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Eddie

Cocker Spaniel

Overall satisfaction

4/5

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

Gender: Male

Training: Previous owner

Quick to learn and train

3/5

Emotionally stable

3/5

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

4/5

Safe with small pets

1/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

3/5

Health

1/5

Easy to groom

2/5

Great watch dog

3/5

Great guard dog

2/5

My Sweet Cocker Spaniel, Eddie

By

United States

Posted March 24, 2014

Eddie came into my life when he was already an old fart. He was a sweetheart but pretty crotchety at the same time. He became very attached to me really quickly and didn't care too much for anyone else. If I left the house for very long, he would howl like a little baby for awhile and then fall asleep. He had a lot of medical problems in his old age, like cataracts and ear infections. He was nearly blind and deaf when he died at 13. He didn't like to be picked up much and would snap at most people with his gums if you tried. Even though he lost most of his teeth, his jaw was still pretty strong. We used to take him swimming at the river and he'd loved chasing his squeaky toy into the water. He slept at the foot of our bed every night and would cuddle up close if we let him. His fur was kind of a hassle and used to get burrs stuck in it all the time. We found it easiest if we kept it closely trimmed.

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