The American Cocker Spaniel is a small and cheerful dog, originally bred as a hunting and gun dog.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about American Cocker Spaniel.
The English Cocker Spaniel is the ancestor of the American Cocker Spaniel and is thought to have arrived in North America as early as the 14th century. They were bred for hunting, tracking and as a watchdog, but in the 19th century, the want for a smaller version of the English Cocker Spaniel, gave rise to the American Cocker Spaniel found today.
The American Cocker Spaniel is a small and compact Dog, known for its patience and agility when flushing out game (particularly birds). As with other Spaniels, the mouth of the American Cocker Spaniel is soft and gentle, making them perfect for retrieving game-birds without causing them any further damage. One of the most distinctive features of the American Cocker Spaniel is their rounded head, with long, fluffy ears that fall on either side.
Some Cocker Spaniels, especially adolescents and young adults, are excessively submissive. These dogs might suddenly urinate (or dribble urine) when they get over-excited or feel intimidated. This might simply be someone's hand reaching to pet them, or your body looming over them during play.
4) Celebrity Dogs
Thanks to their gentle personalities and friendly attitudes, cocker spaniels have long been a favorite among the rich and famous. Actor George Clooney has an elderly cocker spaniel named Einstein that he rescued from a California animal shelter. Duchess Kate’s younger brother gave her a cocker spaniel named Lupo as a wedding present.
The American Cocker Spaniel is a loyal and excitable breed, that has a typically joyful and trusting temperament. They are always eager to please their owner and are known to be both cooperative and fairly intelligent Dogs, listening to, understanding and obeying commands, but they are also known to be stubborn from time to time. Their gentle, obedient and affectionate nature means that they are often good as a family pet, interacting and responding well, to both children and other animals.
American Cocker Spaniel has thick, silky coat that is short on the head and back and long on the ears, legs, chest and belly. Fur can be uniformly white, yellowish, tan, brown, reddish, grey or black colored or multicolored.
7) Family Dog
American Cocker Spaniel can be kept both in small apartments and houses with backyard. It belongs to the group of active dogs that require daily walks of at least 30 minutes to remain fit. American Cocker Spaniel likes to participate in everyday family activities, as well as to run, swim and retrieve and play with various toys. It hates to be left alone.
Despite a number of variations within the breed, the American Cocker Spaniel is known to still possess its original hunting streak and is commonly said to have such a great love of toys, that it will go to great lengths to obtain more, often hiding or destroying an old toy just to get a new one.
The breed requires regular grooming so don't be surprised when there is lots of fur on your furniture.
American Cocker Spaniel is generally healthy breed. It can suffer from eye and ear disorders and autoimmune hemolytic anemia.