OBEDIENCE
FIELD WORK / HUNTING
ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR COCKER SPANIEL
Cocker spaniels are known as cheerful and sweet dogs, always ready for some fun.  They are an
energetic breed that requires regular exercise. Cocker spaniels love to play, are intelligent, quick
learners, and often easy to train.

In addition to a rousing game of fetch, going on a hike, and taking long walks, you and your Cocker
Spaniel might enjoy the following activities:







Here are some pictures of the VVDOC Cocker Spaniels enjoying
their favorite activities !
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Exhibited in the US since the 1880s, the Cocker Spaniel remains one of the most popular breeds
according to AKC® registration statistics. The Cocker has a sturdy, compact body and a silky, flat
or wavy coat. He is a merry, well-balanced dog that is capable of considerable speed and great
endurance. Cocker Spaniels can be black, black with tan points, parti-colored or any solid color
other than black (ASCOB).

A Look Back
As far back as the 14th Century there is mention of the Spanyell, which came to be divided into
water and land spaniels. "Cockers" are the smallest of the spaniels and the Sporting Group. The
American Cocker has evolved somewhat differently in appearance from the breed now recognized as
the English Cocker Spaniel. His desire to hunt renders him a capable gun dog; he covers territory
speedily, flushing game and retrieving only when under command. He takes to water readily.

Right Breed for You?
Despite their small size, the Cocker Spaniel is still an active Sporting breed that needs daily
exercise. Regular brushing and a trim every few months helps keep the coat free of mats. Cockers
are intelligent, gentle dogs that thrive as part of a family.

Did You Know?
  • The Cocker Spaniel is known as the "smallest member of the sporting-dog family."

  • The Cocker Spaniel has been exhibited in the United States since the early 1880s.

  • The Cocker Spaniel is one of the most popular breeds of American purebred dogs.

  • CH. Pett's Southwest Breeze (Ruby) was the first Cocker Spaniel in history to be awarded
    the AKC's Master Hunter title.

  • There are a number of acceptable, but very specific, color varieties within the Cocker breed:
    Black, Black with Tan Points, Parti-Color, and ASCOB (Any Solid Color Other than Black).

  • In Cockers, the name "cocker" derives from especial proficiency on woodcock, according to
    breed authorities.

  • Rutherford B. Hayes owned a Cocker Spaniel named "Dot."

Summary
    Sporting Group; AKC recognized in 1878.
    Average size: from 13 ½ inches to 15 ½ inches at the shoulder.
    Family pet, hunting dog.

© The American Kennel Club, Inc.

The Cocker Spaniel Breed Standard - www.akc.org/breeds/cocker_spaniel/

History of the Cocker Spaniel - www.akc.org/breeds/cocker_spaniel/history.cfm

National Breed Club - American Spaniel Club, Inc. - www.asc-cockerspaniel.org
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Agility
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Therapy Dog
Conformation
Nosework
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Field Work / Hunting
Obedience
Swimming
CONFORMATION
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FLYBALL
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Jacobson's Cookies-N-Cream
Penny and Polo getting their Beginner Novice Title
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Penny and Polo navigating the Rally course
Penny and Polo with their
Therapy Dog Group
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The Stalk
The Pounce
The Retrieve
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Penny and Polo
got their Rally Novice Title
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TRACKING
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CT Maggie Mae of Iron Water RN BN JH WD THD CGC
Paula and Tink earned their
Tracking Dog Excellent (TDX) Title
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AGILITY
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CT Maggie Mae of Iron Water RN BN JH WD THD CGC