The cocker spaniel takes its name from it s wood cock hunting skills but cockers are also excellent dogs for grouse and pheasant. Cocker spaniels enjoy a very long history and have always been exceptional hunting dogs.
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Cocker spaniel hunting dog. This series of project upland hunting dog breed profiles focuses on the hunting traits that set one breed apart from another understanding that within a breed each dog may vary in temperament conformation instincts and abilities. With a larger prowess for hunting the american cocker spaniel is the smallest sporting dog breed recognised by the american kennel club. While this might not mesh with many people s idea of a cocker spaniel with their flowing long coat and soulful eyes the truth is that they have been beloved for their hunting skills for centuries.
By the early 18th century there were specialised water and land spaniel breeds. But the spaniel s heritage stretches back centuries. Cocker spaniel tails are docked when the dogs are puppies.
M y first english cocker spaniel was named kensey bred by two time english cocker spaniel championship winner carl colclough from the parkbreck line of gundogs. Advertise services like guided hunts hunting preserve game birds and dogs. English cocker spaniel puppies.
It is one of the oldest type of hunting dog and was originally bred to flush game out of dense brush. The american cocker spaniel. 1 to 7 of 7 page 1 field line english cocker pups.
Cockers have a long coat that is primarly white with redish or black markings. In the early 20th century cocker spaniels also included small hunting spaniels. Cocker spaniels were originally bred as hunting dogs in the united kingdom with the term.
The cocker spaniel comes from english dog lines and are excellent upland hunters. The american cocker spaniel and the english cocker spaniel both of which are commonly called simply cocker spaniel in their countries of origin. Working in different ways to their english counterparts the american cocker spaniel are more thorough than their larger english cousins and have an endless affinity for hunting.
Find puppies for sale started dogs for sale and finished dogs from all sorts of different pointing breeds retrieving breeds and flushing breeds. Free hunting dog classifieds for the upland bird hunter and wetland waterfowl hunter. Carl s father clarence was the gamekeeper on my family s estate in england and carl had agreed to sell kensey to my parents as a favor to his father.
Their long ears are covered in wavy hair they have dreamy eyes and they are extremely intelligent kind natured and gentle. Feisty flushers and natural retrievers the field bred english cocker spaniel is a great choice for upland hunters. In a lot of ways real life cocker spaniels are similar to the cartoon rendition.
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Originally bred as hunting dogs cocker spaniels have become one of the most beloved companion dogs in the world. Cocker spaniels are dogs belonging to two breeds of the spaniel dog type. Glenwood city wisconsin breeder.