This dog is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Cocker Spaniel that originated in the USA. It descends spaniel breed as both of its parents were spaniels. Commonly shades in which they are seen are white and brown, their shape is dependent on the gene which it inherits from its parents. While some of them are stocky and short, others appear to be slim and tall. They are characterized by long hair, dark eyes, floppy ears that are extra long.
Facts About Cockalier
|Breed Group||Designer dog, toy dog, lapdog, sporting dog|
|Country of Origin||The USA|
|Other Names||Cockalier Spaniel, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Mix|
|Size||Small to medium|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
|Litter Size||3-5 puppies|
|Color||Dark Brown, Golden, Merle, Red, Speckled, Black & White, Brown & White, Chocolate, Spotted, White,White and brown, Black & Brown,|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 years|
Temperament and Personality
It is suitable for owners who want non-aggressive, calm and occasional barkers. They have a friendly behavior and are always eager to please their family members. However, they still want to be the center of attraction and might develop separation anxiety if left alone for too long. They even develop the habit of hunting, so it is preferred to keep them indoors.
The Cockalier puppies are highly energetic, so they require a lot of activity to channelize their energy. They love water games swimming and retrieving games. Although taking them for jogs or walks or playing in an open area is also a way to maintain its happy mood. Allow them to play in an enclosed space without a leash.
The hair of the dog gets matted quickly, so it needs regular brushing, especially during seasonal shedding. Bathe them when necessary and keep a check of ears to avoid infection besides cleaning its teeth to prevent tooth decay.
The breed is usually prone to ear infections due to its cavalier parents so keep an eye during swimming. Other concerns may include eye ailments, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, hypothyroidism, obesity, bloat and skin problems.
The high intelligent level makes teaching easy and quick. A consistent and calm approach can allow the owner to establish themselves as a pack leader and keep training sessions short and entertaining. Teach them to socialize with children and other pets from puppyhood to avoid aggressiveness later.
Feed them with ½ to 2½ cups of high-quality dry dog food every day. Do not give them at one time but divide it into at least two meals. They are choosy than others it is recommended to change its food every alternate day.