Breed: Cocker Spaniel
Where you’ve heard of it: Oprah Winfrey owns one named Sadie
These adorable animals are admired for their floppy ears and curly hair. They are gentle, intelligent and make great family dogs. Their silky, fine hair tends to mat, so daily brushing is essential. Many owners choose to have their cockers’ coats clipped every two months, which makes grooming easier. Cockers are high-energy sporting dogs that need daily exercise, so if you’re looking for a couch companion, choose a different breed.