Grooming a cocker spaniel at home is something i wanted to learn for decades. The cocker spaniel is a multipurpose dog that is as comfortable as a lap dog as it is working in the field as a hunting dog.
The cocker spaniel was originally bred as a working dog but its distinctive floppy ears long coat and happy disposition have made it a popular family and show dog.
Working cocker spaniel grooming cuts. The second dog is a proper american cocker in a show groom. I knew it would be an investment but i d be able to groom my cocker by myself. The cocker spaniel is known for his gorgeous long silky hair which can grow to floor length.
Her owner wasn t sure of length to do so i took half off so she still looked quite natural. The last picture is an english cocker in a show groom. The fist dog is a mixed breed although cute does not actually represent a cocker in a puppy cut.
They come in a variety of colors including tan black tri color white and buff silver and brown. The main reasons i wanted to learn to groom my cocker is for safety security and to take care of his coat needs on my own schedule without having to schlep him to a professional and. How to do a working cocker spaniel this is aura this is her first time at a grooming salon.
A cocker spaniel s coat can be difficult to groom because of the abundance of hair and how easily the hair can get matted clumped and tangled. Purchase high quality grooming instruments. Who ever is naming these grooming styles needs to spent some time with an actual groomer.
If you re about to welcome a cocker spaniel into your home you ll need to know how to groom him. Purchasing high quality instruments will help you achieve the look that you want for your dog s coat and minimize the chances of injury to your dog s skin due to poor quality tools.