tracking, hunting, retrieving, watchdogging, agility, and competitive obedience. It is also called the Merry Cocker because of its energetic, playful, and eager to please nature and its unique tail wagging which includes its entire hindquarters.
English Cocker Spaniel Temperament
The English Cocker Spaniel is a hardy, energetic, active, merry and lovable, sweet and affectionate dog. It makes an excellent family dog and good companion to children; it is gentle and playful, but does not tolerate teasing well. Usually gets along well with other pets. This breed is highly intelligent. Generally it is an outgoing breed, but some individuals can be reserved. This dog is sensitive but also independent and intelligent; it should be trained very gently, but firmly. The Cocker Spaniel can do well with cats in the household.
English Cocker Spaniel Activity
This breed will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. It does best with at least an average sized yard.
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