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Thread: Newbie Cocker Spaniel Owner- WANT TO BECOME A BREEDER!!!

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    I used to have a Cocker Spaniel. Here he is. Beautiful little dogs with big heart but damn hard to get them to do what you want!


    Not really relevant just wanted to lighten the mood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillby View Post
    I used to have a Cocker Spaniel. Here he is. Beautiful little dogs with big heart but damn hard to get them to do what you want!


    Not really relevant just wanted to lighten the mood
    OMG look at him. He is absolutely gorgeous!!!

    Dan4Nas your girl is gorgeous as well I have nothing to add, I believe everyone has covered all bases.

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    he is absolutely gorgeous. yeh everyone has covered everything, took a while to get there but all good. lol

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    I love the way Cocker coats look like satin. It makes you want to reach out through cyber space to touch it!
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    LOL thats one way of putting it. I love sasha chest it has the most white through the "roan" and looks silver! she is absolutely beautiful.

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    OK, I’ve only just read (most of) this thread after being away for several days. I don’t understand why the breeder of your puppy did not provide you with registration papers. I’m guessing you live in NSW where, if your puppy came from an ethical registered breeder, all litters must be registered and yes, I know that not all registered breeders are ethical.

    Did you receive any documentation on the status of her parents for Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) or Familial Nephropathy (FN). These are the two main diseases that an ethical Cocker breeder is currently able to test for. She’s a very pretty girl and being a blue roan, the white mark on her head is not a disqualifying fault. Many of our top winning dogs have this mark.

    If you are serious about breeding beautiful Cockers in the future (and I mean a long way down the track) please begin by finding a mentor, ask questions and research, research, research. Familiarise yourself with the breed standard (and believe me you never stop learning), attend as many dog shows as you possibly can and eventually you will start to get a "feel" for the lines/type that appeal to you.

    Apologies if this information has already been covered in previous posts.

    Please contact me via pm if I can help with any additional information.
    Last edited by Ellie; 05-16-2011 at 05:20 PM.

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    Thankyou Ellie, I have scanned and scanned this thread for a mention of PRA and FN testing. I'm so glad someone mentioned it.

    Dan4nas please listen to this advice. PRA causes blindness. FN causes renal (kidney) failure - in young cockers. Some info here: CSC/Health & Welfare

    I'm sure if you really love the breed you would never want to breed puppies that could possibly be affected by such conditions. Proper health tests are crucial in order to avoid them. A "breeder" telling you that certain lines are healthy, from prize winning bloodlines etc means squat. These genetic conditions can be in any lines, winning ones or not.

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    I'm pretty sure dan4nas had decided not to breed, they are looking at getting another Cocker from a different breeder, although the info about health testing is certainly valid when buying any new dog

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    Thanks crested I was going to say that, I if i ever want to breed will not be doing it for many years until i have done all that has been suggested to me, so thanks for everyones advice, know sashas parents were both pra clear, i have not heard of the other though??... will have to ask the breeder. And she has offered my limited register for her at an extra cost however i dont see the point seeing as i am not breeding nor showing her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan4nas View Post
    Thanks crested I was going to say that, I if i ever want to breed will not be doing it for many years until i have done all that has been suggested to me, so thanks for everyones advice, know sashas parents were both pra clear, i have not heard of the other though??... will have to ask the breeder. And she has offered my limited register for her at an extra cost however i dont see the point seeing as i am not breeding nor showing her.
    Sorry, but that's unethical. She should have provided the papers to you when you bought her. My puppy owners are given their registration papers when they take their puppy home, and these are included in the price of the puppy.

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