14. English Cocker Spaniel
The English Cocker Spaniel is a cheerful and excellent family dog. These medium sized dogs were bred for bird hunting, in particular an English bird called a woodcock. Considered to be sturdy, smart, and highly alert. The cocker spaniel is a very social dog and works best in groups and hate to be alone. Because of their up beat nature they have even been called the “merry cocker.” These dogs are playful and energetic so they need plenty of exercise. Today there are still people who use these dogs for hunting, but they have also become widely used as a show dog.
This pooch is referred to as an active sporting dog, and is easily trained.