This week BrownTrout presents the wonderful, stately Cocker Spaniel, another fantastic dog breed calendar title with a free DogDays app download! With their beautiful, curly fur and long, protruding ears, the Cocker Spaniel has a noble and dignified appearance which wins them many admirers in the breeding world. Make no mistake, though, these animals are far from serious: they make fun-loving pets that will provide you with a lot of love.
Bred since the 14th century, Spaniel breeds take their name from a presumed Spanish origin, with the ‘cocker’ denoting their role in hunting woodcocks. Up until the 20th century the Cocker Spaniel was only distinguished from other Spaniels by weight. They have tremendous energy as puppies but are typically gentle and loving toward children.
One of the most interesting things about Cocker Spaniels is their great variation in coat color, which can include solid black, tan, red, liver and golden, as well as combinations of these colors. A pure white coat is the rarest but can occur through selective breeding. Cocker Spaniels have a higher incidence of ear infections from microorganisms because of their large, drooping ears and may require more care than other dogs. It is well worth the almost endless companionship and cuddles these dogs bring into your home.
Remember this calendar comes with a free download of the DogDays calendar app! In addition to being a great personalized calendar, it also comes with puzzles and games where you can unlock adorable dog images!