Cocker Spaniel

Overall satisfaction


Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)

Gender: Male

Training: Obedience, Guard dog

Quick to learn and train


Emotionally stable


Family oriented


Child safety


Safe with small pets


Doesn’t bark a lot




Easy to groom


Great watch dog


Great guard dog


The best dog to grow up with


1010, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Posted March 8, 2017

My dog Boby came into our house -and into our heart- when I was only 9 years old. I remember that my first impression of him was that he was so tiny, you could hold him in one hand (carefully, of course). He had been born on February 26, 2004 and was brought to us on April as a belated birthday gift for me. I was incredibly excited when I first saw him because our previous pet had been dead for a year and I missed having a dog; besides, children love puppies.

I remember I used to push him softly so he would roll on the bed or on the table - I know it wasn't the nicest thing to do, but I was just a kid. In spite of that, I also used to protect him in way from my little cousins because they were younger than me and weren't as careful as I was, so I was afraid that they'd accidentally hurt him.

Boby was an amazing dog and an important part of the family, a Cocker Spaniel is a good breed to have around babies because they are really sweet, caring and protective - or, at least, Boby was. Growing up with him was priceless and I will never forget him. He used to run with me around the house and used to help me babysit my cousins. One time, I fell down the stairs and there was no one home and Boby stayed with me until someone arrived and he went to get them upstairs so they would come and help me.

He was a loyal dog and I wouldn't think twice about having another Cocker Spaniel as a part of my family, specially when starting my own.

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