The Cocker Spaniel is known for their trademark feathering around their legs, chest, ears, and stomach.
Their medium length double coat can come in various colors and two accepted marking. The top layer is a silky smooth finish, while the undercoat is durable and mild textured, which protects them from the wet weather conditions.
A Cocker can come in three color ranges. The first is called Black/Black with Tan. The second is all solid colors except for Black. The last variation is called, parti-color.
Cocker Spaniels are known to mat, so you will want to groom regularly. While it wouldn’t hurt to brush and groom daily, the suggest amount is 2-3 times per week.
The following coat color list is the approved standard by the American Kennel Club:
- Black and Tan
- Black and White
- Black, White and Tan
- Brown and Tan
- Brown and White
- Brown, White and Tan
- Buff and White
- Red and White
Other colors like Sable, Cream and Blue Roan have been found on the Cocker Spaniel but aren’t registered or approved. The marking accepted by the AKC are Roan and Merle.