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The English Cocker Spaniel is a breed of dog. It is one of several varieties of spaniel and somewhat resembles its American cousin, the American Cocker Spaniel, although is closer to the working-dog form of the Field Spaniel and the Springer Spaniel. Outside of the US, the breed is usually known simply as the Cocker Spaniel, as is the American Cocker Spaniel within the US. Cockers come in a variety of colours, both solid (black, liver/chocolate, red, golden) and roan, and are renowned for their friendly, affectionate natures.

Working-dog lines often have physical characteristics that would prevent them from winning in the show ring, such as heads that are more domed than desired or other traits. This most likely is a result of the crossbreeding of other breeds into the working lines to enhance the working skills for much longer than occurred with the show lines. Eventually, kennel club rules prohibited the crossbreeding of other breeds, and working-line Cockers today show less variation than in the past.

ENGLISH COCKER SPANIEL HISTORY:
This breed, like many others with origins as working dogs, has genetic lines that focus on working-dog skills and other lines that focus on ensuring that the dog's appearance conforms to the breed standard. After World War II, the show-bred Cocker Spaniel increased enormously in popular appeal and, for a period of time, was the most numerous Kennel Club registered breed. This popularity increased the view that all the spaniels were useless as working dogs. Today, this breed is beginning to experience a resurgence in usage as a working dog. Their inquisitive personality makes them ideal drug sniffing dogs, where they are deployed to search an area (for example, a ship). They also have a slightly aggresive side, they are known to nip. Cocker spaniels are responsible for more dog bites than pitbulls.

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They are easily trained, faithful, and playful and make a good medium-sized family dog.

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