So how exactly did English Cocker Spaniels even manage to become a dog breed in the first place anyways? Well, early forms of the English Cocker Spaniel, also known as the Merry Cockers, first originated in the European country of Spain, but it was in Great Britain that the more modern versions of English Cockers were truly developed. These Gundogs were bred by the English for the purpose of hunting and retrieving woodcock and small game out on the out in the open fields, after the game had been shot down. Although, these canines had already existed for quite some time, the British Kennel Club never even accepted English Cocker Spaniels as an official purebred dog breed up until the year of 1892. Later around the time of World War Two, English Cocker dogs first began to sore in their numbers with popularity. Now, ever since the World War Two era, English Cocker Spaniels have remained some of the most recognizable dog breeds across the globe.
Do you like English Cocker Spaniels? If the answer is yes, then I recommend checking out my other blog on Border Collies.