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How Long Do Cocker Spaniels Live?

Whether you’re about to bring a Cocker Spaniel into your life or you have one now, at some point you’ll want to know how long do Cocker Spaniels live. An average lifespan of a Cocker Spaniel depends on genetics, lifestyle, diet, health conditions, and sometimes pure luck. The life expectancy also depends if the dog is an English Cocker Spaniel or an American Cocker … [Read more...]

The Itchy Cocker Spaniel: 4 Quick And Easy Fixes For Dogs

One of the questions we are most frequently asked is how to help an itchy Cocker Spaniel stop scratching. Because Cockers are plagued by allergies, oily skin, and dermatitis, I decided to find quick and easy things to stop an itchy Cocker from scratching nonstop. Formulated dog shampoos, enzymatic leave-on conditioners, topical cream, and hydrocortisone-based ear solutions … [Read more...]

The Truth Behind The Merle Cocker Spaniels Controversy

Trying to discuss merle Cocker Spaniels is the canine equivalent of yelling "fire" in a crowded theatre. Panic starts, tempers flare, and chaos ensues. Why is there so much controversy around the breeding of merle Cocker Spaniels and why does it matter?   The Truth About Merle Cocker Spaniels Cocker Spaniels come in three color varieties but there are many other … [Read more...]

Cocker Spaniels Are Like Potato Chips, You Can’t Have Just One

Cocker Spaniels are like potato chips: you can’t have only one. Kindergarten teacher Naomi Lukaszewski has a passion for the breed but she certainly cannot own over 100 of these adorable dogs. She did the next best thing to embrace her love of the breed while saving lives. Naomi Lukaszewski and her husband Dan have fostered 111 dogs to date and they have no plans to slow … [Read more...]

How To Get More Involved With Cocker Spaniels

Cocker Spaniels are about to take over Missouri, and you are invited to be a part of the fun, festivities, and all things Wigglebutt! Fidose of Reality invites you to Gray Summit, Missouri, this July for the 43rd American Spaniel Club National Specialty.  Here’s everything you need to know about attending the ASC National as a spectator, what to do, where to stay, if … [Read more...]

Cocker Spaniel Lover Store Open For Business

Fidose of Reality, a health/wellness, lifestyle dog blog for Cocker Spaniels and their canine friends, officially opens its Cocker Spaniel lover online store. Fidose of Reality is proud to open our store's cyber doors to those who share our love of Cockers and dogs in general. We've been blogging and writing about dogs for close to a decade here on Fidose of Reality, and … [Read more...]

Is It Okay To Get A Dog From a Dog Breeder?

It’s totally okay to get your dog from a reputable dog breeder. Keep the word reputable in mind as you read through this post. What I am about to say might just help facilitate this age-old debate between reputable breeder vs reputable rescue. Spoiler alert: It’s possible to have both. I love all dogs, but Cocker Spaniels own my heart. I’ve adopted a dog and I’ve also … [Read more...]

Club Cocker Wigglebutts Worldwide Launches

Calling all Cocker Spaniel lovers: Club Cocker: Wigglebutts Worldwide officially launches today! This group is found on Facebook and is a home for Cocker Spaniel lovers to learn and share about health, wellness, and lifestyle of Cocker Spaniels. Most online Cocker-related groups focus don’t focus on the health, wellness, and lifestyle of Cocker Spaniels. Club Cocker: … [Read more...]

Fidose of Reality Announces More Focused Dog Mission

My heart beats dog® and now it’s canine cardiac rhythm is about to get louder, prouder, more focused, and taking on a new dimension. Fidose of Reality has a new tag line with a more focused dog mission....now a doggie drumroll please…   A health/wellness/lifestyle dog blog for Cocker Spaniels and their canine friends. Why The New Dog Mission Two words inspired … [Read more...]

Homeless Cocker Spaniels Inspire Fan Giveaway

Ask any homeless dog what they want for Christmas and it’s a safe bet to guess that ALL of them would wish for a loving, forever home. This letter hit our inbox about two homeless Cocker Spaniels. WARNING: There is nothing graphic in neither in this post nor any disturbing photos. We are, however, giving Fidose of Reality readers the opportunity to win a basket of goodies for … [Read more...]