Why is it called cocker?

Cocker Spaniels were originally bred as hunting dogs in the UK, with the term “cocker” deriving from their use to hunt the Eurasian woodcock. When the breed was brought to the United States, it was bred to a different standard, which enabled it to specialize in hunting the American woodcock.

What is the difference between an English cocker and a working cocker?

One of the differences is show Cockers are usually more laid back and love human affection, whereas Working Cockers have such drive and could happily be out all day, and in my experience despite them being the perfect family pet, Working cockers prefer to stretch out by themselves rather than snuggle up on your lap.

What is a Merle cocker?

Merle cocker spaniels are born with a mutated merle gene, which results in a pigment discoloration in their eyes and coats. Some speculate that the merle gene was introduced through an outside breed, though it is not possible to prove this scientifically.

How much is a Cocker Spaniel dog worth?

The cost of a Cocker Spaniel puppy will range anywhere from $800 to $2000 if you are buying from a breeder. Pedigreed puppies can cost as much as $3000. Adopting a Cocker from a rescue can range from $200 to $350, depending on the age of the dog. Classified ads often advertise Cocker pups for as little as $300.

Is a Cocker Spaniel a good family dog?

Cocker spaniels are known for being gentle, easy-going and affectionate yet lively. They are generally considered good with children. They tend to be non-aggressive toward other animals and people, but that also means they are not particularly good watchdogs.

What is a Parti Cocker?

The Parti-Coloured Cocker Spaniel The Cocker Spaniel is a breed that has a vast variation in coat colour and markings, and are categorised in two groups – the solid colours and the parti-coloureds. The Parti-Coloured Cocker Spaniels’ various colours are as follows : Black & White (Left), Black, White And Tan (Right)

What is a sable Cocker?

The sables will always have dark hairs (black, chocolate or red depending on their coat) running through their coat. Many may also have a mask around their eyes and running down their nose. And all sables will have what I call “the Cleopatra eyes” – a solid liner around their eyes.

Are Cocker Spaniel dogs smart?

Cocker Spaniels are incredibly smart dogs. For obedience and working intelligence, the English Cocker Spaniel is the 20th smartest dog breed. They are easy to train, which means that owners should have no problem at all teaching them new commands. A working breed, Cocker Spaniels love learning new skills.