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Breed Standards for the English Cocker Spaniel

 

 

General Appearance:

Slightly taller than long, compactly built, and short coupled

 

 

Head:

Slightly oval eyes; Slightly flattened skull, with moderate stop; Softly contoured head, with soft expression;  Low-set ears

 

 

Tail:

Docked tail, carried horizontally

 

 

Color:

Solid black, liver, or red, black and tan, liver and tan, and any of these colors on a white background either parti-colored, ticked or roan

 

 

Size:

Weight: male: 28-34 lb;  female: 26-32 lb

Height:  male: 16-17”;  female 15-16”

 

 

Gait:

Powerful and ground covering

 

 

Coat:

Medium length, silky in texture, and either flat or slightly wavy

 

 

Temperament:

It is cheerful, inquisitive, demonstrative, devoted, biddable, loyal, and sensitive.


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