Cockapoo – A Complete Guide To The Cocker Spaniel Poodle Mix

The cavalier king Charles spaniel is one of the most popular breeds today. There are many reasons why it has become so popular: its small size makes it easy to handle; its intelligence makes it very adaptable and sociable; and the fact that they have been bred for centuries means that there is no real reason not to like them.

They are loyal companions and love their owners unconditionally.

However, there is another breed which has been around much longer than the cavaliers and which still exists today, but which is rarely if ever mentioned in polite company: the cocker spaniel. These dogs were originally developed for hunting purposes, but over time they became used as guard dogs or even household pets.

Their intelligence made them good guards, although they could get bored with being watched all day long (and some do). However, they are not nearly as intelligent as the cavaliers. Some people think that these dogs would make excellent guard dogs because of their low maintenance nature and their ability to learn quickly. But unfortunately, this isn’t always true either.

In spite of their reputation, the cavalier king Charles spaniels are actually quite docile when trained properly. They will obey commands without any problems at all, and they usually respond well to positive reinforcement training methods such as clicker training or treats.

When it comes to guarding, however, there is a simple reason why these dogs don’t really do it well. They aren’t really built for it! The cavalier king charles spaniels are smaller than most other breeds and will almost always be outclassed by larger and tougher breeds if it comes down to a physical confrontation.

The other thing about the Cocker spaniels is their curious nature. They are always interested in exploring their surroundings instead of watching for any potential threats.

They’ve also been bred to be quite affectionate, and aren’t as likely to bite a stranger as they are to lick them. This makes them poor watchdogs.

The poodle is another breed that can suffer from similar problems. The miniature poodle especially tends to be very friendly with everyone they meet, and will most likely try to make friends than defend their family.

They have been bred to be intelligent, but this has sometimes come at the cost of aggression, which is important in a guard dog. The poodles (and the Cocker Spaniels) have also been bred for such long periods of time for their appearances that they are sometimes prone to health problems related to breeding, most especially in the case of the Cocker spaniels who are prone to serious eye issues.

A better guard dog would be a rottweiler, as they have been bred for strength and endurance as well as intelligence. They are also much larger than most other dogs, and will be able to handle themselves against other dogs or even people if necessary.

However, rottweilers do need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation, otherwise they can become bored and depressed. They are also very strong, which means that they can easily knock over small children if they aren’t careful.

Another dog that is bred for guard work are the dobermans. These dogs are known for their sleek black fur and impressive stature, but what a lot of people don’t know about them is how smart they really are.

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In fact they are widely regarded as being among the most intelligent of all canines, yet they retain the strength and endurance of a larger breed. Unfortunately they too have been bred for so long for their appearance that they too suffer from a large number of health problems.

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