Cocker Spaniel Temperament
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Cocker Spaniel Overview
The Cocker Spaniel Temperament is known for being trusting, joyful, social, merry and outgoing.
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Are Cocker Spaniels Good Family Dogs?
The Cocker Spaniel Temperament is said to be very social and almost always happy. They are an extremely popular breed who top most people’s lists for the best family dogs. Cocker Spaniel can be very charming little dogs that are tough yet adorable. With their loving personalities, the Cocker Spaniels can adjust to living in any and all family settings. They are a very gentle and easygoing breed who love to be around children of all ages. For the most part, they also get along quite well with other dogs and sometimes even cats! That being said, it is very important to ensure that the Cocker Spaniel Temperament has been properly socialized before the dog can be trusted around other children, dogs, cats and other family members.
The Cocker Spaniel Temperament is not well suited to be a watchdog. They are too friendly for that. They will probably welcome all strangers into your house with a huge smile and a wagging tail.
Cocker Spaniels are meant for a family, single-person or elderly person who has some time to devote to their loving friend. They thrive on human attention and love to spend as much time as possible with their fellow humans. They also love to travel with their humans and would be great partners when you are in the car!
While the Cocker Spaniel is not a big dog, they are very active and energetic. They love to play for hours each day! Since they love to play and they love their humans, it would make sense to take them hiking, biking, speed walking, running, jogging, swimming and so on when you try to engage yourself in such activities.