Meet Larry. He’s a cocker spaniel mix who was found as a stray and brought to Orange County Animal Care. Larry appears to be about 3 years old, and he has a pretty black and white coat. The OCAC volunteers say he is a friendly dog who enjoys going on walks.
Cocker spaniels are medium-size dogs that can make great family companions. Not too big and not too small, they have funny, sweet and energetic personalities. They like to play and take well to training when it is done kindly with lots of positive reinforcement in the form of praise, play and treats. Cockers do need a fair amount of grooming to keep that beautiful coat looking good and tangle-free, but there’s nothing wrong with keeping one trimmed short for easier maintenance. Brush Larry two or three times a week, keep his nails trimmed and his ears dry and clean to prevent infections, and you will have a wonderful new friend.
To see Larry and get to know him better, visit him at Orange County Animal Care, 561 The City Drive South, in Orange. His ID No. is A1073664. Put a smile on his face by adopting him.
Pet trivia of the week: A black cocker spaniel won in the sporting dog group at the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club show. For dog show judging, cockers are divided into three categories: black, parti-color (any color plus white), and any solid color other than black (known as ASCOB).