Many dog breeders believe that keeping spaniels in an apartment is highly undesirable. They explain this by the fact that being in an enclosed space for a long time turns a spaniel intended for hunting into a decorative dog. In addition, they argue that a long stay in the apartment contributes to the development of many diseases in the pet.
On the other hand, keeping the spaniel in the yard all year round is also not necessary, because in the cold season he can catch a cold. The most optimal options are a booth or a summer aviary in the yard, which saves the owners of spaniels from the need to walk their pets. Continue reading
Cocker spaniels require special attention. In animals belonging to the “show class” the length of the coat should be maximum, so the pet requires daily combing and regular bathing. The breed belongs to the category of medium-molting, so you need to ensure regular trimming.
You need to train your dog to the sound of working scissors and combing from a very young age, due to the tendency of the breed to form warlocks and significant tangling. The wool around the pads on the feet needs to be cut. It is recommended to entrust the grooming of the show pet to a professional groomer.
No less vulnerable area is the ears, which have a sufficiently large wool cover that overlaps the ventilation of the ear canal. Improper or irregular care for the ears of the cocker spaniel is one of the most common causes of inflammatory and infectious ear diseases. For regular cleaning, sterile liquid paraffin or special pharmaceutical Continue reading
In modern conditions, the “English” are gradually changing their skills, becoming more and more sports dogs and frisky companions. However, the hunting instincts of the breed do not suffer from this alignment. English cocker spaniels can work both with swamp and field or even with upland fowl. However, given the fact that each bird species has its own odor of varying intensity, it is unlikely that it will be possible to drag a dog immediately onto a snipe or grouse. Experienced owners recommend starting to familiarize the pet with hunting with the bog. According to observations, the dog, cleverly managing with dupels, in working with quails shows itself no worse. At the same time, dogs, accustomed to raising exclusively field inhabitants to the wing, in wetlands are slowed down and lost. Continue reading