This definitive dog has long been a part of the English dog scene. Although outside of Europe the tail of the English Cocker Spaniel is usually docked, this practice is illegal in most of Europe.
This breed is one of the oldest breeds of spaniels and was imported into England several centuries ago. Although the English Cocker Spaniel and the Springer Spaniel were developed together, in 1892 the Kennel Club of England recognised the English Cocker Spaniel as a separate breed. This breed was originally used as a hunting gun dog as it is able to work both on wet and dry land an on difficult terrain. In fact, the name Cocker comes from the word woodcock, which is one of the main types of game birds that the English Cocker Spaniel was used for flushing.
This breed has a medium-sized, compact body with an arched head that appears slightly flattened. The muzzle of the...Read more about the English Cocker Spaniel description of breed...
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