Near and dear to my heart, this is my breed of choice. Though a bird dog from the Sporting group, Cocker Spaniels need regular attention to grooming by a professional. My dog’s personal groomer, John Jendrzejewski, proprietor of Tails R Wag’n in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has been grooming for 27 years and has seen his fair share of Cocker Spaniels. “Some dogs come in with long coats like the Cocker and the owners want a specific Cocker cut to keep the integrity of a show dog look without sacrificing a dog that can still play and go for long walks with ease,” he says. The long feathery ears of the Cocker Spaniel, prone to ear infections if not cared for properly, are also a source of pampering (and contention) when visiting the doggie spa.
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