Cocker spaniels are among the most beloved breeds of dogs to own as pets due to their friendly and loyal nature as well as their appealing appearance. But many people are unaware that Cocker Spaniels do shed and can have a lot of fur that needs to be managed.
Cocker Spaniels shed all year long. This is because they are single-coated dogs, meaning their coats are made up of one single layer instead of the two layers (outer coat and undercoat) of double-coated dogs. This means that they tend to shed more throughout the year as compared to double-coated breeds. Usually, Cocker Spaniels will shed more heavily during the spring and fall.
In order to keep shedding in check and maintain the Cocker Spaniel’s coat in good condition, regular grooming is a must. A weekly brushing and combing session is recommended to help remove any loose hair and keep the coat in top shape. During the shedding season, make sure to brush the dog at least once or twice a week and more often if you can. Additionally, taking your Cocker Spaniel for regular baths will help keep the coat clean and healthy, as well as minimize shedding.
It’s important to remember that no matter how much grooming or baths you do, shedding is just part of having a Cocker Spaniel. However, there are a few things you can do to minimize the amount of fur that comes off the dog. First, make sure to feed your Cocker Spaniel a high-quality, nutritious diet so that the coat will stay healthy. Second, keep the area around the dog clean by vacuuming regularly to keep fur from building up on the floors and furniture. And third, give the dog plenty of exercise to help reduce stress, which can lead to increased shedding.
Although Cocker Spaniels do shed, it’s nothing that can’t be managed with regular grooming practices. With regular care and good nutrition, you’ll keep shedding to a minimum and your Cocker Spaniel will be healthy and happy.