- Other names:
- English Spaniel
The English Cocker Spaniel is a medium-sized dog breed that developed from other spaniel varieties centuries ago. In close semblance to its smaller American Cocker Spaniel cousin, the ECS was bred as a small game hunter, and is a lively, fun-loving, affectionate breed. These dogs are highly prized for their personable temperaments and loving natures, and make terrific family pets. They are not only very warm towards children but are friendly towards other pets and usually to guests. They do require frequent brushing, regular bathing, and plenty of daily outdoor exercise. ECS can be adapt to indoor or outdoor living but will need a fenced yard if kept outdoors. While some are known for being a little stubborn, and some obedience training may be necessary, this breed makes a fantastic companion if you are capable of putting in the time and effort to train and housebreak them.