4. Cocker Spaniel
They are intelligent, energetic dogs that love to play and run around.
Take your Cocker spaniel to the park, and you will see him snuffling around with his nose in the grass, tracking scents, while his tail wags happily.
Cocker spaniels are also very popular companion animals, and have spent decades as one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. This has led to some overbreeding issues, including a problem called “rage syndrome”.
A Cocker prone to “rage syndrome” can become suddenly aggressive toward strangers, people she knows, or even her own family, and just as suddenly become calm again.
Even without this disorder, a Cocker who is not well socialized as a puppy can tend to become high-strung and overly protective of its owner and territory. You can reduce your risk of getting a raging Cocker by purchasing your pup from a good breeder who understands the importance of socializing puppies from an early age.
A puppy that comes from good breeding stock can become a loving and cheerful member of your family, integrating well with all members of the household, including children.