Facts & Origin
Origin and history
The Cockalier, also known as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Cocker Spaniel mix, is a cross between two prized breeds from England. Both parent breeds have a long history.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was bred in the 17th century in the British royal court and the Cocker Spaniel was used for hunting in the 19th century. The mix of these two breeds combines their best qualities and results in an intelligent, loving and lively family dog.
|9 - 17 years
|low-maintenance - high-maintenance
|low - average
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Character and nature
This charming spaniel mongrel is known for its balanced personality and active lifestyle. They love long walks, playing games and interacting with their humans. They do not like to be left alone for long and prefer the company of others. The Cockalier is a family dog through and through. He loves children and is gentle and patient with them.
By getting along well with other dogs or pets, he is a true team player. It is important to mention that these dogs are very intelligent and easy to train. They respond well to positive reinforcement and love to please their owners.
Suitability and attitude
The Cockalier is great for families, singles, and seniors as well. With his friendly and playful nature, he makes a great companion. He is also intelligent, which makes training easier. However, he can be a bit stubborn, so it is important to implement consistent training.
Although he adapts well to apartments, this dog needs plenty of exercise each day to keep his energy levels up, so regular walks and playtime are essential.
Care of the Cockalier
The dense, wavy coat requires regular grooming. It is recommended that it be brushed at least two to three times a week to prevent matting and mats.
Regular ear checks are essential as both parent breeds tend to have ear problems. Teeth brushing should be part of routine grooming to prevent dental problems and bad breath.
Health and Diseases
Like all mixed breed dogs, the Cockalier can inherit genetic health concerns from its parent breeds. Potential health problems include heart disease, eye problems, and hip dysplasia.
Regular vet visits and precautionary health checks can help identify and treat these conditions early.
Breeding the Cockalier
When breeding, it is important to use only healthy parents with good character. Both parent breeds should be tested for the health concerns mentioned above. Responsible breeding also involves socializing the puppies so that they grow up to be well-balanced and friendly dogs.
What does this mixed breed look like?
This Spaniel mix is a small to medium sized dog breed. The Cockalier often has a medium-length, wavy to curly coat that comes in many different colors, including black, brown, white, and any mix of the aforementioned colors. They are known for their heart-shaped faces, sweet eyes and drooping ears that give an endearing , friendly expression.
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Mitral Valve Diseas (MVD)
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Curly Coat Dry Eye
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This mixed breed has a friendly and gentle nature, is very affectionate and intelligent and needs daily exercise and additional mental stimulation.
Yes, since this hybrid breed has a double coat, it requires regular and thorough care.
This hybrid breed requires at least one hour of exercise and plenty of exercise every day.
Yes, this mixed breed is very affectionate and loves children and other pets.