The UK Kennel Club recognises a dozen breeds of spaniel.The UK Kennel Club recognises a dozen breeds of spaniel.
The UK Kennel Club recognises a dozen breeds of spaniel.

Every UK Spaniel: These are the stories behind all 12 breeds of adorable spaniel dog recognised by the UK Kennel Club - from Cocker to Springer ๐Ÿ•

Spaniels can make great family pets โ€“ clever dogs who love to please and love long walks.

If youโ€™ve been thinking about getting a new dog then youโ€™re not alone โ€“ Kennel Club figures show that the number of people looking for puppies surged in the last couple of years.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, thereโ€™s plenty of thinking to do before you select your familyโ€™s latest four-legged addition โ€“ whether you want a large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed.

Thereโ€™s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Corenโ€™s book โ€˜The Intelligence of Dogsโ€™ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

Spaniels are a type of dog that are hugely popular in the UK, perfect for people who have active lifestyles (they need plenty of exercise).

The UK Kennel Club recognises a dozen breeds of these canine characters โ€“ issuing Kennel Club Pedigree Certificates to pups that make the grade.

Here are all 12 โ€“ and how they got their names.

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