|Ease of Training|
- He originated in England in the mid 1800s
- He was used as a hunting dog to find, flush and retrieve game from land and water
- He came to America in the 1880s
- He wasn't a distinct breed from Cocker Spaniels until the 20th century
Personality and Behavior
- He's a calm and sensible dog
- He's peaceful with other pets in the home
- He's peaceful with strangers
- He's affectionate with everyone in the family
- He loves to be at your side and doesn't like being alone for long periods of time
- He wants to participate in all family activities and games
- He's initially shy around strangers but warms up to them
- He loves playing, romping, and having fun
- He likes to bark
- He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.
- He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
- His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).