Breed by Breed Health
The name Cocker Spaniel is believed to derive from these spaniels’ skill at flushing and retrieving woodcocks. Males should stand 15 inches at the shoulder, and females should stand 14 inches at the shoulder. Their coats come in all solid colors, any solid color with white, and black with tan points. Cocker Spaniels are usually happy and spirited dogs. However, and it is generally attributed to poor breeding, cocker spaniels can be aggressive and snippy with both other people and animals.
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Potential Health Problems*
*Just because a condition is associated with a specific breed does not mean that all dogs of this breed will be affected. Likewise, a dog may be impacted by diseases and conditions not listed under his or her breed.