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They are capable of jumping in excess of 7 feet (2.1 m) vertical due to the dense muscle build of the breed. Its coat is short and generally smooth. While the goal of the breed was originally to produce a working farm utility dog that could catch and hold wild boar and cattle, kill vermin, and guard an owner's property, when properly trained, exercised and socialized, this breed can become a great family pet. According to some veterinarians and trainers, it needs plenty of exercise, for example, a fairly long walk followed by a game of fetch. Centuries of selective breeding by humans has resulted in dogs being more genetically diverse than most other mammals by a considerable margin.

Early training and socialization both in the home and outside of the home is essential for this breed. Black pigmentation on the nose and eye rims is preferred, with only some pink allowed. The word cocker is commonly held to stem from their use to hunt woodcock in England, while spaniel is thought to be derived from the type's origins in Spain. The color conformation is quite varied, but solid black or any degree of merle is considered a cosmetic fault, and a blue color is a disqualification by the NKC Breed Standard. Centuries of selective breeding by humans has resulted in dogs being more genetically diverse than most other mammals by a considerable margin.

It is a spaniel type dog that is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel; the two breeds diverged during the 20th century due to differing breed standards in America and the UK. It is important to note that many modern American Bulldogs are a combination of the two types usually termed "hybrid." In general, American Bulldogs weigh between 27 to 54 kg (60 to 120 lb) and are 52 to 70 cm (20 to 28 in) at the withers, but have been known to greatly exceed these dimensions, especially in the "out of standard," nonworking stock. By the 1920s the English and American varieties of Cocker had become noticeably different and in 1946 the AKC recognised the English type as a separate breed. Though each strain looks quite different, they are all recognized as members of the same breed. Centuries of selective breeding by humans has resulted in dogs being more genetically diverse than most other mammals by a considerable margin.

A national breed club was set up three years later and the dog considered to be the father of the modern breed, Ch. They are capable of jumping in excess of 7 feet (2.1 m) vertical due to the dense muscle build of the breed. Truman. Bulldogs pictured as late as 1870 resemble contemporary American Staffordshire Terriers to a greater degree than present-day Bulldogs. Centuries of selective breeding by humans has resulted in dogs being more genetically diverse than most other mammals by a considerable margin.