In 1946 the american and canadian kennel clubs recognized the english cocker spaniel as a separate breed from the american cocker spaniel. The akc recognised the cocker spaniel as a breed in 1878 but only registered the english cocker spaniel as a separate breed in 1946.
The first of the modern cocker spaniels we see today first appeared in 1879 were obo the offspring of a springer spaniel a field spaniel.
Cocker spaniel breed information. They re very affectionate and playful and although they can be reserved with strangers once they get to know you they re very friendly and extremely loyal. Their flat silky coats come in a variety of colours. Find the best dog breeds for you.
Thanks to the 1955 disney movie lady and the tramp the popularity of the breed saw a massive boost. Cocker spaniels were not recognised as a specific breed by the kennel club because springer spaniels could produce different types of puppies in one single litter namely springers sussex and cocker spaniels. Cocker spaniels were originally bred as hunting dogs in the united kingdom with the term.
Until 1990 the cocker spaniel was the breed of choice for families in the u s according to american kennel club records. Cocker spaniels are very gentle and loving dogs and once you ve owned one i guarantee you won t want to own any other breed of dog ever. Learn all information and facts about about cocker spaniel.
The american cocker spaniel and the english cocker spaniel both of which are commonly called simply cocker spaniel in their countries of origin. By 1946 the cocker spaniel was recognized as a separate breed. As of 2013 cocker spaniels are the 29 th most popular breed in the us and english cocker spaniels 62nd.
Cocker spaniels are dogs belonging to two breeds of the spaniel dog type. The cocker spaniel is a hunting gun. The cocker spaniel is a sporting breed and should maintain good muscle tone although the breed is not one that needs a lot of exercise for the purpose of discharging an abundance of energy.
The cocker spaniel is primarily a beloved companion dog breed though they remain a capable bird dog at heart beautiful to look at and labor intensive to groom the cocker s amenable. Cocker spaniels are very happy dogs always keen to learn and please their owners which makes them easy to train. They are very active dogs and love to swim.
Black white tan or brown or a mix of any of these. In the early 20th century cocker spaniels also included small hunting spaniels. Cocker spaniel dog breed information facts advice.
Doghabitat provide you with all thing to know about cocker spaniel dog breed including characteristics daliy care histroy pictures video training feed tips grooming tips etc. The cocker and springer spaniels developed together with only size differentiating them until 1892 when the kennel club of england recognized them as separate breeds.