As a double-coated, long-haired breed with soft and sliky fur, moderate shedding is to be expected with this breed. Thorough grooming of the Cocker coat will aid in preventing mats, which can precipitate skin problems underneath.
Being a sporting breed, these dogs should maintain good muscle tone - although they are not one that needs a lot of exercise for the purpose of discharging an abundance of energy. Good forms of exercise are fetch, walks, or playtime with a canine companion.
Consistently voted as one of the friendliest breeds around, the English Cocker Spaniel makes for a fantastic family pet due to their affable and loving nature - though this does make them more likely to attack strangers with a Flurry of kisses rather than their teeth or claws.
As a 'people pleasing' breed, they are highly trainable but don't respond well to harsh means of correction which can largely be attributed to their sensitive nature. On the other hand, if you motivate them with food rewards, play, and praise you would see them excel in performance activities.
Believed to have originated in Spain, Spaniels have been bird hunters’ helpers since before the development of the rifle, when hunting dogs were used in tandem with nets. Gaining popularity throughout the Western world due to the Disney classic 'The Lady and the Tramp' and as US President Richard Nixon's infamous gift from an unnamed man in Texas.
Though they were orignially bred as hunting and gun dogs, in the past few decades they've gained notriety as one of the most lovable breed of dogs being specially patient with children and other dogs.
Importance of KCI
Also known as the Kennel Club of India, KCI is a professional body that maintains strict standards across various breeds of dogs across India. All KCI registered dogs come with a KCI registration certificate from the breeder, ensuring their pedigree. KCI representative may also visit the breeder at the time of whelping to ensure maintenance of breed standards.
As the only reputed governing body of dog breed standards, we always recommend getting a dog that has been registered through this organization in order to have clarity regarding their origin.
This does, however not ensure the conditions the pup was reared in or in what manner their parents might have been treated. This concern is what brings us to our next point: AWBI Certification
How can you make a difference?
Ensure that you only work with AWBI registered breeders, and if you're looking for a purebred dog try to find one that is KCI registered. By forcing the breeders to obtain a license, we may finally put an end to puppy mills and unethical breeding practices.
The Animal Welfare Board of India requires that any individual selling any living dog must be registered with the animal welfare state board of their jurisdiction. In not doing so, both the buyer and seller are committing a crime.
Since this amendment was passed, it became illegal to buy / sell dogs without the breeder being the valid, original holder of an AWBI license. Apart from this judicial responsibility, AWBI also has strict guidelines regarding the conditions that the dogs must be kept in and the treatment provided to them. These guidelines make sure breeders follow responsible breeding practices Due to these reasons, we strictly work only with AWBI registered breeders, and implore you to do the same.
Significance of AWBI
CONNECT - You don't look for a family member everyday, let us ensure the two of you are right for each other. All that you need to do is fill up this short form, which helps us better understand your needs and find the right pup for you. We will review your form and get in touch with you shortly.
FOLLOW-UP CALL - After we conduct our introductory call, a short call will be scheduled between you and the breeder of the puppy. We partner with the most responsible breeders, and want there to be full transparency on that end. Along with us, our partner breeders will assist you with any enquiries you may have and provide guidance regarding the pup's care.
PAYMENT - Congratulations on taking the final step! We couldn’t be more excited for your new life with your fluff pup. Just complete the payment process (the funds will be stored securely with us until you have given us the green light that you have received what was advertised).
TRANSPORTATION - Depending on your preferred method, we will reach out to coordinate the transportation of your pup.
Pickups are fairly straightforward where we let you know where you must go.
Delivery varies depending upon method of transportation. To prevent the puppy from facing trauma, we cap road and rail journeys to 6 hours. Beyond this time point, we only permit air transport.