Field type is a little bit more energetic then the show one. Understanding of new commands.
Today the american and english versions of the cocker spaniel are considered separate but both remain top choices for dog loving families for their endearing personality adorable appearance and relatively small size.
Cocker spaniel intelligence. Cocker got its name from flushing woodcocks. English cocker spaniel breed is from england and was used mostly for hunting. The two cocker spaniels were shown together in america until 1936 when the english cocker received status as a separate breed.
Cocker spaniels were originally bred as hunting dogs in the united kingdom with the term. It is a spaniel type dog that is closely related to the english cocker spaniel. Irish water spaniel.
Like most dogs american cocker spaniels are food motivated and if you want to find a way to engage their brain a puzzle toy complete with a hidden treat is the best way to do it. For obedience and working intelligence the english cocker spaniel is the 20th smartest dog breed whereas the american cocker spaniel is the 23rd most intelligent. The english cocker spaniel has a cheerful nature.
They rank 18th in stanley coren s the intelligence of dogs being of excellent working obedience intelligence. Field cockers are used for hunting and field work and show type is for confirmation shows. Cocker spaniels are very intelligent dogs with the added bonus being they love to please and are always willing to learn new things they are taught.
Belgian malinois bernese mountain dog. Less than 5 repetitions. The american cocker spaniel is a breed of sporting dog.
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. American cocker spaniels are full of playful energy and a game of tug of war is a great way to work off that energy and have fun in the process. There are two types of this breed.
English cocker spaniel standard schnauzer. Cocker spaniels are dogs belonging to two breeds of the spaniel dog type. Cocker spaniels are not known to be good watchdogs but they will bark if anyone comes to the door or if they think something untoward is going on in their environment.
The american cocker spaniel and the english cocker spaniel both of which are commonly called simply cocker spaniel in their countries of origin. So are cocker spaniels smart. The american cocker spaniel was developed from the english cocker spaniel in the 19th century to retrieve quail and woodcock they were originally divided from the english cocker solely on a size basis but were bred over the years for different specific traits.
Known for optimism intelligence and adaptability the breed is extremely loyal and affectionate. Based on a dog trainer s survey. In the early 20th century cocker spaniels also included small hunting spaniels.
The cocker spaniel sometimes misspelled as cocker spanial was originally bred to hunt woodcock hence cocker spaniel. Yes both the american and english cocker spaniels are highly intelligent dogs according to canine psychologist stanley coren.