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Cockalier

Cockalier

The Cockalier is a cross between two spaniel breeds, the Cocker Spaniel (show type or working) and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. In rarer cases the American Cocker Spaniel can also be used.

The Cockalier can be a first cross (with one Cocker and one Cavalier parent), can be bred back to one of the original breeds or be two Cockaliers bred together - so there are varieties in size, shape, coat types and temperaments.

 

The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for non-experienced owners
  • Some training required
  • Enjoys vigorous walks
  • Enjoys walking one to two hours a day
  • Small dog
  • Minimum drool
  • Requires grooming daily
  • Non hypoallergenic breed
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Not a guard dog
  • May require training to live with other pets
  • May require training to live with kids

Key Facts

Lifespan: 12–5 years
Weight: 4.5–12kg
Height: 30–8cm
Colours: The Cockalier can come in any colour that’s common to either the Cocker Spaniel or the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel including:
black; red; orange; brown; combinations of black with white; liver with white; red and white; blue roan; orange roan; black roan; particolours and tricolours; black and tan; ruby or Blenheim
Size: Small to Medium

Ratings

Family-friendly: 5/5
Exercise needs: 4/5
Easy to train: 4/5
Tolerates being alone: 2/5
Likes other pets: 4/5
Energy level: 4/5
Grooming needs: 3/5
Shedding: 2/5

Did You Know?

  • The Cockalier is a mixed breed dog so it’s not currently recognised by the UK Kennel Club
  • They naturally possess a very friendly nature and love spending time with their families
  • Due to their Cocker Spaniel roots, it’s likely they’ll retain their hunting instincts and may chase birds or small animals

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