|If a Cocker is breed correctly, he/she will
have a very friendly and outgoing demeanor. They are gentle and great with
children. However, it is warned that you not get a Cocker from a pet store
or the like because of possible behavioral and health problems. While they
are active dogs, a daily walk and a quick game of catch will suffice. Depending
on the haircut style you select for your Cocker (a flowing "skirt"
or trimmed short), the grooming requirements can be demanding or minimal.
Their long ears need to be cleaned routinely because of their tendency to
dip into the water and food bowls.