English Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel pictures
The English Cocker Spaniel is an alert, compactly built, medium-sized
dog. The English Cocker is the smallest in the gundog group. It
hunts well in difficult terrain. These days, the English Cocker
is more often a companion dog due to its good-natured disposition.
The talents of this breed are tracking, hunting, retrieving, watchdogging,
agility, and competitive obedience. It is also called the Merry
Cocker because of its energetic, playful, and eager to please nature
and its unique tail wagging which includes its entire hindquarters.
It is compact but bigger than the American Cocker Spaniel. The English
Cocker Spaniel is a hardy, energetic, active, merry and lovable,
sweet and affectionate dog. It makes an excellent family dog and
good companion to children; it is gentle and playful, but does not
tolerate teasing well. Usually gets along well with other pets.
This breed is highly intelligent; obeys respectfully the orders
it is given. The Cocker Spaniel is a moderate barker. Generally
it is an outgoing breed, but some individuals can be reserved. Some
bitches are fairly dominant; males tend to be more cooperative.
This dog is sensitive but also independent and intelligent; it should
be trained very gently, but firmly. The Cocker Spaniel can do well
with cats in the household.