Posted by wendy b. on May 16, 2002, at 14:34:29
In reply to all spaniels come from spain..., posted by Krazy Kat on May 10, 2002, at 18:29:35
My parents have a beuatiful British cocker! Do you have one, too? He's a wonderful dog, absolutely love him...
ps: You're right, all cockers are from Spain, it's right there in the name... My guess is it's the Great Dane, because he runs races for a living, but I suppose I'm wrong...
> the american cocker is, of course, a off-shoot of the british cocker. they are considered separate breeds now.
> here's something i didn't know about the british cocker:
> " It is believed this breed was used to flush game for hawks. In the early 19th century the name Cocker was used to describe a dog that was used on woodstock. "
> they're sweet dogs, but many have problems with blindness when they get older, and also tend to get Very cranky with age.
> but as usual, i imagine these are breeding problems that can be fixed, and this does not always happen at all. i've known some really sweet older cockers.