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Skipper

Cocker Spaniel

Overall satisfaction

2/5

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

Gender: Male

Training: Previous owner

Quick to learn and train

4/5

Emotionally stable

2/5

Family oriented

4/5

Child safety

2/5

Safe with small pets

3/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

1/5

Health

3/5

Easy to groom

2/5

Great watch dog

4/5

Great guard dog

4/5

Skipper the Spaniel

By

United States

Posted September 14, 2013

We only had Skip for about a year. He was a sweet dog, but the CS personality didn't fit with us. He was extremely sweet and loving and playful with the immediate family. Strangers are a different story. While he behaved fairly well with my 7 year old son, I never completely trusted him. He was aggressive towards my son's friends and anyone who may come to our door. I was always afraid he would end up biting someone, which was the main reason we had to get rid of him.

He required regular grooming, which wasn't really a problem. His ears, however, did cause problems. He had to visit the vet for ear infections numerous times. And the howling...well, let's just say my neighbors were happy to see him go.

Probably not the best choice for someone in an apartment. Skip had loads of energy and was always wanting to run.

Even though he didn't fit well with our family, he now lives with a retired couple who have two other cockers and a very large yard where he can run as much as he pleases. He's happy now...and so are we!

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