Sable English cocker spaniel sitting on grass, in contre-jour light.
The Sable English Cocker is a variety with golden/tan and black hair. The coat's hair is intertwined , giving it an appeareance that resembles sand. The variety shouldn't be confused for black and tan, where hair is not intertwined. The face usually contains more tan shades (varieties of gold, chocolate or brown are all acceptable) and black hairs look smudged, giving the dog a painted look. The sable cocker's colours are not permanently established until 12 months of age.