the Official Jewels Cockers website

I find myself asking if jewels cockers follows AKC breeding standards


Know who you are dealing with when you are looking for a purebred puppy

 Julie Nelson owner and breeder of Jewels Cockers, pictured here, was reported to Placer County Animal Control on 10-03-2018.

Case #:  A18071608

When you are working with a breeder ask the following questions:

  • Do you breed dogs with diagnosed health issues?
  • Have you or do you breed females who are beyond the standard breeding age of 6 yrs old?
  • Do you breeds females in back to back heat cycles?
  • Have you or do you breed half sisters to half  brothers or other close family members?
  • Do you health test your adult dogs before breeding?
  • Do your adult dogs receive regular vet checkups?
  • Do you vaccinate your adult dogs with required rabies vaccine?
  • Do you obey County and State regulations regarding licensing? 
  • Do you provide heat in the winter or cooling in the summer for you adult dogs?
  • Do you have the health records for the mother and father of the puppy I am considering purchasing?
  • Do you have the health records for the puppy I am considering purchasing?
  • If health testing is done can you provide me with the OFA and/or the DNA testing number?
  • Do you have a sellers permit? (California); Can I have the number?
  • Where do you list your puppies for sale?
  • Have you ever been reported to animal control for your area?
  • Have you ever been cited by code enforcement for your city/county?
  • Are you a member of the American Spaniel Club?
  • Do you regularly show your dogs at AKC sponsored events?
  • Can you give me the names and phone numbers of 5 references?

Not all breeders follow the American Kennel Club and American Cocker Spaniel Club  rules and guidelines.  

When they don't its up to use to hold them accountable by reporting them to the various agencies dedicated to  preventing animal abuse, neglect and hoarding.

Animal Neglect and Abuse

Animal neglect is the failure to provide basic care required for an animal to thrive. 

 The worst thing you can do if you witness or suspect animal neglect is nothing. Be that animal’s voice and get it out of its abusive situation immediately. If you have to make multiple reports, do it. 

When filing a complaint it is important to file the complaint with the correct agency.

  • AKC -Handles complaints about breeding standards
  • BBB  - Handles general complaints
  • Consumer Affairs  -Handles general complaints
  • Humane Society of the US  -Handles complaints about abuse, neglect and hoarding
  • Animal Control for your city/county -Handles complaints about abuse, neglect, hoarding, noise, dog limits, and sanitariy condions

  • -Handles general complaints

Animal Hoarding

According to the National Institute of Health an animal hoarder is defined as someone who has accumulated a large number of animals and who: 

1) fails to provide minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation, and veterinary care; 

2) fails to act on the deteriorating condition of the animals (including disease, starvation or death) and the environment (severe overcrowding, extremely unsanitary conditions); and often, 

3) is unaware of the negative effects of the collection on their own health and well-being and on that of other family members 


AKC breeding guidelines

ASC breeding guidelines

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