Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques
California, United States
Posted January 15, 2014
Brittney was the princess in our family. She had everything she ever wanted and needed. My mother kept her neatly groomed, which was about once a week. That is the main thing about cocker spaniels, they need to be groomed constantly, or their coats will become a mangled, matted mess. Besides, cocker spaniels are such a good looking breed when taken care of properly.
Brittney was quite the bird dog, as well as a homebody. She chased birds and I think she has even caught a few in mid air, when she was younger. As she aged, it’s natural, but she slowed down a lot. She died of cancer, I believe. I know we had to put her down in the end, and it was due to some type of old age illness or cancer.
For the most part, she never barked, bit, or growled at anyone. Her mother’s name was Duchess and was papered. So our Brittney was kind of royalty. Easy to train, and she was always so eager to please our family. Cocker spaniels are an excellent breed for families with or with out children for their first family pet.