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Cocker Spaniel running in the yard.
Dog Breeds Cocker Spaniel
The merry and frolicsome Cocker Spaniel, with his big, dreamy eyes and impish personality, is one of the world’s best-loved breeds. They were developed as hunting dogs, but Cockers gained their wide popularity as all-around companions.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/cocker-spaniel/ | November 21, 2016
Cocker Spaniel (ASCOB) standing outdoors.
Expert Advice Cocker Spaniel Facts You May Not Know
Did you know that the Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel are two different breeds? Learn more about the breed with these Cocker Spaniel fun facts.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/fun-facts-cocker-spaniel/ | November 21, 2016
English Cocker Spaniel standing sideways in grass facing left
Dog Breeds English Cocker Spaniel
English Cocker Spaniel lovers often use the word “merry” to describe their breed. Upbeat in the field and mellow at home, this compact, silky-coated bird dog is widely admired for his delightful personality and irresistible good looks.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/english-cocker-spaniel/ | November 21, 2016
Expert Advice Cocker Spaniel History: From Hunting Companions to Popular Pets
With their wagging tails and friendly temperament, the Cocker Spaniel has long been one of the most popular dog breeds. Learn more about this merry breed.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/cocker-spaniel-history/ | November 21, 2016
English Cocker Spaniel vs. Cocker Spaniel
Expert Advice Meet Two Similar Yet Different Breeds: English Cocker Spaniel and Cocker Spaniel
The Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel (ECS) are both beloved dog breeds. In fact, they rank among the most popular dog breeds in America. These two members of the Sporting Group share the same early roots, which might explain why these merry, biddable, compact sporting dogs are often confused for one another. Cocker Confusion [...]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/cocker-spaniel-vs-english-cocker-spaniel/ | November 21, 2016
A historical photo of an English Cocker Spaniel.
Expert Advice English Cocker Spaniel History: Standing As a Breed of Its Own
Fanciers of English Cockers cherish the unique combination of qualities essential to this sturdy, merry, small sporting dog. A relatively new breed in the specific sense — records of the “modern” Cocker Spaniel date from about 1850, and the breed was first registered with the Kennel Club (England) in 1873— the flushing spaniel as a type goes back [...]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/english-cocker-spaniel-history/ | November 21, 2016
Sports & Events Spaniel Field Trials: History
(Originally edited and written by A. Hamilton Rowan, Jr.; updated by M. Sue Richey from material submitted by Evelyn Monte Van Horn and Lisa Brown as cited in the Poughkeepsie Journal.) American sportsmen used Spaniels for hunting game birds and waterfowl long before there were Spaniel field trials. The Cocker Spaniel, recognized by The Kennel [...]
https://www.akc.org/sports/spaniels/field-trials/history/ | November 21, 2016
Expert Advice Cockers: The Merry Marauders
Originally published in the AKC Gazette. Writing in 1667, Nicholas Cox describes small land spaniels of courageous mettle, “strong, lusty and nimble rangers, of active feet, wanton tails and busy nostrils”—still a good description of the Cocker Spaniel. A less flattering description was given in 1647 by the “Witch-Finder General,” whose [...]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/cockers-merry-marauders/ | November 21, 2016
Field Spaniel running in a field.
Expert Advice Types of Spaniels: Get to Know 15 Spaniel Dog Breeds
The spaniel is a hunter’s companion bred to find, flush, and fetch game, but their exact origin is unknown. Some scholars speculate the type originated in Spain, hence the name. Other research suggests that they originated in Asia and migrated west, to Europe and beyond. Spaniels go back to at least the 14th century [...]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/types-of-spaniels/ | November 21, 2016
Cocker Spaniel running in the yard.
Expert Advice Top 10 Breeds of the 1940s
No doubt spurred on by the famous Best in Show wins of My Own Brucie in the early 1940s, accompanied by this handsome dog’s likeness appearing on the cover of Life, the Cocker Spaniel became the country’s number-one dog. The breed enjoyed the number-one ranking for sixteen years, from 1936 to 1952. Although the Pekingese [...]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/top-ten-breeds-of-the-1940s/ | November 21, 2016

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