Cocker Spaniel

General Characteristics:

Famous for being gentle and smart, this breed is excellent with children, people, and other animals. Cocker spaniels are essentially a sporting breed and enjoy daily walks and physical activity. This breed is not recommended as watchdogs. Cocker spaniels enjoy attention, and thrive with people that like to lavish affection on their pets. They are average shedders but their coat requires regular grooming. 

Avg. Weight Male:
12 - 14 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
9 - 12 kg
Average Lifespan:
12 - 15 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Ear Infection Hypothyroidism Seborrhea Atopic Dermatitis Joint Problems Epilepsy Lacrimal Duct Issues Obesity Cancer

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