15 Historical Facts About Cocker Spaniels You Might Not Know

#4 The dog came to Britain from Ireland thanks to the Celts who lived in Iberia in the 5th-3rd centuries BC, and kept long-haired fold-eared bird hounds with them.

#5 From XIV-XV, the dog appears in the first mentions of spaniels and their use with falcons for field hunting and with nets for marsh hunting in canine literature.

#6 The owner of the hunting dog, author of the book “English Dogges” John Johannes Kay wrote that at the beginning of the 16th century, English breeders divided their spaniels according to their intended purpose.

On the meadow cocker spaniel (field) and water cocker spaniel (marsh), as they wanted to breed a universal breed, a dog that would hunt any bird.

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