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#1 Big bald beautiful

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:06 pm

Interested in owning a cocker or a cocker cross(size wise mainly),it will only be used for bushing as you would a terrier

Anything i need to consider when choose a breed,im open to any ideas(dog will not be shot over)

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:24 pm

Interested in owning a cocker or a cocker cross(size wise mainly),it will only be used for bushing as you would a terrier

Anything i need to consider when choose a breed,im open to any ideas(dog will not be shot over)



I'm a cocker man, tney've got brains.But if you want a dog purely for hunting get a springer :thumbs: .Springers will hit cover hard and will hunt all day, cockers will hunt hard if you put the training in.If not you'll end up with a shit dog, if it's young enough i'll give you £25 :thumbs:

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:29 pm

i get offered a few springers that have grown out of the family at about 6/12 months every year.put your feelers out and you could get one that just needs working for free and well bred also.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 07:47 pm

No difference in the 2.

Both Springers and Cockers hunt in pretty much the same way but you should ask yourself one thing.

'Why would someone with a good cocker or springer cross it with something other than the same breed?' you certainly dont get a better dog.

Im a cocker person but they will both do the job

(if the sprocker is cheap and both parents are actually decent working dogs then there is nothing wrong with one but o wouldnt have one)

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 08:39 pm

Never had a cocker or a sprocker but their is some small strains of springers about if you can drop on one that would suite you for bushing work.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 09:25 pm

I havnt started looking yet,its just an idea thats milling about
im doing more bushing during the day then anything, i dont need a terrier after my old dog is gone

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 07:25 am

both cocker and small springers or sprocker will work cover,not much difference between the three for bushing,all head strong but when trained are brilliant dogs

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:26 am

I havnt started looking yet,its just an idea thats milling about
im doing more bushing during the day then anything, i dont need a terrier after my old dog is gone

This bitch is going to be bred in the near future a tireless worker and is only 17 inch tts

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:09 am

My lads got a small bitch out of Dells breeding and its a machine,biggest problem is stopping it to be honest.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:09 am

Never had a cocker or a sprocker but their is some small strains of springers about if you can drop on one that would suite you for bushing work.



yes and your old bitch jan was some springer for size you couldt fault them tiny the real goodens

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:16 pm


Never had a cocker or a sprocker but their is some small strains of springers about if you can drop on one that would suite you for bushing work.



yes and your old bitch jan was some springer for size you couldt fault them tiny the real goodens

Yes mate i am glad i kept the bloodline going out of her and just bred small ones instead of buying in other stuff.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 07:49 pm

cant see any pics poacher?

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 07:58 pm

cant see any pics poacher?

I dont know wats happend their i can see the pic on my p.c.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 09:58 pm

sorry its there :icon_redface: just taking 20 minutes to down load for some reason :wallbash: ,,,my lap top is so ecking slow and my all singing all dancing phone is away for repair :censored:

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:10 pm

nice looking bitch there poacher(only taken me 3 days to see it).
Are springers a good dog for a newby gun dog owner or would i be better with a lab?

As i said its for working cover and thats about it realy


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