American Cocker Spaniel Complete Profile

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Size: Small Height: 35 – 38 cm (14 – 15 inches) Weight: 10 – 13 kg (22 – 28 lb) Life Span: 13 years Grooming: Extensive Exercise: Medium Feeding: Reasonable Temperament: Cheerful & intelligent Country of Origin: United States AKC Group: Sporting Other Names: Cocker Spaniel

Temperament: The American Cocker Spaniel is cheerful, lively and active. American Cocker Spaniels make great family dogs and are good with strangers, children and other dogs. They are eager to please and respond well to correct training. Although American Cocker Spaniels are friendly to everyone, they should be well socialized when young to prevent a tendency for timidity.

Grooming: American Cocker Spaniels require regular brushing and combing to keep them knot-free. Professional trimming is required every two to three months to keeprepparttar coat well groomed. The excess hair insiderepparttar 147980 ears and betweenrepparttar 147981 pads ifrepparttar 147982 feet needs to be trimmed.

Exercise: American Cocker Spaniels like to play and frolic and they are easily adaptable to country or city life. They have an average demand for exercise.

History: The spaniel family can be traced back torepparttar 147983 mid 14th century in Spain where “spaynells” were used for either water or land retrieving and “cocking” spaniels for their proficiency with woodcock. It was approximately 1880 thatrepparttar 147984 Cocker Spaniel arrived in America from Britain and from those dogsrepparttar 147985 Americans developed their new strain, giving usrepparttar 147986 American Cocker Spaniel that we know today.

American Staffordshire Terrier Complete Profile

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Size: Medium Height: 43 - 48 cm (17 - 19 inches) Weight: 18 - 23 kg (40 - 50 lb) Life Span: 12 years Grooming: Easy Exercise: Medium Feeding: Medium Temperament: Fearless & dependable Country of Origin: United States AKC Group: Terrier

Temperament: The American Staffordshire Terrier is bold, fearless, outgoing, confident, loyal and intelligent. The American Staffordshire Terrier loves to please its owner and thrives on praise from its family. They get along well with people of all ages, especially with children. American Staffordshire Terriers make good guard dogs and have tremendous courage. However, due to this trait some people have trained them as fight dogs, but American Staffordshire Terriers can make docile pets when properly trained.

Grooming: American Staffordshire Terriers need minimal grooming with their short coats. A quick brush is sufficient to keeprepparttar skin and coat healthy.

Exercise: Regular exercise is necessary on a daily basis. American Staffordshire Terriers enjoy running alongside a cycle and playing ball games.

History: The origins are similar torepparttar 147979 Staffordshire Bull Terrier – blendings ofrepparttar 147980 Bulldog, Black and Tan Terrier and an old white English Terrier. In 1870, they came to America and quickly became invaluable to families as guard dogs. Becauserepparttar 147981 breeders preferred a slightly larger specimen thanrepparttar 147982 early English Staffordshire Terriers, in 1972repparttar 147983 American Kennel Club permittedrepparttar 147984 word American to be added to their title to differentiate them fromrepparttar 147985 English Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

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