His cheery disposition and eternally wagging tail have earned this dog the nickname of “Merry Cocker.”

Vital Stats

Height: 15 to 17 inches at shoulder
Weight: 26 to 34 pounds
Coat: medium-long and silky
Life span: 12 to 14 years

Summary
English Cockers are medium-size dogs with long ears and a happy disposition. The name Cocker comes from their use to hunt woodcock in England, although English Cockers have been used to hunt many other types of birds as well.

They make great companion dogs for people who can give them the exercise they need.Full English Cocker Spaniel profile on DogTime.com

Good for new owners:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
General health:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
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Tendency to bark or howl:
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Vigor:
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Watchdog ability:
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Average:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)