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    Brief Description: 

    The American Cocker Spaniel is a breed of sporting dog. It is a spaniel type dog that is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel; the two breeds diverged during the 20th century due to differing breed standards in America and the UK. In the United States, the breed is usually called the Cocker Spaniel, while elsewhere in the world, it is called the American Cocker Spaniel in order to differentiate between it and its English cousin.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Cocker_Spaniel


    Links to Breed Descriptions: 

    AKC Video (link - https://youtu.be/pwMBEVEtyG4):

    View more videos on AKC's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanKennelClub

     


    Other Names for Breed: 
    • Amerikansk cocker spaniel
    • American cocker

     

     


    Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club: 

     

     


    Health and Well-Being: 

    Some sources of health information include:

    1. National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
    2. Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
    3. Research articles
    4. Breed club surveys


    Breed Standards: 

    There are numerous breed standards.

    The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.

    Three of the major international standards are:

    The American Kennel Club

    The Kennel Club, UK

    FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)


    Breed-Specific Statistics: 

    1. Swedish Insurance Data

    • Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds. This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.


    Breeding/Health Strategy Documents: 

    Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:

    1. The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
    2. Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
    3. Finland


    Breed-Specific DNA Tests: 

    The Kennel Club list of DNA tests available for each breed along with an indication as to whether the test is part of the Assured Breeder Scheme (recommended or required) and whether it is recorded on the Kennel Club registration database. http://www.dogwellnet.com/content/health-and-breeding/screening-tests/dna/dna-tests-for-use-in-breeding-decisions/the-kennel-club-breed-specific-dna-tests-upd-r234


    Breed-Specific Articles: 

     

     


    Other Breed-Specific Webpages: 

     

     


    Breed-Specific Research: 

     

     


    Breed Clubs: 

    We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.


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