American Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed

Thinking of getting an American Cocker Spaniel Dog and want to know if an American Cocker Spaniel is suitable for your household?

Use the American Cocker Spaniel information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of American Cocker Spaniel and more.

American Cocker Spaniel Facts

  • Name: American Cocker Spaniel
  • Other Names: Cocker Spaniel, Cocker, Merry Cocker
  • Origin: United States
  • Breed Group: Sporting (AKC:1878), Gun Dog (UKC)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


American Cocker Spaniel Dog Facts

American Cocker Spaniel Information

The smallest member of the sporting group, the cocker should be compact and sturdy. Its gait is ground-covering, strong and effortless. The coat is silky, flat or slightly wavy, not overly long. Excessive coat can hinder the dog in the field. The head and expression are hallmarks of the breed; the expression is soft and appealing. Though seldom used for its original purpose, the cocker should still be able to spend a day in the field and should be balanced and athletic. It is true, however, that most cockers now have too much coat for field work.

This breed is known as the "merry" cocker, and the name is most fitting. It is playful, cheerful, amiable, sweet, sensitive, willing to please and responsive to its family's wishes. It is not known for retaining its hunting instincts, but it is inquisitive and will appreciate a country outing. It is equally at home in the city and will happily walk on leash for its exercise needs. Some bark a lot; some are overly submissive.

What to do if you lose your American Cocker Spaniel

If your American Cocker Spaniel Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Telephone the local vets to see if someone has brought in your missing pet.

4. Contact the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost American Cocker Spaniel

If you find a American Cocker Spaniel Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Phone the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound assigned to your suburb.

5. Take the animal to the local Vet Clinic who can scan the animal’s microchip and locate the registered owner of the pet.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.