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English Cocker Chow Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about English Cocker Chow so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginEngland flagEngland China flagChina
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed English Cocker Spaniel and Chow Chow mix

English Cocker Chow Price and Availability

Price
How much does the English Cocker Chow puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of an English Cocker Chow in the United States? How much money is an English Cocker Chow?

Where to buy an English Cocker Chow with a good pedigree?

$900-$1200
If you choose to purchase the English Cocker Chow, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a English Cocker Chow for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the English Cocker Chow gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a English Cocker Chow? How many English Cocker Chow are there in the world?
Very frequent: The English Cocker Chow is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

English Cocker Chow Size

Size
Is an English Cocker Chow small, medium or large dog?

How big do English Cocker Chow get?

What is the average size of an English Cocker Chow?

Medium
Weight
How much does the English Cocker Chow weigh? How much should an English Cocker Chow weight? What is the normal weight of an English Cocker Chow? How much does a full-grown English Cocker Chow weight?
45-70 pounds (20-32 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of an English Cocker Chow?
57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
How tall is the English Cocker Chow? English Cocker Chow height:
Male: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of an English Cocker Chow?
20 inches (51 cm)

English Cocker Chow Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the English Cocker Chow have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
RoughFeathered
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper English Cocker Chow coats?
BlackTan Red Blue Cream Golden LiverRoanCinnamon
Grooming
How to groom the English Cocker Chow and how often? How often should I take my English Cocker Chow to the groomer?
Advanced: The English Cocker Chow requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your English Cocker Chow a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your English Cocker Chow, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do English Cocker Chow dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the English Cocker Chow? Do English Cocker Chow dogs shed a lot?
English Cocker Chow dogs shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the English Cocker Chow breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the English Cocker Chow need a bath? How often should you give an English Cocker Chow a bath? Can I bathe my English Cocker Chow every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

English Cocker Chow Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the English Cocker Chow have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
PlayfulAloofIndependentProtectiveIntelligentFriendlyAffectionateLoyalTrainableQuietFaithfulDetached
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the English Cocker Chow? Is the English Cocker Chow breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The English Cocker Chow ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are English Cocker Chow dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train an English Cocker Chow?
English Cocker Chow dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: English Cocker Chows, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? English Cocker Chow sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. English Cocker Chow dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is an English Cocker Chow a good family dog?
Average to High: English Cocker Chow dogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the English Cocker Chow need? English Cocker Chow social needs:
English Cocker Chow dogs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do English Cocker Chow dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my English Cocker Chow bark?
Low to Average: The English Cocker Chow rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is English Cocker Chow good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
English Cocker Chow dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the English Cocker Chow dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do English Cocker Chow dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
English Cocker Chow dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do English Cocker Chow bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the English Cocker Chow? What are the odds of getting bitten by a English Cocker Chow? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The English Cocker Chow has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the English Cocker Chow has a hard bite? What is the bite force of an English Cocker Chow? How much bite force does an English Cocker Chow have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

English Cocker Chow bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The English Cocker Chow, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the English Cocker Chow do?
English Cocker Chow dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but English Cocker Chow dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the English Cocker Chow to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does English Cocker Chow roam?
English Cocker Chow dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does English Cocker Chow have high prey drive?
English Cocker Chow dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that English Cocker Chow dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is English Cocker Chow good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have an English Cocker Chow in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the English Cocker Chow breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
English Cocker Chow dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can an English Cocker Chow be left alone? How long can you leave an English Cocker Chow alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.

English Cocker Chow Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? English Cocker Chow temperament with other people:
English Cocker Chow dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do English Cocker Chow dogs get along with other pets? Are English Cocker Chow dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
English Cocker Chow dogs are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are English Cocker Chow dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? English Cocker Chow temperament with children:
English Cocker Chow dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do English Cocker Chow dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the English Cocker Chow breed live with a cat?
English Cocker Chow dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is English Cocker Chow good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do English Cocker Chow dogs get along with other dogs?
English Cocker Chow dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is English Cocker Chow breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is English Cocker Chow breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
English Cocker Chow dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are English Cocker Chow dogs good office canines? Do English Cocker Chow dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
English Cocker Chow is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do English Cocker Chow dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the English Cocker Chow temperament with senior people? Are English Cocker Chow dogs good for elderly owners?
English Cocker Chows are usually recommended for elderly people.

English Cocker Chow Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do English Cocker Chow dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The English Cocker Chow is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the English Cocker Chow breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the English Cocker Chow breed? Most common health risks of English Cocker Chow:
CataractsHip DysplasiaEar InfectionsEctropionElbow DysplasiaRenal Failure
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the English Cocker Chow breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the English Cocker Chow see the vet?
Average
The English Cocker Chow should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do English Cocker Chow dogs live? How old can a English Cocker Chow be? What is the age limit of the English Cocker Chow? How many years can the oldest English Cocker Chow live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of an English Cocker Chow?

How long is the lifespan of an English Cocker Chow?

13-15 years
The average lifespan of English Cocker Chow: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the English Cocker Chow breed hypoallergenic?
No
English Cocker Chow dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the English Cocker Chow have? What is the activity level of the English Cocker Chow?
English Cocker Chow dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does an English Cocker Chow need? How much exercise do English Cocker Chow dogs require per day?

Do English Cocker Chow dogs need a lot of exercises?

English Cocker Chow dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the English Cocker Chow breed need?
English Cocker Chow dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does an English Cocker Chow need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does an English Cocker Chow breed eat per day? What is good dog food for English Cocker Chow? How much food should I feed my English Cocker Chow?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? English Cocker Chow risk for obesity:
High: The English Cocker Chow breed has a strong tendency to be overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the English Cocker Chow more often.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the English Cocker Chow weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The English Cocker Chow can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

High 🔼

The English Cocker Chow has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the English Cocker Chow drool?
The English Cocker Chow is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the English Cocker Chow could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the English Cocker Chow.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

English Cocker Chow As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can English Cocker Chow be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

English Cocker Chow is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can English Cocker Chow be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a English Cocker Chow be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

English Cocker Chow is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can English Cocker Chow be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

English Cocker Chow is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can English Cocker Chow be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The English Cocker Chow is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can English Cocker Chow be a boat dog?

Yes

English Cocker Chow breed usually likes being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, as a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can English Cocker Chow be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

English Cocker Chow is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where English Cocker Chow dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

English Cocker Chow Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is an English Cocker Chow pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the English Cocker Chow breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female English Cocker Chow: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the English Cocker Chow have in a litter? How many puppies can the English Cocker Chow breed have for the first time? How many puppies does an English Cocker Chow have? How many puppies can an English Cocker Chow give birth to?
6-8 puppies

English Cocker Chow Recognition

AKC Group
Is English Cocker Chow recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is English Cocker Chow recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

English Cocker Chow Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the English Cocker Chow breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The English Cocker Chow is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: English Cocker Chow dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: English Cocker Chow dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: English Cocker Chow dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: English Cocker Chows are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: English Cocker Chow dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Boat and Sailor Dog: English Cocker Chow breed usually likes being on a boat.

    Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

    Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages.

Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: English Cocker Chow dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The English Cocker Chow requires a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: English Cocker Chow dogs shed above average.
  • Stinkiness: The English Cocker Chow has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: High: The English Cocker Chow breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
  • Mouthiness: English Cocker Chow dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Office Friendly: English Cocker Chow is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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