English cocker spaniel


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English cocker spaniel,

breed of compact sporting dogsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most hounds, which are ground scenters—and their quarry is primarily game birds.
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 perfected in England, whose development may be traced back to the original spaniels of Spain. It stands about 16 in. (40.6 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 30 lb (13.6 kg). Its medium-length coat is silky and slightly wavy and forms fringes of longer hair, or feathers, on the dog's underside, ears, chest, and legs. It may be any of various colors or parti-colored. The tail is docked. Until its official recognition by the Kennel Club of England in 1892 as a separate breed, it and the larger springer spaniel were distinguished by size only. Thus, the same litter could produce both dogs, the cocker being used to hunt smaller game, such as woodcocks. It is still trained for that purpose today and is also widely kept as a house pet. The smaller cocker spaniel of America, derived from it, has been established as a separate breed. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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For the study, researchers analysed 1040 cases of canine aggression brought to a nearby veterinary teaching hospital from 1998 to 2006, out of which majority were attributed to English cocker spaniels, Rottweilers, Boxers, Yorkshire terriers and German shepherds.
2) Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital patient Tom Purnell is greeted by Keesha, a 7-year-old English cocker spaniel, and her handler Darlene Fraschetti on Friday.
The best place to start looking for an EC is the parent dub, the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America, and look at their breeder referrals.
In his mid-70s, he is firm in that belief and, with his wife Barbara, still actively hunts with three field-bred English cocker spaniels.
Two dogs were running through the powdery snow in front of me an English cocker spaniel and a Labrador retriever.
Thus, in 1936, AKC recognized the English cocker as a separate breed, giving us two distinct breeds: the cocker spaniel and the English cocker spaniel.
She met English cocker spaniel trainer and ambassador Barbara Haupt, from Maine, and hit it off.
Rather, I was among 60 or so participants and attendees of the British National English Cocker Spaniel Field Trial Championship held at the estate.
Pointers quested for coveys, but what really grabbed Crew's attention were the English cocker spaniels retrieving downed birds.
Another possibility is that your dog has a condition called distichiasis, which can be quite common in English Cocker Spaniels.
The black-and-white English cocker spaniels are now living with a foster carer, Penny Bowers, who is looking after them until full-time homes can be found.