Meet bella beck a 9 month old field coated american cocker that was in for her very first haircut today. Many owners of cocker spaniels choose the puppy cut which keeps the dog s hair short all over.
The fantastic irony with field bred english cocker spaniels is they are both a great bird dog and a great pet.
Cocker spaniel field cut. If the hock looks overly hairy or distracting take more hair off. This is the balance the vast majority of our clients seek. Looking at photographs of american cocker spaniels from the late 19th and early 20th centuries you might hardly recognize the breed.
Some areas of the country shave the hock. January 3 2017 by editor in chief in articles techniques. I personally do not recommend this as the grooming on a field spaniel should look natural.
Full time family pet that is great with kids and will go with them anywhere. A substantial skirt or the hair growing from the shoulder down should sway in the show ring as the dog walks. Capturing its expression is very important as in any breed.
Cocker spaniel grooming. The american cocker spaniel is the smallest of the sporting dogs. Cut running parallel to the hock.
The puppy cut is for cocker spaniels that are not being shown in dog shows. The hock should look neat and tidy. You need to be very careful because it tends to get tangled up and become rough and matted.
Then when taken afield can switch into high gear and be an exceptionally strong bird dog across a wide variety of game. Debi is a groomer who has been the owner stylist at a cut above in albany ga. Many early dogs were longer in body and shorter in leg than today s dogs.
If your cocker spaniel is a show dog consider having your dog. Oct 23 2016 explore angie huston s board cocker cuts followed by 144 people on pinterest. However the cocker spaniel s coat has undergone the.
Even though the hair is shorter this cut still requires regular grooming about every two weeks. The skirt is trimmed around the front and hind feet in a half circle that resembles a dinging bell when the dog walks. American cocker spaniel suburban field trims.
Cocker spaniels have a thick and luxuriant coat that grows very quickly. There are several types of haircut that work perfectly for cocker spaniels. The cocker spaniel show cut puts the long silky hair of the dog on display.
This is why it is very important to cut care for and groom your spaniel s hair on a regular basis. See more ideas about cocker spaniel grooming cocker spaniel haircut cocker spaniel. Pet cocker spaniels and field bred cocker spaniels have similar coat types.
It is a happy merry dog with a tail that never seems to stop wagging. Her dad had no clue what he wanted he just knew she needed some help to be as gorgeous as she could be so he gave me free reign.