"There is no such kind, such submissive, such loyal and
lively dog as the cocker is: his mind makes the dog to be especially
interesting. Intelligence, goodness and artfulness harmonize
in him very good. His submission is explained not by a wish
to curry favour, but by understanding of unity with the master,
actions of whom the dog anticipates, his loyalty is great".
the cynologist Vilar describes English Cockers.