meet theCocker Spaniel

theHistory

Training &Temperament

Despite their small size, the Cocker Spaniel is still an active Sporting breed that needs daily exercise. Regular brushing and a trim every few months helps keep the coat free of mats. Cockers are intelligent, gentle dogs that thrive as part of a family.​

  • Children

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  • Other Pets

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  • Training

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  • Time Alone

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Did You Know?

The Cocker Spaniel is known as the "smallest member of the sporting-dog family."

The Cocker Spaniel has been exhibited in the United States since the early 1880s.

The Cocker Spaniel is one of the most popular breeds of American purebred dogs.

CH. Pett's Southwest Breeze (Ruby) was the first Cocker Spaniel in history to be awarded the AKC's Master Hunter title.

In Cockers, the name "cocker" derives from especial proficiency on woodcock, according to breed authorities.

There are a number of acceptable, but very specific, color varieties within the Cocker breed: Black, Black with Tan Points, Parti-Color, and ASCOB (Any Solid Color Other than Black).

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.

Colors

Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Black & Tan 018
Black & White 019
Black White & Tan 034
Brown 061
Brown & Tan 262
Brown & White 063
Brown White & Tan 066
Buff 068
Buff & White 299
Red 140
Red & White 146
Silver 176
Blue Roan 053
Blue Roan & Tan 054
Cream 076
Golden 093
Red Roan 223
Sable 164
Sable & White 165

Markings

Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Merle Markings 035
Roan 036
Ticked 013
White Markings 014