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Cocker Spaniel

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)

Gender: Female

Training: N/A

Quick to learn and train

4/5

Emotionally stable

N/A

Family oriented

4/5

Child safety

1/5

Safe with small pets

N/A

Doesn’t bark a lot

2/5

Health

3/5

Easy to groom

2/5

Great watch dog

1/5

Great guard dog

1/5

My experience with Cocker Spaniels

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Posted October 23, 2012

I do not like Cocker Spaniels. I love them because they are dogs, and dogs are wonderful. It's just not a breed I would choose for myself. Health reasons, and temperament reasons mainly.

I have knowns well tempered and ill tempered cockers, and I was even attacked by one as a child. Non provoked except for walking near his backyard. Years later, I know they can be testy with children!

Prone to yeasty ears, and in need of a lot of grooming. This just isn't the dog for me. I would not recommend for anyone on a budget, or with small children. I think they would do ok in larger apartments with plenty of exercise, and on a good healthy dog food to prevent yeast overgrowth and weight problems. Which is also very common in cockers!

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