Thread starter BBH; Start date 15 September 2010; 15 September 2010 #1. Possibly a I have an 11 month old English Cocker Spaniel that we have had since the age of 7 weeks. Oct 3, 2013 - Rage syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rage syndrome can occur when a sleeping dog is approached and startled resulting in a sudden outburst of dog aggression. Rage syndrome is unprovoked attacks. of 15mths ( being chucked out by the breeder ). Rage Syndrome was a popular diagnosis 15 years ago, but most cases on proper examination were found either to be due to physical reasons (some quite complex) or to immense frustration on the part of young dogs who were not having their needs met. Can It Be Related To a Medical Condition? I have been searching around on the internet on rage syndrome in English Cocker Spaniels. We've all heard of it. Seymour, 69, clarifies remark on being able to play 25. It does not occur at a high frequency in Springer Spaniels and … Dogs. Oct 3, 2013 - Rage syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 9. Rage syndrome refers to sudden, unprovoked, unpredictable and uncontrollable violent aggression towards another animal, person or object. Article by Tersha Booyens. Oct 3, 2013 - Rage syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If you are still concerned try looking at springerXcockers, they are adorable and pretty laidback, hope this helps. We use cookies to make the site easier to use. As I have learned, it is rare, but not so rare as top not have some information about it available on line. It is thought to be genetic in origin and is inheritable. The English Cocker Spaniel is the breed of dog with the most reported cases of rage syndrome overall, and it is most likely to present itself in dogs with a red, golden or black solid coloured coat. Animals. Signs of "a rage syndrome" (idiopathic aggression) at dogs . Although any breed of dog can suffer with SOA its occurrence is very high in Springer and Cocker Spaniels, and is known as ‘Cocker Rage’. B. BBH Well-Known Member. Dogs with a two-colour coat are less likely to be affected, and as the condition is inheritable, some breed lines run a greater risk of producing puppies with the syndrome than others. It is sometimes known as Cocker Rage or Springer Rage. This would suggest a likely genetic component to the problem. If there is no medical cause, you must begin retraining your dog to behave appropriately around other dogs and people. The English cocker spaniel may also face an issue called rage syndrome which means a canine may attack viciously without any warning. Cocker Rage. His eyes seem glazed and he growls snarls and barks at whoever is nearest. Spaniel Rage. 1 This genetic disorder is more likely in some breeds than others, including Cocker and Springer Spaniels. 3 During a dog’s brief fits of aggression as a result of rage syndrome, they lack control over themselves. Rage syndrome can affect ANY breed of dog, not just Cocker Spaniels. English Springer Spaniel and does it exist Stan Rawlinson dog behaviourist has researched this problem. I'm a gamekeeper and have had about 5 cockers, they have all been fine, no sign of rage syndrome. ... Cocker Spaniel - Rage Syndrome. English cocker spaniel may face health problems like skin allergies, deafness, heart murmurs, and benign tumors. Pheasant Shooting All About Puppies Working Cocker Dog Information Cockerspaniel Medium Sized Dogs English Springer Spaniel Mans Best Friend Rage. First of all, the forever hot topic that I simply must include in this post – the Rage Syndrome. Joined 26 April 2007 Messages 9,356. This condition, though frightening, is frequently treatable. "Cocker Rage". I have seen it in a Lab too. Most tales you hear of "vicious" and "mean" Cocker Spaniels are just dogs that have been spoiled past the stage of rotten. Post by Katilea » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:13 pm I'm still doing my background research and heard from a general pet forum that 'rage syndrome' is common in black cocker spaniels. He could be sweet one minute and then it was as if a switch had been flicked. This problem has been reported in dogs as young as six months but more commonly between one and three years of age and most commonly seen in male dogs. Every person in the dog park is an expert on it. 15 September 2010 #1. The condition is thought to be an inherited seizure disorder affecting the arousal/aggression controlling parts of the brain. It appeared to manifest itself in single colour cockers and mainly males. Mammals. Rage Syndrome at a glance. It used to be called "Cocker rage" as it was observed predominately in Cocker Spaniels in the 60's and 70's. Regardless of the breed it is an extremely rare syndrome. Random growling and alertness to something they might here is different from cocker rage syndrome. But is it really "Rage Syndrome"? A girl at work has offered to adopt a golden cocker !!!!! The last cocker I saw with rage was a real Jekel & Hyde character. Rage Syndrome also known as Sudden Onset Aggression or (SOA) is a serious but rare behavioural problem that has been reported most commonly in the English Cocker Spaniel but also in a variety of other dog breeds. Cocker rage syndrome is categorized by explosive outbursts. Springer spaniels and cocker spaniels are two breeds known for this, although in recent studies it has been traced back to one certain line of dogs in their pedigree. Cocker spaniels can also suffer from a disorder called rage syndrome that causes seizure-like aggression episodes. It’s hard to say without seeing what you mean by the growling. Being untrained and unsocialized is completely different than rage syndrome. does 'rage syndrome' affect cockerpoo's too? The term "rage syndrome" was originally used to describe a set of behaviour's that were occurring in a disproportionate number of golden cocker spaniels. Cocker rage syndrome in dogs is a common phrase but is it really a syndrome? It is thought to be genetic in origin and is inheritable. Cocker Spaniel - Rage Syndrome. A girl at work has offered to adopt a golden cocker bitch of … The Rage Syndrome causes the dog to act out violently, without any type of warning to its owner, making it a very serious problem. Trump says he'll leave White House on one condition. Tbh it didn't even cross my mind when deciding on a cocker, it's so very rare, my boyfriend has had them since a child, often two at a time, and they've never had any issues. It has been diagnosed more frequently now in Bernese Mountain Dogs and a few other breeds, including BC's. Because it is transmitted in a recessive form, many generations could go by without it appearing if the dogs bearing the recessive gene were bred to dogs with two normal genes. • Certain breeds seem more prone to suffer from rage syndrome, including Cocker and Springer Spaniels (hence the once-common terms – Spaniel rage, Cocker rage, and Springer rage), Bernese Mountain Dogs, St. Bernards, Doberman Pinschers, German Shepherds, and Lhasa Apsos. Some breeds that have been known to have Idiopathic rage like symptoms would be Cocker Spaniels ie. There are lots of counter arguments, about whether this rage really exists as a syndrome, and if this is an inherited condition. Rage syndrome, also known as sudden onset aggression or (SOA) or avalanche of rage syndrome, is a rare but serious behavioural problem that has been reported most commonly in the English Springer Spaniel but also in a variety of other dog breeds. rage syndrome in spaniels, xenia, morguefile.com There is not yet a clear understanding of what rage syndrome is and what underlying causes trigger this form of aggression. That is a whole different thread on its own, see (5) Cocker Rage Syndrome on my website Once again, this stems from a genetic trait in a line of show breeds. Is it even safe to get one as a family pet? of 15mths ( being chucked out by the breeder ). The rage syndrome is an inherited condition. Rage syndrome exists. It is often misdiagnosed as it can be confused with other forms of aggression. Recently he has been aggressive on 3 occasions and we fear it may be Cocker Rage Syndrome. Rage syndrome occurs in several breeds, not just Cocker Spaniels. 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