Cocker Spaniels: The Best Dog Breed Ever!

I adore Cocker Spaniels, don't you? I love their long floppy ears, soulful brown eyes and ever-cheerful curiosity, not to mention their boundless energy and enthusiasm!

For me, this is what makes the Cocker Spaniel so adorable and irresistible. And I'm not alone, judging by the number of visitors that arrive on my website every month!

My passion for Cocker Spaniels is why I created this site, and I'd like to share my love and extensive knowledge of this gorgeous breed.

The Cocker in the photo below is my faithful companion Max. We welcome you to our comprehensive guide to caring for Cocker Spaniels.

How to Take Care of Your Cocker Spaniel Puppy!

I'll help you care for your Cocker from his early puppy days to his later winter years! You'll find everything you need to help your Cocker Spaniel grow into a happy, healthy, well-mannered dog!

Feel free to dip in and out as often as you need to!

A close-up headshot of a beautiful golden cocker spaniel, with gorgeous dark brown eyes and a black shiny nose. He's beautiful!Hi! My name's Max. Welcome To My Mom's Website!

Essential Tips and Advice on Cocker Spaniel Puppy Care

I'm sure you'll fall in love at first sight with your new cocker spaniel puppy, but puppies aren't always perfect. They don't come pre-programmed to understand us and how to fit into our human world.

Black cocker spaniel puppy sitting in a silver gift bag, with both paws peeking over the edge.Puppy care advice

House training your puppy may not always go to plan. You may find your Cocker Spaniel pup decides to pee and poop whenever (and wherever) the need arises! Don't worry; this article on potty training will help.

They may not listen to a word you say, and when it comes to chewing and biting, in their eyes, everything is fair game. Your little darling will run circles around you, literally!

Not exactly what you expected, is it?

Don't worry; it's nothing we can't handle! Your puppy simply needs a bit of training between all those lovely cuddles and sweet puppy-breath kisses.

I'll hold your hand through those first few scary weeks of your puppy's life with essential tips and advice on your new puppy's care and training.

This Cocker Spaniel puppy care guide will give you everything you need to get your puppy off to a good start and help you raise your little boy (or girl) to be the best-behaved puppy ever!

Cocker Spaniels: All You Need to Know About This Stunning Breed!

If your decision to get a puppy is recent, you may not have begun your search yet. Good news! This section of the site has lots of information on the Cocker Spaniel breed, including their history, characteristics and temperament.

Headshot of a light-golden cocker spaniel puppy with such a cute little face and adorable large brown eyes!I love this gorgeous Cocker Spaniel puppy

You'll also learn the difference between a good breeder and a bad one. Speaking of bad breeders, if you've not heard of puppy farms and why you should avoid them, you'll learn that too!

You'll find advice on signs to look for when choosing your Cocker Spaniel puppy. You'll also find simple tests to help you choose a puppy with the ideal temperament for your family.

There's so much information about Cocker Spaniels on this site to help you get to know this gorgeous breed better.

How To Train Your Cocker Spaniel Puppy - Your Ultimate Guide!

Of course, you want your new puppy to be a well-mannered, obedient, happy little boy. Right?

Right, but it's not always that simple!

An untrained puppy can (and usually does!) get up to all sorts of mischief, especially if left to its own devices. So, the sooner you begin your puppy's training, the better; untrained puppies can develop some pretty unsociable behaviours!

Blue roan cocker spaniel puppy stretched out on the floor, against a white background.I'm behaving very well, so where's my treat?

Puppy training is fun but can also be frustrating, especially when your puppy struggles to understand what you want from him.

You must help your pup understand how you want him to behave right from the start. Your goal will be to teach him what type of behaviour is acceptable to you and what's not!

You'll find plenty of tips and advice on training your puppy, including obedience training and potty training, to help you get the best from him. Trust me, getting your Cocker Spaniel's training right the first time will save you lots of time and heartache in the long run!

How To Keep Your Cocker Spaniel Happy and Healthy!

Your Spaniel's health and happiness are a priority, and as loving Cocker owners, we do our best to ensure our dogs stay healthy. So, what do we need to keep an eye on?

Pretty much everything!

We need to be vigilant.

Cocker Spaniels may have beautiful ears, but they're prone to infections; that's why it's essential to ensure they're clean to help keep bacteria to a minimum. I recommend you check them daily if you can.

And let's not forget dog fleas and ticks - just hearing those words makes me itch! Watching out for the tell-tale signs (scratching) and giving your pet a regular flea treatment will go a long way to keeping your dog free from fleas.

Headshot of a golden cocker spaniel puppy with large appealing eyes, against a pink, graduated background. His two front paws are under his chin. Cute!Peekaboo - I can see you!

Your Cocker Spaniel may suffer from disease or illness at some point in his life, and it's a good idea to understand what these may be. On the upside, there are many things we can do to help keep illness to an absolute minimum.

For example, a wholesome and nutritious diet can help boost your Cocker Spaniel's well-being. Regular long walks, a few ball games, and good grooming habits will help too!

Learn more about your Cocker Spaniel's health needs.

How To Groom Your Cocker Spaniel for Perfect Results!

Of course, you'll want your puppy's coat to look clean, healthy and in tip-top condition.

You'll want him to smell nice too, but dogs being dogs, they like to roll in unpleasant 'stuff' whenever they get the opportunity!

Two beautifully groomed cocker spaniels, one a chocolate roan and the other a black n tan, side by side. The photo was taken against a white background.Beautifully groomed Cocker Spaniels

A good diet will help keep your puppy's coat shining and healthy-looking, but brushing it regularly with the occasional bath will also help.

Professional dog groomers can work out quite expensive, so if money's tight, why not learn how to groom him yourself and save some hard-earned cash in the process.

You'll learn which grooming tools to use to help to keep your Spaniel's coat looking healthy and in tip-top condition. If you're on a budget, you'll find many helpful tips and advice on all aspects of grooming your dog here.

If you can afford to use a professional groomer, you'll also learn how to choose a good one.

Looking for Something? Please, Let Me Help You Find It!

There's much more to this website than I can mention on this homepage.

If you'd like to explore further, click the navigation buttons at the top of each page or those listed in the right-hand column.

Golden cocker spaniel puppy sitting in a field of yellow buttercups and other wildflowers.Let me know what you want, and I'll fetch it for you!

If there's something you're looking for but can't seem to find, you can try running a site search using the search box at the top right-hand column of every page.

Let me know what you want, and I'll fetch it; it's that simple!

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I'm always adding new material, so please visit often to find out what's new.

If you've any ideas for additions or improvements to this website, please use the contact me link.

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I hope you come in for a while and enjoy mooching through the pages!


More Interesting Articles You Might Enjoy Reading

And if you'd like more interesting articles, here they are. I recommend you read 'Want to buy a puppy?' first especially if you've never owned a Cocker Spaniel puppy before. 

PS: One last thing I need you to know. I'm not a vet, a dog behaviour therapist, or a breeder. I'm a seasoned fellow dog lover with an all-consuming passion for Cocker Spaniels. I have a great deal of knowledge and experience that I enjoy sharing with others.

If you have urgent worries about your pet's health, I urge you to speak to your veterinarian immediately.

Black cocker spaniel puppy lying on bark chips in the garden, yawning.Big yawn! It's tiring doing nothing, mum!

Looking for more information about Cocker Spaniels?

You'll find lots of helpful information on this site; here are a few to keep you going. If you need help finding what you're looking for, type it into the search box at the top of any page.

Special Photo Credit To Adriana!

 A special thanks to Adriana Morales for allowing me to use this stunning photo of her golden cocker spaniel which you can see at the top of each page of my website!

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