The Miniature Cocker Spaniel or the English toy spaniel had originated from China but during the middle ages, it made its own way towards Europe. The dog is actually a cross breed of a Pug and Japanese Chin with the European Spaniels. These dogs are thought to have a royal standing during the Renaissance period. King Charles is one of those well-known royalties. This is the reason why another name for this breed is ‘King Charles Spaniel’. It’s simply difficult to resist the charms of these dogs. One of their nice habits is snuggling on their master’s lap. No doubt that among the Cavalier cousins, Charlie is the most gentle. Well, the key reason for this is this dog breed is naturally-born to be a companion pet.
Tiny cobby sizes with soft, wavy coats that have selection of colors such as: Bleinheim (red and white, usually with a red ‘thumb print’ on the forehead), The Prince Charles (black, white and tan) and Ruby (mahogany red) are what Toy Cocker Spaniel has. Also, some compared them to pugs all because of their the same snouts. Another characteristics that they own are straight forelegs, long necks, and sloping shoulders.
People-oriented is the best thing that can be defined to Cocker Spaniels. They are can be good buddies and play partners for your kids. Playful and patient are just two of their awesome traits. These dogs can even comfort an individual who’s having a bad mode. That is how good they are in sensing your feelings. Furthermore, visitors and strangers don’t need to worry as they are naturally good-natured dogs that can go well with strangers. Adding another dogs or pet to the family is not an issue with this dog since they are expert in making friends. Jealousy among pets is not an issue to them. These dogs tend to be emotional so giving them proper care is very important and you’ve got to let them feel that they aren’t alone.
King Charles Spaniel are adorable lapdogs but you have to know that they are lively because of the fact that they’re descendants from a long series of bird dogs. This dogs requires you to have a big space where they can run around. Therefore, having a backyard is important when having this dog. You may also wish to take them for a walk in the parks. These pets can run very fast so you might wish to have a dog leash to keep them controlled.
Generally, the life span of Miniature Cocker Spaniel reaches up to 13 years given that proper treatment is given. Common issues that they may develop are heart problems like mitral valve disease. One other common problem that they may experience are ear infections and hip displacement.
If you would like them to have a cascading coat, then never forget to provide them proper brushing. Grooming them like combing their fur must be an exercise; two or three times per week is enough. This is necessary so that shedding can be managed. On the other hand, always remember to send them for clipping once in a year’s quarter.