Cocker Or Springer
Posted 12 November 2016 - 06:37 pm
I have joined a local shoot in a trade off where I go beating in exchange for hunting permission with my Lucher and Whippet. Happy days.
I am currently beating without a dog but would like to take on a pup for next season. The decision that I am struggling with is - Springer or Cocker.
When I speak to the Springer guys they tell me to get a Springer because they are more intelligent but when I speak to the cocker guys they tell me to get a cocker because they are more steady.
For me the dog needs to be:
All opinions welcome!
Posted 13 November 2016 - 09:06 pm
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Posted 13 November 2016 - 09:15 pm
cockers are funny they only got one gear lol Get dizzy watching them
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Posted 15 November 2016 - 05:54 pm
Cockers are a little more nuts in my opinion but work really hard, they can also be a little harder to control when they are onto something. But right training and you'll be golden with either.
Edited by Nobby8126, 15 November 2016 - 06:01 pm.
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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:43 pm
Edited by dodger, 16 November 2016 - 10:45 pm.
Posted 17 November 2016 - 05:23 pm
Posted 18 November 2016 - 06:49 am
why does it have to be fast
It doesn't need to be fast, however, a fast dog is my preference - I enjoy watching (and owning) fast working dogs. I also think that it goes better with Field Trials
Posted 18 November 2016 - 02:15 pm
Posted 19 November 2016 - 12:02 am
Posted 19 November 2016 - 12:17 am
Posted 19 November 2016 - 11:16 am
Cockers rock, labs are born half trained , springers die half trained and all dogs will drive you nuts Atb Joe
true haha , a saluki or saluki x would drive you nuts then, from what people say lol
Posted 19 November 2016 - 12:57 pm
for me a springer everytime, speaking only from the ones ive seen cockers have been headless chickens and seem to put more game up crashing about rather than nose, also a lot softer than a springer for thick brambles ect and with a lot of them their size lets them down aswell for retrieving seen small bitches struggling with cock pheasants.as I say just from what I have seen. cheers
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