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(American Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel mix) The Colonial Cocker Spaniels appearance will be much like the parent breeds. However there are subtle differences in the parent breeds. Both have long floppy ears. They may have jowls that droop or not.

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The Colonial Cocker Spaniel makes a great family pet. He is friendly with an upbeat personality. They can be difficult to housebreak, so have patience in this area. They are smart canines and will catch on soon enough. They are inclined to bark quite a bit, so they may not be well suited for apartment life. They suffer from separation anxiety, so its best if someone is with them most of the time.

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13-20 inches
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15-30 pounds
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General Health

Health issues shouldn\'t be a problem, but parent breeds have been known to have the following health concerns; Dysplasia, Heart problems.

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The larger of the parent breeds is the English Cocker Spaniel. The smaller is the American Cocker Spaniel.

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The Colonial Cocker Spaniel needs daily brushing and bathe as needed. Pay attention to those long ears to prevent infections. They may have some staining under the eyes, so keep those wiped with a damp cloth or special cleaner for eye stain. Some trimming of the coat may be needed.

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Ideal Environment

A fenced yard to run around in is a good idea for the Colonial Cocker. Don\'t let him run loose as his natural instincts to chase birds may kick in. He needs to have structured activity as well, so taking him for runs and or walks will benefit him.

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