We Don't Shed Very Much At All!
We are thinking of buying two cocker spaniels for our family. But we first have to find out about if they shed hair?
Can you maybe help us?
Thank you, Anel Hulley.
Reply from Pauline Web Owner)
Cocker Spaniels do shed hair and, in my experience, some more than others.
It's a bit like 'pot luck'. Our cocker spaniel doesn't moult very much - thankfully! - but we've known some that have shed hair with a vengeance and others that haven't shed at all (much to their owner's delight!).
Generally, if your Cocker is bathed regularly and brushed several times every week you shouldn't have much of a problem.
I usually groom Max after he's had his long walk, when he's pooped out, that way, he lies quieter for much longer and just lets me get on with it.
I recommend you groom your cocker spaniel regularly to help keep the moulting to a minimum!
If you don't want to do this yourself, a professional grooming once every 3-months will go a long way to keeping his coat healthy and looking good.
Hope this helps!