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Cocker Spaniel Puppies

Cocker spaniel puppies are generally seen in light cream, black or white.

These dogs have lovely silky coats that are either wavy or lie flat. It is necessary to clip the hair to keep it of medium length. Cocker spaniels are intelligent and beautiful dogs that make great family pets.

Though, it is advisable to get Cocker Spaniel puppies if you have older children. You need to socialize Cocker Spaniel dogs well to avoid any kind of behaviour-related problems. Shyness can lead to submissive urination and aggression.

  • Character: Cocker Spaniels are loyal and intelligent dogs.

    Though, do remember that these dogs need an owner who is active and energetic because these dogs are very playful. This lively household pet should not be left outside for too long. In summers, these dogs need a cool place because with their thick fur, they tend to feel hot very quickly. A Cocker Spaniel puppy will definitely bring a lot of joy in your life.
  • Temperament: Cocker spaniels can get along with other pets and older children, provided that no one pesters them. This cheerful dog loves to play and sometimes, like to bark. If you do not socialize your dog and do not give it proper attention, then your pet can become something of a tyrant.
  • Care: Cocker Spaniels have wavy or long and flat coats, and need daily brushing. You need to groom this breed of dogs daily because they have long hair. You should clean their eyes everyday too, and need to trim their hair whenever necessary. You also need to clean their ears daily to prevent infections.
  • Training: Cocker Spaniels can be difficult to housebreak, but can be trained in other ways easily. You might need to enrol your pet in an obedience class. Initially, Cocker Spaniels were used as gun dogs. You need to train them consistently and gently.
  • Activity: If you are planning to get a Cocker Spaniel puppy, then it would be great if you had a yard where the dog can play. If you live in an apartment, then make sure that you take your pet out for exercise daily. Cocker Spaniels are very active and need about three walks per day, unless of course, you have a yard where it can play.
Before you get a puppy home, make sure that you read enough about the breed. You should speak with other people who have Cocker Spaniels, and buy a few books about dog training and dog behavior. You can then buy a puppy from a responsible and qualified breeder or get one from a dog rescue shelter.
  Submitted on June 10, 2010