Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: Previous owner, I haven't learned care / training techniques, Attended conferences / shows, Books, Group classes with a professional, I’ve taught bird care / training techniques
Oklahoma, United States
Posted May 23, 2013
I have been around two different Cocker Spaniels, including the one that stayed with us for a while. Both were extremely smart dogs that were happy to play and learn. Both were socialized and trained as puppies, that I think that makes a huge difference. They were both happy to do tricks and entertain anyone that would watch - however you did have to watch your purse if you had gum in there as they both loved mint gum.
They are smaller dogs, and have beautiful long coats. Cocker Spaniels do have to be groomed and brushed regularly, as their hair can matte up and cause problems if it's let go. When they are groomed and brushed, it is such a fun time as they love the attention and love that they get when you brush them.
I would highly recommend this breed for anyone - especially if you have children - as they are just brilliant, beautiful dogs.