Buying Two Cocker Puppies!
Raising Two Cocker Puppies Is Going To Be Harder Than You Think!
I'm thinking of getting two cocker spaniel puppies - am I crazy?
We just put a deposit on 2 cocker pups. Can't anyone here help me figure out if this is a good or a bad idea?
Reply from Pauline (Web Owner)
I can certainly see the attraction but I would warn against it unless you are fiercely determined and fully prepared for what you are about to face!
To be honest with you, I'm surprised that the breeder has agreed to let two puppies from the same litter go to one family. It's very rare that this happens.
You would be forgiven for thinking that having two puppies will be twice the fun of having one puppy - no so. Raising two puppies at the same time can bring many problems and unless you are fully prepared you could fail miserably and end up tearing your hair out.
I would recommend you read this article entitled, 'Two Puppies Will Be Twice The Fun Right? Wrong!'.
It will explain to you why it's not a good idea to raise two puppies at the same time, but if you are really determined to do so, it also gives you advice on how resolve the problems you are likely to encounter.
Trust me it's not for the faint-hearted!
If you do decide to raise two puppies at the same time, I wish you lots of luck.
Perhaps you'd like to send us a photo of your puppies when you bring them home? (or puppy if you decide that two might just be a bit of a handful!)
You can upload your favorite pictures of your dogs here.
Whatever you decide Denise, I wish you lot of luck and happy times with your cocker spaniel pup(s)!