Spaniel Dog Breeds Beloved Companions for Dog Lovers

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American Cocker Spaniel

The American cocker spaniel is one of the most popular spaniels. It is the smallest breed in the American Kennel Club Sporting Group. Their compact size, lively personalities,

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American Water Spaniel

This rare medium-sized breed originated from the Great Lakes region of the United States during the 19th century from several other breeds, including the Irish and English water spaniels.

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Boykin Spaniel

Another spaniel native to the United States, the Boykin is the official dog of South Carolina. Its athletic physique and webbed-toes were developed to retrieve fowl from swamps, lakes, and rivers.

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Despite only being recognized officially by the AKC in 1995, the Cavalier King Charles has a long and noble heritage. They're the most popular spaniel in the United States today.

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Clumber Spaniel

One of the biggest spaniels on our list, the Clumber is calmer than many of their other working relatives. Clumbers tend to be mellow around the home. Although they can be determined once they get a scent,

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English Cocker Spaniel

Compact, enthusiastic, and agile, cocker spaniels were once prized as woodcock hunting companions, likely the source of the breed's name. Nowadays, English cockers are a popular, active companion breed.

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English Springer Spaniel

English springers are another famous spaniel. One of the busiest, driven, and active spaniels, they aren't suited to a sedentary household.

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Papillon

You might be surprised to learn that the papillon has spaniel ancestry. This toy breed used to have dropped ears before it was selectively bred to have ears that form the upright butterfly-like shape they have now.

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Welsh Springer Spaniel

The Welsh springer spaniel is closely related to its English counterpart, although a little smaller. They only have red and white markings. The Welshie is affectionate, active, and happy.

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Dog Breeds That Only Have White Coats

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