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Puppies / Re: Cost of Show puppies
« Last post by Jaysmumagain on Today at 10:25:58 AM »
http://www.cockersonline.co.uk/discuss/index.php?topic=120673.0

This is link to what Sue posted regarding this in May and the increase....and addresses this - hope this helps
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Puppies / Re: Cost of Show puppies
« Last post by Mudmagnets on Yesterday at 06:54:29 PM »
Hi, new to this forum, first post.

In fact, new to dogs in general. Im 58 and never owned one but very keen to do so, as soon as. Our 19 year old cat died at the weekend and we always said wed wait till his passing till getting our first pup.

We have our hearts set on a show cocker but the cost has gone through the roof, in Scotland anyway (where we are) 2000 minimum now, about 600 before lockdown. Are the costs similar all over the country? Do  people think the costs will drop back down later this year?

I have been looking online on various sites for a puppy for a neighbour (her request), and I have noticed too the extremely  large increase in prices for a lot of puppies. I for one would not encourage these people in their greed (for that's what it is imho) hopefully if enough folk refuse to pay these prices they will settle down again. I looked on the KC website to see if there are any sensible breeders in your area with puppies available , and sadly there are none atm, but

https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findapuppy/Default.aspx?id=Spaniel+(Cocker)

Click on the area you are interested in and it will take you to a new page with news of any pups available and/or an opportunity to be advised when the list changes. Good luck with your search, it can be frustrating, but so worth it when you find your bundle of joy.


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Puppies / Cost of Show puppies
« Last post by Afc69 on Yesterday at 03:46:58 PM »
Hi, new to this forum, first post.

In fact, new to dogs in general. Im 58 and never owned one but very keen to do so, as soon as. Our 19 year old cat died at the weekend and we always said wed wait till his passing till getting our first pup.

We have our hearts set on a show cocker but the cost has gone through the roof, in Scotland anyway (where we are) 2000 minimum now, about 600 before lockdown. Are the costs similar all over the country? Do  people think the costs will drop back down later this year?
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Puppies / Re: Puppy is a constant victim of humping!
« Last post by Emilyoliver on July 06, 2020, 08:47:52 PM »
Hi, the metallic smell is often anal gland related. And for whatever reason, many dogs seem to find this appealing. Perhaps have her glands checked just to exclude it as a possible reason for all the unwanted attention. Otherwise - sounds like youre enjoying your puppy 😊 which is brilliant. Theyre so cute and such fun.
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Puppies / Puppy is a constant victim of humping!
« Last post by Gerry123 on July 06, 2020, 02:59:54 PM »
Hi there,

We have a 4 month old female cocker spaniel. She is very friendly but very submissive with dogs larger than her (braver now that she is outsizing the smaller dogs as she grows!).

She runs up to every dog to give them a lick but as she approaches she sort of sits down to hide her bottom and lurches forward - an entirely unique to the park greeting style.  She will lie on her back straight away, allowing bitier puppies to maul her. If she meets a cockapoo or smaller gentle female puppy, she has a grand time chasing and leaping about.

However it seems like literally every male puppy tries to mount her! We met a tiny 3 month old staffy just now, and even he tried to mount her! We had lunch with a friend and they had a 8 month Peckingese who had been neutered a few weeks ago - three full hours of him trying to mount her at every opportunity.  Other puppies seem to also pay a lot of attention to her vulva, and it is licked very often. She sometimes has a slightly metallic smell, but has been checked by the vet and they have given her a clean bill of health.

It makes the park not very fun for her as soon as a young male comes along, because she can't run and play without being humped.

I am just wondering if anyone else has experienced this...Is it her smell? Could she be coming into a ridiculously early heat? Or is she just extremely beautiful to male puppies  :005: As mentioned, she is super sensitive and submissive so are they just trying to exert dominance? It is only young males and not adult males or females.

Google has no answers!

Thanks so much for any help or just similar experiences to reassure me! :)
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Health / Re: Fraser with gut issue a year later
« Last post by Jaysmumagain on July 06, 2020, 10:21:34 AM »
It does sound a challenge but getting Fraser sorted will be worth it....plus me thinks this tie of year is better than others ;)
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General Cocker Spaniel Discussion / Re: My aging golden cocker
« Last post by Jaysmumagain on July 06, 2020, 10:14:49 AM »
Charlie is a chip off the old block....he and Ollie are from the same vintage :luv:

Ollie has a way of knowing just what you have on your agenda, whether a workman is calling - a delivery he seems to home in on your attempts to divert his attention and his alertness starts.

He sits in the hall expecting the postman each morning...but never at a weekend.  Monday he knows the bin men call(as he see the recycling going out) and is as we call it 'on the bounce'

He is one bossy cocker spaniel who rules his humans and is 12 now :luv:
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Health / Re: Fraser with gut issue a year later
« Last post by tritonx on July 05, 2020, 10:52:14 PM »
Yes I do live in a lovely spot. No matter how many times you look out at the sea and mountains, you never get tired of how beautiful it is. Just stunning scenery here on the west coast. But, we pay for the pleasure of living here by having to rely on an overloaded and underfunded ferry system which makes already fraught situations like specialist doctor visits for human or animal especially difficult and now with Covid, off the scale. Ferries running late, reservations canceled abruptly, long lineups. We Coasters live in a state of simmering rage about BC Ferries. But then there's the fresh air, sparkling sea, massive mountains, forest walks and lots of wildlife. Good thing it's so tranquillising  :lol2:
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General Cocker Spaniel Discussion / Re: My aging golden cocker
« Last post by ejp on July 05, 2020, 06:50:00 PM »
Bless your bossy little cotton socks Charlie  :luv: You have done a fine job of training your people, a teenager is no mean feat!
It's sad when you suddenly realise that they have aged and it seems to happen almost overnight.  I hope he is okay and you have many more happy days ahead.  We are never ready to say goodbye.
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