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The English Cocker Spaniel
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The English Cocker Spaniel is, as it's name implies, an English breed. It is an easygoing dog with a lively temperament, and a gentle, affectionate nature. This breed of dog has a natural willingness to learn and is not slow to understand what it is that is expected of it. During training, a great deal of understanding and consistency is necessary as the English Cocker Spaniel has a tendency to try and take over your role. Three walks a day are usually enough to keep most English Cocker Spaniels happy, but they also need to have regular opportunities to run freely in the countryside. Most really enjoy swimming. This dog gets along very well with other dogs, family pets, and children.
Regular grooming with a brush and comb is required, as the coat is prone to tangles. Special attention should be paid to the hair on the legs and ears. It may be necessary to take the dog to a grooming professional two - four times a year to have excess hair trimmed or plucked. The ears should be cleaned regularly. The most common colors of English Cocker Spaniels are liver roan (with or without tan markings}, orange roan, blue roan, liver patches (with or without tan markings}, black, black and tan, white with black, red, russet brown, or liver.