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History of the breed and the origin of the Cocker Spaniel Club of Victoria Inc:

The Cocker Spaniel is a breed that was first mentioned some 3000 years ago as existing in Mediterranean countries. Described as "long eared rabbit dogs" these early ancestors of the modern Cocker Spaniel were observed in the Roman province of Spain and were later brought to England after the Roman conquest of Britain in approximately 56 BC. During the reigns of Henry VIII and the Stuart kings these early Cocker Spaniels featured both as working dogs and pets. It was during this period that the small dog which could go through the English hedges and undergrowth to flush out the wood cock began to be called the wood cocking spaniel.

 

In the 1890s the Cocker Spaniel Club of England was formed. This Club drew up the early standard of the breed. As it was envisaged then, the Cocker Spaniel was a dog supremely suited for work as a gun dog. Consequently, the early breed standard featured a small active and strong dog which was sturdy enough to work cheerfully and tirelessly all day flushing and driving out game for shooters.

The Cocker Spaniel Club of Victoria Inc. was founded in 1931 to cater for the needs of Cocker Spaniel owners in this State. The main objectives of the Club are the welfare and improvement of the breed. The Club conducts a variety of information nights which include topics covering general dog care, showing, obedience, grooming, veterinary lectures, and members competitions for both showing and obedience.

 

The Club also conducts an annual Open Show and Championship Show. New members are always most welcome and can be assured of assistance from other members of the Club.

Our current Life Members include: Mr R Ayton, Mrs J Boyd, Ms L & Mrs M Brodie, Mrs R Spencer,

Mr J Caroll, Miss M Joyce, Mr P Little, Mr D Heatlie, Miss J Pollard, Mrs H Morden, & Mrs A Sciberras.

Further information about the Club, its activities, or puppy and stud dog listings can be obtained from:

 

The Cocker Spaniel Club of Victoria welcomes anyone with an interest in Cocker Spaniels

 

PATRONS: MR. REG AYTON, MRS HELEN MORDEN, Ms MARGARET JOYCE

 

President: Mrs Robynne Spencer                       

Vice-President: Ms Louise Brodie

                                   

Vice-President: Ms Cathy McLennan   

                 

Secretary: Mr Ken Biggs          

                                    

Treasurer: Mr Dallas Heatlie   

                                         

Committee:      

Mrs Sheryl Heatlie    

Mrs Margaret Brodie                             

Mrs Janette Llewellyn-Biggs 

Mrs Meg Hardy                                       

Ms Lyn Lack

Mr Hayden Jones

    

                                     

                                      

                                   

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The Cocker Spaniel Club of Victoria Inc. cannot be held responsible for comments made by non-office bearing members of the Club, any statements not authorised by an office bearer, advertising material, nor any representations published on the official website of the Cocker Spaniel Club of Victoria Inc.

 

 

 


Contact Details

Club Secretary: [email protected]