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Cocker Spaniel - Mollie

By NDODS    
Good Day to you all at ePx.

Thank you all so very much for taking the time out to view, comment and vote for my images of Teddy the Bearded Collie which I uploaded yesterday. A further thank you goes to; Lifesnapper (John), ColleenA (Colleen), Franken (Ken), Craggwildlifephotography (David), BRITCHIE (Bernie), cbrundage (Christina), Kathrynlouise (Kathryn), dven (David), Milejanjic (Mile), PhilT2 (Phil) and IrishKate (Kate) for their User Awards.

Today's images of of a gorgeous English Cocker Spaniel called Mollie.

The English Cocker Spaniel is a medium-sized, compact dog. The head is arched and looks slightly flattened when viewed from the side. The muzzle is the same length as the head with a defined stop. The nose is black or brown depending on the coat colour. The teeth meet in a scissors or level bite. The medium-sized, oval eyes are dark brown or hazel in liver-coloured dogs. The ears are set low and hanging long covered in silky or wavy hair. The chest is deep and the front legs are straight. The top-line is almost level, sloping slightly from the front to the back of the dog. The tail is usually docked. Note: docking the tail is illegal in most parts of Europe. The cat-like feet have tight arched toes. The hairs are medium length on the body but short and fine on the head. There is feathering on the ears, chest, abdomen and legs. Coat colours come in solid black, liver or red or partial colouring of white with black, liver or red markings or ticking. Many colours are admissible, but on solid colour dogs white is acceptable only on the chest. There are sometimes tan markings on black, liver or partial-coloured dogs. The partial colour dogs are often called "roans." There is a blue roan which is a black and white partial where the hair intermingles with white giving it a blue appearance. The brown roan, chocolate roan or liver roan are brown and white partial colour coats with brown hairs intermingling in the white. Orange roan, red roan, or strawberry roan are red and white partial colour coats with red hairs intermingling with the white hairs. These coats sometimes have tan points. There are two types of English Cocker: field and show. The show types have longer coats than the field/working types.

The English Cocker Spaniel is an intelligent, sturdy and robust dog. Lively, perky and lovable, pleasant, gentle, playful and affectionate, they are excellent with children. They are average barkers, and are willing and happy to listen to their owners. A superior companion dog. Generally an outgoing breed, taking to strangers easily, some individuals can be reserved without enough socialization. This breed can do well with family cats. There are two types, field lines and show lines (bench). Field types are bred for hunting and field trial work. The bench type is bred for conformation shows. Both types are energetic and need daily exercise, but field lines have a higher energy level, and need even more exercise. The dominance level in this breed varies widely even within the same litter. They are sensitive to the tone of one's voice and will not listen if they sense they are stronger-minded than their owner, however they will also not respond well to harsh discipline. If you are not the type of person who can display a natural air of calm, but firm authority, then be sure to choose a pup that is more submissive. The temperament of both show and field lines vary widely, depending upon how the owners treat the dog and how much and what type of exercise they provide. Those individuals that are not taken for daily walks, allowed to believe they are alpha over humans and/or that are treated like little humans with four legs end up with a varying degree of behaviour and/or temperament issues. Those individuals that are given consistent structure, calm, stern authority, with rules made clear and daily walks where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the human have the best temperaments.

I hope that you all have a fantastic day whatever you may be doing. As for me I shall be taking things very easy after a horrible day yesterday.

Regards as always NathanGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Female Pet Woking Gun dogs Breed Pets and captive animals Faithful English cocker spaniel

Voters: ddolfelin, pdunstan_Greymoon, nonur and 77 more



ddolfelin 11 103 3 Wales
19 Mar 2016 8:20AM
Excellent, Nathan.
nonur 14 18 13 Turkey
19 Mar 2016 8:22AM
Thanks to you, we're learning a lot about dogs, Nathan. You seem to have a great variety around. This one looks so sad to me. Wonderful images.
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
19 Mar 2016 8:25AM
Lead image my favourite Nathan, excellent portrait of my favourite breed,
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 8:38AM
v1 melts my heart.....
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
19 Mar 2016 8:45AM
She's gorgeous, Nathan. I'm still waiting for my favourite breed to appear Wink
jocas 8 6 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 8:47AM
she is gorgeous, superb portraits and again an excellent and informative write up.
19 Mar 2016 8:49AM
Hope your day is better, Nathan. Lovely images again today - he has a slightly imperious look to him - wonderful.
ken j. 19 374
19 Mar 2016 8:53AM
Another beauty.
brian17302 Plus
11 2 13 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 8:57AM
2 Terrific images Nathan
Great narrative too
Bantu 9 7 1 India
19 Mar 2016 9:03AM
Perfect closeup,excellent detail Nathan.

19 Mar 2016 9:13AM
Lovely shots Nathan

derekp 12 1 5 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 9:26AM
Good portrait of the dog and a very full narrative .
19 Mar 2016 9:34AM
A great shot well taken

peterjones 21 5.2k 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 9:34AM
Stunning dog portrait as always, a pleasure to see ....Grin
jdenman 14 19 5 Spain
19 Mar 2016 9:42AM
Bless it, lovely dog well captured.
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 9:47AM
Lovely additions to this wonderful series, Nathan.

Two beautiful portraits of Molly Nathan, the lead image is my personal favorite.
Jukka Plus
11 1 Finland
19 Mar 2016 10:21AM
Two more beautiful dog portraits , Nathan ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 10:23AM
What a sweetheart - you have found a deeply hidden liking for dogs Nathan - I've never owned a dog
but your series is fascinating and very educational.
Kate Grin
ColleenA Plus
10 506 11 Australia
19 Mar 2016 10:31AM
I'm in love all over again....and also a heavy heart as my last dog was a Cocker Spaniel...the most beautiful dogs...great portrait Nathan
19 Mar 2016 10:39AM
Beautiful dog portraits
19 Mar 2016 10:43AM
A very majestic looking image today Nathan another real character of a Dog.

John Smile
cbrundage 9 4 United States
19 Mar 2016 11:51AM
Nathan, your dog portraits are the best! Love the version best for capturing that wistful look.
sparrowhawk Plus
14 282 3 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 12:01PM
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
19 Mar 2016 12:14PM
Trust and devotion given so freely. Very beautiful Nathan.
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 12:30PM
What a great looking dog Moolie is Nathan, two excellent images I really like these very muchGrinGrinGrinGrin

19 Mar 2016 12:38PM
Gorgeous shot, she is beautiful.
19 Mar 2016 12:39PM
V1 get the vote and the gong today Nathan fine work

Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 2:04PM
Stunning captures Nathan with the version for me please.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 2:07PM
Nathan ... Mollie is so lovely
you have done a lovely collection of dogs for us over the past week
no way could I say which is better than another
very talented
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 5:40PM
Terrific shots Nathan
ali63 11 791 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 6:10PM
Wonderful image Nathan, great collection of dog images, sorry been so busy haven't had a chance to keep up,

Ali Grin
Bravdo 15 17 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 6:37PM
Beautifully captured Nathan, excellent detail of this love springer spaniel. If only you could get into those thoughts.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment on my image Belvoir Castle, comments seem to be a thing of the past from a lot of people only to receive a vote, you always take the time to comment on peoples images and I commend you for this.

HelenMarie 7 62 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 6:56PM
Beautiful capture Nathan,

netta1234 11 382 2 Wales
19 Mar 2016 8:06PM
Both images are lovelySmile
Drighlynne 12 131 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 8:23PM
What wonderful expressions Nathan.
chataignier Plus
10 247 14 France
20 Mar 2016 2:09PM
Great shots of a very appealing pooch - splendid !

David GrinGrinGrin
20 Mar 2016 10:44PM
Two fabulous image, lovely dog portraits, Nathan.
DavesWork 9 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2016 7:07AM
They just keep coming- beautiful portraits of cute dogs.

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