What is the taxonomy of a cocker spaniel?

1 Answer
Nov 5, 2015

A Cocker Spaniel is a dog.


Even though a Cocker is a breed, it still is a dog. Therefore, it is Canis lupus familiaris or Canis familiaris.


According to Wikipedia: Canis is a genus containing seven to 10 extant species, including the domestic dog, wolves, coyotes, and jackals, and many extinct species.

Because dogs and wolves, coyotes and jackals belong to the same genus, they do interbreed.