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Miniature Cocker Spaniel


The Miniature Cocker Spaniel is simply the result of breeders selectively choosing the smallest Cocker Spaniels's and breeding them over generations to create the miniature version. One of the oldest Spaniels we know of today, the English Cocker Spaniel is completely separate than the American Cocker Spaniel breed, in which was developed by the English Cocker Spaniel. The English Cocker Spaniel is known for their hunting, tracking, companionship, obedience and agility abilities.



The Miniature American Cocker Spaniel - The American Cocker Spaniel is an active breed that would be best suited in a home environment with a fenced in yard, given the ability to run and play as they please, safely. This breed does well with children and other pets that it is raised along side of, and will be sure to be a great watchdog within your home boundaries. This breed is very popular among hunting men and women due to their drive to learn, obey and be alongside their owner. It is important to note that with any dog breed, it is important that your dog understand clearly who is the pack leader within your home. Generally speaking this is a wonderful family dog if raised properly and with positive reinforcement training methods only. The Miniature English Cocker Spaniel - The English Cocker Spaniel is a very outgoing, loving, loyal companion. Known to do extremely well with children of all ages he or she grows up around as well as non canine pets within the home. This breed can be a barker, so it is important to consider this trait when thinking of adding an English Cocker Spaniel to your home. This breed is an extremely well listener and is eager to please their owner. Proper physical and mental exercise need to be met daily to ensure the best behaved dog within your home at night. This breed needs to feel like he or she is apart of the family and can help with things to be the happiest that they are able to be. The English Cocker Spaniel is sensitive to tone of voice, and any potential owners need to keep this in mind. As always, only positive reinforcement training methods are recommended.


Special Notes

All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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