Excerpts from the standard.
General form: The Cocker Spaniel is the smallest representative of a dog-friendly (hunting) group of dogs. With a sturdy compact body and a proportional noble head that blends harmoniously with…

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Autistic Spaniel Behavior.
Puppies that are in a new family are very often autistic. Spaniels prone to autistic behavior require special treatment from the owner and household. For example, an autistic spaniel cannot…

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Breed standards
As ancestors of the English breed spaniel, ash dogs of the Bronze Age era are considered, which were used exclusively for hunting purposes, and today are considered the ancestors of…

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early puppyhood

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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

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 whole familiar and studied space. How great the distance at which she knows more or less depends on the distance from her home to the route of her walks. However, one often hears opinions that dogs have a unique ability to navigate and find, for example, a house shortly after the animal enters an unknown place before it even at a decent distance from the house.

Let’s try to find out how much stories about the ability of dogs to navigate far distances have real ground. And can dogs really find their way home? Being in an unfamiliar area. Here is the first point that contradicts these statements: when they hunt dogs in an unfamiliar place, often the dogs are lost, having lost their Continue reading

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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…

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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…

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The history of the breed.
The history of the American Cocker Spaniel is common with other breeds of spaniels, since at an early stage they were all the same dogs, for those who did not…

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Autistic Spaniel Behavior.
Puppies that are in a new family are very often autistic. Spaniels prone to autistic behavior require special treatment from the owner and household. For example, an autistic spaniel cannot…

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