The English Cocker Spaniel is among the oldest of land spaniels and originated in Spain. He was a hunting dog, chasing his prey through the densest cover, flushing them out and bringing them back to his master. He’s a tough dog that can move fast to capture his prey. In 1935, the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America was created to support the English breed and separate it from the American breed.
His compact, muscular body is full of enthusiasm and energy when working and he also loves being with his family as he’s very affectionate. His tail rarely stops wagging. He needs regular exercise and can live anywhere. His coat can be black, shades of red, or brown or parti-coloured, including roaning and ticking. His medium coat needs regular stripping, clipping and brushing. He’s 15 – 17 inches high.