Can golden cocker spaniels be aggressive?

Table of contents:

  1. Can golden cocker spaniels be aggressive?
  2. What is Springer Rage Syndrome?
  3. Why do dogs Resource guard their owners?
  4. Are springer spaniels possessive?
  5. Will a springer spaniel protect you?
  6. Are springer spaniels good guard dogs?

Can golden cocker spaniels be aggressive?

Cocker Spaniels are not normally aggressive dogs, but when they do behave badly, their aggressive behaviour is often misdiagnosed as 'Cocker Rage' or 'Sudden Onset Aggression'. ... However, if it is going to manifest itself, it will do so before your dog becomes an adult, often around 8 months old.

What is Springer Rage Syndrome?

Rage syndrome, also called Springer Rage, is a dangerous form of dominance aggression that is thought to be a form of epilepsy. English Springer Spaniels with this condition have episodes of extreme aggression, often attacking their owners.

Why do dogs Resource guard their owners?

Resource guarding is when a dog reacts when they perceive a threat to a valuable resource in their possession. The dog feels they are about to lose something and takes action to keep it. Resource guarding does not always have to end with growling, lunging, biting, or fighting.

Are springer spaniels possessive?

I've never had a Springer that was agressive in terms of being protective but I have had a Springer that was agressive in terms of being possessive. Although they can behave in the same way, being protective and being possessive are very different things. In my experience Springers can be quite dominant.

Will a springer spaniel protect you?

According to dog trainers, English Springer Spaniel Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of breeds that are considered the best guard dogs.

Are springer spaniels good guard dogs?

Don't expect your English Springer Spaniel to be a good guard dog. They bark at noises and when strangers come around, but quickly settle down and want to be pet. English Springer Spaniels were developed to have great stamina and energy.