Cocker Spaniel Question

are cocker spaniels prone to rage syndrome?

are cocker spaniels prone to rage syndrome?

    In Cocker Spaniel - Asked by Anonymous - 3/14/2012 8:32:39 AM
No. Although in the past, when Lady and the Tramp were huge, puppymills did alot of bad breedings with cockers which gave them the bad temperament. If you screen your breeders carefully and do your homework on health testing, etc. You will find a merry, happy, well tempered cocker.
    Answered by ainecockers - 4/15/2012 12:15:23 PM

That is a new thought but think someone is trying to 'get you going'...It's nonsense. I have had Cockers for 20 years now & they are excellent tempered pets. Don't even give that another thought, they are wonderful companions :)
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/5/2012 9:34:18 AM

I'd be careful, the people above me seem to be hiding things from you. I have a English Cocker Spaniel with Rage Syndrome, and it was a real big pain at first. We almost had to put her down, it got so bad. We read it's very common in English Cocker Spaniels (Pedigree) and especially the golden ones. Though we found something that works, a weak shock collar and when ever she got into one of her "moods" where she would go aggressive, we would zap her with a gentle shock (it's more like a vibration) and she snaps right out of it and comes back to norma. Now it's as if she doesn't even have it anymore, it's great!
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/22/2012 3:11:31 AM

I have had cocker spaniels for many years, two golden and one black, i found that the male golden cocker who was a hunting cocker suffered from rage syndrome, this didnt start until he was about 6 years old, it wasnt brought on by any trauma, he became very aggressive to my family, once you seen the signs we were able to control him. I currently have a black cocker (show type) bitch and she is a delight to have, i definitely would recommend a black female before i would recommend a golden one (most definintely the show variety)
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/2/2012 10:45:07 AM