The Cocker Spaniel is a breed widely known throughout the world, and in England these dogs have been known since the early Middle Ages. Cute animals, which now play the role of companions, in those ancient times were mainly used during the hunt for woodcocks and other birds.
However, some monarchs loved their spaniels so much that they considered them primarily as companions, without parting with them either in bed or at council meetings – this made King Karl ll famous. He even issued a special law that allowed him to appear with a spaniel in any state institutions. Despite the fact that other dogs were strictly prohibited from entering such places.
By and large, the English Spaniel is not much different from its counterpart – the American Cocker Spaniel. In fact, many are interested in what the difference is, and the only definite answer to this is size. Continue reading
Setter is a fairly old breed, since similar dogs existed at the end of the 16th century, and were used as hunting dogs. However, a person deliberately participated in its formation, and for crossing were used pointers and spaniels. Moreover, work on improvement was carried out over several hundred years.
The English setter that we know today was created in the 19th century by the Englishman Edward Laverac and the Welsh R.L. By Purcell Llewellyn. Laverac acquired his first two dogs, Ponto and Old Mall, from Rev. A. Harrison in 1825, and they served as the basis for the entire future breed.
It is important to understand that both of these people in the future will play an important role in the development of the breed, since each of them will develop certain qualities. For example, Laverac paid great attention to friendliness, openness and tried to create a dog with an affectionate temperament. Continue reading
The American water spaniel breed appeared in hunting farms along the Fox River and its tributary of the Wolf River in the early 19th century. At that far time, people developed new territories and hunting was an important part of their life and way of life. Accordingly, the hunters needed a dog that could get the game out of the water, find it in the dense thickets of shrubs and reeds.
That is, the dog had to be universal, to be able to help on water and on land, also, it had to be small in size so that it could be placed on a boat. In addition, the Fox River has very cold water for most of the year, which is why the animal was required to have appropriate wool.
The American Water Spaniel was originally known as the American Brown Spaniel – a small, tightly knocked down, with a fine flair and double, slightly curly hair that perfectly resists water, thorns and Continue reading