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The Cocker Spaniel

Friday, August 20, 2010
posted by Jim Murphy

cocker-spanielCocker Spaniels make very loving pets. However, there are some things that you should know before adopting one of these pets. They require lots of exercise as they are very active dogs. If you don’t give them plenty of exercise, they can become destructive.  They can also become destructive if they are left alone for long periods of time. I would recommend that if you’re at work, have someone take them for a walk in the middle of the day. A couple of daily walks plus a weekly run in the park should be enough to keep most Cocker Spaniels satisfied.

Cocker Spaniels make excellent family pets and are very accepting of children. In fact, more accepting than most other breeds. They like to play but don’t like to be teased.  Cocker Spaniels can share a home with other dogs, cats and even small mammals as long as they are socialized properly.

The Cocker Spaniel’s hair is somewhat long and they require a daily brushing. An interesting fact about Cocker Spaniels are their tracking abilities. Dozens of Cocker Spaniels get lost each year because of trying to track their previous family or owners. Unless you have a fenced in yard, leaving your Cocker Spaniel off of his dog leash is a big risk.  So take the time, know the characteristics of a Cocker Spaniels before adopting one. You’ll be sure to have a wonderful family pet.

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