The American Cocker Spaniel originates from th…

The American Cocker Spaniel originates from the English Cocker Spaniel. Most consider them the same breed, with the Cocker simply being smaller.
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Two dogs were recorded, a Mastiff and the first English Cocker Spaniel according to records came across on the Mayflower from Plymouth in 1620.
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Despite its long history, the first Spaniel registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC) was only in 1878.
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Oprah Winfrey owned the Chocolate variety and for a time it was the most difficult color to find.
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As a kid, I owned a Cocker Spaniel named Cookie.
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