Dog Breed Profiles

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Golden Coloured Shown

COCKER SPANIEL

The Cocker Spaniel featured prominently both as working dogs and pets through the reign of Henry VIII and the Stuart kings, being referred to as "wood-cocking spaniels" - small dogs that could go through hedges and the undergrowth to flush out the woodcock. The beginning of this century saw the formation of the Cocker Spaniel Club of England which drew up the early standard of the breed for shooters who needed a small, active, strong dog, sturdy enough to work cheerfully and tirelessly all day flushing out game.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

These devoted and lovable dogs will normally live to 14 years of age but treated with the care they deserve and fed a sound diet, Cocker Spaniels can live up to 16 years.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

This merry little dog makes a wonderful family friend and a devoted companion. It thrives on, and needs the companionship of human beings.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

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CARE REQUIREMENTS

Requires regular grooming and particular attention should be paid to keeping the hair trimmed away from under and around the ears, the underbelly and the feet. The sturdy little Cocker can be housed inside or out, and, providing the dog receives the love and attention it requires, will happily settle for either situation. If kept outdoors, the dog will require a suitable shed or kennel which is warm and draught-free in winter, cool in summer and weatherproof at all times. If kept indoors, be aware that it will shed a little hair every day. The Cocker Spaniel is not a fussy eater and will eat almost anything. A good idea to keep the ears clean is a narrow food bowl which will keep the long ears either side of the bowl and not in the food. Please take note: This breed is definitely not for the person who wants a dog to lock in a pen in their back yard.

IDEAL OWNERS

For those who understand that this little dog needs exercise and grooming.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Cocker Spaniel is the dog for you and you are willing to "protect" it from any larger animals in the home, then contact one of the groups listed below:

Recommended Breeders

Name
Kennel
State
Contact
MARCIA KINGSTON
kingsway
ACT
Karen Neiberding
Neberden
ACT
Allana Smith
Algara
NSW
Anna Hatherly
Bellebriar
NSW
Ann and Dennis O'Keefe
Glenayden
NSW
Sue McFadden
Glenbriar
NSW
Jacqueline Gardner
Woodedge
NSW
Ian and Lesley Connor
Salzuflen
NSW
Carol Archer
Tillylilly
NSW
Jana Berg
Yanbellakin
NSW
janna wayenberg
apeldoorn
NSW
Nicole Pittaway
Zoack
NSW
Nikki Porter
Kiracade
NSW
Karen & Frank Hogan
Taram
NSW
Vicki McDowall
Kwolatee
NSW
CHERYL & GEOFF COYTE
LOCHLANPARK
NSW
RAY HAYMAN
TRIMDON
NSW
valerie davies
runcorn
NSW
Fiona Close
Millecent
NSW
Vendela Pento
Bonningdale
NSW
Fiona Hadlington
Amlex
NSW
Belinda Walker
INNANA
NSW
Gaye Allen
Ryangaye
NSW
Karleen Bennett Bennett
Royoni
NSW
Garry Douglas
BATHGATE
NSW
Carol Mahoney
Occuli
NSW
WENDY DREKOVIC
CLEEMIST
NSW
AMANDA BRAY
BRAYCHARM
NSW
Rachael Hawkins
Rachael Hawkins
NSW
Toni Dennis
Tarrendayle
NSW
Holly Rey
Sheldarich
NSW
Lorraine Emerton
Watersmeet
NSW
karen hogan
taram
NSW
d rochester
adjobi
NSW
Lynda Lewis
Espaniers
NSW
CAROL MAHONAY
OCCULI
NSW
Grace Woodward
Barbet
NSW
Stephanie and Matthew Sticher
Manunga
QLD
Denise Lindemeier
Luvstar
QLD
Melissa Grant
Kimkiera
QLD
Geoff Kill
Bifield
QLD
Louise Bygraves
ACIJAY
QLD
Kelly Audley-Brandt
MISOKEA
QLD
Vincent and Shirley Cross
Lamorna
QLD
Helen and Elizabeth Fitzgeralds and Oakley
Candlewind
QLD
Gaylene king
joerana
QLD
Judy Campbell
benchka
QLD
dawn farmer
oakspur
QLD
Debbie Creagh
Copperkee
QLD
lyn durrington
appintiki
QLD
Shelly O'Brien
Ospanien
QLD
Josephine hannan
cubix
QLD
Denise Duffield
Pinewaite
QLD
Narelle Vaak
Kloemsie
QLD
Julie Newbold
Brayroan
QLD
Jeani Tobler
Sunlore
QLD
Alison Edser
PRECIOUSGEMZ
QLD
Ruth Jones
Tanilbalake
QLD
Susan Bruno
Cobalt
QLD
Debbie Thomas
Amamoor
QLD
natasha louise pugsley
acvaal
QLD
Alecia Ugrinic
Ravensnite
QLD
Denise Burke
Monabecca
QLD
Joanne Davis
Davken
QLD
Gabby Stanmore
Tobleroan
QLD
Jan Bignall
Goldtag
QLD
Hilare Yeates
Myshalair
QLD
Stacey Jewell
Jewell
QLD
Lynell Watts
Canobi
QLD
Michelle McAndrew
Centrestage
QLD
Kym Whyte
SHELKYM
QLD
Karen Klein
Jezarle
QLD
OLIVIA WALTON
LIYAMBAI
QLD
Maureen Sawley
Tamaari
SA
Pauline Smith
Duskadine
SA
Dianne Thomas
jayped
SA
Kristy Quinlan
Quinks
SA
Julie Burbidge
Ashmere
SA
John & Del Hughes
Jyndel
SA
lyn keller
Jollybonsue
SA
BRUNO FABRI
SEQUERE
SA
JULIE BURBRIDGE
ASHMERE
SA
Gen Bache
Copperabbe
SA
lyn mellett
romark
SA
Janice Joyce
Jamesespic
SA
Peggy Hartnett
Teenaleekenels
SA
David Hughes
Vadash
SA
Janette Biggs
Glenbrook
VIC
Judith O'Brien
Silverblue
VIC
Liz Seear
Billabong Creek farm
VIC
Janette and Ken Biggs
Glenbrook
VIC
Julie Byrne
Ballymerra
VIC
Ann Byrne
Ballyoran
VIC
Dallas & Sheryl Heatlie
Mistduke
VIC
Belinda Petrowsky
Elspan
VIC
Jess Olorenshaw
Glenbrook
VIC
Merryn Bellamy
Belcroft
VIC
Carla Welch
Frostspark
VIC
Kylie Perry
AMITYVALLEY
VIC
Kirstie Clapton
Skope
VIC
Jody Maunder
Jodegee
WA


Disclaimer

We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.