American spaniel club foundation merle color in cocker spaniels. American spaniel club inc.
A merry dog the breed is recognized by its flowing coat.
American cocker spaniel colors. Developmental biology genetics introduction. The american cocker spaniel is a breed of sporting dog. Finally the grooming requirements of the american cocker spaniels are a bit more when compared to the english cockers but that is understandable considering the american cockers have a heavier and a bit longer coat than the english cocker spaniels.
Charles born president american spaniel club feb. The cocker spaniel is the smallest of the spaniels and is one of the most popular breeds in america according to the american kennel club. Mcfarlane bs mathematics ms computer science karen l.
Click here for a list of akc approved cocker spaniel judges. Prepared by ascf scientific research committee. 7702 division dr battle creek mi 49014 9562.
The cocker spaniel s national parent club the american spaniel club has a health committee that looks at breed health issues and makes recommendations to breeders for required health testing. Yager bs microbiology ph d. The acss require a daily brushing of their coat so as to avoid any tangling or matting issues.
The cocker spaniel is the smallest member of the sporting group. The two breeds diverged during the 20th century due to differing breed standards in the us and the uk in the united states the breed is usually called a cocker spaniel while elsewhere in the world it is called an american cocker spaniel to distinguish it. It is a spaniel type dog that is closely related to the english cocker spaniel.
Whether silky flat or wavy the coat comes in a variety of colors combinations. He has a sturdy compact body and a cleanly chiseled and refined head with the overall dog in complete balance and of ideal size.