Facts & Origin
Cocker Spaniel and Golden Retriever mix - a hybrid breed.
Looking for a pup that is energetic and loving in equal measure? Say hello to the Cock-a-Golden! This mixed breed is the perfect companion for those looking for a furry friend to accompany them on their adventures.
|England - UK
|10 - 17 years
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of Cocker Spaniel and Golden Retriever mix - Such is probably his nature.
There are many reasons to own a Cocker Spaniel-Golden Retriever mix. First of all, they are intelligent, loyal and friendly dogs that make excellent family pets. They are also relatively easy to train and are known to be good with children.
They do need some exercise, but they are not as energetic as other breeds, which makes them a good choice for people who want a laid-back pet. They are also relatively easy to care for, although they do need to be brushed regularly to prevent matting and tangles.
The best thing about a Cocker Spaniel-Golden Retriever mix is its character. They are usually happy dogs that are always up for a game or a petting session. They are also incredibly loyal and form a close bond with their family.
What diseases can occur in Cocker Spaniel and Golden Retriever mix.
Cocker Spaniel-Golden Retrievers are a mix of two popular breeds, and as such, they can inherit health problems from both parents. Diseases that have occurred in this mixed breed include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, von Willebrand disease, and epilepsy. Although not all dogs are affected by these diseases, it is important to be aware if you are considering adding a Cocker Spaniel Golden Retriever to your family that they can get and carry these diseases.
What does this mixed breed look like?
In a Cocker Spaniel-Golden Retriever mixed breed, the coat is a mixture of the colors of the Golden and the Cocker Spaniel. The colors depend on the percentage of the two breeds in the mix.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
The Cocker Spaniel-Golden Retriever mix has a compact body and a short, dense coat that is either golden or reddish brown in color. They weigh between 9 and 11 kg and have a shoulder height of about 38 cm. They have a long head with floppy ears and a tail that is usually docked.
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.
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.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
A mix of Cocker Spaniel and Golden Retriever is often called a Goldendoodle or Golden Cocker Retriever.
Goldendoodles can weigh between 9 and 11 kg and have a shoulder height of about 38 cm.
Goldendoodles usually have medium to high grooming needs. They require regular brushing and may need regular trimming or clipping.
Goldendoodles are generally friendly, energetic and intelligent dogs. They may have inherited some of the hunting instinct of their Golden Retriever ancestors, so they need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.
Goldendoodles usually get along well with children, although each individual dog has a different personality. They can be too energetic for very young children, so supervision is required.