The English Cocker Spaniel is a descendant of dogs that were utilized to flush out small game birds in the English countryside. Today's English Cocker Spaniel is known for their energy on the hunt and their happy-go-lucky personality while at home. The breed is generally described as happy. Their silky coat is topped off by a rapidly wagging tail that often denotes their happiness. Not to be confused with the American Cocker Spaniel, the English Cocker Spaniel is slightly larger than their younger cousin. The pup has high endurance and is always most willing to please their handlers. While the English Cocker Spaniel does make a good lap dog, the breed should receive ample activity to prevent boredom.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a happy family companion. This dog is most pleased when they spend time with their families. They naturally love children, so invite younger members of the family to participate in fun play with your pup. You may also utilize a dog park or puppy games to help work off the boundless energy of the English Cocker.