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Finding an English Cocker Spaniel

Please Note:  A lot of the links below “point” to the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America website.  The ECSCA site was subjected to a “malware” attack early January, 2019.  The site is now being rebuilt by the webmaster.  When the site is up and functioning properly, I will change the links below, if required.  Until then, the links may or may not not work.  It’s a complex website, with close to 600 pages and e-commerce applications for the membership.   

English Cockers have become very popular in both Canada and the United States.   Some breeders, such as myself, are getting older and have retired from breeding. Some breeders, such as myself, have spouses with significant health issues.  Some breeders are getting worn out by the behaviour of some puppy people. Some breeders have faced significant health issues themselves.  Some breeders have elderly parents to look after. You will likely have to wait for the right puppy for your family.

The English Cocker Spaniel Club of America has a page chock full of informative articles for you to read. Here is the link: http://www.ecsca.info/index.php/breed-info/general-overview

You can access the most current information about health issues via the US breed club at: http://ecscahealthandrescue.org/2013-06-12-18-04-35/health-links.

To find an English Cocker Spaniel puppy, or occasionally, an older dog that is available for placement:

Contact the appropriate breeder referral individual for the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America:

Jane Zank,  mission@tds.net (Eastern Time Zone)
or
Deborah McClelland,  
jarde1@sbcglobal.net (Pacific Time Zone)

Alternatively, search the breeder listing (by state) for the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America at : http://www.ecsca.info/index.php/breeders/general-overview.   

There is a small Canadian breed club, the website content is woefully out of date, but try the contact page at: www.ecscc.ca

If you live in Canada and import a puppy from the US, be sure you are in compliance with CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) regulations regarding vaccinations, health etc. before crossing the international border with your puppy. Expect to pay in US dollars and expect to be assessed tax at the border.

It is incumbent upon you to conduct proper due diligence on any breeder you are considering and ask them some “hard questions” about their breeding program and health testing of their breeding stock.

The CKC has prepared an excellent article about selecting a breeder and conducting “due diligence”. I would also ask a breeder what their objectives where in doing a specific breeding.

Ten Questions To Ask a Breeder:

http://www.ckc.ca/en/Articles/Choosing-a-Dog/Ten-Questions-To-Ask-The-Breeder

And, here is a link to a useful article about puppy buyer etiquette, from a well known US Corgi breeder:=”https://rufflyspeaking.wordpress.com/2009/04/26/puppy-buyer-etiquette

Again, we have retired from breeding.  I do not attend conformation shows anymore and I just do not know what other breeder’s plans are.  These days, I am focused on training and showing our own dogs, while the dogs, my husband and I are still relatively healthy.