There are two types of Cocker Spaniels, the American and the English. The American originated in the United States in the 1800s but is a cousin of the English Cocker Spaniel that originated in the 14th century in England. It is said they came over on the Mayflower in 1620 but did not become registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC) until 1878. They were both bred to hunt and the only difference is their size.
Care and Health
Maintenance for this hybrid is moderate to high. Their long, silky fur is susceptible to matting and must be brushed daily. Many owners get their Corkie groomed every four to six months to make them easier to care for. A stiff bristle brush and metal comb are needed as well as a slicker brush for finishing. You should use your fingers to untangle mats so you do not damage their coat. They need their nails trimmed every few weeks and your should clean their ears once a week and check for redness, waxy buildup, and mites. In addition, brushing their teeth with a soft toothbrush several times a week will prevent dental issues.
They are very sensitive, you should take extra care to only use positive reinforcement.
Although the Corkie is a friendly dog that makes a good family pet, they can be snappish and sensitive so they need to be socialized early to get along with other pets and kids.
Size medium, medium Fur,
sheds a lot,