Breed Profile


A medium-sized member of the Gundog Group of dogs, the Cocker Spaniel (also known as the English Cocker Spaniel) was developed in England in the late 1800s. One of the UK’s most popular breeds of dog, the Cocker Spaniel is used for flushing and retrieving Game.

Other Names: English Cocker Spaniel, Cocker
Country of Origin: England
Size: Medium
Height: Male 38 – 43 cm (15 - 17 ins)
  Female 38 - 41 cm (15 - 16 ins)
Weight: Male 13 - 15 kg (28 - 34 lbs)
  Female 12 - 14 kg (27 - 32 lbs)
Colour: Black, Liver, Red, Golden, Blue Roan, Liver Roan, Orange Roan, Red Roan,
Lemon Roan, Black White & Ticked, Black & White, Liver
Lifespan: 10 – 16 years
Coat: Flat, Silky
Grooming: Considerable
Exercise: Moderate
Child Friendly: Yes
Pet Tolerant: Yes
Novice Owner Suitability: Yes
Health Issues: Alopecia, Anal Sac Adenocarcinoma, Atopy, Autoimmune Hemolytic Anaemia, Basal Cell
Tumours, Black Hair Follicular Dysplasia, Blocked Tear Ducts, Cataracts, Cutaneous Histiocytomas, Coccidiomycosis, Colobomas, Congenital Deafness, Copper Storage
Disease, Corneal Dystrophy, Corneal Ulcers, Cranial Cruciate Ligament Ruptures,
Cryptorchidism, Cutaneous Papillomas, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Distichiasis, Ear
Infections, Ectropion, Endocardiosis, Entropion, Epilepsy, Familial Renal Disease,
Fibrosarcoma, Glaucoma, Haemophilia B, Hernias, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism,
Intervertebral Disk Disease, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Krabbe Disease, Lens Luxation,
Lipomas, Lymphosarcomas, Lysosomal Storage Diseases, Malassezia Dermatitis,
Melanomas, Panosteitis, Patella Luxation, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Perianal Gland
Adenomas, Persisitent Pupillary Membranes, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA),
Pulmonic Stenosis, Retinal Dysplasia, Sebaceous Gland Tumours, Seborrhea, Thrombocytopenia, Trichoepithelioma, Urolithiasis, von Willebrand’s Disease