Before You Buy A Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniels are a VERY special breed. They are intelligent, loving dogs, and are VERY people oriented. They are NOT the breed for you if you do not have someone home at least part of the day, if you are not prepared to brush and comb them at least once a week (professional grooming is needed at least every 6 weeks), if you are not prepared or do not have time to take a puppy to puppy socialization classes or obedience classes. You should start out with puppy socialization classes when the puppy is young, as well as exposing your new puppy to new places and people. If you are not prepared to make a commitment to grooming and training your Cocker Spaniel puppy, then maybe this is not the breed for you.
Cocker Spaniels make wonderful family pets, provided you purchase from a responsible breeder, with healthy, well-tempered dogs. All Cocker Spaniels are not the same. There ARE health problems that occur in this breed, and indiscriminate breeding perpetuates a great deal of these problems. A well-bred cocker is not inexpensive. If you cannot, at the time you want to purchase a puppy, afford the price from a good breeder, PLEASE save up until you can, rather than purchase a nightmare from a pet shop, or from an inexperienced owner who’s house pet just happens to have a litter.
What does it cost to raise a litter?
We do have puppies and adults available on occasion; we do not sell dogs strictly for breeding, only for pet or show purposes. We may have one or two litters a year, and if we do not have any puppies, we will refer you to other responsible breeders. Another great option to buying a puppy is adopting a rescue dog. Many are in need of homes, and are available for a small adoption fee. There is no greater reward than giving a rescue dog a second chance. Breed Rescue and Adoption http://www.geocities.com/butternutmom/cockers-in-need.html?1004895677020