August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
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lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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English Cocker Spaniel Puppy Breed Information
English Cocker Spaniels averages 16 inches and 30 pounds. With slightly less coat than the American Cocker, he too comes in many interesting colors. Happy to be in the field or on the sofa, his tail never stops wagging. The Cocker needs daily exercise and his owners’ loving attention.


English Cocker Spaniel Puppy & Breed Information


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The English Cocker Spaniel descended from the original spaniels of Spain.  He is a tough worker, capable of getting into the densest cover to flush and retrieve game but he’s almost as happy trotting briskly beside you or snuggling with you watching TV.


English Cocker Spaniel Coat, Color, Care: The Cocker can be solid, roan, or parti-color (white frill and patches) in black, liver or shades of red.  White feet on solids is undesirable.  Regular brushing and combing keep his silky coat free of mats.  Occasional professional clipping and trimming of feathered legs will enhance the dog’s true lines and keep him neat looking.


English Cocker Spaniel Personality: All Cockers soft, alert and intelligent and known for their merry and affectionate nature.  He should have early socialization with strangers and children so that he meets everyone wagging.  Quick to bark at new sights and sounds, he will need obedience training and know what “quiet” means.


Exercise Requirements: Like all field dogs, English Cockers require daily outdoor exercise to allow him to run and play and burn off all that energy.  Cockers also need lots of companionship which will also help prevent nervous habits such as chewing or barking.


Health Concerns: The Average lifespan of a cocker is 10-15 years.  Serious eye problems include retinal atrophy and cataracts. They can also have kidney disease and ear problems.  Allergies, itching, skin problems, or thyroid imbalance is often the result of environmental factors, not excluding medication side effects.  A natural (partially home cooked) diet may correct such disorders.


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English Cocker Spaniel AKC Standard
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