English Cocker Spaniel

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

English Cockers are a medium-size dog with long ears and a happy disposition. The name Cocker comes from their use to hunt woodcock in England, although English Cockers have been used to hunt many other types of birds as well. They make great companion dogs for people who can give them the exercise they need.

Fun Fact

The Cocker is part of the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, also known as Prince William and Kate Middleton, adopted a cocker spaniel puppy in 2012. The puppy, named Lupo, is the son of a cocker spaniel owned by the duchess’ mother. Lupo is the latest in a long line of dogs in the royal family.

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