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American Cocker Spaniel

The name "spaniel" came from the word "Hispania", for Spain, where they are thought to have originated. The name "Cocker" came from "woodcock", which is the birds they were used to flush out of the undergrowth.

American Cocker Spaniels are a variation of the English Cocker Spaniel, which was imported into the United States in the 1880s. American Cockers are smaller, with shorter back and muzzle.

Males measure up to 15 1/2" at the shoulder, females 1" less. Exercise needs are moderate, but thorough grooming and frequent checking on eyes and ears are necessary. Any breed with long floppy ears should be checked regularly.





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