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Bocker

History

The Bocker is a designer dog bred between the Beagle and the Cocker Spaniel in the USA and has the feature of loyalty and amicability like its parents.

Bocker Dog

Facts About Bocker

Breed Group Designer, sporting, hounding
Breed Type Mixed Breed
Country of Origin The USA
Other Names Bocker Spaniel, Beaker, beagle cocker spaniel mix
Size Medium
Height 12-15 inches
Weight 20 to 30 lbs
Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information DDKC,DBR,ACHC,DRA,IDCR
Shedding Minimal
Hypoallergenic No
Litter Size NA
Color Black, White, Golden, Cream, Brown, Tri-colored with or without spots
Life Expectancy 10-12 years
Coat Silky, smooth, short, velvety, waterproof
Price $350-$600

Temperament & Personality

It is friendly, well-behaved and a great companion dog, but if it has Spaniel’s feature, then it may be snappy. They are good with elders and older children and can do anything to please them. Moreover, they share a strong bonding with the family but not necessarily attached every time. They like to sleep in craters at night rather than sleeping with their owners. They usually do not bark often like the Beagle but will bark if it watches a stranger is confronting. Their water-resistant coat protects from all weathers.

Care

Exercise

The dog remains relatively active and requires regular exercise to be physically and mentally fit. They love to go for walks or run in the park or garden, but excessive activity can make them fatigue.

Grooming

Alternate day brushing with stiff bristle brush can keep them away with loose hair. The coat is specialized with the removal of debris, dirt and bad odors on its own, making it look shiny. However, bathing is only needed about twice a year or so. Pet owners should, however, regularly clean its eyes and ears to prevent infection.

Health Problems

The dog does not have any specific health problems but may suffer from hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, epilepsy, eye infection and ear problems.

Training

Although they are intelligent, they can be a challenge to train due to their snappy and aggressive nature. Early socialization with children and other pets can help them to interact better. They require a firm, patient and consistent trainer to understand their mood and groom them properly. As they love food, reward them with treats if they learn new things. However, remain cautious about the fact that they might jump high to snatch the food if interested.

Bocker Puppies

Feeding

Supply 1 to 1½ cups of good quality dry kibbles with proper nutrition and split it into two to three meals to keep them healthy and avoid over-eating.

 

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