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13 Cocker Spaniel Mixes (With Pictures)

Written by: Nicole Cosgrove

Last Updated on June 27, 2024 by Dogster Team


13 Cocker Spaniel Mixes (With Pictures)

The Cocker Spaniel is known for their sweet eyes and charming looks. As one of the world’s most popular breeds, they make great pets and are friendly with children and other dogs. Originally bred as a hunting dog in the 14th century, the Cocker Spaniel specialized in hunting birds and woodcocks.

Due to this hunting lineage, the Cocker is intelligent and trainable. They are small to medium-sized dogs that are ideal traveling partners. The Cocker Spaniel has been mated with several breeds to produce offspring with a unique temperament and appearance. Here’s a detailed guide on some of the popular Cocker Spaniel mixes.

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The 13 Popular Cocker Spaniel Mixes

Before choosing a dog, it’s essential to understand that the puppy will inherit genes from both parents. Therefore, you’ll need to know the traits of both parents. The appearance, personality traits, and coat color vary depending on the generation.

1. Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel x Poodle Mix)

Cockapoo in the mountains
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Lifespan 12–15 years
Height 10–17 inches
Weight 7–25 pounds
Temperament Affectionate, eager to please, playful, social

The Cockapoo is a crossbreed of a purebred Poodle and a purebred Cocker Spaniel and is one of the most popular hybrids in the world. With the energetic nature and intelligence of the Cocker Spaniel and Poodle, the Cockapoo is a very smart breed. However, their appearance varies widely, and they draw some features from the Spaniel and others from the Poodle parent. The height and weight will also vary depending on the parent.

Cockapoos can have several coat colors, including cream, black, and brown. Your pet could either have long, scruffy waves or tight curls. The fur is retained during a change in season and rarely sheds. Despite that, you must groom your dog once or twice weekly to prevent the coat from matting.

As pets, Cockapoos make great companions. They are energetic and, therefore, need an active family. They are also friendly and fun-loving, making them perfect for your entire family. The Cockapoo is a Velcro dog that follows their owners around and loves being petted.

2. Corkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Cocker Spaniel Mix)

corkie dog on a white carpet
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Lifespan 10-15 years
Height 8-12 inches
Weight 8-20 pounds
Temperament Intelligent, independent, sensitive

This is a mix of a Cocker Spaniel and a Yorkshire Terrier. The Corkie is a small companion dog known for their sweet and fun-loving nature. They inherit good qualities from both parents and are affectionate, playful pups. Despite their small size, the Corkie is aggressive and brave. As small- to medium-sized dogs, they grow to around 12 inches tall and weigh approximately 10 to 12 pounds. Their fur coats are long and silky and flow like the coat of a Yorkshire Terrier. The coats require regular grooming and trimming.

Because of their small size, the Corkie is well suited for families with older kids to help with socialization. In addition, the Corkie might be an excellent option for people prone to allergies because they come from a line of hypoallergenic Yorkie parents. However, you’ll need to confirm these details with your breeder, especially if you have family members who are allergic.

3. Spanador (Cocker Spaniel x Labrador Retriever Mix)

Lifespan 12-15 years
Height 18-20 inches
Weight 20-47 pounds
Temperament Loyal, affectionate, friendly

The Spanador is a crossbreed between the Cocker Spaniel and the Labrador Retriever and is also referred to as the Cockador. Since one of their parents is a Labrador, they’re much larger than other hybrids. Getting a Spanador for your home is ideal if you and your family are active. The parents are energetic dogs, and the Spanador will need daily walks and spirited play sessions to stay healthy.

They are  15 to 22 inches tall and weigh 40 to 60 pounds. Their ears are longer than those of most Cocker Spaniels, and they have a soft, silky fur coat that’s water-resistant.

4. Bocker (Beagle x Cocker Spaniel Mix)

beagle cocker mix
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Lifespan 10-15 years
Height 12-15 inches
Weight 20-30 pounds
Temperament Loyal, affectionate, sweet

The Bocker is a mix between a Beagle and a Cocker Spaniel. If you need a hunting companion, this medium-sized dog is perfect. The happy-go-lucky Bocker needs at least 1 hour of exercise every day. As a loyal companion, they like spending time with their owner and family. In addition, because of the Beagle ancestry, the Bocker displays physical traits such as a thick fur coat, big eyes, and a chubby body.

5. Golden Cocker Retriever (Golden Retriever x Cocker Spaniel)

golden cocker spaniel dog standing in a field
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Lifespan 12-15 years
Height 20-24 inches
Weight 30-45 pounds
Temperament Affectionate, intelligent, friendly

This is one of the most recent entries into the designer dog world. The Golden Cocker Retriever results from crossing a Golden Retriever with a Cocker Spaniel. Coming with a balance of friendliness, energy, and fun, this dog is popular with young families. Both parents have a similar temperament, which is transferred to the puppies.

They have medium-length golden coats and display other traits of the Cocker Spaniel, such as long flappy ears. Their heavy coat requires regular grooming to avoid matting. Before getting a Golden Cocker Retriever for your home, check with the breeder for their health records. Both parents are prone to an eye infection that can result in blindness in old age.

6. Cockalier (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Cocker Spaniel)

Cockalier on dock
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Lifespan 12-15 years
Height 12-15 inches
Weight 10-28 pounds
Temperament Energetic, intelligent, friendly

The Cockalier is a descendant of a Cocker Spaniel and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These dogs are calm and friendly and love to cuddle with their owners. They make a great family addition if you seek a kind companion for a senior or small child.

The Cockalier is between 13 and 15 inches tall and weighs around 15 to 25 pounds. They also inherit the long, wavy coat from both their parents. Therefore, you’ll need to groom them regularly to prevent matting. Just like the parents, the fur coat has a mix of tan, white, and other colors.

7. Cockeranian (Pomeranian x Cocker Spaniel)

Lifespan 7-10 years
Height 11-16 inches
Weight 7-27 pounds
Temperament Loyal, playful, friendly

If you are a fan of small dogs, this is the ideal designer dog for you. The Cockeranian is an offspring of the Cocker Spaniel and the Pomeranian. Despite their small size, they are pretty active and adventurous. They need to exercise for at least an hour daily or can become bored or anxious.

The Cockeranian is a good option for people living alone in an apartment. They are small and don’t require much space, making them perfect companions. The only disadvantage is that this dog barks a lot like its parents, which can frustrate your neighbors.

The Cockeranian’s fur coat is soft and fluffy and has curls, just like both parents. You have to groom this Cocker Spaniel mix regularly to keep the coat well-maintained.

8. Cock-A-Tzu (Shih Tzu x Cocker Spaniel)

cute Shih Tzu and Cocker Spaniel mixed breed dog sitting outdoors
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Lifespan 12–15 years
Height 11–14 inches
Weight 25–35 pounds
Temperament Sweet, intelligent, loving, loyal

This mischievous little companion is a ball of energy. They can adapt to rural and city areas. During the day, they like playing in the yard or cuddling on the couch. As a mix of the Cocker Spaniel and Shih Tzu, the Cock-A-Tsu makes a great watchdog and will alert you when you have visitors.

They also love human attention and will follow you for rubs and cuddles. They’re calm, intelligent, and simple to train.

9. Cocker Pei (Shar-Pei x Cocker Spaniel)

Lifespan 10–15 years
Height 18–21 inches
Weight 40–65 pounds
Temperament Playful, stubborn, friendly, loyal

The Cocker Pei combines the Cocker Spaniel and the Shar-Pei. It’s hard to predict their appearance from looking at the parents, and this medium-sized dog combines the physical characteristics of both parents. The Cocker Pei is a social dog that loves the company of other dogs. Furthermore, they’re very social and gentle, and they make ideal pets if you have young children in the family.

10. Cocker Pug (Pug x Cocker Spaniel)

Lifespan 11-12 years
Height 12-18 inches
Weight 18-35 pounds
Temperament Loyal, intelligent, friendly

For pet lovers who need an affectionate and friendly Cocker Spaniel mix, the Cocker Pug is an excellent option. As a mix between a Pug and the Cocker Spaniel, they’re a curious and adventurous dog that makes a great companion for walks and excursions. Most Cocker Pugs ‘ bodies look like Spaniels, while the face will have the features of a Pug.

Cocker Pugs grow to medium size, weighing between 15 and 25 pounds and reaching 11 to 14 inches tall. The coat tends to be thick and short to medium in length.

11. Docker (Dachshund x Cocker Spaniel)

Lifespan 12-14 years
Height 9-15 inches
Weight 20-39 pounds
Temperament Affectionate, friendly, playful

This dog stands out due to their big paws, short legs, and long body. These features are common in a Dachshund. With the long, wavy ears and more proportionate body from the Spaniel, the Docker is a unique pup.

Dockers need early socialization and consistent training as they mature. They make good pets for families and enjoy plenty of attention. Socialization is essential because Dockers can be wary of strangers.

12. Siberian Cocker (Siberian Husky x Cocker Spaniel)

Lifespan 12-15 years
Height 13-17 inches
Weight 26-35 pounds
Temperament Intelligent, friendly, wiling to please

If you breed a Siberian Husky and a Cocker Spaniel, you get a Siberian Cocker. They’re a strikingly beautiful spaniel mix with their miniature Husky and traditional hunting dog features. Siberian Cockers can inherit the blue eyes of a Husky or get two different-colored eyes.

Siberian Cockers are sociable creatures, making them great companions. They’re also very energetic, requiring you to set apart at least 60 to 90 minutes for intense exercise. If you live in an apartment, you can keep one of these if you provide them with play sessions and regular walks.

13. Cockerhua (Chihuahua x Cocker Spaniel)

Lifespan 12–15 years
Height 12–16 inches
Weight 6–18 pounds
Temperament Loyal, loving, smart, friendly

Also known as a Chi-Spaniel, this little canine friend is adorable. The dog is a crossbreed between a Cocker Spaniel and a Chihuahua. Just like the Chihuahua, this dog has a lot of character and attitude. When living with a family, the Cockerhua is affectionate and craves attention. Also, if left alone for extended periods, the dog gets anxious.

The Cockerhua is one of the smallest Cocker Spaniel mixes. They typically weigh between 10 and 20 pounds and grow to 8 to 13 inches tall. The dog inherits physical traits from both parents, such as long wavy ears and little eyes.

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Final Thoughts

Getting a Cocker Spaniel mix is an excellent choice for a pet, and they come in various colors and varieties. However, before settling on your favorite, it’s best to know the background of both parents. You might not get all the traits you expect, but confirming with the breeder that the parents are healthy is essential.

You should ask the breeder if they test for diseases and disorders that are prevalent in the breeds. No matter which Cocker Spaniel mix you choose, ensure they fit your lifestyle and needs.

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