National Geographic : 1937 Jan
© National Geographic Society Painting byEdward Herbert Miner SPANIELS WERE TRAINED FOR HUNTING IN FRANCE AND ENGLAND MORE THAN 550 YEARS AGO Though named after Spain, their origin is uncertain. "They love well their master," wrote Count Gaston deFoix, more than acentury before America's discovery. The solemn puppy (right), the dog lying down, and the one standing (right) are COCKER SPANIELS, socalled because oftheir use in woodcock shooting. The SUSSEX SPANIEL (left) has a keen nose. The FIELD SPANIEL (upper left)isanintelligent, hard-working sportsman.