We ll start again with the basics. For show dogs the akc allows a small amount of white markings on the chest and or throat but nowhere else.
The cocker spaniel club parent club of the breed in the uk offering advice and information to cocker spaniel owners and covering club activities including shows field trials cocker spaniel rescue service.
Black working cocker spaniel colours. Red english cocker spaniels have black or liver colored noses. Black english cocker spaniels. Red english cocker spaniels.
There are field or working cockers and show cockers. Cocker spaniel puppies go for about 700 to 2 000 depending upon the kind of breed you choose from a breeder. For a comprehensive discussion of cocker colours and their genetics i suggest looking at the cocker spaniel club s website which devotes four pages and several thousand words to the subject.
No white allowed except a small amount on chest. As laid down in the breed standard acceptable colours of the cocker spaniel are as follows. The cocker spaniel club parent club of the breed in the uk offering advice and information to cocker spaniel owners and covering club activities including shows field trials cocker spaniel rescue service.
Working cocker spaniels may be sold at a higher price depending on how much training has been put into them as well as their expertise at a given job. A black or red for instance would look as if snowflakes had drifted down and stuck on his jacket. The show strain cocker spaniel has 18 officially recognised colours patterns.
Black is the second most common color found in the breed behind buff. This is a much deeper shade of golden and in some cases it can be as deep as the red of an irish setter. A black english cocker spaniel is completely black.
The solids have a deeply pigmented base colour of black liver or red gold. A golden english cocker spaniel usually has a black nose. The english cocker spaniel is a breed of gun dog it is noteworthy for producing one of the most varied numbers of pups in a litter among all dog breeds.
All colours can have tan points however generally these are not visible on gold red cockers due to the base coat colour masking their appearance. The english cocker spaniel is an active good natured sporting dog standing well up at the withers and compactly built. If i was looking for a working cocker puppy i would be careful to choose one from unrelated lines or as unrelated as it is possible to find.
Working cocker colours working cockers do come in quite a wide variety of different colours and patterns. Black cocker spaniels sport shiny jet black coats with no hint of brown. This type of marking is very rare.
In reality there are blacks that are genetically pure for this colour and as the most dominant colour they will only ever produce. The principles of colour genetics are the same for all breeds so a lot of this is common to both the cockers and border collies.