Cocker Spaniel History
The poodle is a breed of dog believed to have originated in Germany. The exact origins of the breed are unknown, but their distinctive coats suggest they may have descended from hunting dogs used by German and French hunters. Poodles were popularized as companion dogs during the Victorian era, when many upper-class households kept them as beloved pets. These small poodles became popular show dogs due to their trainability and natural athleticism. In America, Standard Poodles were first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 and since then, there has been an increase in interest for other sizes such as Miniature and Toy Poodles. Today's modern poodle retains its flair for athletic activity while excelling at obedience competitions with its intelligence making it a top competitor in all performance events including agility, obedience trials, tracking competitions or water retrieving events. At home, they make excellent family pets that love to please their owners!
Cocker Spaniel Characteristics