American Cocker Spaniel Dogs & Puppies for Sale

The American Cocker Spaniel is a Spaniel type sporting dog initially bred for hunting but today is a popular companion animal, particularly in the United States. This particular Spaniel breed developed in the USA but is the ancestor of the English Cocker Spaniel. Although both Spaniels are similar in many ways, the American Cocker is noticeably smaller, with a rounder head and shorter muzzle.

The American Cocker Spaniel’s appearance is elegant and adorable, with oversized floppy ears and long silky fur that feathers on the belly and legs. They are cheerful, outgoing, responsive, and super sweet, making them a fabulous furry companion and lifelong friend.

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Pepper - A Cuddly American Cocker Spaniel Puppy for Sale

Pepper

American Cocker Spaniel

£1,900

Gender: Male

Age: 57 Week

Colour: Black

Coat: Long

Type : Family Pet

Date of Birth: 20-08-2021

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Sisi - A Charming American Cocker Spaniel Puppy for Sale

Sisi

American Cocker Spaniel

£2,400

Gender: Female

Age: 57 Week

Colour: Red

Coat: Long

Type : Show Potential

Date of Birth: 25-08-2021

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Latte - A Beautiful American Cocker Spaniel Puppy for Sale

Latte

American Cocker Spaniel

£1,500

Gender: Female

Age: 58 Week

Colour: Chocolate

Coat: Long

Type : Family Pet

Date of Birth: 18-08-2021

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Shadow - A Gentle American Cocker Spaniel Puppy for Sale

Shadow

American Cocker Spaniel

£3,000

Gender: Male

Age: 58 Week

Colour: Cream

Coat: Long

Type : Show Potential

Date of Birth: 18-08-2021

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Meet the American Cocker Spaniel

The American Cocker Spaniel is the smallest sporting dog recognised by the American Kennel Club, typically weighing between 20 and 30 pounds and standing 14 to 15 inches tall. Their bodies are compact and sturdy, and their small heads make them instantly recognisable. They have square-shaped lips, upturned noses and oversized ears that hang down low, giving a soft impression. Adding to this is their big, round and dark eyes.

The American Cocker Spaniel’s medium-long coat is silky and sometimes slightly wavy. It is noticeably longer on the ears, chest, belly and legs where it hangs down (known as feathering). If kept long, your American Cocker Spaniel will need regular baths and haircuts to keep its beautiful coat in top tip condition. In addition, you’ll need to brush or comb them multiple times a week.

American Cocker Spaniels can be a wide variety of shades but are usually within one of three coat colour categories. These categories are black or black with tan points, any solid colour other than black, and parti-colour (white with patches of another colour).

Because of their heavy-coated droopy ears, American Cocker Spaniels are prone to ear infections. Therefore, you’ll need to inspect them every few days and clean them once a week. This breed is also prone to a few genetic conditions such as hip dysplasia and eye disorders. However, healthy and well-cared for Cocker Spaniels will live for 10 to 13 years.

The temperament of an American Cocker Spaniel

American Cocker Spaniels are a lot of fun with a very cheerful disposition. They are playful and can be boisterous at times but generally act gentle and affectionate towards their owners. They love to be around their humans at all times, which is displayed by their continuous wagging tails.

Providing they receive proper socialisation as puppies, an American Cocker Spaniel will get along well with strangers, children and other animals. However, they can be pretty sensitive and get stressed easily by loud noises, shouting and rough handling. Moreover, being left alone for too long will cause them great distress as they are so people-oriented.

Their temperaments can vary as some American Cocker Spaniels bark a lot, whereas others are very submissive. Even so, they are a very trainable breed as they are intelligent and eager to please, so you can easily teach them the “quiet” command to loud Spaniels. However, always use gentle and consistent over harsh training methods with this breed because of their sensitivity.

Many Cocker Spaniels have a strong hunting instinct from their history as hunting dogs. They love to go for walks but may chase birds or small animals, so always keep them on their leash when out and about.

10 reasons to add an American Cocker Spaniel to your family

  1. They are charming and adorable - Their cheerful disposition, heart-warming dark eyes and cute floppy ears make the American Cocker Spaniel an irresistible breed.
  2. They are easy to train - Your Cocker Spaniel will always be up for a training session, and their intelligence means they learn commands quickly.
  3. They play on their own - These dogs are so playful that they find almost anything entertaining. Therefore, they are happy to play independently and love receiving new toys.
  4. They do well in cold weather - Because of their long hair and English ancestors, they are well suited for the cold climate of the UK and Northern Europe.
  5. They will keep you warm, too - Moreover, because their fluffy coats retain heat, they always feel warm, even on the coldest days. Thus, they make excellent personal heaters and bed warmers!
  6. They are small - Choosing a small dog like a Cocker Spaniel means they are easier to handle, travel with, and have lower energy than large dog breeds.
  7. They are sociable - A well-socialised American Cocker Spaniel enjoys interacting with humans and will be warm and friendly towards new people.
  8. They are cuddly - When you get home from work and sit down on the sofa, this affectionate canine will greet you by jumping on your lap for kisses and cuddles.
  9. You can find them in a wide range of colours - An American Cocker Spaniel can be any solid colour. Alternatively, they can have a mixture of two (or even three) colours with beautiful patches.
  10. They are a fantastic breed for children - Their playful yet gentle nature means they are an excellent choice for families looking for a furry friend for their child. A Cocker Spaniel will happily play with kids and develop loving bonds with them.

Best homes for a American Cocker Spaniel

As American Cocker Spaniels are small dogs, they don’t need a tonne of space. Thus, they are a good choice for people with smaller houses or flats, providing they get plenty of walks and exercise. However, while they can adapt to any physical environment, they need an owner who is at home often. They do not do well when left alone for long periods, so they are not a good choice for empty homes. Therefore, they will do well with large families with a stay-at-home parent or retired couples who have previous experience with dogs.

Frequently Asked Questions About American Cocker Spaniel Puppies

Why should I choose an American Cocker Spaniel from The Pedigree Paws rather than elsewhere?
At The Pedigree Paws, we work with top American Cocker Spaniel breeders in the industry. We choose to only work with moral and reputable Spaniel breeders who operate with canine health and wellbeing as their top concern. What’s more, we do not associate in any way with puppy mills. Thus, you can be confident that you are not supporting unethical breeding when buying an American Cocker Spaniel puppy from our platform.
Is an American Cocker Spaniel the right puppy for me?
American Cocker Spaniels are happy, playful canines that are a tonne of fun! Their temperaments can vary, but they are generally active, gentle and loving. They are very trainable, but they can also be pretty sensitive; thus, they do better with someone who has some experience with dogs. They also need to be in a home where there is someone around most times. However, as they are small dogs, they don’t take up much space, so they will be a good fit for you if you live in a smaller house or a flat.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
Due to the ongoing operation of puppy mills, reputable and trustworthy breeders are not always easy to find. However, at The Pedigree Paws, we have selected the top-rated American Cocker Spaniel breeders in the UK and Europe who produce high-quality puppies. We conduct comprehensive checks and have an extensive application process, which is essential for ensuring we only work with breeders who breed ethically. What’s more, the rising number of fantastic reviews from our previous customers shows that our diligence and transparency is paying off.
Are American Cocker Spaniel puppies from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
American Cocker Spaniels are prone to some genetic conditions and have some health concerns. Therefore, it’s our priority to ensure each Spaniel puppy is not at risk of any genetic health issue. To guarantee that your new puppy will live a long and healthy life, the breeders take every puppy to a licensed veterinarian for a complete health checkup. What’s more, all The Pedigree Paws breeders carry out DNA tests on their breeding Spaniels before producing puppies. We do not allow our breeders to breed animals with hereditary medical conditions; thus, your puppy will be 100% healthy.
When can I receive my American Cocker Spaniel puppy?
The first two to three months of a puppy’s life is crucial for its socialisation development. Part of the breeder’s role is to ensure your new American Cocker Spaniel is in top health, fully weaned and well socialised before they come to you. As a result, every puppy from The Pedigree Paws must stay with their mum and littermates until they are between eight and 12 weeks old. While we know you anticipate their arrival, waiting a few extra weeks is always worth it as early-weaned pups often develop behavioural problems.
Can I see the parents of my American Cocker Spaniel puppy?
Yes, we thoroughly understand how seeing your new puppy’s parents is reassuring. Therefore, you can video call the breeder to see your American Cocker Spaniel puppy and the parents before you make payment. Witnessing two healthy, friendly and even-tempered adult Spaniels will put your mind at ease and assure you that your puppy has good genes.
Will I receive the pedigree documents of my American Cocker Spaniel?
When buying a purebred puppy, it’s essential to ensure the puppy comes with proof of its pedigree status. While some rogue breeders will not include this, every puppy from Pedigree Paws comes with official records from a top international breeding organisation. Therefore, you can expect to receive genuine pedigree documents for your American Cocker Spaniel puppy from AKC, FCI or The Kennel Club.
Do your American Cocker Spaniel puppies come from good breeders?
The Pedigree Paws American Cocker Spaniel puppies come from the most responsible puppy breeders in The United Kingdom. Our extensive application procedure and checks allow us to select the very best Spaniel breeders who match our high values. They also meet the ethical breeding requirements of international pedigree societies. As a result, our breeders treat their puppies and breeding dogs like family members rather than things they own.
Are these American Cocker Spaniel puppies raised in a family home or breeding facility?
We strongly believe the only ethical way to raise pups is in a family environment. Thus, our breeders keep their puppies in their homes with the family and not cages away from their mothers. This environment is excellent for your new Spaniel as they receive early socialisation, making them friendly and comfortable around new humans. Plus, they stay with their mother during the most crucial time of their life, receiving attentive care and love. We never work with puppy mills as they keep the pups in cages, separate them from their mum too early, and do not socialise them with humans. As a result, they are underdeveloped and poorly socialised, which leads to a host of behavioural problems.
How can I help my American Cocker Spaniel settle into its new home?
Bringing a puppy home may be an exciting time for you, but it is a significant change for your baby Spaniel. Therefore, it’s not uncommon for puppies to feel overwhelmed or scared at first. Even so, you can guarantee a successful introduction with a bit of thought and planning. Before they arrive, set up their things, such as food and water bowls, toys, and pee pads. In addition, place their bed in a quiet environment, such as a corner and put a warm hot water bottle underneath for extra comfort. Then when your puppy arrives, stay calm and avoid over-exciting them. Instead, keep them leashed and slowly take them around the home, letting them know where their things are.
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