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Approximate Weights & Daily Energy Requirements of Cocker Spaniel Puppies

American Cockers

Male American Cocker Spaniel
Age (Months) Expected Weight Calorie Requirement
1 1.4 kg 3.08 lbs 208 kcal/day
2 3.0 kg 6.6 lbs 414 kcal/day
3 4.9 kg 10.78 lbs 637 kcal/day
4 6.75 kg 14.85 lbs 787 kcal/day
5 8.0 kg 17.6 lbs 785 kcal/day
6 9.25 kg 20.35 lbs 856 kcal/day
7 9.65 kg 21.23 lbs 802 kcal/day
12 11.9 kg 26.18 lbs 884 kcal/day

Compare the above values with an intact adult male at 12.5 kg who requires 831 kcal/day.

Female American Cocker Spaniel
Age (Months) Expected Weight Calorie Requirement
1 1.3 kg 2.86 lbs 194 kcal/day
2 2.7 kg 5.94 lbs 374 kcal/day
3 4.4 kg 9.68 lbs 577 kcal/day
4 6.0 kg 13.2 lbs 712 kcal/day
5 7.1 kg 15.62 lbs 716 kcal/day
6 8.2 kg 18.04 lbs 781 kcal/day
7 8.6 kg 18.92 lbs 727 kcal/day
12 10.5 kg 23.1 lbs 803 kcal/day

Compare the above values with an intact adult female at 11 kg who requires 755 kcal/day.

Graph representing weight gain (lbs) in female and male American cocker spaniels

Graph representing weight gain (lbs) in American cocker spaniels

 

Graph representing kcal/day requirements of American cocker spaniels

Graph representing kcal/day requirements of American cocker spaniels

 

English Cockers

Male English Cocker Spaniel
Age (Months) Expected Weight Calorie Requirement
1 1.4-1.6 kg 208-234 kcal/day
2 3.0-3.6 kg 414-490 kcal/day
3 4.9-5.95 kg 637-752 kcal/day
4 6.75-8.25 kg 787-932 kcal/day
5 8.0-9.7 kg 785-915 kcal/day
6 9.25-11.2 kg 856-997 kcal/day
7 9.65-11.75 kg 802-943 kcal/day
12 11.9-14.75 kg 884-1039 kcal/day

Compare the above values with an intact adult male at 15.5 kg who requires 977 kcal/day.

Female English Cocker Spaniel
Age (Months) Expected Weight Calorie Requirement
1 1.4-1.55 kg 203-226 kcal/day
2 2.9-3.4 kg 401-465 kcal/day
3 4.7-5.6 kg 617-714 kcal/day
4 6.5-7.75 kg 762-884 kcal/day
5 7.7-9.15 kg 762-873 kcal/day
6 8.9-10.55 kg 832-951 kcal/day
7 9.3-11.05 kg 777-897 kcal/day
12 11.4-13.8 kg 857-988 kcal/day

Compare the above values with an intact adult female at 14.5 kg who requires 929 kcal/day.

Put It To Use

Most dog foods have a feeding chart to show you how much dog food your dog requires. Or you can figure it out yourself. Now that you know the daily calorie requirements of cocker spaniel puppies you can calculate how much dog food to feed them. For example, Hill's Science Diet Puppy Original has 375 kcal per 8oz cup. Use the any brand calculator on the Dog Food Calculator page to calculate how many cups to feed your cocker spaniel puppy.

Example

A 7 month old male American cocker spaniel meets his expected weight. How many cups of Hill's Science Puppy Original would he require?

Answer: According to the table above, a 7 month old male American cocker spaniel puppy requires 802 kcal/day. Using the any brand calculator, place 802 in the "kcal/day" box and 375 in the "kcal/cup" box. The answer is 2.1 cups per day. This amount is close to the recommendations of Hill's which is 2.5 cups per day.

Note: It must be emphasized the values found on this page are only estimates to provide approximate weights and daily caloric requirements.

Tables are based on information provided in Small Animal Clinical Nutrition where adult American cocker spaniel weights are listed as 12.5 kilograms for males and 11 kilograms for females; adult English cocker spaniels are listed as 12.5-15.5 kilograms for males and 12-14.5 kilograms for females. Expected weights and caloric requirements were averaged when necessary.

References

Hand, M. S., Thatcher, C. D., Rimillard, R. L., & Roudebush, P. (Eds.). (2000) Small Animal Clinical Nutrition. (4th ed.). Marceline, MO: Walsworth.

Published 2003