Cocker Spaniel breeders are found all across the United States. It is not recommended to purchase a Cocker Spaniel puppy without meeting it first. The American Kennel Club outlines what to look for in a responsible breeder.
The Cocker Spaniel comes in two different breeds, the American and the English. The American Cocker Spaniel is smaller. They weigh between 18 and 21 pounds and are characterized by their long, floppy ears. They are the smallest breed in the sporting dog family.
Cocker Spaniels do well with children and other pets. They do require a lot of attention and are a loyal breed. They have a lifespan between 10 and 12 years.