Cocker Spaniel Puppies for Sale

As a breed renowned for being cheerful, cocker spaniels wish nothing more than to make their family happy. With plush, silk coats in black, cream or brown, they’re both willing playmates for children and eager companions for adults. 

Happy to please and with an effortless gait, the cocker spaniel’s popularity grew in 1955 after the release of the movie “Lady and the Tramp” and at one time was the most popular breed in America. Being people oriented, even well-socialized dogs can be a bit put out when left alone, and in terms of upkeep, their fur does require commitment to look its best. 

Read on to see if the cocker spaniel is the right dog for you…

Breed History

Cocker spaniels have a long and distinguished history, originating centuries ago in Spain. In fact, references in the Mediterranean country to “Spanyells” date as far back as the 14th century. From there, they made their way to England, with the name stemming from their use in hunting woodcock — hence, “cocker” spaniel.

They’re thought to have been brought to North America with the Pilgrims that sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. From there, the breed was refined over the centuries from the original English version into a smaller, more agile dog. This was more in line with hunting the type of birds found in the States. 

Size and Health

A compact, sturdy breed, cockers stand between 12 and 15 inches tall. They shouldn’t weigh over 30 pounds, though they may need help with this as they love to snack!  

In terms of health, although generally fit and well, they’re susceptible to some genetic issues, particularly eye disorders and defects of the hips and knees. Also, those long ears can trap moist air inside, creating the ideal environment for growth of bacteria and yeast — so be sure to check and clean these regularly. Cocker spaniels live 12-15 years on average. 

Care and Grooming

Although they don’t demand vast space, cockers do require engaging, regular exercise, as you’d expect from a breed originally bred as a gundog. Up to an hour per day of activity is enough, with water play and fetch being very welcome too! 

To achieve the sumptuous coat you see in the show ring takes a lot of work. For that reason, most owners keep their pooches with short hair all over, known as a puppy cut. Even dogs with short hair need to be brushed and combed weekly, though. If you do desire the luxurious coat look, extra time and care is needed, with most folk opting to take their pet to a professional groomer. 

Character 

As active dogs with a sweet disposition, cockers are an ideal pet for lively, busy families. Trusting and merry, the cocker spaniel is intelligent and inquisitive. Although now a house companion, the instinct to hunt is still there, albeit easily satisfied with fetch games. 

They can suffer from separation anxiety, though, and with their sensitive nature, training using positive encouragement is definitely recommended. 

Call (813) 444-4365 for more information on any of our puppies for adoption. We have Cocker Spaniels for sale in Tampa, Bradenton, Pinellas Park, Sarasota, Wesley Chapel, St. Petersburg, and all around the greater bay area.

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December 19, 2021

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November 12, 2021

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October 27, 2021

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October 12, 2021

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September 17, 2021

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