The Cocker Spaniel is a breed of gun dog that gets its name from the fact it was used to hunt Eurasian woodcock (a type of game bird). Cocker Spaniels are one of the smaller breed of the Spaniel type and they can get into small places to retrieve animals and birds.
The Cocker Spaniel is a very active and good natured gun dog breed. Cocker Spaniels come from two breeds of the Spaniel type: the English Cocker Spaniel and the American Cocker Spaniel. The average height of this dog is 38-43cm in males and 36-41cm in females whilst the average lifespan of the breed is between 12-15 years.