BY THE KENNELMAN.
Although small-sized spaniels of every description are to be found generally throughout the colony, very few of them have any claim to the title of cocker, the true breed being in the hands of very few breeders at the present time. As regards size and weight, a good specimen should not exceed 10in. at the shoulder, or 24lb. in weight. The latter is the limit in England, but it has been increased to 30lb. here, owing, no doubt, to the tendency all breeds have of increasing in size and weight after their introduction to the colonies.
1893, January 28
THE COCKER SPANIEL
At the request of an esteemed correspondent we give the points of the Cocker Spaniel, which read thus: —
Head.— Not So heavy in proportion, and not so high in occiput, as in the modern Field Spaniel, with a nicely developed muzzle or jaw; lean, but not snipy, and yet not so square as in the Clumber or Sussex varieties, but always exhibiting a sufficiently wide and well developed nose. Forehead perfectly smooth, rising without a too decided stop from muzzle into a comparatively wide and rounded well developed skull, with plenty of room for brain power.
1912, January 27
BREED SIX CENTURIES OLD
ROMANCE OF THE COCKER SPANIEL
THE RIGHT AND THE WRONG TYPE
(By COL. JOHN KYFFIN)
Col. John Kyffin, who contributes a special article to the South Wales Evening Express, is probably the greatest authority on the cocker spaniel in Wales. Forty-seven years ago Col. Kyffin showed his first cocker, and has continued his successes year by year.
1928, January 14
[The reference, in the article, to "Wizard of Wane" and "H. G. Lloyd" should be "Wizard of Ware" and "H. S. Lloyd"]
THE SPORTING SPANIEL
A few comparisons on the Cocker Spaniel, by C. A. Philips (president of the Cocker Spaniel Club of England) will interest breeders in this State. He says:— In the first place it will be well to remember that the early pioneers of the breed were exceedingly few in numbers, their choice of material being limited, and good shows both few, far between, and in the majority of cases their Cockers were expected to earn their keep during the shooting season...
1931, July 30
THE COCKER SPANIEL
The cocker spaniel is a most popular dog in almost every country. His handy size, lovable disposition, and general usefulness, have brought him into great favour. There has been a general improvement everywhere in the type of the cocker, and the important awards won by this dog prove him to be one of the most perfect in existence.
1935, January 16
The Cocker Spaniel
A Happy Canine
The Cocker Spaniel is a gentleman among dogs, and makes a merry light-hearted companion with a remarkably keen understanding of everything to do with his owners.
1940, December 29
MOSTLY ABOUT DOGS — by SIRIUS
Cocker, World Favourite
The Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales reported this week that more than 500 entries had been received for the cocker spaniel section of the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
1949, March 12
In response to a request by a number of Cocker Spaniel enthusisats [?] I publish this week a diagram of a Cocker together with the latest British standard as adopted by the Cocker Spaniel Club England. The hon. secretary of the English Club is G. Penson Whitaker, ???? Alyn, Gresford, near Chester, England.
1909, May 14
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