Cocker Spaniel

What a true gentleman with a hunting instinct looks like
The English Cocker Spaniel is a hunting breed, a favorite of the royal family of Great Britain, even Prince William and Kate Middleton have their own pet Lupo. All animals…

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Maintenance and care.
Dogs require some care, it should be understood that this breed of dog will not be able to live on the street, as they are quite demanding on the temperature…

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Russian hunting spaniel
Russian Spaniel is a medium sized hunting dog breed. Their close relatives are the English Cocker Spaniel and the English Springer Spaniel. A great helper when hunting for waterfowl. His…

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Facts about the life expectancy of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and their diseases.

Questions about how long cavalier spaniels live and how things are with their health worry many breeders. Often they feel uncomfortable, because their experience with pets is significantly different from what they write in various articles on the Internet. For example, in the column on the average life expectancy of King Charles Spaniels, the figure 9 appears, although, as a rule, spaniels live more than 9 years. So, this article will highlight the main points of concern to the owners of King Charles Spaniels.

According to modern scientific research, the dog’s lifespan is inversely proportional to its mass. For example, large breeds of dogs live relatively little, and compact dogs delight owners for more than 15 years. Cavaliers belong to the category of dogs whose weight exceeds 5.5 kg, so on average they live 11.17 years. And the Continue reading

Differences between English and American Cocker Spaniels. What is the difference between American and English Cocker?

Differences between English and American Cocker Spaniels. What is the difference between American and English Cocker?
At first glance, the cocker spaniel seems like a dog of extraordinary beauty, but not everyone knows that cockers are excellent hunters, strong, smart and active. Cockers are divided into two varieties – English and American. In this article, you will find out what are the main differences between them.
It seems to many that there is no difference between them, but it’s worth taking a look, and you will see that the English cocker has a more elongated face, while the American cocker has a snub-nosed and deeper face.

Cockers appeared in England, but American breeders also wanted to create their own spaniel, and through further selection, an American cocker spaniel, slightly different in appearance and character, Continue reading

About correction of aggressiveness of spaniels

Isn’t that an amazing title for an article? After all, many are sure that aggressiveness and spaniel are incompatible concepts? Have you ever seen a dog of this breed fiercely barking and rushing at people? Unlikely. Spaniels always look balanced, have a friendly character.
But still. Spaniel is, first of all, a dog. Although rare, spaniels that can be aggressive can also be found. And in this case, having met such a dog, behave calmly, not allowing chaotic movements. It’s better to get around it and not touch it, but you can try to completely ignore it.

So, it doesn’t matter if you have a spaniel, or a pincher, or a shepherd, but the essence of the problem is always the same – how to correct the aggressive behavior of the dog? Continue reading

Rare genetic diseases of the English Cocker Spaniels.

It is unfortunate, but our pets of the English Cocker Spaniel breed may show hereditary ailments. They need to be able to recognize and fight take off.
Hereditary nephritis is a disease that is quite rare. It affects the kidneys of puppies and young spaniels, and at the age of 1.5 to 2 years, it leads to death. Hereditary nephritis has a negative effect on the kidneys of the cocker spaniel, which become shriveled. It is a pity, but this disease is not subject to treatment.

Determine whether the dog is predisposed to hereditary nephritis and whether there is a likelihood of this disease manifesting by taking a urine test from a spaniel aged 9 months to 2 years. Unfortunately, this analysis cannot determine whether the spaniel is a carrier of the gene and whether it can transmit the gene to its future offspring. In order to determine this, the veterinarian must send a urine test to the Society for the Protection of Animal Health.

A geneticist who specializes in dogs suffering from this disease has concluded that hereditary nephritis is Continue reading

Vision of dogs: what and how our pets see

Many people know that dogs understand everything, just can’t say it. Anyone who has ever seen a dog’s eye will not deny this. But what does the dog really feel, and how does the surrounding world, in particular, people see it?

Let’s start with an important and very interesting question: do dogs distinguish colors. Many believe, based on old data, that dogs see our world in black and white. This is not true. According to recent studies by scientists from the United States, dogs have colored vision, but different from human. Why? There are fewer cones in the dog’s retina than in the human eye, and it is cones that are responsible for color perception. The human retina contains 3 types of cones, each of which responds to a different color range. Some are sensitive to long-wave Continue reading

Character, upbringing and training of the English Cocker Spaniel
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…


Coat The coat is straight, silky, never stiff, and also not curly, with suspensions of sufficient length on all four limbs (on the back to the hock), not too plentiful…


Can a dog find a way home
Even if the dog walks with the owner, who leads her on a leash, or runs on a limited territory herself, she can easily find her way home within the…


American Cocker Spaniel Character
The American Cocker Spaniel is always enthusiastic. These are very obedient and friendly dogs, filled with joy and optimism. The American Spaniel gets along well with other animals, both with…