The English Cocker is no doubt one of the oldest types of land spaniel. Their origins can be traced back to 14th century Spain.
Prior to the 1600′s all types of spaniels were categorised together; the larger ones being used to spring game and the smaller ones to flush out woodcock. Hence the names Springer and Cocker were derived.
In 1892, the Kennel Club of Great Britain differentiated the two breeds…..