The American Cocker Spaniel is a direct descendant of the English Cocker Spaniel and first appeared in the 18th century in America.
At that time, the cocker breed was divided into two groups:
cocker (more squat and shallow)
springer (larger with long legs).
In the middle of the 19th century, distinctive pedigree differences began to be distinguished in the genus of spaniels, resulting in the appearance of toy spaniels, clambers and sussexes. At that time, all spaniels, with the exception of the “one,” must be at least 6 kilograms in weight in order to be effective helpers during the hunt. Continue reading