Facts & Origin
Chin-Ocker (Cocker Spaniel and Japan Chin Mix)
The Chin-Ocker is a charming cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Japan Chin. While the Cocker Spaniel has its roots in Great Britain and is valued for its abilities as a hunting dog, the Japan Chin originated in Asia, particularly Japan, where it was valued primarily as the lap dog of royal and aristocratic families.
Suitability and attitude
The Chin Ochre is a great family dog and gets along well with children and other pets. Since they love human companionship, they are a good choice for active families who can spend a lot of time with their dog. They adapt well to a variety of living environments, including apartments, as long as they get enough exercise and mental stimulation.
|Origin||England - Japan|
|Life expectancy||10 - 17 years|
|Activity level||average - low|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible Character Traits
With its roots in both hunting dog and lap dog breeds, the Chin-Ocker is a friendly, sociable and active dog. He has inherited the Cocker Spaniel's love of exercise and the affectionate and devoted nature of the Japan Chin. They are intelligent and quick learners, which makes them a joy to train. The Chin-Ocker has a strong need for human companionship and is happiest when included in family activities.
In conclusion, the Chin-Ocker is a lovable and adaptable cross that does well in many different environments and families. With proper care and attention, the Chin-Ocker is a loyal and loving companion that enriches the lives of his people.
Care and health
In terms of grooming, the Chin-Ocker's coat requires regular brushing to keep it free of tangles and ensure a healthy skin and coat. In addition, regular dental care and inspection of the ears is important. Health-wise, the Chin-Ocker can be prone to eye problems, hip dysplasia, and allergies , so it's important to have regular veterinary checkups.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Chin-Ocker is a small to medium sized dog with an average height of 25 to 38 cm and a weight between 7 and 14 kg. Its coat can be smooth or wavy and can be a variety of colors, including white, black, brown, and mixtures thereof. This mix often has the curly ears of the Cocker Spaniel and the round eyes of the Japan Chin.
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.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.
This mixed breed is intelligent and playful. They are also very affectionate and seek the closeness of their owners.
They usually reach a weight of about 7 to 14 kg.
They have an average life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
Yes, they need regular grooming to avoid possible infestation with parasites and mats.
Yes, they are very affectionate and love to spend time with their family. They are also good with children if they have been socialized as puppies.