Poppy is my little friend. She is a English Cocker Spaniel, of the working breed. Cockers are active, good-natured dogs and compactly built.
Spaniel type dogs have been found in art and literature for almost 500 years. Initially, spaniels in England were divided among land spaniels and water spaniels. The differentiation among the spaniels that led to the breeds that we see today did not begin until the mid-19th century.