Here are some links to information on the Cocker Spaniel breed. If you have never owned a Cocker Spaniel before, it is important you research the breed as it is a high maintenance dog. Many people grew up with cockers but as a potential adult dog owner you will need to make yourself aware up front of what is involved in the breed. The breed has changed a lot in the last thirty years and much is due to the rise of puppy mills, pet store puppies and irresponsible breeding.
If you live in California and are looking for a reputable breeder, we recommend the Zim Family Cockers. They are the only ethical breeder that we are aware of in all of California. It may be a waiting list to get one of their puppies but well worth it to get a cocker that is being bred for good health and well socialized. While you are waiting for a puppy, why not start out by adopting a rescue Cocker? It is common for people who love the breed, to also have a rescued cocker in their home.