Cocker Spaniel Club
Western Pennsylvania, Inc.


The Cocker Spaniel is the smallest member of the Sporting Group.  He has a sturdy, compact body and cleanly chiseled and refined head, with the overall dog in complete balance and of ideal size.  He stands well up at the shoulder on straight forelegs with a topline sloping slightly toward strong, moderately bent, muscular quarters.  He is a dog capable of considerable speed, combined with great endurance.  Above all, he must be free and merry, sound, well balanced throughout and in action show a keen inclination to work.  A dog well balanced in all parts is more desirable than a dog with strongly contrasting good points and faults. (The Standard for the Cocker Spaniel)

Although, a wonderful and popular breed, the Cocker is not right for everyone. Cockers can be excellent family pets.  They intelligent and social.  However, they require a great deal of attention and care.  They, like most breeds can develop behavior problems if not given enough training and attention.  

For more information on Cockers in these canine sports and activities try these pages.

Cockers in the Show Ring
Cockers in Obedience
Cockers in the Field
Cockers in Agility
Cockers in Therapy Work
Other Special Cocker Skills (coming soon)

Code of Ethics
Breeder Referral
Upcoming Events

About the Cocker Spaniel

The Breed Standard

Breed History

American Kennel Club

American Spaniel Club

Health Issues

How to Find a Pet

To Spay or Not to Spay

Grooming the Cocker Spaniel

Books and Catalogs

More About Cockers!

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