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Old 06-12-2005, 08:05 AM
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Hi! I'm a new member, but my own language is not english so please forgive me if i write something strange..
ok.. Does someone have a cocker spaniel? I love cockers myself, and i have two of my own, and my mum have three of them. And i'm speaking american cockers of course.. here in Finland we say american cocker, not just cocker.
Tell some stories about your cockers and what you do with them!
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:12 AM
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It's okay! Your english is better then some other americans I know.

I don't have a cocker but it is on my list of some of the breeds I am considering for the future. The ones I know tend to be very sweet and loving. How long have you been keeping them? How old are they? Tell us about yours.
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:48 AM
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my auntie has a cocker, but im not sure if its the english or american breed.
He is very cute though, and remained very playful even after reaching maturity and beyond. i take it tey are one of those dogs that never really grow up, lol
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:50 AM
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Cockers don't seem as popular as they used to be. I think they over bred them they started to get snippy. Hopefully that will change.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:57 AM
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Yes, along with their popularity came the overbreeding part, unfortunately. They tend to have major ear and eye problems. My best friend has one, though, and she is very sweet.
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Old 06-12-2005, 01:42 PM
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Yes, along with their popularity came the overbreeding part, unfortunately. They tend to have major ear and eye problems. My best friend has one, though, and she is very sweet.
It makes looking for a good breeder harder, but not impossable.
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Old 06-12-2005, 02:41 PM
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I love Cockers. Our neighbor had a wonderful female named Molly. Sadly, Molly isn't here anymore.
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Old 06-12-2005, 04:00 PM
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I had an American cocker and LOVED the little guy to pieces! They are a breed where you MUST go through a very well-established breeder, because they have been so overbred and it has resulted in a LOT of health problems, with eyes, skin, ears, etc...vets get dollar signs in their eyes when they see a cocker walk into the clinic.

Some can be snippy, but with a good owner they make great pets, they have a lot of personality and are such HAPPY dogs!
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Old 06-12-2005, 04:13 PM
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I've never met a snippy Cocker, to tell the truth. Molly was probably one of the sweetest dogs I've met.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:50 AM
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I have "show cockers", and my youngest lady has a little too much temperament, but i haven't met any aggressive american cockers. English cockers still have problems with their behaviour. Here in Finland i mean. Those are going to a better way, but one of ours is a little bit "weird"..
I think there is much more cockers in America than here and so there are more problems? Yes, my own has problems with her ears and eyes but usually they are quite ok.
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