The Cocker Spaniel
Care and Training for Home and Sport
With many readers coming to cockers for the first time, this book offers complete guidance for their very earliest care and training at home, and then introduces both cockers and their owners to a range of different activities and competitions.
Drawing on more than a quarter of a century's experience with cockers, the author takes you on a wonderful journey from the moment your puppy arrives home to the day that you start enjoying sports and activities together. The Cocker Spaniel covers every aspect of cockers, from the history of the breed to healthcare and problem-solving guides.
Reviews for The Cocker Spaniel
Janet Menzies has, on this occasion, absolutely hit the nail squarely on the head. The book is very obviously aimed at the new owner who wants to work their spaniel and she delivers on every aspect, from the preparations you need to take before bringing your puppy home to competing in field trials… Overall, it is probably one of the best books I have read for the new working Cocker Spaniel owner.
Nick Orr, Bailey's Hunting Directory
This is a really useful book for all cocker spaniel owners, whether you’re on your first cocker or your tenth… It has sections on getting started with your pup, as well as information on the breed and its health, which are detailed yet easy to understand…Janet’s book will stay on my bookshelf for as long as there is a cocker spaniel in my life.
There is no one more suited to guide you through the highs (and sometimes lows) of owning a cocker spaniel than Field columnist and cocker expert Janet Menzies… Menzies writes with clarity and enthusiasm and the book is an essential guide for anyone who has, or is thinking about, one of these sterling sorts as either a home or working companion.
Alexandra Henton, The Field
Janet’s cocker spaniel guide is just the job! At over 200 pages and drawing on more than 25 years’ experience, Janet’s words and some fantastic illustrations will get you clued up in no time at all. Just make sure the little rascal doesn’t pinch it while you’re taking a break from reading it!
Martin Puddifer, Shooting Gazette
Wow! What a most pleasant surprise this book was. From cover to cover it includes a swag of useful and sensible information that a new cocker owner should know. But Menzies doesn’t stop there; she has also included valuable tips on field training which usually only come after years and years of field experience. An easy read which would be enjoyed by all spaniel enthusiasts.
Gary Creighton - British Country Sports
I would recommend this book to anyone who has recently acquired, or intends to acquire a Cocker Spaniel. It is ideal for a person who is looking for guidance to take them through puppyhood, basic training and even on to the dizzy heights of advanced training, competitions and field trials.
Lyn Randall - Field Trial Secretary, The Cocker Spaniel Club