We adopted our undocked english cocker spaniel when he was 2 3 years old. We love his long tail and think every non working cocker should have its tail left intact.
The first spaniel in america came across with the mayflower in 1620 but it was not until 1878 that the first cocker spaniel was registered with the american kennel club akc.
American cocker spaniel with long tail. I like to leave some feathers on the long tail some times. He d been abandoned so we had no history on him. Keeping in mind the welfare of the cocker spaniel breed and the function it was bred to perform and as applies to all flushing spaniels the board of directors of the american spaniel club continues to support docked tails for cocker spaniels and all flushing spaniels as an important characteristic required by the breed s function as.
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. Today s cocker spaniel is an excellent hunting breed flushing and retrieving game from both wet and dry land. American spaniel club inc.
The docked or undocked tail is set on and carried on a line with the topline of the back or. American cocker spaniel s legs and feet. However they are also used today for hunting agility service and therapy.
In addition to hunting and retrieving the cocker spaniel is well known for tracking agility and competitive obedience. It is a spaniel type dog that is closely related to the english cocker spaniel. I can t imagine ritz carlton without his beautiful tail.
Obo ii was born around this time. He has a sturdy compact body and a cleanly chiseled and refined head with the overall dog in complete balance and of ideal size. Click here for a list of akc approved cocker spaniel judges.
7702 division dr battle creek mi 49014 9562. The cocker spaniel is the smallest member of the sporting group. Since the long tail is not in the standard you can do as you wish.
Though the cocker spaniel was originally bred as a hunting dog it is primarily used as a pet and for a show dog. Docked tails a vital characteristic of cocker spaniels. Forelegs are parallel straight strongly boned and muscular and set close to the body well under the scapulae.
American cocker spaniel s tail. The american cocker spaniel was bred from the english cocker spaniel and that breed dates back to the 14th century. He has a sturdy compact body and a cleanly chiseled and refined head with the overall dog in complete balance and of ideal size.
But i have all cut down as well that depends on the dog and the design i have in mind. The american cocker spaniel was bred as a bird dog and the name cocker comes from the woodcock. A national breed club was set up three years later and the dog considered to be the father of the modern breed ch.
You can shave a little the bottom part of the tail maybe but never the top. The american cocker spaniel is a breed of sporting dog. The cocker spaniel is the smallest member of the sporting group.
This is a bird that spaniels are quite good at flushing out. The american cocker spaniel never appears long and low.