Cocker Specific Discussion > Genetics & Breeding

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davebunny:
Hi Iíve a 18 month cocker bred from what Iím told excellent working pedigree I donít work him I got him to walk with I like to walk Iíve already been asked about using him as a stud to which I said it was ok but havenít heard anything yet but it got me thinking what do I need do I need vet tests or certain examinations from the vets and also if I was to use him to stud more how do I do it and where is the best places to advertise him any help would be much appreciated. Cheers

sueneil:
Before even considering using him at stud please ensure he has had all relevant health tests recommended for the breed. It's insufficient to say he's a healthy, fit dog; you should be able to evidence he is clear of any conditions the breed is predisposed to- see the health section on The Cocker Spaniel Club website. I wouldn't let anyone use him on an untested bitch either!

cazza:
Hi and Welcome to COL

Agree with Sueneil

I suggest your first point of call is to read the threads on this link http://www.cockersonline.co.uk/discuss/index.php?board=7.0 As there is lots of information here and will be a good starting point into deciding if or not to breed from him   ;)

ejp:
Sue has summed it up beautifully.  Given how prevalent dog theft is just now, anone interested in my dog, would be kept at a serious distance, scary times.

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