English Cocker Spaniel

Origin:

The English Cocker-Spaniel or better known as Cocker-Spaniel belongs to the family of spaniels and continental epagneuls. These Oysel dogs and pointing dogs replaced in the middle ages runner dogs, and bloodhounds as they were considered ineffective for hunting birds. The name provoked many debates about its origin.

Despite its name is very unlikely that its origin is in the Iberian Peninsula, since there has never been any epagneul. Max Siber meanwhile believes that this name is because hunting techniques and methods that have been inherited from the Romans (hunting with nets) and Arabs (falconry) were being used.

Physical Characteristics:

It is an agile dog. Although not an extremely athlete dog, you can do sports with them. But where they really excel, is as detection dog. They are generally used as companion dog.

Temperament:

In this section there is a lot to say. Its popularity as a pet rather than as a hunter, has serious drawbacks. Due to the large number of bred dogs, breeding has escaped the control of breed Club and irresponsible breeding (the serious failures that occur when people without knowledge breed Cockers with the only intention of doing business) led to aggressive dogs that bite without any apparent reason. This behaviour is mostly present among the golden Cockers.

I must say that most of the dogs of this color have a very good and quiet character. But putting aside these problems, the cocker generally has cheerful and secure character, it very affectionate and has a good relationship with children.

Grooming:

Bath and regular brushing together with grooming by a professional at least 3 times a year

Maintenance:

Between 250gr and 300gr. of food per day

Training:

Being a tracking breed training should begin early. Walking with a not well trained cocker can be a difficult experience as they tend to keep their nose to the ground and until they find a trace and then follow it for as long as they can. With proper training at an early age you can make the most of the walks with you Cocker.

Walks:

Needs rather moderate walking. If you like relaxed sports, this can be your breed.

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