Why are Cocker Spaniels called teddy bear dogs?
Spaniels are stuffed teddy bear puppies and you can cuddle them easily. Cockers are cute round headed with flappy ears which fits their description of a new breed of teddy bear puppies. Status of a dog is determined by owner and how the owner has kept the dog for this long. A good case of cocker spaniel is one of the puppies around.
Spaynels first got there name in 14th century as assumed they were originated in Spain. These dogs are divided into two types – the hawking, springing spaniel and the Cocker Spaniel. As the Cocker comes in hunting woodcocks and these dogs are the hunter puppies. A Clumber Spaniel is one of the best Spaniels and the Norfolk Spaniel. 19th Century was the best time to hunt spaniel breeds.
Cocker Spaniel lies in the category of 1870s where they weight 11kg and even a smaller breed of spaniels do exists. They are called King Charles Spaniel. Springer Spaniels are one of the recognized breeds in 1892. English Cocker Spaniel are the modern type teddy bear puppies. First one was Obo and the father of the English Cocker Spaniel. The second, Obo II was the father of the American Cocker Spaniel. They were born in the USA as their mother was shipped pregnant to the states.
Coat and colors
Cockers have a wavy and thick coat as a short on back of there heads. All have long legs, big bellies, big ears and strong chest. Colour of the coat is very light cream, black, red and combination of other colours. Most of them are white in colour. Spaniel’s require coat dedication and which needs to be groomed and washed weekly. Dogs tends to decline there cooperation to left of their own devices.
Cocker Spaniels have a light temperament and love participating in family activities. They are very cuddly and affectionate. Teddy bear love exercises and hunting as they love alert, active and playful skills.
These dogs are both physically and mentally sensitive in their own way and hunters are the name given to them. Do not react to the harsh treatment of a puppy towards you as the time passes they will accept you in there hearts. Sometimes they snap and growl as they will be afraid or they might be in pain. Puppies need to be in a social environment where they can enjoy themselves. Trained from an early age in order and to be well mannered. Be kind to Cocker Spaniel and care for them. They have good sense of sensibilities and very watchful.
Cocker Spaniels grow up to 35cm and males are of size 38cm. All of them weigh at 11 to 13kgs. Female Cocker Spaniels are the most preferred teddy bear puppies.
Spaniel Teddy average expectancy is from 10 to 15 years. They are just like another dogs that they require very good care and lives a very long life.
What’s so unique about them?
Everybody want great family dogs and Cocker Spaniels are one of the best family dogs. To get along with children they take very less time and you should introduce them to the respected children. Other pets are really very cute, endearing and loveable.