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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by emilylp, Aug 3, 2009.


  1. emilylp

    emilylp PetForums VIP

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    A sprocker spaniel to get next year, was on the park yesterday and an old man had one, 3 years old great size and wassss soooo nice , i was asking him things about it to lol , ( ihad also looked them up before)

    I understand they are very energetic but im prepared to do all the walking playing and training ect. :)

    just thought id let you all know lol
     
  2. Nicky09

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    Good choice but you will need to walk and walk and walk. They are great dogs with fantastic personalities. I would look into gundog training or agility when they're 18 months otherwise it would be crazy.
     
  3. emilylp

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    yeh the man i was talking to walks his 4 hours + perday then has her in the garden playing and stuff lol :)

    and yer will look into doing some of them obedience classes and things.
     
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    Good he would do really well in obedience classes and would tire the dog out a lot quicker than just exercise. If you can do a lot of training or games like hide and seek it will mean you won't have to walk as far mental stimulation tires dogs out quicker.
     
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    What on earth is a sprocker spaniel? I presume cross between springer and cocker??
     
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    That is what I was thinking. Not heard of them before.
     
  7. Nicky09

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    Yeah they were actually bred to try and get better gundogs not just randomly
     
  8. emilylp

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    yeah a cocker X sprocker, looks like a springer but generally takes on the size of a cocker lol ;)
     
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    Hi good luck with your new pup, i have has 3 springers 2 at the mo dont get caught up in all this "you need to walk hours and hours" it is so untrue, its not the length of time you spend walking these breeds as i have said many many times. Its the quality of the walk, that is the most important.

    These breeds are bred to work all day,(ok not constantly to some) they will go on and on and on if need be thats not to say if its a pet not working they have to, concentrate on the quality of walks, in the environment they are bred to be in woods and fields wether you work your springer/cocker or not once in this environment they will work naturally the nose will be down the tail round and round like a rotar blade and they are happy play retrieving games they love balls i have only on very odd occations walked mine for anywhere near 4 hours it is totaly unnesessary.

    None of my 3 have ever had any hyperactivity, been distructive by not having enough exercise. Enjoy your dog dont worry than nearly every waking hour has to revolve round walks and playing, give him/her a break like any other breed they love to lay and chill in their beds.

    The excercise that these breeds need has over time got very out of hand/context. I f i had apound for everytime over the years someone has said they never sit still, ide love one of these but i dont have the time or energy, i would be a very rich woman:rolleyes:

    Good luck with your new pup hope to see some pictures
     
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    My sister walks her springer for an hour a day but he does gundog training as well and does a lot of fetching and finding hidden things on the walks.
     
  11. emilylp

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    thanks for the advice :)



    whats grooming like for these guys?
     
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    Not too bad but you do need to groom them everyday especially the feathers.
     
  13. haeveymolly

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    Check ears often as they have a tendency to pick up allsorts being long and floppy:D mine go to groomers every 7/8 weeks to be clipped, check feet keep them short a good brush, but i dont think they are high maintenance grooming wise.
     
  14. emilylp

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    do they shed ALOT?
     
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    why not get a cocker or a springer;)
    how much are these crosses i have nothing against a cross just the price tag:eek:
    also make sure that they have been health tested :)
     
  16. emilylp

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    right, are they prone to ear / eye infections?
     
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    i have cavs and they do also i trim them and groom every day:blushing:
     
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    yes so make sure parents have a clear eye test;)
     
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    Yes they can get ear and eye infections you need to check the ears especially every day make sure they're used to having their ears handled from a young age.
     
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    becauseee, i like the look of the springer more, but the size of the cocker haha

    and there 150-300pounds genarelly . ;)
     
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