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Offline Kiki90

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Show cockers - with short coat?
« on: January 16, 2021, 03:44:54 PM »
Hi everyone,

Hopefully this doesnít look completely awful of me and I feel rather embarrassed even asking, but can someone tell me if my dog is a show or WCS?

The breeder says show and I had no reason to think otherwise  - but certificates just say ĎCocker spanielí . Anyway I had no reason to second guess but today on a walk (or an attempted walk if you are familiar with our walking problems) someone was saying he isnít a show as his coat is too short?

Now Iím here second guessing. I donít mind either way, but as the personalities can have some differences itís just good to know at the very least(?!)

I assumed that some shows have longer coats maybe and some just donít. Iím one of these people who over think every thing so thus finding myself writing this rather embarrassing post! :luv:

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Re: Show cockers - with short coat?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2021, 04:00:18 PM »
He looks like show to me. HumphreyĎs coat (heís also gold) has always been relatively short, I think they do vary but heĎs a beautiful boy whatever line he is!

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Re: Show cockers - with short coat?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2021, 05:18:45 PM »
Looks definitely show to me
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Offline Kiki90

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Re: Show cockers - with short coat?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2021, 05:27:25 PM »
Evening both!

Thank you for replies. You know that way where someone plants an idea then you canít stop thinking about it? I was told heís a show but it just got me thinking. I suppose he does have a rather short coat compared to a lot.

Either way, heís still a wee gem!  :005:

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Re: Show cockers - with short coat?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2021, 06:27:14 PM »
Evening both!

Thank you for replies. You know that way where someone plants an idea then you canít stop thinking about it? I was told heís a show but it just got me thinking. I suppose he does have a rather short coat compared to a lot.

Either way, heís still a wee gem!  :005:

You might find it gets a bit longer as he matures but a shorter coat does at least have the advantage of being a little easier to look after.   ;)

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Re: Show cockers - with short coat?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2021, 07:37:19 PM »
He does look like a show cocker to me, but like you say his coat is more like a worker.

It's possible there is a bit of worker in his pedigree somewhere or he could just be a short coated one. I wouldn't worry about it or what other people say. I had someone swear blind that my last cocker was a poodle  :005: Who cares if you're happy with him.  ;)

Either way, he is gorgeous  :luv: and the short coat is an absolute blessing in this weather.  I'm having to bath my hairy boy every day at the moment   >:D
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Re: Show cockers - with short coat?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2021, 10:08:01 AM »
 :luv: he looks like a very pampered show cocker to me

He is gorgeous  :luv:

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Re: Show cockers - with short coat?
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2021, 10:10:49 AM »
There's a beautiful golden show cocker near us whose coat is as long as a Dulux dog, but he's definitely a show. You do get variations is the length of coats . What a beauty you have got 💖

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Re: Show cockers - with short coat?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2021, 04:53:39 PM »
How old is he?

He looks very much like my Rhodri did when he was younger.

His coat is much longer now. Heís a show cocker but I do believe thereís worker in his family tree.

Heís gorgeous but I suppose Iím biased!

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Re: Show cockers - with short coat?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2021, 09:36:14 PM »
I would say show cocker.  Daisy hasn't got a terribly long coat, has quite a heavy coat if that makes sense.  Gorgeous  :luv: