Both of these types are displayed as being energetic and fun-loving creatures in illustrative dog prints, even though the appearance of these two types and the environs they appear in are depicted differently.
Cocker spaniel illustrations gained popularity after the dog breed won the most consecutive dog shows that's ever been awarded to a particular canine breed. However, Coppertone's infamous advertisement where a playful cocker spaniel puppy pulls at a girls swimsuit bottom helped it to gain the attention of modern animal pop artists. Curiously, several artists choose to portray cocker spaniels alongside young girls, as seen in Mark Arian's painting 'Just For You'. This trend could be because of the commercialized dog prints which have made this breed famous; however, most art experts contribute this to the long hair and meticulous grooming that characterize this breed as being more 'feminine'.
The picturesque grooming of this canine has become its major artistic icon among modern art enthusiasts. With its long floppy ears and soulful eyes, this breeds grooming has become iconic among audiences. Even candid paintings, such as Sally Evans' cocker spaniel painting 'Candy' depict this breed with a closely trimmed face and luxuriantly curly ears which is considered archetypical of this breed.