Cheerful Hunter - Cocker Spaniel American
This is an amazing breed, combining at times the opposite qualities: kindness and anger, aristocratism and hunting excitement, small size and big ambitions. Cocker Spaniel American appeared for the first time on the American continent in the 16th century, along with the first settlers from Europe. Although the part of the name - spaniel - clearly points to its Spanish roots. Historical chronicles have preserved information, including graphic characters, about Spanish and English aristocrats, literally obsessed with hunting and accompanied by beautiful dogs with long hair and the same ears.
In fact, this is one of the most famous dogfriendly dogs of small size, which for centuries have been used for hunting game birds in steppe or swamp conditions. In Russia, the American Cocker Spaniel is very popular, but here it is practically not used for primordial purposes. Hunters quite reasonably point out that the long hair and ears of a dog prevent it from scraping through thorny thickets in search of a shot game. But they recognize that when hunting for a waterfowl, she has no equal. Today lovers of this breed see in her most often a companion dog for keeping in a city apartment or a private house.
This is a truly picturesque dog of small size. Its height at the withers does not exceed 38 cm in males and 35 cm in females. A high head planting, a muscular long neck, gives the small body pride. A broad and deep chest, a straight back are all signs of a hunter. The square format of the muzzle in length is 0.5 the length of the skull. Hanging ears are covered with thick long hair, like the whole body of a dog. Color can be from beige, tan, brown to black.
First of all, it should be noted that the cocker spaniel American is unusually clever, perfectly liable to training. His character is friendly, which especially attracts those who want to have a friend's dog. However, in case of danger, this cheerful igrun can stand up for himself and for the owner. We must not forget that he has very strong jaws of the hunter and beautiful teeth. Puppies of the American cocker spaniel quickly adapt to the conditions of detention in the apartment, they adore playing with children and in general are very affectionate and loyal.
First of all, a four-footed boy needs not only cleanliness and good food, but also the possibility of active movement. Moreover, this word refers not only to daily walks and running around with children or other dogs. Yes, the cocker spaniel American now rarely has the opportunity to show his hunting reserves, but he can be helped in this. He will be happy to find and bring throw balls, sticks and other objects, moreover, the tasks for him can be complicated, for example, train him near the pond, giving him to show his abilities as a swimmer. This will be a real training. The dog, despite its exquisite elegance, is very mobile and fast, so running a race is a great pleasure for her and for the children. With regard to care, it is quite normal, except that the long coat requires special treatment: it must be regularly combed, cleaned of debris and thorns after a walk. But to bathe it is recommended rarely, only by special shampoos, bought in a pet store.
Puppy can be bought, of course, and in the bird market, making sure that this is a real American cocker spaniel. The price in this case can be more democratic. However, wanting to have a thoroughbred dog, you still need to contact the breeders. But here you need to know a few tricks.So, breeders try to sell puppies as soon as possible, but it is not necessary to hurry up: a child who is separated from a mother younger than two months old can get sick and generally grow weak and frail. And the seller can keep silent about some signs of non-standard, so before buying a dog you need to learn as much as possible about the characteristics of the breed. And if this miracle - the American cocker spaniel appeared in the house, then there is nothing else but to love it with all your heart and be friends with him 24 hours a day. Yes, he will not leave any other choice.