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English Cocker Spaniel


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George Bird Evans 

English Cocker Spaniel puppy

Duncroft English Cocker Spaniel puppy

English Cocker Spaniel adult
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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 English Cocker Spaniel is the original Cocker Spaniel and was developed in Wales and southwest England as a gundog.  

The English Cocker Spaniel is compact but bigger than the American Cocker Spaniel. He stands up to 17 inches high at the shoulder and has a long, silky coat. It can be black, red, liver, golden, black and tan, and tri-colour or roan. The English Cocker's coat sheds and requires regular brushing and trimming. 

The English Cocker is a sporting breed and a popular pet. He is energetic, playful, affectionate, and eager to please in nature. He enjoys family life, and his size allows him to fit in most home environments.  Of a happy disposition, this dog doesn't just wag his tail - he wags his body! Consistent and understanding training will yield the best results as he is a naturally willing and intelligent dog.  

As an active and energetic sporting dog, the English 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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Pauline Crofts
Vancouver, BC  
(604) 324-6724


Carolyn Langley
3390 Henry Road
Chemainus, BC  V0R 1K4
(250) 246-1573


Virginia L. Lyne and Kathy Whitby
2918 Lamont Road
Saanichton, BC  V8M 1W5 
(250) 652-5143   

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Teresa Moffitt
Maple Ridge, BC  V2W 1N6 
(604) 462- 0087 


Val Schuetze
4280 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC  V8A 2J7 
(604) 485-6830





David and Della Kyncl
Box 367
Cremona, AB   TOM ORO
(403) 335-8767




Marjorie I. Healey
PO Box 666
Callander, ON  P0H 1H0
(705) 752-2227

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Michelle Marquis
42 St. Pothier Road North
Walden, ON  P0M 3E0
(705) 866-5844


Diane Solman
Box 550
North Gower, ON  K0A 2T0

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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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