Cocker spaniel tails are docked when the dogs are puppies. Feisty flushers and natural retrievers the field bred english cocker spaniel is a great choice for upland hunters.
In the early 20th century cocker spaniels also included small hunting spaniels.
Cocker spaniel hunting. However in an effort to maintain each dog s specific. 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. 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.
The american cocker spaniel is a medium size breed of dog. The growing popularity of english cocker spaniels by roger catchpole. It is one of the spaniel type breeds similar to the english cocker spaniel and was originally bred as a gun dog.
Field bred english cockers are fantastic hunting companions and pets. List your kennel with us and advertise that you are a breeder trainer or handler. Cocker spaniels are usually classified as a flushing and retrieving breed of hunting dog.
The american cocker spaniel and the english cocker spaniel both of which are commonly called simply cocker spaniel in their countries of origin. Find puppies for sale started dogs for sale and finished dogs from all sorts of different pointing breeds retrieving breeds and flushing breeds. 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 were originally bred as hunting dogs in the united kingdom with the term. 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. English cockers are known as the happy spaniel otter creek breeds trains and hunts english cockers imported from the uk home to some of the finest field bred cockers anywhere in the world as well as field bred english cockers.
Initially the american cocker spaniel and english cocker spaniel were considered to be the same breed due to their likeness and similarities. The cocker spaniel also known as the cocker is a lovable and cheery dog that was originally bred for hunting. As a hunting dog the american cocker spaniel received its name due to its excellent ability to hunt woodcock a bird of the sandpiper family.
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. Free hunting dog classifieds for the upland bird hunter and wetland waterfowl hunter. With a larger prowess for hunting the american cocker spaniel is the smallest sporting dog breed recognised by the american kennel club.
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Cocker spaniels are dogs belonging to two breeds of the spaniel dog type. In the united states the breed is usually referred to as the cocker spaniel while in canada and elsewhere in the world it is called the american cocker spaniel.