I work with dogs and see dozens a day of all breeds and you soon get to know what's snappy it is true that there are snappy cockers around, mainly the solid coloured ones for some reason? They are normally alright though, you meet far more aggressive golden retrievers which people normally think of as good family dogs. Springers tend to be good if you can excercise them enough. I wouldn't recommend poodles, the little ones can be bity and the big ones loopy (ymmv), I'm always wary with terriers and collies. Obviously all dogs have the potential to bite so good socialisation etc is vital. I'm a lurcher fan but pure greyhounds are good as well if you don't like long walks they don't take much more work than a cat and curl up small.
WAHOO im getting a DOG :)
Got a working cocker. She's 1 at the end of the month. I have no idea where the time has gone with her. She was mouthy at first, but soon got out of it. My Sister has her half-sister, who is more show type. She is the most docile dog that lets my nieces get away with dressing her up as Rapunzel. Neither have ever shown any aggression. Rage Syndrome was a problem, but I think it is slowly being bred out. She is bloody lively though and has her quirks, like digging the water from her water bowl, or blowing bubbles in it. She loves her walks and knows that it is walk time and will bark at the door to go out if I dilly-dally around. When she plays with my partners show type cocker, she makes chimpanzee noises, which is odd but funny!
All pups bite. We just had a rope type toy and everytime we nipped we'd shove it in her gob and she would chew that. If she still chewed us we just stopped playing with her.
Now training her not to steal other dogs balls in the park, that was tricky!
I second the bedlington whippet cross, here's ours, sadly departed two weeks ago. God i miss him.
What a great looking dog, sorry he passed on. Bloody dogs you love them but they dont live long enough!
how true, not like loosing a child or anything, but definitely like loosing a best mate.
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