Spaniels may have arrived in England during Caesar’s invasion (54-55 BC). It is assumed spaniels originated from Spain as the word spaniel may be derived from Hispania (Spain) or possibly from the French phrase Chiens de l’ Espagnol (Dog of Spain). Spaniels were especially bred to flush game out of dense brush. By the late 1600’s spaniels had become specialized into water and land breeds.
As well as being smart, this breed’s temperament makes them obedient and loyal. The female English Cocker Spaniel is known to be a bit stubborn, but once you make it clear who is the boss, your dog will obey your commands willingly
They can be a lil' tough to train, but they are a joy to live with once they have things figured out!
Cocker for Woodcock
Cocker Spaniels were originally bred as hunting dogs in the United Kingdom, with the term cocker deriving from their use to hunt the Eurasian woodcock
Made for Hunting
Although they work well in open fields, they are best suited for hunting in woods, briars, hedgerows or even in cattails,” Schuster notes. “They can go places where larger dogs have difficulty. They are active, happy little dogs and ideal for hunters that live in a city. They do need to be exercised regularly to keep them happy but that is true of every sporting breed. They’re a close-working dog with moderate speed which makes them a great dog for hunters who enjoy a relaxing day in the field.”
The English Cocker Spaniel is an active, good-natured, sporting dog standing well up at the withers and compactly built. There are "field" or "working" cockers and "show" cockers
The breed is usually known simply as the Cocker Spaniel.
Is he breathing ? So he is Hungry !
Steel yourself and ignore the begging, pleading eyes, stomping feet and sucking in of cheeks.
Cocker Spaniels are the best dramatic actors anywhere. Begging, crying, sneezing, licking the cupboard door.
In Canada, the country of their origin, the only correct colours are black (including black with white markings) and white and black (Landseer).
They were originally bred and used as a working dog for fishermen in the Dominion of Newfoundland
Newfie hauling wood
Both breeds were used as working dogs to pull fish nets, with the Greater Newfoundland also being used to haul carts and other equipment.
Double coated dog
Water proof (Woof) Dog
The Newfoundland has a flat, water-resistant double coat. The outer coat is coarse and long, and the undercoat is soft and dense.
Shedding is moderate, and the bulk of it occurs primarily in the spring and fall.
An Imperial Rescue
A Water Rescue Dog
An unnamed Newfoundland is credited for saving Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815. During his famous escape from exile on the island of Elba, rough seas knocked Napoleon overboard.
A fisherman's dog jumped into the sea, and kept Napoleon afloat until he could reach safety.
Just like grooming a Bear
Grooming a Teddy Bear - Sort of
To keep the Newfoundland's thick coat looking great, he needs regular grooming.
You can do it yourself, which is time consuming, or you can hire a professional groomer, which can be expensive.
All-services Life Guard Dog
The dog retrieved a rope thrown out into the turbulent waters by those on deck, and brought the rope to shore to people waiting on the beach. A breeches buoy was attached to the rope, and all those aboard the ship were able to get across to the shore including an infant in a mailbag.
In March 1935, when Cash was three years old, the family settled in Dyess, Arkansas. He started working in cotton fields at age five, singing along with his family while working.
His family's economic and personal struggles during the Great Depression inspired many of his songs, especially those about other people facing similar difficulties.
Cash was very close to his older brother, Jack.
In May 1944, Jack was pulled into a whirling head saw in the mill where he worked and was almost cut in two.
He suffered for over a week before he died on May 20, 1944, at age 15.
Cash often spoke of the horrible guilt he felt over this incident
Radio operator in Germany
On July 18, 1951, while in Air Force training, Cash met 17-year-old Vivian Liberto at a roller skating rink in her native San Antonio.
They dated for three weeks, until Cash was deployed to Germany for a three-year tour. During that time, the couple exchanged hundreds of pages of love letters.
On August 7, 1954, one month after his discharge, they were married at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in San Antonio.
Family man or Country legend ?
On August 7, 1954, one month after his discharge, johnny and Vivian were married at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in San Antonio.
The ceremony was performed by her uncle, Father Vincent Liberto.
They had four daughters: Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy and Tara. Liberto stated that Cash's drug and alcohol abuse as well as constant touring, affairs with other women, and his close relationship with June Carter led her to file for divorce in 1966.
Carrer and Addictions
As his career was taking off in the late 1950s, Cash started drinking heavily and became addicted to amphetamines and barbiturates.
Cash used the uppers to stay awake during tours.
In a behind-the-scenes look at The Johnny Cash Show, Cash claims to have "tried every drug there was to try.