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.