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A cocker spaniel is a pretty dicey choice as a replacement. The first dog I got on my own was a cocker spaniel. This was pre-internet, and I was young. We picked him from a classified ad, so I would guess he was from a backyard breeder. He ended up being aggressive to strangers. I worked extensively with a trainer who specializes in aggression. The cocker spaniel was always fine with our family (including my 3 kids who were all born during his lifetime), but never could be trusted with strangers. Some breeds, because of poor breeding or nature or??, are prone to aggression, and that is definitely true of cocker spaniels. That is not to say that there aren't sweet cocker spaniels -- there are. Your odds just aren't good...