Advertiser Type: Standard
Advert: For Stud
Before bringing your beloved puppy home, it's important that the puppy is over 8 weeks of age. Puppies still require their biological mothers before they are let go to their new home. This period of 8 weeks allows the pup to be socialised correctly, their personality formed and be taught learnt behaviours.
If you’re suspicious that the puppy is being sold before 8 weeks of age, then please report them to us.
Age:4 Years 8 Months 8 Days
Pet Breed: Cocker Spaniel
Size: Medium Dog Breeds
Puppies are safe from majority of infections for the first few weeks of them being born. From being a young pup their immunity is passed on from their biological mothers milk. However, this changes when they reach the age of eight weeks old.
All puppies should receive 2 vaccinations, the first between 8-10 weeks of age and the 2nd vaccination 2 weeks later around the age of 10-12 weeks. Older dogs may also need booster vaccinations and this is normally recommended by the vet. It's important that you check with the seller what vaccinations the puppy or dog has had and ask for the relevant paperwork. It's worth noting that puppies should have had their first vaccination before they leave their mother. If the seller has not provided a vaccination plan, then this becomes your responsibility to make an appointment with the vet for both vaccinations. A puppy needs to have vaccinations 7 days before allowing them to interact with the outside.
The cost of your puppies vaccinations will vary depending on what type of dog breed they are; normally they cost in the region of £30 to £60. This cost is minor in comparison to the life threatening diseases they can catch should they not be vaccinated correctly.
KC Registered: Yes
If the following advert stipulates that the puppy or dog is KC Registered, this means the dog has been registered with the Kennel Club. Registration with the Kennel Club allows you access to lots of information and advice on pet welfare, training, breeding and many other pet welfare subjects.
With this, the seller should provide you with the pedigree certificate which shows all of the dog's details and the dogs lineage and ancestors. It is your responsibility to ask the seller for a copy of this certificate before buying or adopting the puppy or dog. It's worth considering to check the documentation and phoning the Kennel Club to verify the registration.
Being part of the Kennel Club also allows you to show your dog and compete in many events throughout the country.
If this advert indicates no registration with the Kennel Club, this will mean that the puppy or dog will not come with a pedigree certificate from the Kennel Club.
FIELD TRIAL AWARD WINNER Black KC Registered Working Cocker Spaniel . AT STUD. Proven at stud . Proven healthy . Proven in the field. BOTH parents are FIELD TRIAL CHAMPIONS .FTCH. and ALL FOUR grandparents are FTCH. two of which are outright COCKER SPANIEL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS . This is the pinnacle of achievement in working Cocker Spaniels. These lines are not just great achievers. they are producers of great quality and successful examples of the breed. For example. Another Cocker Spaniel Championship Winner is Buddy..s half sister. who has just won the Cocker Spaniel Championships this year. He has a loving. relaxed temperament around the house. and remains level headed when the going gets tough. Sits calmly at a peg when required. allowing other dog..s to work around him without jealousy. When called for action. he..s a very fast and stylish hunter and really exciting to watch work. facing any cover. be it rough grass. reeds or the most evil of bramble. with the same enthusiastic vigour and drive. A superb. all.round working dog. who has responded to training very well indeed and loves his job. A PROPER GAME.FINDER and BAG.FILLER. Buddy is proving to be a prepotent sire .ie. passing his great qualities onto his offspring . regardless of different bitch lines.. Already awarded SECOND PLACE in a Novice Cocker Spaniel Field Trial as a 2 year old. Due to his exceptional nose. calm temperament and fearless hunting style. he would suit bitches who would benefit from these enhancements to their bloodline. EXTENSIVELY HEALTH TESTED FOR YOUR PIECE OF MIND. Eyetest info. GB BVA GPRA.CPRA Eyetest. unaffected GPRA. unaffected CPRA. unaffected Gonio. unaffected DNA tests. FN .Familial Nephropathy. . CLEAR. AMS .Acral Mutilation Syndrome. . CLEAR. The term CLEAR in both cases means that. Clear tested dogs have no copies of the mutant gene responsible for the condition and will neither develop the condition nor pass the gene on to their offspring. Difficult to mate. nervous or maiden bitches are no problem for him and although he is gentle with the ladies. he is 100. effective. as every mating with him has resulted in a successful fertilisation. This is especially important if you are coming a long way or your bitch is particularly ..vocal... ..snappy.. or even aggressive to his advances. which tends to put a lot of stud dogs off the job at hand. Feel free to call with any questions about him. or any pre.mating preparation concerns you may have. We would encourage clients to bring their bitch more than once during her fertile season. to make sure that the ovulation window is well and truly covered. increasing the likelihood of a successful outcome for you. Overnight board can be provided for your bitch. by prior arrangement. Also pictured are some of his offspring. Some pups are available from time to time. from various breeders . please ask. FAQs. Q. The most frequently asked question we hear is. HOW MANY PUPPIES PER LITTER DOES YOUR STUD DOG PRODUCE. This question could be more accurately put as. How many puppies does your BITCH normally produce. A. Fit and Healthy male dogs are thought to produce around 10.000.000 sperm cells per pound of bodyweight. That means that the average Cocker would produce something in the region of 240 million sperm cells in every ejaculation . that would be a hell of a lot of puppies. something that no bitch could survive. Therefore THE TRUTH IS. that the bitch controls the amount of puppies born. by the amount of eggs produced and those which she is able to keep viable beyond fertilisation. This is why it is so important that your bitch is in the best of health and free from disease and infection leading up to the mating and throughout gestation and rearing. That will ensure that as many viable eggs as her body believes that she will be able to carry safely. are fertilised and bought to full term. The BITCH determines the quantity and quality of eggs she produces. the DOG can only fertilise what is available. but BOTH DOG AND BITCH should be in excellent health. We hope that this helps and if required. can advise you on what to look for. when your bitch is approaching her most fertile period. The photos of Buddy sitting at the peg on a driven day. are courtesy of Joanna Eardley Photography. so many thanks Joanna. Thank you for your interest.
Are you planning on giving this Cocker Spaniel a home? Please make sure to visit our Dog Advice section for further information on being a responsible owner and general pet advice. However here are some helpful buying advice tips and articles which we recommend you read before you make your final decision to adopt or buy a Cocker Spaniel:
Important checklist for Cocker Spaniel puppy
Mypetzilla recommends that all potential buyers or those looking to adopt a puppy; fully read and understand the checklist below before they visit the puppy. It is very important that you DO NOT buy a puppy or dog from the advertiser unless you are 100% satisfied that all the points below have been addressed and understood. Mypetzilla suggests you download this checklist and take this with you during the viewing of the puppy. We advise that you tick off every point on this list and are a 100% confident that the advertiser is genuine. If you have any concerns over an advertiser please report them to us.
Research thoroughly before committing
Adopting, or buying a new puppy or dog is an important decision and big responsibility. As an owner, you will solely responsible for the welfare of your new pet and will also be financially committed. Before you decide to buy or adopt you must ensure that you’re 100% committed beforehand. For further information on caring for puppies and dogs, please visit our pet advice section. You can also find out more information about the Cocker Spaniel breed by visiting the Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Information.
The puppy must be 8 weeks of age or over
Before bringing your beloved puppy home, it's important that the puppy is over 8 weeks of age and has been properly weaned before they leave their mothers. Some sellers will keep the puppy longer than this and this is perfectly fine.
Ask to see the puppy’s mother when visiting the puppies
When visiting the puppy’s you should ask to see their mother and if available also ask to see the father. If the advertiser refuses to let you see the mother, or the mother isn’t around for viewing, then this is a very good indication that the puppies have not been bred by the advertiser and they’ve most likely been imported. There should be absolutely NO reason for you not being able to see the mother of the puppies. If the advertiser gives any excuses why you can’t, then Mypetzilla advises you to walk away and report them to us. Mypetzilla forbids third-party selling of puppies. All puppies advertised must have been bred by the advertiser. If this is not the case, Mypetzilla will report the advert to the authorities for necessary action.
It's worth asking the seller a few questions regarding the mother:
All these questions are important for the future health of your dog and the seller should want to tell you everything about the puppy’s mother.
Check the advertiser is 100% genuine
Is the advertiser genuine? Make sure the advertiser is 100% genuine. You can do this by arranging a visit with the potential advertisers home if they try to avoid you visiting, or make excuses, and then you should be concerned. If the advertiser asks for money, or deposit to be paid online without you visiting the dog at their home, or they request to meet you somewhere or drop the dog off at yours, then please DO NOT agree. We advise that you should never send money online. If you’re concerned about an advertiser’s authenticity then please report them to us.
Mypetzilla conducts various checks on advertisers on this site, but are unable to confirm that all are genuine. So please make sure you visit the advertiser at their home and verify this yourself.
Important health checks for puppies and dogs
It is very important that you check the health of your puppy or dog before you decide to adopt or buy. A responsible seller will fully understand the need and therefore fully cooperate with assisting in the checking the health of the puppy. Majority of sellers will agree that you can return the puppy or dog within 48 hours should they have any health issues. Mypetzilla recommends taking your puppy or dog to the vet for a health check as soon as you take them home. If the puppy has already had a health check by the seller’s veterinary practice, then they should provide you with the legitimate paperwork to support this. It is also worth ringing the vet to confirm everything beforehand.
Vaccinations must be up to date
Check the puppy or dog is up-to-date with their vaccinations. All puppies should have received 2 vaccinations. The first vaccination should be given between 8-10 weeks of age and the 2nd vaccination should be given no more than 2 weeks later when the puppy has reached the age of 10-12 weeks. Older dogs may also need booster vaccinations and this is normally recommended by the vet. It's important that you check with the seller what vaccinations the puppy or dog has had. It's worth noting that puppies should have had their first vaccination before they leave their mother. If the seller has not provided a vaccination plan, then it will be your responsibility to make sure you arrange both vaccinations 7 days before letting your puppy go outside.
Check the puppies have had their treatment for worms and fleas
It is recommended that all puppies should be wormed at the age of 2 weeks and then receive another treatment at the age of 5 weeks old. Before the puppy leaves the seller, they should have had more worming treatment at 8 to 12 weeks of age.
Check to see if the puppies have been socialised
It's necessary that the puppies have interacted well with their puppy litter and have been raised in a home environment around other adults, children, and general household life. Puppies that don't receive this kind of training and development from a young age, may go on to develop behavioural problems later in their life and become difficult to train. They may likely develop temperament issues and will find it difficult to adjust to family life.
Kennel Club registration?
If the puppy or dog has been registered with the Kennel Club, then you must check that you’ve been given the correct documentation before you take the puppy/dog home. It's worth considering to check the documentation and phoning the Kennel Club to verify the registration.
Check the Puppy has been microchipped
This is a very important point and is also law abiding. From the 6th April 2016, it is required by Law that all dogs over 8 weeks of age are microchipped and that the keeper's details are registered in their name and are kept up-to-date. It is the breeder’s responsibility to microchip the puppies and that all the correct information is kept up-to-date on the database before they are adopted or bought. You must make sure you receive the microchip documentation with the chip number and then arrange to change the microchip details into your name. You can find out more information about this by visiting our puppy and dog microchipping article.
Considering pet insurance
Insuring your puppy or dog is one of the most important decisions you should make when bringing your beloved puppy home. Veterinary fees can become extremely expensive and it's important that you have the correct level of cover beforehand. We recommend that you research pet insurance providers and purchase the correct level of cover. Most policies will allow you to start the cover the day your puppy or dog arrives at their new home. Please check our pet insurance section for further information.
Pet Advertisers Advisory Group (PAAG)
Mypetzilla strongly advises all new potential pet owners to visit the PAAG's website for further information and advice on buying a puppy or dog. Please make sure to visit their how to buy a dog section.