Cocker Spaniel: Lady From: The Lady and the Tramp (1955)
The famous spaghetti scene and the following night in the park is one of the most romantic moments in all of Disney animation. A beautiful and pure-bred Cocker Spaniel falls in love with a tramp dog. The sequel to the film is called Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure. On the surface Lady possesses a classical canine personality: loving, good-spirited, and basically trusting. But although she is not quite as strong or forceful a character as Tramp, she is not without strength of her own. Romantic she may be, as well as frequently confused and terrified, but there is steel in her, as seen when she tells Tramp to go away following the unfortunate incident at the pound. An even greater degree of steel is shown as she struggles to break her chain in order to get at the rat that has infiltrated the baby’s room (she is eventually successful).Of all the characters in the two movies, Lady was one of those that changed the least between Lady and the Tramp and Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp’s Adventure. She is still the same loving, tender-hearted, quiet-spoken dog as always (traits synonymous with Cocker Spaniels) and provides a lighter contrast to Tramp’s sometimes-excessive discipline.
American Cocker Spaniel: “Lucky” from the T.V Sitcom: “Married with Children”
“Lucky” is the spaniel that the family gets after their first dog “Buck” dies. He is the reincarnation of “Buck”, but no one in the family ever realizes this…
The American Cocker Spaniel is noted for for his love and faithfulness to his master and household, plus his cheerful, happy-go-lucky attitude to life. He is friendly, affectionate and playful, and makes a lovely family pet. True to his nature, “Lucky” was a lovable character and had unbelievable patience for the characters of the Bundy family.His character’s voice-overs were performed by writer Kevin Curran.
Many people would think that the weather in countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain or Qatar might be too hot for dogs so they are very rare in the region. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Even though the circumstances are not ideal for breeding, dogs are increasingly popular in the Middle East.
The two main reasons why people in the Middle East own pets are protection and pleasure.
The classic protection breeds like the German Shepherd and Rottweiler are very popular, but there seems to be more and more demand for less known breeds such as the Cane Corso and Caucasian Mountain Dog. These breeds have a natural inclination to guard the territory they live in and the people they regard as family.
There is an important distinction to make between protection or guard dogs and watchdogs. While smaller breeds can also act as watchdogs to alert the family in case of danger, guard dogs must be big and intimidating enough to threaten the possible intruder to the point of retreat.
The second popular dog type in the Middle East is best described as family pets. This group includes the English and American Cocker Spaniel, who have been given the “Merry Cocker” nickname as they are continuously happy and wagging their tail. The one thing they have in common with other small or medium sized breeds such as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Maltese, Havanese or Bolognese, is that they can cheer you up just by their presence and they are great with children which makes them the perfect family pet.
Wherever you are in the world and whatever breed you may fall in love with, always make sure that you buy a healthy puppy with the necessary documents and vaccinations from a trusted source like Euro Puppy.
Charlize Theron, the lovely South African actress, who made it big in Hollywood, can be seen with Tucker, her beloved Cocker Spaniel (who seems to have gotten a real good grooming session). Charlize is not only a fan of dogs, but of PETA too. She strongly believes in the ethical treatment of animals.