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English cocker spaniels?
« on: September 12, 2020, 10:38:18 PM »
The wife is wanting to get a English cocker spaniel in the near future. This will be her first field dog. Iím a lab guy so really donít know the first thing about these cockers. Can anyone point me to a few reputable breeders we can start a search around the pnw? Thanks!

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Re: English cocker spaniels?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 05:40:37 PM »
My EFC is from Covey Flush kennels in Florida. Most of their breeders are imported from England, and all have very strong bloodlines. I think there is a breeder in the Portland area, but I donít know anything about them.

They are very happy, gentle, and loving dogs. The are also very energetic, athletic, and have a very high prey drive. Itís amazing how the switch flips when thereís game to be hunted. In the early days, cockers and springers came out of the same litters, with the only determining factor being size.

I think your wife would love an EFC, but they are a serous hunting dog (aka a real handful sometimes) and if she is just looking for a pet, then Iíd recommend a rescue mutt.

Good luck. Letís hear back if you get one...


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Re: English cocker spaniels?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 05:58:08 PM »
Thanks for the info! Sheís looking for a dog she can hunt she thought it was the coolest thing when she saw my lab do his thing chasing grouse but she wants her own dog to train and something not as big as a lab. We are pretty active so itíll be pretty active. Thisíll be her first dog she trains to so sheís pretty excited to say the least.  Looks like most of the breeders sheís been looking at donít have something planned for awhile.

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Re: English cocker spaniels?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2020, 07:57:01 PM »
A Boykin spaniel is another option.

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Re: English cocker spaniels?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2020, 08:28:00 PM »
Iíve been trying to convince her on one of those for awhile and no dice. Iíd love to get a Boykin though

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Re: English cocker spaniels?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2020, 09:25:36 PM »
Covey Flush has a litter hitting the ground 9/29. They are usually pre-sold, but you never know. The size of the litter, and gender/color preferences can result in unsold pups.

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Re: English cocker spaniels?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2020, 09:36:56 PM »
Brittany spaniel is another one you could look at.  :tup:

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Re: English cocker spaniels?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2020, 10:04:16 PM »
My little girl is a English Springier but she's only 41 lb and I think under 40 lb is cocker land.  So she's close. I got her from "gun crazy bird dogs" and she's a amazing dog. Blue moon on hear also has and sometimes breeds Springier's. He knows far more about them and who breeds them than me.

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Re: English cocker spaniels?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2020, 07:03:46 AM »
Juggernaut Gun Dogs in Wisconsin
Ryglen Gun Dogs in Illinois
Field Bred Cockers in Oregon

I also think there is a guide who works at Ruggs Ranch down in Oregon who breeds them.

Given a choice I would take a hard look at Juggernaut and Ryglen. But I am sure there are others.
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Re: English cocker spaniels?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2020, 08:41:22 AM »
Iíd research kennels from the Northern FL to Southern GA quail belt.  Thatís where most of the great cockers come from.  The plantations down there use a ton of them to flush birds from the nasty thickets.  Field bred Cockers are awesome little dogs.  My wifeís parents just got one, and itís a retrieving beast at only 11 weeks old.
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Re: English cocker spaniels?
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2020, 05:50:42 AM »
Let her see these boykin pups...

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Re: English cocker spaniels?
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2020, 10:23:17 AM »
Oahe kennels, North Dakota, Tom Ness is a very accomplished trailer and breeder of field springers and field cockers. There's a fellow who lives on San Juan Island that is into Field Cockers, his name is Alfred DeFalco.

 


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