Cocker Spaniel Info & Cocker Spaniel Breeders

Cocker Spaniels are dogs belonging to two breeds of the spaniel dog type: the American Cocker Spaniel and the English Cocker Spaniel, both of which are commonly called simply Cocker Spaniel in their countries of origin. In the early 20th century, Cocker Spaniels also included small hunting Spaniels.

 

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. When the breed was brought to the United States, it was bred to a different standard, which enabled it to specialize in hunting the American Woodcock. Further physical changes were bred into the cocker in the United States during the early part of the 20th century.

 

Spaniels were first mentioned in the 14th century by Gaston III of Foix-Béarn in his work the Livre de Chasse. The "cocking" or "cocker spaniel" was a type of field or land spaniel in the 19th century. Prior to 1901, Cocker Spaniels were only separated from Field Spaniels and Springer Spaniels by weight. Two dogs are considered to be the foundation sires of both modern breeds, the English variety are descended from Ch. Obo, while the American breed descends from Obo's son, Ch. Obo II. In the United States, the English Cocker was recognized as separate from the native breed in 1946; in the UK, the American type was recognized as a separate breed in 1970. In addition, there is a second strain of English Cocker Spaniel, a working strain which is not bred to a standard but to working ability. Both breeds share similar coat colors and health issues with a few exceptions.

 

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Registered Cocker Spaniel Breeders

Alinta Kennels - Cocker Spaniel Breeder - Ross Creek - VIC
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Alinta is a small kennel and the owners have had a lifetime of love for Cocker ... read more
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I have had dogs all my life and Cocker Spaniels for over 40 years I have done ... read more
Espaniers - Cocker Spaniel Breeder - Saphire Coast, NSW
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Espaniers are breeders of cocker spaniels. We are a home based kennel & our ... read more
Frostspark Kennel - Cocker Spaniel Breeder - Gippsland, Victoria
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Frostspark is a small kennel selectively breeding for sound type, great ... read more
Innana Cocker Spaniels and Lagottos - Yarramundi, NSW
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Innana is a small kennel situated in Yarramundi at the foot of the Blue ... read more
Jyndel Kennels - Cocker Spaniel Breeder -  Adelaide, SA
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We are a small home based kennel. We have been showing and breeding cocker ... read more
Landmark Cocker Spaniels - American Cocker Spaniel Breeder - Canberra, ACT
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American Cocker Spaniel Breeder - that shows dogs and is active in agility / ... read more
Ltrend Maine Coons and American Cockers
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Hi we breed and show Maine Coons and AMERICAN Cocker Spaniels. Our dogs and ... read more
Occuli Kennels - Cocker Spaniel and Jack Russell Terrier Breeder - Dubbo, NSW
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Occuli Kennels specialise in breeding Cocker Spaniels and Jack Russel Terriers ... read more
Ravensnite - Cocker Spaniel Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
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Concentrating on Breeding mostly solid Blacks, Golds and Black and Tans from ... read more
Sunlore Kennels - Cocker Spaniel Breeder - Ningi, QLD
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Sunlore Cocker Spaniels - a small and selective kennel striving for ... read more
Tanilbalake Cocker Spaniels - Brisbane, QLD
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Tanilbalake is a small home based kennel operated by Ruth Jones. We are based ... read more