As ancestors of the English breed spaniel, ash dogs of the Bronze Age era are considered, which were used exclusively for hunting purposes, and today are considered the ancestors of all modern popular hunting breeds.
During the artificial breeding of the breed, only the best hunting characteristics were fixed, but the origin of the English Cocker Spaniel is still not established.
Dog Breeds: English Cocker Spaniel
Many dog handlers tend to consider the Spanish line as the main version of the breed. However, it was the Continue reading
In modern conditions, the “English” are gradually changing their skills, becoming more and more sports dogs and frisky companions. However, the hunting instincts of the breed do not suffer from this alignment. English cocker spaniels can work both with swamp and field or even with upland fowl. However, given the fact that each bird species has its own odor of varying intensity, it is unlikely that it will be possible to drag a dog immediately onto a snipe or grouse. Experienced owners recommend starting to familiarize the pet with hunting with the bog. According to observations, the dog, cleverly managing with dupels, in working with quails shows itself no worse. At the same time, dogs, accustomed to raising exclusively field inhabitants to the wing, in wetlands are slowed down and lost. Continue reading
The goal of creating cocker spaniels was to obtain a small hunting dog, able to work closely with the leader, to search for and scare the game from impenetrable shrubs. The result was a harmoniously built dog with a strong, compact body, excellent instinct and temperament. It is these qualities that we strive to preserve in the dogs of our kennel.
Cocker spaniels were recognized as a separate breed shortly after the formation of the Kennel Club of England in 1873. Here’s how the official breed standard describes the Cocker Spaniel:
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