Show or Working Cocker
Poodle size, ie tiny, minature etc
Hobby or Professional breeder
American or English Cocker
Colour, sort of.
Once you have a plan, the search does narrow. I then emailed and phoned a couple of breeders. Some had not plans to breed till the autumn and I was looking in the spring, patience is not my strong point
I kept my search to Breeders Online in the end, as everyone on there seemed professional in their approach. Some web sites I found, I felt were for people jumping on the band wagon and didn't feel comfortable.
tell me about it Geoff , i'm not just looking for a cute puppy, i can get one of those aywhere, im looking for one from a breeder who not only knows what theyre doing but does it as responsibly and as ethically possible. But i'm not giving up, i will find my puppy and i'll have the satisfaction of knowing that ive not lined the pocket of someone who only exploits their dogs for the money.