Weak rears in English Cocker Spaniels

Updated March 24, 2009

This is a condition of unknown origin that affects English Cocker Spaniels. An affected dog usually has an affected parent. It shows in the rear legs first, and gradually works it's way up the spine until the front legs are affected. You begin to see signs of it between 7-9 years old.  You may see slight signs of it at a younger age.

Observations that indicate the beginning stages are

Observations of later stages are

Here are links to videos of two affected dogs: Links to the YouTube videos are under each one. There is only one video of the red bitch available. She died two years after it was taken.

Note: This is a very simple website and not designed for anything other than seeing the videos of these two girls. Comments/questions can be emailed to Judy