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The American Cocker Spaniel originated over 700 years ago, from a dog once known as the Spaniel.
The Cocker Spaniel breed has its beginning in Spain along with its cousins the Clumber, Sussex, Springer, Field and the Toy Spaniels, but later was developed in England by very selective breeding of the English Cocker Spaniel and brought to the United States in the late 1800’s where this breed gradually was recognized until today.
Beside that these two dogs are similar; they really have a different look. This is why in the year 1940 the American Breed was recognized as a separate breed from the English Cocker Spaniel.
The American Cocker Spaniels dogs were originally breed and trained as gun dogs and the word cocker was named for its skill in hunting the woodcock in England;.
Through selective breeding in the United Sates the American Cocker Spaniel has become smaller than the original hunting breed. The conformation has also changed to a more elegant and stylish dog. They are almost exclusively bred as companions and show dogs.american
The American Cocker Spaniel is considered a medium size breed and is one of the Sport Group Dogs of the Spaniel Type. Its weight is 20 to 35 pounds and the height 12 to16 inches.
The Cocker Spaniel is a Dog of normal proportions, with medium long silky fur on the body and drop long ears with long silky fur and the eyes are dark, large and rounded.
The head of an American Cocker Spaniel makes the breed immediately recognizable, with the rounded dome of the skull, well-pronounced stop, and square lip.The Cocker Spaniel color is divided into black, solid and party color.
Black includes black-and-tan and should be jet black without liver or brown shadings.

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