The American Cocker Spaniel, also known as Cocker or Merry Cocker, is a breed of sporting dog. In the United States, the breed is usually called the Cocker Spaniel, while elsewhere in the world, it is called the American Cocker Spaniel in order to differentiate between it and its English cousin. The breed is the smallest of the sporting dogs recognised by the AKC, and its distinctly shaped head makes it immediately recognisable. It is a happy breed with average working intelligence. Check out our collection of American Cocker Spaniel dog names for your male or female Cocker puppies.