American Cocker Spaniel Dog
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Facts of American Cocker Spaniel Dog, "Scientific name for American Cocker Spaniel Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The American Cocker Spaniel Dog was developed from the English Cocker Spaniel. After shipping the English cocker spaniel, hunters in America wanted some smaller species that they could use for hunting small game birds. History traces it back to 1880 when the first American Cocker Spaniel Dog was developed. Their ancestor was supposedly named Ono II, considered father of American cocker spaniels.
The American Cocker Spaniel Dogs derive their name from the nature of their unique talent of flushing out a game bird called woodcock.
It is assumed spaniels first origin was Spain as the word spaniel is believed to have come from Hispania (Spain). Spaniel means "one of any of several breeds of small or medium-sized dogs, usually having long drooping ears a long silky coat and usually having long wavy hair".
The American Cocker Spaniel Dog can be said to the result of a mating that was done between a toy spaniel and an English cocker spaniel. With time, the features of both the American and the English cocker spaniels Dog become distinct. They were first separated fully by the American kennel club on 1935. With this transition, the American Cocker Spaniel Dog earned popularity amongst many dog owners than it was previously.
American Cocker Spaniel Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
An American Cocker Spaniel Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. American Cocker Spaniel Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. American Cocker Spaniel Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
Color and Size
The American Cocker Spaniel Dogs can be found in various colors. However the most common color is the buff. This color is basically a light tan. The other color is the black and also chocolate color. For the tricolors, you will find the American Cocker Spaniel Dogs with a mixture of white and brown colors with buff points. Finally, the particolors have white haired roan, orange roan, blue or black roan.
The average height of the American Cocker Spaniel Dog male at the shoulder is 14 ½ to 15 ½ inches (37.6 to 40 cm) and the average height of the female 13 ½ to 14 ½ inches (36.8 to 37.6 cm). The average weight is 15 to 30 pounds (6.8 to 13.6 kg)
A American Cocker Spaniel Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. American Cocker Spaniel Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. American Cocker Spaniel Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs have 42. Female American Cocker Spaniel Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. American Cocker Spaniel Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female American Cocker Spaniel Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
The number one heath problems amongst American Cocker Spaniel Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that American Cocker Spaniel Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Handling of the American Cocker Spaniel Dog can be quit tricky and hard to understand. For you to effectively command the dog, you have to train so that they understand that you are the pack leader. You can do this by training them firmly and not harshly.
Taking the American Cocker Spaniel Dog for plenty of exercises would help in diverting them from negative traits. It is recommendable to brush the coat severally within a week. After every three months, you are supposed to have a groomer scissor and clip the dogs. When well maintained, the American Cocker Spaniel Dog is a beautiful show dog and can serve as a companion.
The American Cocker Spaniel Dogs are best suited to hunting, tracking and retrieving.
If purchasing an American Cocker Spaniel Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
A American Cocker Spaniel Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix. American Cocker Spaniel Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people.
American Cocker Spaniel Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A American Cocker Spaniel Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A American Cocker Spaniel Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a American Cocker Spaniel Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A American Cocker Spaniel Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants).
all Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
American Cocker Spaniel Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small American Cocker Spaniel Dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 and they will panting a lot. The fear of a dog Cynophobia.