10-15-2016, 03:17 PM
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English or American? Those are two different breeds! Also, if English, field line or show line?
All of the American cocker spaniels I've met have been very sweet, friendly, happy dogs. They seem to have more health issues particularly with the eyes and need more grooming (they're very fluffy!) They can get pretty gross if not groomed regularly. My last dog was part American cocker.
English- haven't met a show English cocker, but I've met several field line English cockers which have also been very nice dogs but much higher energy than the American breed ime. I think it's the English ones that can suffer from rage syndrome. English cockers and English springers.
Due to the health and temperament issues these guys can have, it's important to find a good breeder- but all of the cockers I've met have all been very nice, well adjusted dogs. I love spaniels- would love to own a cocker spaniel, springer spaniel, or another cockapoo someday.