Are Cocker Spaniels Good with Children?

Cockers Make Good Family Dogs

Cockers Make Good Family Dogs

My family and I are looking for a dog. Are Cocker Spaniels good with children?

Reply from Pauline (Web Owner)

Most dogs are trustworthy with children if the dogs are well-trained and the children understand and follow certain ground rules.

Whilst cocker spaniels can be sensitive and sometimes feel 'overpowered' by children, in the main, I feel cockers make great family dogs.

I recommend you read this article which explains how the dog should be trained and what ground-rules you may want to set for your children. I think you'll find it very useful.

Good luck and have fun with your Cocker Spaniel!

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Cockers Are Great With Children!
by: Anonymous

Cockers are rated as one of the most child friendly dogs you can own. I have 2 cocker spaniels and 3 horrible children lol!

I rear for my dogs not the kids !!!

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Cockers and Children
by: Anonymous

I have a six year old male cocker spaniel. He has been well-socialzed but since a very young pup, he has growled at children and distinguished a child from a short adult at a block or two away.

Once he is familiar with them, he is fine. I'll never understand how he knows a young person from an adult.

Has NEVER been abused, teased or mistreated.

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Good With Children
by: Anonymous

Most cocker spaniels are great with children. We've had several cockers as our kids were growing up, without any problems - although we did set a few ground rules for our children.

They were not allowed to go into the dog's bed or crate - that was for our dogs only - it was their space.

Nor were the children allowed near the dogs when they were being fed and although my dogs have never had food aggression issues, I didn't want to take the risk.

We also kept playtime at a very gentle pace unless they were outside throwing a ball or frisbee.

I'd thoroughly recommend cocker spaniels as family dogs - they're great!

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