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Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel ancestors may be traced back to fourteenth-century Spain to a breed known as the "Spanyell." Legend has it that the ancestor of the American Cocker Spaniel, the original Cocker Spaniel, was on the HMS Mayflower when the boat arrived in the Americas in 1620 from England. Since that time, Cocker Spaniels have been the constant companion of settlers and have played an important role in hunting and guarding the family. The American Cocker Spaniel is slightly smaller than its English ancestor, the Cocker Spaniel.
Genetic Diseases than can be tested for:

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Progressive Rod Cone Degeneration

Australia / NZ statistics:
54.95% of dogs tested were either carriers or affected - keep checking this page for updates
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Autosomal Hereditary Recessive Nephropathy

Australia / NZ statistics:
8.49% of dogs tested were carriers - keep checking this page for updates

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Phosphofructokinase Deficiency

Australia / NZ statistics:
No information is currently available - keep checking this page for updates

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Merle

Australia / NZ statistics:
No information is currently available - keep checking this page for updates

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Please be aware that other genetic diseases or developmental abnormalities may still be present. A genetic test does not replace the need for ongoing clinical assessment by a veterinarian. Disease penetrance and clinical assessment of affected animals can only be performed by a qualified veterinarian.

Disease Statistics provided by breed club health committies and member bodies