In 1935, the english cocker spaniel club of america was formed in the united states to promote the interest of the english cocker and differentiate it from the american-type cocker that was emerging the english cocker was recognized as separate from the american cocker spaniel by the akc in 1946. The cocker spaniel's history the history of cocker spaniels is a little fuzzy but they can be traced as far back as the 14th century it's said that the breed originated in spain and that the term 'spaniel' comes from the french word for spanish (espaignol. The american cocker spaniel is a happy dog that loves going for walks learn more about this breed with cocker spaniel pictures, facts & info on petmd.
The american kennel club, following the lead of other performance clubs, proposed spaniel hunting tests in the mid-1980s and these became a reality in 1988 other clubs including the asc, and several local cocker and english cocker clubs across the nation held sanctioned field trials. The english and american cocker spaniel share a common blood line, but have evolved differently and are now considered separate breeds the father of the english breed was named ch, his son obo ii was born in america and is the father of every prize winning american cocker spaniel. Posts about spaniel history written by retrieverman these are the working form of cocker spaniel, and there are no specific lines of american cocker that can be. The evolution and interpretation of breed standards neither english setter nor american cocker or bitch of the cocker spaniel breed whose pedigree can be.
History the term cocker refers to the woodcock, the game bird the breed specialized in hunting the cocker spaniel in the united states is a different dog than the cocker in england, and was developed from the early us importations of the english cocker spaniels. History the origin of the word spaniel is described by by pointing the evolution of the king charles spaniel into the american cocker spaniel. The american cocker spaniel is a breed which dates back to the 1800s at first instance, they were pets and hunting dogs belonging higher-class families at first instance, they were pets and hunting dogs belonging higher-class families. Media in category american cocker spaniel the following 60 files are in this category, out of 60 total.
5 things to know about american cocker spaniels the american cocker spaniel is an active hunting dog, a family companion pet, and is great with children and other pets april 22, 2017 april 20, 2017 kristine lacoste. The evolution of the american cocker spaniel horizontal sign is a fun way to mark your zone surprise your family and friends with our original acrylic signs they come with rounded corners and one hole at each end for hanging and they are a great gift and very easy to install. American cocker spaniel history the term cocker comes from the breed's original purpose, which was to hunt woodcock spaniels are a very old breed that was developed in spain the english. History and health of the cavalier king charles spaniel dog breed: a luxury dog bred purely for companionship rather than for work, the breed was a popular lap dog for hundreds of years until the house of stuart fell to the tudors.
The american cocker spaniel is a breed of dog it is one of many spaniel breeds in the united states, the breed is usually called the cocker spaniel in other parts. Learn everything about clumber spaniel dogs history and background the clumber spaniel is a breed that has a keen hunting capability the english cocker. Beginning in 1936, the american cocker spaniel was the country's most popular breed, ranking no 1 for 25 consecutive years although it had resurgence in the early 80's, the breed's popularity now ranks in the bottom 25, perhaps due in part to the introduction of other new breeds in recent years.
A cockapoo can be the result of mating either the american cocker spaniel or english cocker spaniel with a poodle they have been known in the united states since the 1950s character: cockapoos have become popular because they generally combine the outgoing, loving personality of the cocker spaniel with the. 10 elegant facts about cocker spaniels by rebecca oconnell english and american cocker spaniels are recognized by the american kennel club as two separate breeds one litter of land. The american cocker spaniel dog breed has many unique features check out the american cocker spaniel dog breed on animal planet's breed selector.
All about the history of the working cocker spaniel among american show springer spaniels, but happily our working cockers are free from cocker rage. History of the american cocker spaniel the word cocker was derived from the woodcock birds that it was bred to hunt, while spaniel is thought to come from spain spaniels were later in the uk, and was introduced to america through the mayflower in 1620. Medical history review cocker spaniels and our version as the american cocker spaniel) in the united states, the breed split into two types decades. The american cocker spaniel's main heritable problems have been addressed by serious breeders who constantly screen all of their breeding stock skin and ear problems can be coped with if the american cocker spaniel is kept scrupulously clean and trimmed and, of course, brushed and combed thoroughly several times a week.