Spaniel cocker posted in gundog group a breed standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics temperament and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function with soundness essential. I hate how show type cockers are docked.
Whether they are show dogs hunters or family pets the english cocker spaniel is a joy to have around.
Undocked english cocker spaniel tail. Anyone that has seen a working cocker hunting for game will know just how vigorously they wag their tails. We adopted our undocked english cocker spaniel when he was 2 3 years old. A large proportion of a spaniel s work is conducted in thick cover this can be anything from.
If you have a strong preferance for either natural tails or docked. Docked tails a vital characteristic of cocker spaniels. The first is to protect the dog from injury when he is working.
I much prefer the docked tails of working cockers or an intact tail. Keeping in mind the welfare of the cocker spaniel breed and the function it was bred to perform and as applies to all flushing spaniels the board of directors of the american spaniel club continues to support docked tails for cocker spaniels and all flushing spaniels as an important characteristic required by the breed s function as. He gobbles it up right away and has nice firm stools.
My english cocker is undocked. Hoshi s been taking canidae s pure ancestral for two weeks now. English cocker spaniel breeder puppies available occasionally to pet show obedience tracking or agility homes.
As of 2014 we will be leaving natural undocked tails on certain litters of puppies. His tail isn t very long but the feathering makes it appear so. The only difference i notice is the increased amount of stool.
Working docked cocker spaniel puppies a huge litter of 13 cocker puppies. Springer enthusiasts both. By the way my spaniel exhibited natural pointing behavior as a young pup and still does so on occasion.
Home to champion english cocker spaniel show dogs and performance dogs. Updated statement on tail docking and natural undocked tails the united states english springer spaniel breed standard states in its opening paragraph that springers are a medium sized sporting dog with a compact body and a docked tail breed historians note that spaniels have been depicted with docked tails since the 16th century. Tail docking is common in cocker spaniels and some of the other spaniel breeds and is generally carried out for two reasons.
Physical traits of the english cocker spaniel. The english cocker spaniel is part of the akc s sporting group. I can t imagine ritz carlton without his beautiful tail.
He d been abandoned so we had no history on him. 8 girls 5 boys liver white black white black date of birth 27th july 2020 ready. This breed generally stands between 14 to 17 inches tall and weighs between 26 to 34 pounds.
We love his long tail and think every non working cocker should have its tail left intact.