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The American Spaniel Club

Owning a Cocker Spaniel can be very exciting and rewarding, but making the decision to do so is also life changing. Before “taking the plunge,” speak with as many Cocker owners and breeders as possible – at dog shows or through contacts made via the American Kennel Club and American Spaniel Club websites.

People “in the breed” are often happy to share their knowledge about their dogs. You may come to believe that a Cocker Spaniel would be the “perfect” addition to your life – or, you may realize that it would not. Sharing your life with a Cocker Spaniel – or any dog – means a total commitment to loving, caring for, training, disciplining, and protecting a living creature that depends on YOU. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly.

Would I Make a Good Pet Owner?
Would you love to have a Cocker, but worry that you don’t have the time, patience, or knowledge to raise a puppy? Or, would you be able to find room in your heart to provide a loving home for an older Cocker’s later years? Maybe you would like to own a Cocker Spaniel, but cannot afford to purchase one from a breeder, or are one of those special people who have a burning desire to save an abandoned Cocker. Perhaps the “right” rescue Cocker can be the perfect match for you. Cockers are given up to shelters or rescue groups for many reasons, usually through no fault of their own. Often, there are major changes in the lives of their owners – i.e. illness, death, divorce, a new baby, a new home, etc. Sadly, many are rescued from deplorable situations such as inhumane puppy mills, or have been lost or simply abandoned.

Cockers fostered by American Spaniel Club representatives are carefully screened for health and temperament before they are placed in a new home. All dogs have had the appropriate health tests, and have been spayed or neutered.

A Rewarding Undertaking
If you can find room in your heart and home for a rescued Cocker, you will be rewarded by the wagging tail of a dog who will love you forever for giving him a second chance at happiness.

To find out more about rescuing a Cocker Spaniel, please visit: and click on the rescue button.

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