ENG. CH. BRUSH
ENG. CH. BRUSH was never imported to the United States or Canada but many of
his children were and have gone on to help extensively in developing the new
breed across the ocean from where it all began. Brush was a black Spaniel and
prior to CH. OBO II's influence on the breed was thought to be the best
specimen available to breed the Cocker Dams of that era too.
By looking at
the artist rendering of Brush we would say that he looks more like a Modern
Cocker as he was much more up on leg, had a little more neck than Obo II. He
also had a narrower ear leather than Obo, a much more refined and "Setterish"
looking head than his rival. Brush had little coat, a small fringe on the
backs of his front legs, a small flag on the end of his tail, and very little
feathering to his ears. With his length of leg he should have been able to
travel in the field for much longer periods of time than Obo would have.
course the Cockers of today are much more refined and have a much shorter
back, longer neck, a short square muzzle and are more up on leg just as Brush
was in the beginning. Although Brush and the modern Cocker have some traits
in common the biggest thing that he would be lacking was the profuse coat of
his later descendents and the much more modern short, square muzzle with a
much more pronounced stop and the bigger domed head.
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