The American Cocker Spaniel is a breed of dogs used to hunt small wild game, i.e. so called flushing dogs. The dog is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel, however, the American dogs are smaller. Today these dogs of small size, thick fur and characteristic hanging ears are considered to be companion dogs and family friends. Spaniels are gentle and they rarely cause problems. They willingly play with children and fetch. There are many enthusiasts of that breed as the dogs have silky, wavy fur and large dark eyes, which may captivate everyone.