The first Cocker in America is said to have arrived with the Pilgrim Fathers on the Mayflower in 1620. Settlers in subsequent centuries brought more with them to help explore and exploit the country's wildernesses. American Cockers were developed from the English Cocker in the 19th century, to retrieve quail and woodcock. Originally they were divided from the English Cocker solely on the basis of size,
The American Cocker (also known as the American Cocker Spaniel) is one breed of the Spaniel dog family. It is one of the oldest dog breeds in the American Kennel Club registry.
The Cocker Spaniel, above all, is a loving, friendly dog and is very popular both in the United States and The United Kingdom. It is one of the most playful of dogs and easily takes to strangers, which makes it a good choice for city life. It loves to be outdoors and, while not generally a watchdog, will generally alert the family when someone approaches.
The Coat The Cocker Spaniel is a medium-sized sturdy dog with short, dense and silky fur. The texture of its fur is said to be softer than that of the English Cocker Spaniel and the Curly Coated Retriever.The Cocker's ears are floppy, erect and turn forward.
Stubborn, But Trainable America's Cocker is a breed popular with those who enjoy hunting. He is one of the best natural retrievers and field champions in the entire world. He can perform both retrieving and hunting activities. He loves to play and play constantly. He has an appetite for the hunt and even when he is on a leash, will forage for rabbits, squirrels, and other "game".
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America's Cocker Spaniel is of a medium-sized body, broad skull, deep chest, a slightly pointed muzzle and slightly undershot jaw. His limbs are lean and his gait smooth and effortless.
America's Cocker Spaniel also fits in with other pets. They enjoy playing with kids and animals and they make great companions. They can be generally a healthy breed.