Written on: 01/06/2013 by Akela65 (1 review written)
To cut a very long story short, I brought a 5 week old blind cocker spaniel home one day. It changed our lives for ever! Our three cats got used to the situation very quickly and he was not top dog where they were concerned. We had nelson for a glorious 7 years, my children were always referred to as number 1 son, number 2 son and Nelson was favourite son (the cats are all girls btw). We lost him to a siezure and it broke our hearts. We did the "never again" thing. We hadn't planned Nelson... (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2013 by Boggie46
We have a black and tan part working and part show cocker girl. She's now 18 weeks old and I wouldn't be without her. Yes she has never ending energy and yes she is into everything. But boy I get so much love and company from her it's unreal. I am disabled and am at home all day until mu Husband gets home so now I have a little imp to look after. She will happily spend all day in the garden investigating and running round in circles. I've never laughed so much. We have fallen in love so... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2013
We've two cocker spaniels, (one show, and one working) they bring love friendship and enjoyment 24/7. Freckle(chocolate and white show cocker) is 4years old and she is loyal and very happy and has bundles of energy which she looks using up whilst chasing a ball, going for long walks, investigating hedgerows and rabbit holes, swimming and playing with her step sister Ebony. Ebony is our 2 year old (black working cocker) She like Freckle enjoys nothing more that a good walk and rumble in the... (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2011
We had our (working) PB cocker for 2 years before our divorce, he went with my ex, lovely beautiful dog, full of love. Was a one person dog (me as i was only one to walk him) and so soppy with my kids. However---- he totally exhausted me! I took him over fields sometimes 2 hours a day, plus ball throwing,toy hiding in back garden and i could not believe the endless energy, from day one he NEVER slept (in the day) i swear he had ADHD im not even joking! not a quiet family dog i was led to... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2011
We have just lost our golden cocker named Duffy. We only had him 3years, we took him on as we had just lost our blue roan dog of 16 years. Duffy,s owners were emigrating to Australia and were going to have him put down unless they found a home for him. We took him on 1 month after losing our Clover cocker. Duffy was 13 when we met him, ofcourse he wasn,t the same but we got to know each other over the past 3 years and we do miss him so, out of the blue he had a seizure last week 29th... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2010
My black working cocker has been a angel since day one, hes now 3 were together pretty much 24/7 which makes us very close, love him more than anything! hes my world, hes quite shy with most dogs but will play with his friends out on walks its all about the getting in bushes and having a bounce about! other than me hes not interested n any other dogs or people, he could go for days i sometimes think! but at home hes happy to snooze next to his mumma, and we just got springer pup which he... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2010 by kerry1135 (2 reviews written)
I have a golden and white cocker spaniel she's lovely but then she starts to growl and bite at just 10 weeks old.
I am scared incase she turns on my when's she's older can anyone help i play with her to build the bond but she can just nasty can anyone help.
Thankyou (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2010 by kerry1135 (2 reviews written)
I have a cocker spaniel who is golden with white but at 10 weeks old she growls and trys to bite me i don't know what to do my training teacher said grab her by her scruff and say no.
But she just carrys on again i play with her and do what i do with my other dog i'm so scared she may turn when's she older can anyone help me please
Thankyou xx (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2010
We have a 5 month old brown roan working cocker as a pet.Cute,a pain in the neck at tmes as always on the go, with his head in the bucket looking for food or annoying his "brother" the spinone.Great fun and gorgeous he is a mums boy all right.Great nature nothing gets to him.Kids love him. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2010
We have a 3 year old field spaniel. At home he is affectionate, obedient and highly inteligent. Once he goes outdoors he becomes completely independent, and most times he ignores us.
He has started to become aggresive with dogs on leads, and turns on us when we try to pull him away. Is this what you call cocker spaniel rage?
Would neutering sort out his aggresive behaviour?
Would appreciate opinions (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2009
Like my children Harvey our golden cocker spaniel is so loved and adored.
Harvey brings the sunshine out in every one, he wants to be friends with all humans and gets on well with most breeds of dogs. Not so keen on black labradors but well we don't like everyone we meet do we.
Harvey loves his food especially bakers chicken cubes as well as Iams.
At least three times a day Harvey is out with the family running on the field, walking by the stream and running over the helli cliffs near... (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2009
I got Sophie in June 2008. One of my best decisions! She is very affectionate, intelligent but very needy.
The welcome after being absent is superb. She is also very excitable once she hears the word "WALK"! We now spell it, but she is now re-acting to this too.
Very intelligent dogs with huge energy. I would recommend one for anyone, provided that they will walk at least once a day for at least an hour. Get a ball thrower.
I made the mistake of allowing her on couches - bad idea.... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2009
My cocker spaniel is a sweetheart, but I don't like the fact that he always attacks my 5 -6 year old cousins. (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2009 by tatty124head (1 review written)
Big fan of Cocker Spaniels. I had two brothers 14 years ago who have now had to be put down and I have my new 'batch' who are now 15 months old.
They do need more than a quick walk. They are capable of walking for hours. Give them interest (new places) as well as time (1hr+) and they will be very happy to curl up and sleep for the rest of the day. They got on well with all the dogs round here.
My 'boys' told I was pregent before the pregnancy test by following me everywhere! soon followed by... (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2009 by nloxton
I've always been a cat person until I got a cocker spaniel. Honey is an orange roan girl and is the most beautiful dog I have ever known, let alone owned. She follows me everywhere (absolutely EVERYWHERE) and is up for anything at any time. She is placid and easy going, always up for a cuddle and always enthusiastic for a walk. She is small enough to take everywhere and gets along with every other dog she meets. She totally adores her family and is extremely loyal. I have two cocker... (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2008
I have a 2year old golden cocker spaniel. She's absolutely gorgeous, people would stop with me and her all the time when I'm out walking and ask loads of questions about her, where i got her etc. Excellent companion and so loyal!! She follows me everywhere. great with other dogs and even cats! me have collies and jack russel and in comparison she is far more loyal although often more disobedient!!
Overall and absolutely adorable pet, which is loyal, caring and just loves snuggling up on... (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2008 by sdavies (1 review written)
We have a Working Cocker - more athletic looking than show cockers and not inbred, She is always friendly, madly wags her tail and tuns over to have her tummy rubbed when a stranger visits, hardly ever barks, soft coat, sheds evenly throughput the year, tireless energy, has been easy to train. She seems perfectly content to be left at home alone between 8.15 and 12.30
Our particular dog was the best of the litter - according to the breeder (i.e she escaped first, took solid food first,... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2008
They are the best they are a good friend. All this maddnes about them is because they don't train them well. they are the best dog you can get.
They are the best dog you can get they are a real friend, quiet and always friendly. (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2008 by thomas802
we have 3 cocker spaniels including a solid red my mum has 2 and so does my dad they are all daft. not a bad bone in them they are great with my 3 kids, cockers are fantastic dogs. (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2008 by yorkypud36 (1 review written)
We have had our working type cocker spaniel for 3 years now, we got him when he was 9 weeks old, lovely looking dog he is mainly black with a blue roan chest. He's fantastic around the house, gets on fine with our 3 year old Springer spaniel, but he hates other dogs and people he will bark at them and for a little dog he's got a bark of a rottweiler, frightens some people and we have to apologise, spent at least £500 on Dog Training and he is slowly improving as he get's older. He's... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2006 by Debbie500 (1 review written)
I got my Cocker Spaniel (Ollie) 5 months ago, and he has had a large impact on my life. I feel a lot more content and happy, as he never fails to bring a smile to my face. He's very sensitive and tries to offer you love when you're sad, and he adores going for walks, although he tires quickly in the heat. My partner and I are both more active thanks to Ollie. (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2006 by lawwitch
I have a Springer Spaniel, and 4 years ago I bought a Golden Cocker Spaniel as a companion.
Originally I thought he had Cocker rage. In fact he was a re-homed dog and it turned out he had socialisation issues.
In 4 years, I have grown to love him, but he is extraordinary hard work. Totally obsessed by food, and he constantly strives to become top dog.
The good point is that you can never neglect his needs. I don't think I would have another Cocker though. I would certainly recommend... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2006 by ataylor (2 reviews written)
I have owned 2 cocker spaniels and totally love the breed. My first one died at age 14 of cancer. She had a lot of health problems inc. frequent ear and skin problems. But I loved her dearly. She was a regular little diva. I also adopted a 3 yr old from a co-worker. At first I thought she would't bond to me well, but I needn't have worried. She is like velcro. She is a little shy with strangers but never mean. And she is crazy about tennis balls. The two of them were very different in... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2006 by Zoidberg (6 reviews written)
I have had a male blue roan Cocker Spaniel since December 2004. He is affectionate, but he gets wound up over nothing and growls a bit, even though he has been neutered.
The ears have to be groomed a lot otherwise clumps form, and this is unsightly.
He is an unfussy eater, and anything you give him he will eat. Cocker Spaniels like other dogs, especially mine.
Overall, he is a lovley dog. (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2005 by littlerobby (1 review written)
I have had my Cocker Spaniel for two weeks and she is 10 weeks old. Although it is early days, she is responding well to training, and is very intelligent. She is good fun, and my 5 year old son adores her. We can't wait to take her out for a walk! She is so good, our friends have bought her sister!! (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2005 by Alison1976 (1 review written)
We bought our Cocker in August last year when she was 8 weeks old, and she is the best thing I think we have every purchased. She loves being made a fuss of, and loves making a fuss of you when you come home. Very intelligent (when she wants to be!), very affectionate, and adores playing with toys and never runs out of energy. She just loves to be by your side - perfect company.
We have heard of Cocker Rage, but I think this comes down to how you handle a dog if you leave them for... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2005 by dorrit
I have owned Cockers Spaniels for over 20 years - all of them rescued. This is a breed greatly and sadly misunderstood!
For far too long, too many owners, on discovering that Cocker Spaniels are not quite the lap dog they had hoped for, have resorted to using the excuse that the dog is suffering from 'rage syndrome'. Amazingly, very few owners keep their Spaniel.
So surely, it's their justifiable excuse and their way to exonerate themselves of responsiblity and allow themselves a guilt free...(read more)
Written on: 24/11/2004 by mwells (1 review written)
Cocker Spaniels are friendly animals and in our experience a very happy breed; lots of tail wagging. (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2004 by Greyhoundhelper (2 reviews written)
Cocker Spaniel - We tried to rescue one of these but he turned out to have "cocker rage" and bit all of us. Although we loved the look of the breed and thought he'd get on with our existing dogs, we found we couldn't cope and had to return him so he could get expert help. The behaviourist the rescue society put us in touch with recommended this, so we had to part with him. It was a relief as the children were beginning to fear him and his spraying was smelly. He looked lovely but our other... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2004 by SamandBob (1 review written)
My cocker spaniel was bred for working but is kept as a pet. He is very intelligent and easy to train. He is so affectionate and loves cuddling people. He is so much fun to exercise and excels at agility classes. He gets on very well with our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and looks after him by washing his face and fetching him when he goes too far away. He is such a character and all round brilliant dog. (read more)
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