Also known as: Cocker Spaniel
Origin: United States
Today's Role: Companion Dog
History and Facts: Originated in the 19th century for hunting small game, this breed is descended from British "cocking" Spaniels.
Temperament / Behavior
The American Cocker Spaniel is gentle, playful, friendly and trainable.
Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hypothyroidism; patellar luxation; autoimmune diseases; urinary tract problems; skin conditions; eye and ear problems
Exercise: The American Cocker Spaniel requires daily brisk exercise.
Grooming: Your American Cocker Spaniel needs brushed 2 - 3 times per week and trimmed every 2 - 3 months. Clean ears weekly.