Breed Spotlight: Meet the English Cocker Spaniel

Our Breed Spotlight continues with the English Cocker Spaniel. Often referred to as just ‘Cocker’ which comes from their use to hunt Woodcock, this energetic and friendly breed is one of the smallest members of the Gundog group.

The Cocker Spaniel can be found throughout history, dating back to the time of Chaucer in the 14th Century and Shakespeare during the 16th and 17th Century. The Spaniel gained breed status in 1883 and it wasn’t until much later that English Cocker Spaniel and the American were separated in 1946.

The breed is still frequently used as a hunting companion, but is also happy at home being part of the family.

See below for more facts, including common health issues, personality traits and diet:

Animed Cocker Spaniel history

Animed Cocker Spanial Infographic_Socials2

English Cocker Spaniel personality

English Cocker Spaniel health

English Cocker Spaniel health products

English Cocker Spaniel toys

English Cocker Spaniel food

Don’t forget to check out our other Breed Spotlights, including the Labrador, Dachshund and Yorkshire Terrier.