BorrowMyDoggy BlogJust for fun22 February 2018February Breed of the Month - Cocker Spaniel

February Breed of the Month - Cocker Spaniel

Another month has been and gone and we’re left questioning how it went by so quickly, but one positive… It’s Breed of the Month time! This month we’re celebrating the Cocker Spaniel, another popular breed in the UK and on BorrowMyDoggy. So without further ado here is some fun facts on Cocker Spaniels.

Did you know?

  • They have been around for nearly 500 years.
  • They are closely related to Springer Spaniels. Originally one litter of land spaniels could produce both Cocker and Springer spaniels.
  • Back in the 30’s through to the 50’s the Cocker Spaniel was the most popular dog breed.
  • Although they are smart, learning a host of tricks, they aren’t great guard dogs, often welcoming intruders with a bark but followed by tail wags and affection.
  • Their coat can range from silky, flat or slightly wavy and can be split into three colour varieties: black, particolour (two or more solid colours, one of which must be white) and any other solid colour other than black.

Cocker Spaniels are considered to be a good family dogs, as they get along with children and other pets, however they’re still used as working dogs. They need regular grooming, they are highly intelligent and can often be tricky to train. As well as family pets and working dogs, they also make great show dogs.


Here are some of our Cocker Spaniel members:

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