English Cocker Spaniel Dog
Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts about English Cocker Spaniel Dogs, "Scientific name for dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The English Cocker Spaniel Dog is a gun dog that is medium in size. It is one of the oldest spaniel dogs and it is very good in retrieving, tracking and hunting. Some of the English Cocker Spaniel Dogs special traits are competitive obedience, agility and a great watchdog.
The English Cocker Spaniel Dog is a compact dog that has an arched head that is slightly flattened at the sides. The muzzle has a defined stop and has the same length as that of its head. The English Cocker Spaniel Dog has a brown or black nose depending on the color of the coat. Its eyes are oval shaped, medium sized and hazel or dark brown in color. English Cocker Spaniel Dog ears are low and are covered in wavy or silky hair. The front legs of English Cocker Spaniel Dog are straight and its chest is deep. In addition, it usually has a docked tail.
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English Cocker Spaniel Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a English Cocker Spaniel Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A English 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 English Cocker Spaniel Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A English Cocker Spaniel Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
There is feathering on the chest, legs, ears and abdomen. The English Cocker Spaniel Dog breed also has cat-like feet that have tight arched toes. English Cocker Spaniel Dog coat comes in a plethora of solid colors such as liver, black and red. There are two types of English Cocker Spaniel Dogs namely Show and Field. One of the distinguishing things about these two types is that the Show dogs have longer coats compared to the Field type.
English Cocker Spaniel Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a English Cocker Spaniel Dog 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. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Height and Weight
The average height of the male English Cocker Spaniel Dog is 15 to 17 inches (38 to 43.2 cm) at the shoulders and the average height of the females 14 to 16 inches (35.5 to 40.6 cm). The average weight of the male is 28 to 35 pounds (12.7 to 15.8 kg) and the average weight of the females is 26 to 32 pounds (11.7 to 14.5 kg)
This is a robust, sturdy, lively, pleasant, lovable, playful, gentle, affectionate and intelligent dog. Because of its playful and affectionate nature, the English Cocker Spaniel Dog is excellent with children and a great companion.
The English Cocker Spaniel Dog is an outgoing dog breed and interacts perfectly well with family cats.
The English Cocker Spaniel Dog is also energetic and requires daily exercises. The temperament of this breed varies widely depending on how the owner treats the dog, the type of exercises they engage in as well as the magnitude of the exercises. They are trainable but do not respond well to harsh discipline.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. English Cocker Spaniel Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult English Cocker Spaniel Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female English Cocker Spaniel Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. When English Cocker Spaniel puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. English 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 English Cocker Spaniel Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
When purchasing a English 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.
The English Cocker Spaniel Dog is in the Sporting Group and in 1946 it was recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club.
The number one heath problems amongst English Cocker Spaniel Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your English Cocker Spaniel Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that English Cocker Spaniel Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
English 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 dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.