The Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel Info & Advice in Ireland

Interesting Facts

  • The Irish Spaniel Club held its first meeting in September of 1923. Taking place in Carlow, there were nine people present. Six years later, the club was disbanded and it was decided that it would be renamed as The Cocker Spaniel Club of Ireland.
  • One of the most well-known Cocker spaniels throughout history was Checker, owned by the US President Richard Nixon.
  • The pet of the Bundy family in the American sitcom, Married With Children, was Lucky – an American Cocker Spaniel.
  • The ‘lady’ of the Disney movie, Lady and the Tramp, was also an American Cocker Spaniel.
  • Interesting Facts about the Cocker Spaniel. It starred in Lady and the Tramp, was the most popular dog in the US for 16 years and was a pet of Richard Nixon.
  • For 16 years in a row, the Cocker Spaniel took up the place as the most popular dog in America, from 1936 to 1952, a feat that has yet to be matched by another dog.
  • Many owners of Cocker Spaniels have noticed that although the dog is friendly towards everyone, they tend to form an especially close attachment to one chosen member of the family.
  • It has been purported that the colour of a Cocker Spaniel’s coat gives an idea as to what kind of temperament it will have. Studies have shown that solid coloured Cocker Spaniels display more aggressive behaviour than parti-coloureds, with red and golden being the most hostile of the normally placid breed.
  • The Cocker Spaniel is the breed of dog whose behaviour has been scientifically studied the most.