Field Spaniel is a Very

Dogs 101 English Cocker Spaniel

The English cocker must be able to find, flush and retrieve upland game birds for a full day of hunting. It must be small enough to penetrate dense cover, but of sufficient size to retrieve larger game. The broad muzzle helps when retrieving. The dog is slightly taller than long, compactly built and short coupled. This breed loves to hunt and shows it by the wagging of its tail when on the job. The English cocker has a driving, powerful gait that covers ground effortlessly. The coat is of medium length, silky in texture and either flat or slightly wavy. The feathering should not be so profuse that it becomes a hindrance in the field, but it should be long enough to protect the underside of the dog. The expression is soft and melting, yet dignified.

The English cocker spaniel retains more of its hunting nature than does the American version, and it also needs a little more exercise. It is cheerful, inquisitive, demonstrative, devoted, biddable, loyal and sensitive. This is a sociable dog that likes to stay close to its human family.

AKC RANKING 75

FAMILY gundog, spaniel

AREA OF ORIGIN England

DATE OF ORIGIN 1800s

ORIGINAL FUNCTION bird flushing and retrieving

TODAY'S FUNCTION bird flushing and retrieving, spaniel field trials

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
COCKER SPANIEL
COCKER SPANIEL
Cocker Spaniel English
Cocker Spaniel English
Dogs 101- Cocker Spaniel
Dogs 101- Cocker Spaniel
Share this Post

Related posts

Red English Cocker Spaniel

Red English Cocker Spaniel

OCTOBER 28, 2020

DescriptionEnglish Cocker Spaniel red.jpg A red and white ticked male English Cocker Spaniel. Date Source Author Permission…

Read More
Working English Cocker Spaniel

Working English Cocker Spaniel

OCTOBER 28, 2020

One of the most famous dogs in the world couldn’t be happier than if he were running along on the beach. The Royal Puppy…

Read More