Cocker Spaniel Names
The name “cocker” comes from the Old English word cokker meaning “to bark”. There are many different breeds of dogs called “cocks”, but there is only one breed called the Cocker Spaniel. They have been bred since ancient times to hunt game birds such as pheasants, quail, partridge and other small game animals. Today they are used for hunting rabbits, mice, voles and even some types of rodents.
Cockers are very intelligent and loyal companions. They make excellent guard dogs. They do not bark much because they prefer to remain quiet most of the time. However when needed they will bark loudly enough to alert their masters or others nearby that something dangerous is approaching them.
The Cocker Spaniel’s coat is medium brown with black markings. Their ears are large and flat at the tip. They have a long body and legs. The tail is straight and white with black tips. They weigh between 20-30 pounds (9-14 kg).
Males grow larger than females, although it varies according to the individual dog. A typical adult male weighs around 35 pounds (15 kg) while a typical adult female weighs around 25 pounds (11 kg).
The Cocker Spaniel is a very active dog that loves to be with people. The breed originated in the United Kingdom, but it was refined in America. It is a popular pet and has been bred as “the sweetheart of the gun Dog breeds” because it is gentle and intelligent. It gets along very well with children and even other animals. This makes it a good choice for a family pet.
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