The first spaniel in America came across with the Mayflower in 1620, but it was not until 1878 that the first Cocker Spaniel was registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC). The American Foxhound is known to originate from the states of Maryland and Virginia, and is the state dog of Virginia. Though there has long been a rumor that the new breed was originally used for hunting Indigenous peoples of the Americas, this is not true. In the United States, the breed is usually called the Cocker Spaniel, while elsewhere in the world, it is called the American Cocker Spaniel in order to differentiate between it and its English cousin. By the 1920s the English and American varieties of Cocker had become noticeably different and in 1946 the AKC recognised the English type as a separate breed. Young American Bulldogs may be slightly aloof with strangers, but as they mature the breed's normal confidence should assert itself.
The more exposure to good training practices, other dogs, and people, the more likely the success at being controlled both inside and outside of their environment. This is actually one reason that this breed does not do well in city settings. The more exposure to good training practices, other dogs, and people, the more likely the success at being controlled both inside and outside of their environment. It is a spaniel type dog that is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel; the two breeds diverged during the 20th century due to differing breed standards in America and the UK. The breed is a light to moderate shedder; however, they should be brushed on regular basis.