English Cocker Spaniel Rescue Information: The English Cocker Spaniel is a pleasant, happy, medium sized breed. The English Cocker Spaniel is slightly larger than its American counterpart. English Cockers are wonderful with children but do not like to be teased. English Cockers need gentle but firm training. English Cockers can live in an apartment with sufficient exercise but thrive with a decent sized yard.
English Cocker Spaniel Trivia: English Cockers are one of seven major breeds of English Spaniels classified in the 1800's. Spaniels similar to the English Cocker have existed in England for centuries. English Cockers were considered identical to Springer Spaniels except for size until they were recognized as different breeds by the Kennel Club of England in 1892. The word Cocker comes from the woodcocks that Cocker Spaniels were originally bred to hunt. Because of its happy disposition, the English Cocker Spaniel is nicknamed the 'Merry' Cocker.