Had the great pleasure of meeting a friend’s ten week old working cocker spaniel puppy at the weekend.  Great fun.

Pupster was full of joie de vivre, typically wanting to have a very good go at the edge of a rug instead of the plethora of toys around him.

He’s from working stock and it was easy to tell.  He’s got the hang of ‘sit’ already and retrieved a toy and gave it, so it seems as though he’ll be very trainable.  I should have taken a bit of vid really to capture that unquenchable puppy enthusiasm, but for now the pics will have to do.  Soooo puppy-nappable!

Taking up ALL of the bed….

Honestly, butter wouldn’t melt…..

Watering can?  What watering can?


A few more gratuitous cocker spaniel pics for Mr Mackie….













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8 Responses to Puppy!

  1. IsobelandCat says:

    I met two lovely police sniffer dogs today, both Springers. So well behaved and well-trained, but one had been gifted to the police at eighteen months because the family who he belonged to couldn’t cope with him.

  2. janh1 says:

    Hi Isobel. I couldn’t resist sharing these, after getting my puppy fix…. 😉

    How lovely that Springer was chosen and trainer to do a useful job. Springers only become unruly if they are not given enough exercise and stimulation. Rolls would have been a fab sniffer dog – he loved being set tasks to find things and had no hesitation in climbing over whatever was necessary to get it. But hey, Fat Lily has turned into a retriever again! She exclaims “Ow, ow, ow” loudly several times (Come on then, throw it!) after she’s brought you a toy mouse. The idea is that I throw it for her to retrieve. She’s a bit flaky about bringing it back to the hand, preferring to drop it just out of reach and wait for you to get it, though – which of course, one does! 🙂

    My heart is still with Springers but I’ve met so many very amiable and intelligent working cockers recently that, if I didn’t have to work full time, I’d be very very tempted.

  3. Awwwww….Phil and I have just spent a few pleasurable moments browsing this little soul. Thanks Jan, a really lovely post.

    • janh1 says:

      🙂 I should have taken a squirt of vid. He’s wonderfully unsteady on his feet and goes from trot to canter to full belt, then falls over his front legs on to his face! Bless ‘im.

  4. What a gorgeous cheeky boy 😀

  5. John Mackie says:

    Hi Janh1.

    Well met and timely. We were probably going to be going cocker anyway as a result of my insistent campaigning, but your photos have finally pushed Mrs M past the tipping point.

    So, thanks for that! I will now be spending every weekend driving the length and breadth of Scotland and Northern Southronland until we find the puppy for us.

    • janh1 says:

      John! How exciting!! You’ll have great fun choosing and even more fun with the dog. There seem to be some really good quality working cocker spaniels out there. They are higher in the leg with healthier ears and not as much coat as the show cockers, who are sweet but not terribly bright or quick off the mark.

      What fine taste you have 🙂 I’m going to add the puppy pics of another friend who has a couple of young working cockers.

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