American Cocker Spaniel

American Cocker Spaniel

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All about the American Cocker Spaniel

The American Cocker Spaniel makes a great house pet but is also equally adept as a gundog.

Although this breed is of average intelligence, it is extremely loyal and respectful to its master. This dog can sometimes have a tendency to be shy but if socialised well at an early age they develop into a cheerful and merry breed that loves to play.

Cockers that are well trained and know their place within the family are good with children. They can be difficult to train and are known for being a dog with below average intelligence but with persistence can be trained well and become a great dog that offer a lot of enjoyment.

Grooming an American Cocker Spaniel

Hair type: The coat of the American Cocker Spaniel is silky and flat or slightly wavy. The hairs are medium length on the body but short and fine on the head. There is feathering on the ears, chest, abdomen and legs. The coat comes in any solid colour.

Daily coat care: Wipe under the eyes often as they tend to tear. Some owners prefer to leave the coat long, brushing daily and shampooing frequently with quarterly scissoring and clipping. Others prefer to clip the coat to medium length to be more functional. Either way, the dog will need regular trimming. When brushing be careful not to pull out the silky hair. Extra care and attention should be given to the eyes and ears. This breed is an average shedder.

Recommended groom frequency: American Cocker Spaniels should receive a professional grooming every 6 weeks. Particular attention should be paid to their eyes and ears.

At Petmania Grooming Studios we have a full range of treatments available for your American Cocker Spaniel. If you get puppy, we recommend our Puppy’s First Visit at around four months, once your puppy has received all his vaccinations.

Diet

Depending on the size and age of your American Cocker Spaniel, you will need to feed between 159g and 209g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Keep your American Cocker Spaniel trim by measuring his food and feeding him twice a day rather than leaving food out all the time.

Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here.

Activity Level

American Cockers have plenty of stamina and need regular exercise. They should be taken on daily, long walks. When walking, avoid brushy thickets that can tangle the coat. Without adequate exercise your American Cocker Spaniel may become disruptive.

Where to get an American Cocker Spaniel

There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100’s of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.

However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.

To exfoliate, hydrate and nourish your dog's skin this summer season
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
Coconut
Summer Spa
Treatment Includes
T&C Apply. Final prices will be determined by dog breed, size and coat type.
Price Guide
Short / Smooth
Long / Heavy / Curly
Small
from €50
from €70
Medium
from €50
from €70
Large
from €60
from €80
Giant
from €75
from €95
  • Canine Massage
  • Blow Dry
  • Expert Nail Trim
  • Ear Clean
  • Eye Cleanse
  • Breed Standard Styling
  • Hydrating Bath in our luxurious Coconut Scrub
infused with Cocono Oil and Coconut Milk
T&C Apply. Final price determined by dog size, breed and coat type.
Coconut Summer Spa
To exfoliate, nourish and hydrate your dog's skin
Treatment Includes
Price Guide
Short / Smooth
Long / Heavy / Curly
Small
from €50
from €70
Medium
from €50
from €70
Large
from €60
from €80
Giant
from €75
from €95
  • Canine Massage
  • Blow Dry
  • Expert Nail Trim
  • Ear Clean
  • Eye Cleanse
  • Breed Standard Styling
  • Bath in our luxurious Coconut Scrub
infused with Coconut Oil & Coconut Milk
For dogs who have completed their First Dental Visit
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
Ultrasonic Toothbrushing
What's Involved?
This service is a silent, vibration-free way of keeping your dog's teeth clean and preventing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your dog's mouth. Using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste, we brush along the gum line to remove debris and provide a dental foam wash to make their breath fresh for when they return home. 
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment to a dog where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
Treatment Includes
Treatment Includes
Regular brushing and good at-home dental care routine is recommended to help prevent the build up of Plaque & Tartar and bad breath which can lead to serious illness such as Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Oral Cavity Diseases.
Price for Adults: €29 | Price for Puppies: €15
This treatment can be booked as a standalone appointment or added to any other grooming service
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
Ultrasonic Toothbrushing
For dogs who have completed their First Dental Visit.
What is involved?
This service is a silent, vibration-free way of keeping your dog's teeth clean and preventing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your dog's mouth. Using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste, we brush along the gum line to remove debris and provide a dental foam wash to make their breath fresh for when they return home.
Keeping your dog's teeth clean at home through regular brushing is essential to help prevent the build up of Plaque & Tartar, which is a cause of bad bread and can lead to serious illness such as Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Oral Cavity Diseases.
Price for Adults: €29 | Price for Puppies: €15
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
First Dental Visit
What is involved?
During your dog's first dental visit, we will introduce them to the tooth brush and only when comfortable, we will complete the first ultrasonic tooth cleaning. Also includes your dog's own exclusive toothbrush head for future visits.
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment to a dog where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information.
Treatment Includes
Treatment Includes
What happens after?
Provided your dog was comfortable during their first visit, they can then avail of our Ultrasonic Toothbrushing service. This involves brushing your dog's teeth using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste to remove bacteria and debris. This service can be booked as a standalone appointment or added on to any other pre-booked treatment.
Price for Adults: €49 | Price for Puppies: €20
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
First Dental Visit
What is involved?
We will introduce them to the toothbrush and only when comfortable, we will complete their first ultrasonic tooth cleaning. Includes your dog's own exclusive toothbrush head for future visits.
Provided your dog was comfortable, they can then avail of our Ultrasonic Toothbrushing service. This involves brushing your dog's teeth using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste to remove bacteria and debris. This service can be booked as a standalone treatment or added on to any other pre-booked treatment.
Price for Adults: €49 | Price for Puppies: €20
What is involved?