American Cocker Spaniel
Homeland and time of occurrence:
USA, XIX century; height 36-38 cm, weight 11-13 kg
American Cocker Spaniels are cute dogs famous for their gentle and good-natured disposition. Their body is covered with beautiful, very thick long hair. Color can be any (fawn, white with black, red, etc.). Special mention deserves the long flexible neck, allowing the dog with particular ease to look for tracks on the ground.Breed history:
There is no exact information on the origin of the breed. As the progenitors called working English Cockers. There is a legend that the very first Cocker Spaniel came to America in 1629 with the first settlers from the Old World. These dogs were allegedly seen on board the ship “Mayflower”, sticking to the American coast. Initially, all spaniels were considered one breed. Only much later, when the breeders began to systematic selection of particularly desirable qualities in dogs and standards of the modern breed of American Cocker Spaniels were developed. Previously, these dogs were used as hunting dogs for searching and aporting small game. Today, they are universally considered to be excellent companions.
American Cocker SpanielGames, entertainment, recreation:
American Cocker Spaniels are quite adapted to live in a megacity. Fun games, walks always give them pleasure.
tender and good-natured character, tenderness, dedication, willingness to obey any commands of the host, the absence of pronounced aggressiveness towards strangers and other dogs, the ability to get along well with children – these qualities modern American Cocker Spaniels owe their popularity.
American Cocker Spaniels have diseases such as epilepsy, disorders of the cardiovascular system, and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Since American Cockers always strive to please and please the owner, the process of training is uneventful. These dogs are quite suitable for inexperienced owners.
Particular mention should be made of grooming. You will need to pay serious attention to it: daily thorough combing is absolutely necessary!
An important feature of American Cockers is cold tolerance. The average life span of American Cocker Spaniels is about 13-14 years.