Cocker Spaniels are suitable dogs for a range of ages, however are best suited to those with a reasonably active lifestyle.
This breed is quite active, playful and inquisitive! Cocker Spaniels are extremely affectionate and friendly pets that are excellent with children and adults alike.
As Cocker Spaniels are quite active dogs they do require a yard to play in and regular walks. Cocker Spaniels LOVE the water, they will spend hours swimming if you let them, they will never turn down a game of fetch or a run at the park!
Cocker Spaniels are a medium size breed when fully grown and reach 36-43cm in height and 12-16kg in weight. Cocker Spaniel colours vary greatly dependent on the parents genes, with the possibility of anything from solid colours (black, gold, red, liver), roan markings (liver roan, red roan, lemon roan, blue roan, orange roan), black and tan, and tri-coloured (black, tan and white or blue roan, tan and white). Here at Kruizen Kennels we specialise in orange roan, red and blue roan Cocker Spaniels.
Cocker Spaniels are a shedding breed and have relatively easy grooming requirements, with a regular brush (a few times a week) and baths when necessary. Their feathered ears and legs may need extra brushing to prevent knots. As Cocker Spaniels are a floppy eared breed they require regular cleaning of ears depending on their lifestyle. It is recommended if the pups ears get wet that they are dried, if the pup goes swimming in a river or dam ears should be cleaned with a solution available at your local pet store. By introducing regular bathing, brushing and ear cleaning to your puppy at a young age it will be a much easier process later in life.
Cocker Spaniels are very intelligent dogs and among some of the easiest breeds to train. It is very important to socialise your new pup and the best way to do this is to attend puppy preschool. Puppy preschool not only teaches your dog obedience and opportunities to socialise but is also very educational for you, the owner.
Cocker Spaniels love to play, especially in or around water, from the day you bring your Cockalier puppy home they will want to spend every waking minute playing with you. The Cocker Spaniel is an energetic dog that will love any form of attention, from trips to the dog park or sitting on the lounge watching television with the family.
Kruizen Kennels no longer breed purebred Cocker Spaniels