Joe in North Bay Ca wrote:
Found this video in here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hex00WjSobE
As I been told it's really hard to find a great hunting dog as most dogs have been bred for the beauty shows here in America. We never had the time to train our second dog who could had the agility in her. I never had a dog play and knowing that I had brought home dinner in the house after work on Fridays. She wanted to play ball then eat.
Now on hunting dogs the best place is to import from England as there are people that do breed just for that. They stay away from the American cocker and go for the English because of the larger head for pheasant hunting.
The American-English cockers have been dumb down to look pretty.
This has nothing to do with the original posters question.
To the OP dogs are not monogamous, males don't have anything to do with raising a litter, nor do they even know they are his puppies. Some male dogs love puppies, I had one who did, he would sit in the whelping box like a mother hen protecting her brood, but he was one in a million in my experience. Dogs in general do like other canine companionship though.