I never ever once said that a well bred cocker spaniel will have ear and eye issues. And unfortunately, the cocker is known for a bad rep of being aggressive, especially with children. It is a breed stereotype that is hard to convince people otherwise. Notice I had the word typical with quotations around it. Unfortunately, people stereotype breeds. Pits are man-eaters, cockers are child biters in uneducated people's eyes. ALL of course caused by bad breeding. I never once said ALL cockers will have these issues. The funny thing is my sister tried to get away from the health problems by going with a different breed (springer) and instead she's got a dog with rage syndrome, not uncommon in poorly bred springers, and even seen in some well bred ones. She didn't know any better at the time. My former trainers (the abusive ones) had her convinced they were reputable breeders, and I couldn't convince her otherwise.