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...]

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...]

Eight Irish Dog Breeds Celebrate St Patricks Day

St. Patrick’s Day is here, and amidst the celebrations, leprechauns, and four-leaf clovers, there are several dog breeds whose lines are of Irish descent. Though we love all dogs here at Fidose of Reality, our Cocker Spaniel Puppy Relations (PR) Manager, Dexter, is official an O’Cocker Spaniel for the day. In the canine world, some of the more recognizable Irish dog breeds … [Read more...]

Five Dog Breeds for Older People

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw One of the only faults a dog has is the fact that his or her lifespan is shorter than ours, their pet parents. For many people, age is a state of mind. I have friends who are in their 60s and have more energy and vitality than their counterparts of the mid 30’s age range. … [Read more...]