Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel Resources

Cocker Spaniel

There are two different Cocker Spaniel breeds: American Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel. The English Cocker Spaniel was bred to be a gun dog and the breed is still used as a working dog by hunters. It is a fairly close relative of the working Field Spaniel and the Springer Spaniel. The American Cocker Spaniel can trace its ancestry back to English Cocker Spaniel dogs that were brought from Europe to Canada and the United States during the late 19th century. By mid 20th century, the American variant was so different from the original English variety that it was recognized as a separate breed by the American Kennel Club. Outside the United States and Canada, people are usually referring to the English Cocker Spaniel when they use the name Cocker Spaniel.

If you want to learn more about these two dog breeds, there is a wealth of information to be found online.   

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