Referred to as the cocker spaniel in the us this breed does well in the field show ring and home. The cocker had arrived on american shores by the late 1800s and here breeders refined the spaniel into a smaller lusher coater version that ultimately became known as the american cocker.
For 18 years total the cocker spaniel was the most popular dog registered with the akc.
Small dog breeds cocker spaniel. Cocker spaniel cocker merry cocker. A mini cocker is a scaled down miniature version of the cocker spaniel bred as small as possible and weighing significantly less than the breed standard. He has a sturdy compact body and a cleanly chiseled and refined head with the overall dog in complete balance and of ideal size.
Not recognized by the american kennel club. These tiny breeds are also referred to as teacup dogs or micro dogs emphasizing their extremely petite sizes. The cocker spaniel is the smallest member of the sporting group.
Spaniel breeds include english cocker and springer spaniels american cocker spaniel field spaniel and others. Recognized by the american kennel club in 1878 as a sporting breed. Kleiner münsterländer small munsterlander munsterlander small vorstehhund spion heidewachtel munster.
Ranging in size from toy to large most spaniels are of medium size. This breed is the smallest of the sporting dog group but has a solid and compact body. Their heads and coat make cocker spaniels easy to recognize.
Spaniel breeds all share a friendly energetic and loving personality that makes them perfect family pets. Small dog breeds under 25 pounds 17kgs under 30 pounds 14kgs under 35 pounds 16kgs under 40 pounds 18kgs weight the american cocker spaniel are for dog owners that have no problem with lots of grooming. This foundational cocker spaniel was a compact animal midway in size between the smaller english toy aka king charles spaniel and the larger springer spaniel.