How do you tell if your cocker spaniel is working or show?

How do you tell if your cocker spaniel is working or show?

Show cockers usually have some “Sh.Ch.” (Show Champions) in their pedigree, whilst working cockers usually have some “FTCH” ( Field Champions) in theirs. Remember to make sure you see the puppies mother too.

Are working cocker Spaniels hard work?

Working cockers are notoriously hard to ‘settle’ and this command needs teaching from day one, they would be on the go all day every day if they could. Working cockers are well suited to very active homes, they enjoy walking, running, fetching, playing, they are great at agility and flyball.

What is a working cocker spaniel puppy?

Originally bred as gundogs, Cocker Spaniels’ natural instincts to ‘work’ mean they’re intelligent, loyal and willing to please. Known to be lively, adaptable and friendly, they can live very happily in all types of households. Kind and gentle, Cocker Spaniels can make excellent dogs for first-time owners.

Are working cocker Spaniels cuddly?

Cockers are affectionate dogs who love spending time with their people and tend to be velcro dogs who won’t want to leave your side. So do Cocker Spaniels like to cuddle? Yes, sometimes and depending on the Cocker in general.

What is the difference between a working cocker and a field spaniel?

The Cocker Spaniel was bred as a working Cocker, meant for farm work, whereas the Field Spaniel was bred for dog shows. Cocker Spaniels are also smaller than Fields, weighing between 26 and 35 pounds on average, and they are far more adept as watchdogs.

Why you shouldn’t get a cocker spaniel?

Unstable temperaments. The American Cocker Spaniel is such a common breed that many people breed them. Unfortunately, most of those people don’t know how to produce good temperaments. The result is a lot of poorly-bred Cockers with neurotic behaviors, including aggression.

What’s the difference between cocker spaniels and working cocker spaniel?

One of the differences is show Cockers are usually more laid back and love human affection, whereas Working Cockers have such drive and could happily be out all day, and in my experience despite them being the perfect family pet, Working cockers prefer to stretch out by themselves rather than snuggle up on your lap.

What’s the difference between a Cocker Spaniel and a working Cocker Spaniel?

How big do working cockers get?

Key facts and characteristics

Size Medium
Average height 38-41 cm
Average weight 13-14.5 kg
Average lifespan Over 10 years
Minimum exercise (per day) 1 hour

Why are Cocker spaniels so smelly?

A smelly cocker spaniel might have a problem with their bottom or his anal glands. The easiest way to determine if they have blocked anal glands is by the pungent, rotten smell coming out of their bottoms. Cocker spaniels need their anal glands expressed or emptied.

What is the difference between Cocker Spaniel and working Cocker Spaniel?

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