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We have had puppies in many colors - red, buff, chocolate, sable, white parti, black and silver! If you are interested in a puppy, just email us.. sandy@orlandocockers.com

PUPPIES QUICKLY CHANGE AS THEY GROW! Pictues shown below of a buff pup and a sable pup - changes in 6 weeks!

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Cockers are one of the most beautiful breeds of dogs.  Their long coats can be absolutely spectacular looking, but do require care.  All breeds of puppies are cute, but Cockers remain cute all of their lives.  Cockers love people and are very devoted pets.  Almost all Cockers love to be with people, and are usually happiest if they are laying in your lap giving you’re their cute cocker eyes.  All you have to do is watch that tail wag, and you can tell when a Cocker is happy...  That is part of the reason why cockers tails are docked, they are constantly wagging them!

We feel that the temperament of your pet is as important as it’s health.  All of our babies are held and loved, like our adult dogs are.  We strongly encourage you to come visit your baby, to play with it, hold it, start the bonding process before it is ready to go home.  Dogs use the power of scent to determine friend or foe, and are much more comfortable leaving their litter mates at 8 weeks when they go home with someone whom they are familiar with.  All of our dogs love visitors, as long as you scratch their bellies and back while you are here!  It is easy to see they are loved pets, not angry or scared dogs locked up everyday.  Seeing the temperament of our adults can give you an idea of how your puppy will act when it comes home with you.

Cockers respond easily to voice commands and house train easily with the use of a crate.  Check out our link to helpful hints to get more information on the correct way to crate train your new puppy.  If done correctly, the crate will become their home sweet home.

There are several health issues that "go with the breed".  You might get lucky and get a Cocker with absolutely perfect health, but if you're going to get in to Cockers you need to be aware of the chance that your Cocker might deal with one or more of these common Cocker health issues:

Cockers do need grooming.  By nature they have long hair.  We usually only cut back the fur on their stomachs, underarms and private areas to help with mattings.  Their legs will need occasional brushing to keep the dog mat free.  We normally leave the hair on their back to grow naturally.  Once a year, just as the weather starts to warm up, we give our dog a complete cut, removing all their hair.  This leaves the dog much cooler in the hot summer months here in Florida.  Their hair grows back very quickly and by fall have a nice coat back on for the cooler months.

Click on the words below to see documents with great information on how to care for your new puppy, crate train your pet and a wonderful homemade ear cleaning recipe!

Helpful hints for new puppy owners

Home made ear cleaner

Helpful tips for crate training your puppy

 

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Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

-Roger Caras

Below is a cute true story that I found very touching. Thought it would be nice to pass it on...

POSTAL SERVICE STORY

Our dog, Abbey, died August 23, and the day after Abbey died, my 4  year old, Meredith, was SO upset.  She wanted to write a letter to God so that He would recognize Abbey in heaven. She told me what to  write, and  I did.
 
Then she put 2 pictures of Abbey in the envelope. We addressed it to God in Heaven, put two stamps on it because, as she said, it could be a long way to heaven.  We put our return address on it,  and I let her put it in the drop box at the post office that afternoon.   She was absolutely sure that letter would get to heaven, and I wasn't about to disillusion her.

So today is Labor Day.  We took the kids to the museum in Austin ,  and when we came home, there was a package wrapped in gold on our front  porch.  It was addressed to Meredith. 
So... she took it  inside and  opened it.  Inside was a book, When Your Pet Dies by Mr. Rogers (Fred Rogers).  Inside the front cover was the letter we had written to God, in its
opened envelope.  On the opposite page was one of the pictures of Abbey taped on the page.  On the back page was the other picture of Abbey, and this handwritten note on pink paper:

"Dear Meredith, I know that you will be happy to find out that Abbey arrived safely and soundly in heaven.  Having the pictures you sent to me was a big help!  I recognized Abbey right away!  You know, Meredith, she  isn't sick anymore.  Her spirit is here with me, just  like it stays in  your heart... young and running and playing.  Abbey loved being your dog, you know.

Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep things in.  So... I am sending you your beautiful letter back with the pictures so that you will have this little memory book to keep.  One of my angels is taking care of this for me.  I hope this little book will help.

Thank you for your beautiful letter.  Thank your mother for sending  it.  What a wonderful mother you have.  I picked her especially for you.

Signed,
God

 

 

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