The Cocker Spaniel is usually very cheerful and outgoing. Children, in particular, did it to him. The alert four-legged friend can play with them for hours. A lot of exercise and long walks are absolutely necessary for its well-being. However, one should not underestimate their hunting instinct.
Two Different Races
The Cocker Spaniel originally comes from England, where it was first bred in the 19th century. It came to America in the 1870s and was also bred there. Since the 1930s, the English and American lines have separated into their own breeds. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) lists the English Cocker Spaniel under FCI Standard No. 5, and the American Cocker Spaniel under FCI Standard No. 167.