Ted Obo, black English cocker spaniel, the father of modern English cocker spaniels, bred by James Farrow | Photo from Illustrations du Journal L'Acclimatation (C) Mary Evans Picture Library

Q&A | Who was the father of all modern English cocker spaniels?

Do you know the cocker who started it all? His name was Obo. He was bred by James Farrow in 1879 and won the highest possible honours at shows. Obo is considered to be the father of all the best black and parti-coloured lines of cocker spaniels.

Photo source: (C) Mary Evans Picture Library