Q: What English Cocker Spaniel colour is called “roans”?
A: There are many recognized colours of the English Cocker Spaniel and roan is just one of these colours. Parti-coloured Cockers are also called “roans”.
Q: What are the two types of English Cocker Spaniels?
A: English Cocker Spaniels are grouped into two types– Field or working types and the show types. Aside from their purpose, they can be distinguished based on their coats. The show types have longer hair coats compared to the field types.
Q: Are English Cocker Spaniels prone to obesity?
A: Yes, particularly adult cockers. Overfeeding can easily lead to weight gain and obesity. An obese dog is prone to joint and bone problems Canine Hip Dysplasia and arthritis.
Q: What is the life expectancy of Cockers?
A: The average life expectancy of Cockers is between 12-15 years.
Q: When did the Kennel Club of England recognize Cocker and Springer Spaniels as distinct breeds?
A: It was in 1892 when Cockers and Springer Spaniels were recognized by the Kennel Club of England as separate breeds.
Q: What makes the English Cocker Spaniel an excellent gun dog?
A: Cockers are known to work efficiently in whatever terrain. They can easily flush out and retrieve game using their gentle mouths. They are obedient and follow through well with commands.
Q: Where did the name “Cocker” comes from?
A: “Cocker” is a shorter term for “woodcock”, a species of game bird that the Cockers were known for flushing and retrieving.
Q: Aside from being a good hunting and gun-dog, what makes Cockers highly popular?
A: English Cocker Spaniels excel in agility and obedience competitions and they also excel as watchdogs and as pets with sunny dispositions.
Q: Why are Cockers given the nickname “merry cocker”?
A: Cockers have happy dispositions and are known for continuously wagging their tails even when they go hunting, flushing and retrieving game.
Q: Can Cockers make excellent indoor dogs?
A: Yes, Cockers can make great indoor dogs but they have to be given adequate exercise every day whatever may be the weather outside. If you are living in an apartment, a show type Cocker will be better for you for it does not require as much exercise a the field type Cocker.