The cocker spaniel has a lifespan of 10 to 14 years. This estimate is for both the English and American breeds.
The estimate of life expectancy for the cocker is for a healthy dog. This breed is susceptible to a number of different ailments, such as autoimmune problems, that can significantly affect how long the dog lives. Lifestyle and how well the cocker spainel is cared for can also affect how long it lives.
Cockers are high-energy dogs that require a moderate amount of exercise every day. They should stand between 13 and 16 inches high and weigh around 25 pounds. An overweight cocker spaniel is more susceptible to health issues than one of normal weight. Keeping the dog happy and healthy will help to ensure it lives a long life.