Breedgroup of the American Cocker SpanielThe American Cocker Spaniel is one of the FCI Group "Retrievers, spaniels and water dogs"
History of the American Cocker SpanielThe origin of the breed is without doubt found in Spain.
The word spaniel originated from the word Hispania, the old name for Spain.
Spaniels have spread from Spain, France and England across Europe.
The different types of spaniels is still recognizable same head shape and long ears (characterized!) And a fact is that they still have a good nose.
The father of the current US-born legendary male Ch. Obo II. The trunk of this dog was esp. From Field and Sussex spaniel. The original American Cocker is just a hundred years old.
Cocker (short Ami) is the August 7, 1882 The first Ami was imported from Germany in 1954 by the founder of the American cocker spaniel club mrs. N. King-Goudappel. After 1955, they started to breed the breed in the Netherlands.
Character of the American Cocker Spaniel American Cocker SpanielAt home, the American cocker spaniel a cozy, friendly dog that is well suited to family life. In families with children he is firmly in place. It is important that he be placed from his puppyhood in such a family because he can also be very cautious with respect things that he does not know. He is very good with other pets and is actually easily satisfied. He's in and outdoors very active and cheerful, and can hold his own in many a branch of dog sports.
The obedience training with your kennel club, obedience, flyball, exhibition and even in the field (hunting training), everywhere you can meet him. Toys are something an America Antje never enough. But with a walk in the neighborhood or in the woods, but also a long walk on the beach doing the Ami lot of fun. But after practicing sports or walk a brush turn a necessity!
Breed standard of the American Cocker SpanielThe American Cocker Spaniel is the smallest member of the extended family spaniel. He has a sturdy compact body, elegantly chiselled, total complete balance and of ideal size. Straight forelegs, strong back which should run to the well-muscled, strong hindquarters. He must be able to develop a considerable speed and has a tireless endurance. The slightly sloping backline is characteristic of the breed. The ideal size for a male is 38.1 cm and 35.6 cm for a female. A small one is allowed above or below margin. Nowadays the Ami slightly longer than he is tall. For a smooth and free movement this is essential. The dog is high on his right leg and should never give the impression to be low and long. He has plenty of bone, deep, well-sprung ribs, is front and back bent, back slightly sloping and the tail turned in a line with the topline or slightly higher.
Cheerfully wagging belongs to his karakter.Kenmerkend for the breed is also the expression, thoughtful and gentle, inquisitive and endearing. The shape of the eye and the color is hereby very important. The muzzle is broad and deep with equal square jaws, scissor bite with small teeth is not important! The coat is an important part of the whole of this dog. The hair structure should be silky, smooth or slightly wavy. Ears, chest, abdomen and legs well feathered, however, such that the movement is still clearly recognizable! The most common colors are: black, black with tan, blond (from light blond to dark red), chocolate (with tan) and fur (black and white, tricolor, red and white).
Finely arched. Round skull. Well-defined eyebrows. Pronounced stop. Wide, high snout. Square jaw. Black or chestnut brown nose, depending on the color of the coat.
Slightly almond-shaped, maroon, as dark as possible. The ooguitdrukking is "engaging begging."
Long, fine, well feathered.
Short, compact. Fairly long, muscular neck without dewlap. Deep, broad chest. Well sprung ribs. Strong, slightly sloping back. Broad croup.
Strong. Compact, large, round feet. Hard, horny sole pads.
Starter and gestation in line with the back or slightly higher. Until recently docked, docking, however, now banned in the Netherlands. In action wagging.
Males 36 to 39 cm.
Females: 34 to 36 cm.
Health of the American Cocker Spaniel American Cocker SpanielHereditary disorders occur with this breed are:
- Hip Dysplasia
- PRA (eye disease)
- Cataract (eye disease)
- Patella luxation (loose kneecaps)
Care of the American Cocker SpanielThe care of the Ami takes quite some time. His laborious coat, which is typical of the breed requires a lot of maintenance. A daily brush and combing is therefore a necessity. Even the cleaning of eyes, ears and lip creases is very important. He needs to be washed regularly with a good shampoo and dog to be treated with a coat conditioner to keep the fur soft and loose. It is important to all of drying the coat after the wash (preferably with hot air) brushing at all to separate from the skin. After this, the entire coat will be combed through with a wide tooth comb. Only in this way the coat of Ami remains soft and supple without too many tangles and he does not suffer from huidverstikkingen that otherwise frequently may come under his thick hair. A good grooming session at least 1x per 2 or 3 months (depending on coat structure) is absolutely necessary. Most Ami's in the family situation are better off with a zgn.puppylook. That is for dog and owner a relief coat of care there really is a chore. A skilled groomer can help the real Ami lover to keep his dog in prime condition.
Education of the American Cocker Spaniel American Cocker SpanielWhen raising an American Cocker Spaniel one does not expect many problems. The dogs are very sensitive, treat the dogs not too large, this may have an effect on the negaief cheerful and friendly nature of the dogs. Additionally Ami's can be pretty stubborn, especially when hunting instinct flared up in the dog. Be sure the dog is well under appeal before they run loose.
Ami's are dogs that can walk endlessly. Nevertheless, they can be blocked off in small houses or apartments, if they get enough exercise. Most Ami's fetch and swim like.