English Cocker Spaniel

Sporting Breed

Lyanns Midnight Gambler and Sammy as pictured on the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America’s

Basically the English Cocker differs from the American Cocker in that the AC has rounded eyes, a rounded skull, a more pronounced stop, and a shorter muzzle than English Cocker Spaniels.   However, it will usually take a breed expert to point out  these differences.  They are natural retrievers and built to travel into underbrush.  A well trained and socialized English Cocker will make a fine family pet, tolerant of children and other pets.  Regular brushing is a must with more intense brushing after a romp in the field.  Check their ears often for any signs of infection.

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Notes for owners
Curley or flat Moderate Good with children that don’t tease.  Good companion.  Owner must remain dominant.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

English Cocker Spaniel Club of America



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