Bird Dog at Heart
For 25 consecutive years, from 1936 through 1961, the American cocker spaniel was the country's most popular breed.
Although it had resurgence in the early 80's, the breed's popularity now ranks in the bottom 25, perhaps due in part to the introduction of other new breeds in recent years.
Considering that there are hundreds of dog breeds worldwide, this by no means reflects a poor standing for the cocker spaniel, whose owners would likely defend their loyalty and love for the breed.
As with any pet, be sure to regularly consult a veterinarian for routine care and medical advice for your four-legged friend.