Cocker Spaniels are approximately 14 to 15 inches in height with males being slightly larger than females. The American Kennel Club only recognizes one standard size for this small dog breed; there is not a "toy" or miniature variety.
Cocker Spaniels are the smallest of the spaniel breeds and the smallest of the sporting group breeds. They were originally bred as hunting dogs and are comfortable entering water. The average life span of the Cocker Spaniel is 12 to 15 years. The breed is known for its beautiful yet labor-intensive coat, cheerful disposition and willingness to please. These characteristics, in combination with the Cocker Spaniel's small size, make it a popular breed among city-dwellers with limited space.Learn More
Panda dogs are either dogs that are dyed to look like panda bears, or they are dogs with natural patterns that resemble those on panda bears. There is even a breed of dog bred exclusively for their panda bear markings.Full Answer >
Dogs can eat spinach safely, and spinach is rich in vitamins, iron, trace minerals and beneficial phyto-nutrients. Other human foods are not always safe for dogs.Full Answer >
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), chrysanthemum plants, or mums, are poisonous to dogs. They may cause vomiting, diarrhea, clumsiness, increased salivation and skin inflammation. If a pet ingests mums, the ASPCA advises that a local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center be contacted immediately.Full Answer >
Dogs wag their tails to convey strong emotions, such as happiness or agitation. Other clues can help people understand whether a dog's tail wagging is a gesture of welcoming or warning.Full Answer >