Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Training: Previous owner, I haven't learned care / training techniques, Attended conferences / shows, Books
Orlando, Florida, United States
Posted December 5, 2011
I love all dogs but this is another breed I do not prefer and would never consider buying. They do have wonderful attributes, such as their appearance and sweet temperament, but the issues with this breed outweigh the good in my opinion. For one thing, this breed is extremely hyper and overly energetic. They can't seem to sit still and they are very easily excited. This is not always a bad thing, but in my experience with many cocker spaniels, this excitement causes them to urinate. Alot. This is not a small breed, so they generally soak the carpet or floor when this happens. They also have curly hind quarters that often gets matted with urination and feces despite the best grooming upkeep on the owners part, which creates a terrible odor, even with weekly grooming appointments. Again, these dogs have sweet personalities and could make great pets for some people but they are just not a great pet for me.