Level: moderate - high
Function: woodcock spaniel/retriever
Lively, Happy, Friendly. Equable in temperament with no suggestion
for: Families, most people
10 - 12 yrs
Bitch - 35.6 cm (14 ins).
Dog - 38.1 cm (15 ins)
Parti-colour, Black or Any Solid Colour Other than Black. i.e.
(Including Roans) - with or without Tan markings.
On the head, short and fine; on the body, medium length, with
enough undercoating to give protection. The ears, chest, abdomen
and legs are well feathered, but not so excessively as to hide the
Cocker Spaniel (American)'s true lines and movement or affect his
appearance and function as a moderately coated, sporting dog. The
texture is most important. The coat is silky, flat or slightly wavy
and of a texture which permits easy care. Excessive coat or curly
or cottony textured coat shall be severely penalised. Use of electric
clippers on the back is not desirable. Trimming to enhance the dog's
true lines should be done to appear as natural as possible.
Appearance: sturdy, compact body and a cleanly chiselled
and refined head, with the overall dog in complete balance and of
ideal size. He stands well up at the shoulder on straight forelegs
with a topline sloping slightly towards strong, moderately bent,
muscular quarters. He is a dog capable of considerable speed, combined
with great endurance.
Derived from the English Cocker
Spaniel, the American Lines become so different by the 1930s that
it was recognized in the US as a separate Breed. British recognition
followed about 35yrs later.
The American Cocker is the smallest member of the gundog group,
when trained to gun they are expected to cover all the ground within
shooting distance, and once the game has been flushed out, the dog
will sit and wait for his master to fire the gun. On a further command,
the dog then will retrieve the game from either land or water. They
easily adapt to both country and city apartment life, they love
people, are very loyal and easy to train, they do very well in obedience.
you can leave the coat long, which will need daily brushing, but
some prefer to have them clipped so it can be more manageable. Either
way regular trimming will be needed and bath frequently.
these dogs have plenty of stamina and need regular walking, and
This Breed can be prone to ear infections, skin problems, inherited
eye diseases, and spinal problems.
For Diet and other general dog health information Health/Nutrition