Caring for a Cocker-Pei
Feeding: The Cocker-Pei can be fed 2 meals daily. As a puppy they should be fed small size puppy chow since they have such small teeth.
Living with a Cocker-Pei
Personality: The Cocker-Pei is a sweet, loving, playful, intelligent, protective but sometimes stubborn dog.
Temperament: The Cocker-Pei is typically a very friendly and social dog.
Family Dog: The Cocker-Pei is great with children and makes a wonderful family dog.
Shedding: The Cocker-Pei is generally a very low shedding dog. They may shed a lot in the hot weather.
Grooming: The Cocker-Pei may be professionally groomed or can be maintained at home. They should have their nails clipped often as they grow very quickly. They can be bathed when needed and should be brushed to keep the coat nice and free from loose hairs.
Training: The Cocker-Pei takes to positive reinforcement training very quickly.
Behavior: The Cocker-Pei is a happy and playful dog who can be stubborn at times. If they are not happy you will hear about it as they can be noisy and boisterous.
Barking: Some Cocker-Peis may tend to bark at people passing by the house. They can have a loud, deep bark for their size. They also tend to bark when playing.
Exercise: The Cocker-Pei has lots of energy and does require plenty of daily exercise; however they do tire quickly and may take many breaks and lay down to rest. Be careful not to over exercise when it is hot out as they can overheat easily.
Living Conditions: The Cocker-Pei can do well in an apartment or townhouse provided they are given plenty of daily exercise.
Appearance: The Cocker-Pei is a short, stout, strong dog with with wrinkles on their face.
Size: The Cocker-Pei is a medium sized dog weighing around 15 pounds at 15 weeks of age and between 35 to 45 pounds when fully grown.
Companionship: The Cocker-Pei makes a great companion dog. They love to snuggle on the sofa or go for long walks with you. They need companionship and don't like to be left alone. They love the company of another dog.
Nose: The Cocker-Pei may have a pink or black nose.
Eyes: The eyes of the Cocker-Pei may be green in color.
Teeth/Bite: The Cocker-Bei has a very strong bite and razor sharp baby teeth.
Feet: The Cocker-Pei has large webbed feet.
Tail: The tail of the Cocker-Pei may be cropped or left natural. If the tail is left long if may curl up and always be wagging.
Color: The coat of the Cocker-Pei can be red, fawn or chocolate in color with darker or lighter to white markings.
Coat: The Cocker-Pei has wonderfully soft, short, wavy coat with longer feathery fringes on the legs and tail.
Allergies: The Cocker-Pei may suffer from seasonal allergies and an allergy to grass clippingsas. To help prevent food allergies they can be fed high quality food and only all natural treats.
Eye Health: The Cocker-Pei may suffer from Cherry Eye which can require surgery to correct. They may also be prone to an eye condition similar to pink eye which requires ointment to correct. They may also get a lot of eye-goop in both eyes needs to be wiped away.
Ear Health: The Cocker-Pei should have their ears cleaned once a week to help prevent infection which they are prone to. There may be visible dirt and wax in the ear when you go to clean them.
Dental Health: The teeth and face of the Cocker-Pei require frequent cleaning as they may suffer from foul breath because of the large jowels.
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