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    Cocker Spaniel Puppies: English and American Breed Tips

    Articledog breed guidesSaturday 18 May 2013

    The Cocker Spaniel is a very recognisable breed of dog, primarily because of its very long and fluffy ears.

    This breed generally come in two varieties: English and American which we are going to differenciate below.

    Read on to find out more about cocker spaniel puppies before you decide to get one!. 


    English Cocker Spaniel characteristics: 

    • English cocker spaniel puppies differ from American cockers in that they are usually larger when they grow into adults. English ones also often have shorter hair under their bodies as well as a longer muzzle. 
    • English cocker spaniel puppies come in a range of colours from solid brown or black to spotted/patched markings of either colour on white or grey. 
    • When buying English cocker spaniel puppies, there a few things that are known to affect this variety including skin allergies, ear problems (external otitis) and cataracts. Prospective owners of English cocker spaniels should research these issues. 

    American Cocker Spaniel Puppies 

    • American cocker spaniels are often smaller than the English cockers. American variety often has much longer fur under their bodies, longer ears and a much shorter muzzle. 
    • American cocker spaniels come in the much the same colour varieties as other spaniels. Many of them will have had their tails docked. This is recommended for hunting dogs and is essential for American cocker spaniels that are going to be used for show.

    Cocker spaniels make excellent pets, both types of breed are friendly but the American cocker spaniels are noted for being less shy. On the other hand, English cocker spaniels have been known to be more shy and reserved. However. both types of cockers often attach well to one person. 

    You can search for cocker spaniel puppies for sale on Dogs and Puppies.

    Our dog guides will help you when it comes to acquiring puppies.


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