Is a Cocker Spaniel The Right Dog For Me

My heart beats dog®, and truth be told, it thumps with extra beats in a canine rhythm for American Cocker Spaniels. As a 25-year veteran to the Cocker Spaniel world, I am often asked in my travels and online, “Is a Cocker Spaniel the right dog for me?” Here’s the scoop. The American Cocker Spaniel Background If you understand the history of a particular breed and what the … [Read more...]

12 Reasons a Cocker Spaniel Owns Me

Cocker spaniels own my heart.  There are at least 12 reasons a Cocker Spaniels own me, but suffice it to say: I'm gaga for Cockers. Over the years, I am asked "What is it about the Cocker Spaniel that you are drawn to, Carol?" And I am eternally stopped in my tracks and pause for thought. Perhaps you have a favorite breed and one that your heart is just drawn to time and again. … [Read more...]

The Reality of Dog Breed Origins

Tracing back through Fido’s family tree, do the branches extend where one might believe or are there a few misnomers scattered among the doggy forest? Registries, breeding and lines aside, the roots of many breeds as we know them today run deeper and in different directions than many surmise. Did you ever wonder the reality of some dog breed origins? Is the Havanese from Cuba? … [Read more...]