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FEATURED DOG: Cocker Spaniel   Dogs

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From: PennyCC

Nov-17

FEATURED DOG:  Cocker Spaniel

17 Nov 2017

Life span: 12 – 15 years
Origin: USA
Temperament: Outgoing, Trusting, Even Tempered, Sociable, Merry, Joyful
Weight: Male: 15–31 lbs (7–14 kg), Female: 15–31 lbs (7–14 kg)
Colors: Black, Tri-color, Silver, Red, Tan, Brown, White & Buff

The first spaniel in America came across with the Mayflower in 1620, but it was not until 1878 that the first Cocker Spaniel was registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC). A national breed club was set up three years later and the dog considered to be the father of the modern breed, Ch. Obo II, was born around this time. By the 1920s the English and American varieties of Cocker had become noticeably different and in 1946 the AKC recognised the English type as a separate breed.  [Wikipedia]

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PennyCC

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Nov-17

Dogs 101- Cocker Spaniel

For more videos, visit http://animal.discovery.com/tv/dogs-101/#mkcpgn=ytapl1 | A lovable and sweet dog with an ever-wagging tail, the Cocker Spaniel may mak...

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Nov-17

10 Elegant Facts About Cocker Spaniels

These wavy-haired dogs make the perfect companions, both on the couch and on the hunt. Learn more about the smallest dogs in the sporting class. 

1. THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT KINDS.

Although they look similar, English and American cocker spaniels are recognized by the American Kennel Club as two separate breeds. In the 19th century, American and English breeders began to focus on different traits. American cocker spaniels tend to be smaller, with rounder heads; English cockers have less distinct eyebrows and longer snouts. Eventually, the two dogs were different enough to warrant a separation of the breed in 1945. 

2. THEY WERE BRED TO HUNT. 

As the name suggests, spaniels come from Spain. They were bred as early as the 1400s as hunting dogs. The large family of dogs included a wide array of different shapes and colors, all boasting different qualities to help hunters in the field. Spaniels were eventually broken up into land and water categories, with cocker spaniels becoming used mostly for land hunts. 

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Nov-17

Cocker Spaniels Sprinkler Time | Too Cute!

Although initially intimidated, these Cocker Spaniel puppies soon can't get enough of the sprinkler in their back garden. | For more Too Cute!, visit http://...

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Nov-17

American Cocker Spaniel Temperament: What's Good About 'Em, What's Bad About 'Em

The American Cocker Spaniel should be a sweet-natured, happy, playful dog. And many individuals are.

Unfortunately behavioral consultants like myself see an awful lot of American Cockers with neurotic behaviors, including nastiness. So you need to be very careful when buying or adopting a Cocker Spaniel. Obviously you want to choose one of the nice ones!

The American Cocker does need regular exercise, but daily walks and romps in the backyard or at a dog park will suffice.

When well socialized, American Cocker Spaniels are friendly and peaceful with strangers and other animals.

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