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Toshiko

Cocker Spaniel

Overall satisfaction

3.75/5

Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)

Gender: Female

Training: Books

Quick to learn and train

3/5

Emotionally stable

3/5

Family oriented

4/5

Child safety

3/5

Safe with small pets

3/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

4/5

Health

1/5

Easy to groom

2/5

Great watch dog

5/5

Great guard dog

2/5

Cockers are lovable and great companions but prone to health problems

By

7500, Malaysia

Posted March 16, 2016

In my experience, cockers are easy to train and work with. They are relatively quiet and do not bark unnecessarily. They are great companions and very sociable, but this means crating them for extended periods of time or leaving them outside is not advisable. They are also prone to bacterial infection in their ears and body, excessive shedding of skin and fur, and hotspots. Once the bacterial infections take hold, its quite difficult to treat, not to mention, quite expensive. However, these can be fixed by supplementing their diet with fresh proteins and veggies, plenty of omega oils, and some tlc. Grooming is a challenge because cockers tend to grow their coat out very fast, but its nothing a good brush and a little olive oil cant fix. Overall, the sweet temperament of the cocker is fully worth the effort

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