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American Cocker Spaniel

Size: Small / Medium

Weight: 24 - 28 lbs.

Height: 14" - 15"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Health Problems: Hypothyroidism; patellar luxation; autoimmune diseases; urinary tract problems; skin conditions; eye and ear problems

Origin: United States

Also Known As: Cocker Spaniel

Group: Sporting

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The American Cocker Spaniel requires daily brisk exercise.

Grooming Needs

Your American Cocker Spaniel needs brushed 2 - 3 times per week and trimmed every 2 - 3 months. Clean ears weekly.


The American Cocker Spaniel is gentle, playful, friendly and trainable.

Compatibility with Kids

This breed loves children. However, over-breeding has led some to become intolerant of small children.


Originated in the 19th century for hunting small game, this breed is descended from British "cocking" Spaniels. "