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American Cocker Spaniel

 

 

What dogs?! These are my children - little people with fur who make my heart open a little wider.
- Oprah Winfrey about her American Cocker Spaniels, Sophie and Solomon


American Cocker Spaniel puppy

MBPISS Ania Candian Conection @ Coppercliff
"Celine"

American Cocker Spaniel adult
Can/Am Ch Coppercliffs North Star
"Sterne"

The various Spaniels originated in Spain and have been known in Britain and Europe since the 14th century. 

In the 1800's Spaniels were divided into two groups; Springer Spaniels whose  function was to "spring game", and Cocker Spaniels named for their ability to flush and retrieve birds (woodcocks) from dense undergrowth. 

The American Cocker Spaniel evolved from the original English Cocker Spaniel. Although he is the smallest member of the Sporting Group, the American Cocker Spaniel is a sturdy dog capable of considerable speed and great endurance.

The American Cocker Spaniel stands up to 15 inches tall at the shoulder and has a long, thick, silky coat. It can be black, black and tan, brown, brown and tan, all shades of buff from silver cream to a dark red, or parti-coloured (two or more definite colours, one of which must be white). The American Cocker's coat sheds and requires regular brushing and trimming. 

The American Cocker Spaniel is a very popular pet. He has a loving temperament and is great with children. Known as the 'merry Cocker', he is friendly, lively, and active. He enjoys family life, and his size allows him to fit in most home environments. His sociable nature blends well with other household pets. Intelligent and trainable, American Cockers have done extremely well in conformation, obedience, and agility.

As an active and energetic sporting dog, the American Cocker Spaniel needs regular exercise to combat a tendency to gain weight. He should have a home with a fenced yard and an owner who is patient and will not spoil him.

 
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Fay Brugger, Copper Cliff Reg'd
Ontario 

 

British Columbia

Kennel/Website

Heather Vallance
170 James Street
Parksville, BC   V9P 1H9
(250) 248-2574
Email:
sadsak@shaw.ca

Vallance

 

 

Saskatchewan

Kennel/Website

Jacqueline Ambler
200 College Avenue
Regina, SK   S4N 0W6
(306) 525-0961
Email:
boutyme@accesscomm.ca

Boutyme Perm Reg'd

 

 
Ontario

Kennel/Website

Fay Brugger
RR#7
Thunder Bay, ON  P7C 5V5
(807) 964-1801
Email:
coppercliffdogs@gmail.com

Copper Cliff Reg'd


Carol M. Chalmers
18420 Mountainview Rd, RR#2
Caledon East, ON  L0N 1E0
(519) 927-9765
Email:
cmechalmers@aol.com


Jomardi Reg'd


Vickie Umpleby
RR#4
Tottenham, ON  L0G 1W0
(905) 936-5399
Email:
VUmpleby@aol.com

Nonnies Reg'd

 

 
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Rescue

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of British Columbia
Carol Jackson
(604) 716-3647
 

Angels under our Wings
Victoria, BC

West Coast Cocker Rescue
Vancouver, BC
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Did you know?


The 1955 Disney
animated classic,
"Lady and the Tramp",
stars an American Cocker Spaniel in the title
role of Lady. 

 

 
 

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