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
English Cocker Spaniels are curious, knowledgeable shustriks with a friendly, but by no means weak character. They will appreciate and obey the owner by default, but they will not allow the rest of the household to manipulate themselves. Moreover, when trying to force a pet to do something, get ready to observe stubbornness and a skillful imitation of misunderstanding. If we are talking about respect, then first of all the dog experiences it in relation to the owner, and in the second – to itself. Children in this hierarchical pyramid occupy the penultimate step. Yes, the “English” are happy to play with them, but do not expect the dog to have angelic patience and iron endurance when the child begins to cause her serious discomfort or pain. Continue reading
The goal of creating cocker spaniels was to obtain a small hunting dog, able to work closely with the leader, to search for and scare the game from impenetrable shrubs. The result was a harmoniously built dog with a strong, compact body, excellent instinct and temperament. It is these qualities that we strive to preserve in the dogs of our kennel.
Cocker spaniels were recognized as a separate breed shortly after the formation of the Kennel Club of England in 1873. Here’s how the official breed standard describes the Cocker Spaniel:
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Whatever the dog, of any size and breed, it is imperative to train obedience teams. In any case, the dog must obey his master implicitly. The size of the dog is nothing to do with; you should not think that if the dog is small, then it should not or should not be taught what large dogs usually teach. The dog must write off to the society with which he lives, and adhere to a certain framework of behavior.
The American Cocker Spaniel is the smallest dog in the category of hunting dogs. He has a compact but strong structure, a noble, graceful head. This is a harmonious dog of perfect size. This breed of dog is very attached to the owner, and can live 10-15 years. He very acutely and painfully experiences separation from his master.
To begin with, it is necessary to remember that for a puppy moving to someone else’s (in the future his) home is a lot of stress. The task of the owners is to make this stress minimal. For example, transport it early in the morning when the puppy is still sleepy. In this case, they are better at experiencing separation from their mother, brothers and sisters. And they need to be transported on an empty stomach, because, as in a car, puppies get sick. Continue reading
One of the most common problems in dogs is obesity. However, this problem can be avoided and thereby improve the quality of life of the dog, if you pay attention to the weight of the puppy in time and make every effort to maintain the activity of the animal at the required level.
At the stage of body formation, the puppy grows very quickly, so it is important to monitor its weight. If you do not control the diet and behavior of an obese puppy, it will turn into an obese adult dog.
Dogs are inherently energetic animals. They get energy from fat, and if there is too much fat in their diet and they lead an inactive lifestyle, animals will begin to gain weight. Being overweight can put pressure on the skeleton, leading to joint problems and Continue reading