Hybrid Breed

Cocker Spaniel + Doberman


Dobocker ( Doberman and Cocker Spaniel Mix )

The Dobocker is a fascinating hybrid breed created by crossing the Doberman and the Cocker Spaniel. Both parents have a rich history and contribute to the unique characteristics of this mix.

  • The Doberman: Originally bred in Germany, the Doberman was developed as a guard and protection dog. He is known for his loyalty, intelligence and working ability.

  • The Cocker Spaniel: The Cocker Spaniel is a British breed originally bred as a hunting dog for tracking and retrieving game birds. He is known for his friendly and playful nature.

His unique personality, energy and loving nature make him a great companion for families, singles or couples looking for an active and playful dog. With adequate exercise, mental challenge, and loving training, the Dobocker can grow up to be a loyal and loving companion who enriches the lives of his family. His medium-length, silky coat and friendly nature will take the hearts of many dog lovers by storm. If you're looking for a versatile and loving dog, the Dobocker could be the perfect choice for you.

Alternate Name -
Origin England - Germany
Life expectancy 10 - 17 years
Care requirements high-maintenance - low-maintenance
Activity level average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits

The Dobocker combines the best traits of both parents and thus develops a unique character.

  • Intelligent and obedient: The Dobocker inherits the intelligence and obedience of the Doberman. He is easy to train and can learn complex commands quickly.

  • Friendly and Social: The Dobocker has often inherited the friendly and social nature of the Cocker Spaniel. He is usually good with other dogs and people and can behave well in social situations.

  • Active and Playful: The Dobocker is an active and playful dog that enjoys spending time outdoors and loves exercise.

  • Family Friendly: The Dobocker is usually an excellent family dog. He loves the company of his humans and is often patient and loving with children.

Suitability and attitude

The Dobocker is a versatile dog that does well in a variety of households: He is a great choice for families looking for an active and friendly dog that gets along well with children and enjoys spending time with the family. However, he can also be a good fit for singles or couples who enjoy spending time with their dog in nature and can provide him with enough exercise and mental challenge.

Care and health

The care of the Dobocker requires special attention to ensure his well-being: the Dobocker needs a lot of exercise and mental challenge to be happy and balanced. Regular walks, active games and dog sports are important for his physical and mental health.

The Dobocker's coat can also be medium length and silky, requiring regular brushing to prevent matting.

As with all dog breeds, the Dobocker can be subject to certain genetic health problems. These include hip dysplasia and eye problems. Regular vet visits and a balanced diet are important to maintain his health.

The Dobocker can have physical characteristics of both parents:

  • Size: it is usually a medium-sized dog with a shoulder height of 35 to 50 cm.

  • Weight: The weight usually varies between 10 and 20 kg.

  • Coat and color: The Dobocker often has medium length and silky coat that can be found in different colors such as black, brown and white.

  • Build: The Dobocker has a compact and muscular build, similar to the Doberman, but with the typical characteristics of a Cocker Spaniel.

Fur length medium - short
Fur wavy - flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear
Tail fanned out - lang
Anatomy dainty, strong, sporty, square
Size ♀ 36 - 68 cm
Weight ♀ 12 - 45 kg
Size ♂ 38 - 72 cm
Weight ♂ 13 - 35 kg
Suitable For -
  • Epilepsy

    Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

    Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.

  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is a condition in dogs where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This can lead to a slowed metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and other symptoms.

  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.

  • Wobbler syndrome

    In veterinary medicine, this is the name given to a complex of symptoms caused by nerve damage in the area of the spinal cord or spinal cord nerves in the area of the cervical spine.

  • Blue Doberman Syndrome

    Blue Doberman Syndrome (Alopecia). This is a hereditary disease that leads to progressive hair loss.

  • Dancing Doberman Diseas

    Initially, there is only bending of the legs, which is caused by muscle failure. In the advanced stage, the disease then leads to paralysis.

  • Ataxia

    Ataxia (from Greek ἀταξία ataxia 'disorder' 'irregularity') is a generic term in medicine for various disorders of movement coordination. Ataxia can occur even when there is no paralysis (paresis), that is, when there is normal muscle strength.

  • Heart disease

    Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.

  • Dobockers are generally very intelligent, energetic and loyal dogs.

  • These mixed breeds tend to be very dependent on their owner and have a strong need for stimulation and love. They usually respond well to rewards, so it is important that they are exercised regularly and get exercise.

  • As with any other breed, a mixed breed can have some diseases. The most common diseases in this hybrid breed include allergies, heart problems, eye diseases and joint diseases.

  • Yes, these dogs are usually very loyal and loving and make very good family dogs. They like to enjoy the company of people and are ideal for families with children or other pets.

  • He should receive a balanced diet tailored to his individual needs.

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