On Saturday we took my son and Buster to the Crick near our house to feed the ducks and just get some fresh air. While there a couple walked by with two cockers. The owner and I starting chatting then she asked me if Buster was an English Cocker Spaniel. I told her we have only have him for 7 months and just assumed his was an American Cocker, but she descibed the differences and seem to know what she was talking about. Her "American Cockers" did look different then buster. So I guess I have an English Cocker Spaniel. Funny. Never knew the difference before. All I know is he is the best dog we could have ask for, and fits so well with our family.