Cockeranian: English Cocker Spaniel & Pomeranian

Cockeranian is a cross between two famous dog breeds: English Cocker Spaniel & Pomeranian. This is an amazingly beautiful dog with a lovely character. The cheerful and energetic, smart and cheerful companion who loves to be the center of attention and will not let you get bored. So let’s get to know this designer dog breed!


There is no set standard for Cockeranian looks. You can guess many of the hybrid’s traits just by looking at their parents.

  • English Cocker Spaniel

The English Cocker Spaniel is a small dog with well-developed muscles. Broad chest, legs straight, medium length, strong. Height at withers: males 39-41 cm, females 37-39 cm. Weight: 12.5-14.5kg.  Color: chocolate, black, gold, red, possibly tan. A white spot is allowed on the chest. There are bicolor (black and white, lemon white, chocolate white, red and white with or without specks) or tricolor (black and white or chocolate white with a tan) spaniels. A common color is a roan (roan-roan, chocolate-roan, roan-red, possibly with tan marks). The dog’s body is covered with soft, smooth, silky hair. On the hind legs, the hair forms “trousers”, on the muzzle and legs it is short. The length of the ears continues with a long, straight coat. The nose is black, chocolate color is allowed if the coat color is chocolate or white chocolate. The ears are long, drooping, low-set – the “calling card” of the spaniel. The tail is docked or naturally shaped, which when moving the dog is carried below the level of the back. The eyes are expressive, large, with an intelligent and at the same time playful expression. Eye color varies depending on coat color: brown, dark brown, hazel.

  • Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a primitive breed, the European Spitz section. By standards, the height at the withers is equal to the length of the body and is 18-22 cm. Weight up to 3.2 kg. Show representatives of the breed weigh 2 kg. The head is of medium size, round, wedge-shaped. The forehead is rounded, the stop is pronounced, the cheekbones are not visible. The muzzle is narrow and short. Scissor bite, cheekbones not prominent. The chin is slightly raised, the lips fit tightly. The nose is small, upturned, black, but in red individuals, it may be brown. The eyes are round, small, close to each other. The eyelids are black, the look is cheerful, intelligent. The ears are triangular, pointed, small, set close, and high. The physique is muscular, dense, square in format. But the dog behaves with grace. The neck is strong, slightly curved, covered with wool, which forms a luxurious collar. No suspension is formed. The chest is deep, the belly is tucked up. The back and croup are short. The tail is of medium length, set high. He bends into a ring, lies on his back.

The coat is long, with a thick soft undercoat. On the legs, head, ears, rather short, sticking out. On the body, it is straight, 5-6 cm long. On the neck and shoulders, there is a thick collar resembling a mane. On the hind legs, there are fluffy pants, the tail is well furred. Several colors are allowed by the standard: completely black, white, chocolate, red, cream, marble.


Similar to physical characteristics, the personality of your pet will be a unique blend of the two parent breeds, the Pomeranian and the Cocker Spaniel, with features that are unique to your pet.

Most often, Cockeranians puppies from early childhood have a character that combines kindness, cunning, and intelligence. It is important to start raising a pet from childhood, otherwise, on a walk, he may run away as soon as he feels something bad. It should be noted that dogs can act not only at the command of a person but also make decisions on their own. At the same time, Cockeranians are quite obedient dogs, but this does not mean that they will “serve” before humans.

Cockeranians love children very much. They always play with them, but it is better not to leave the child and the dog alone. Cockeranians are companions by nature. They are easy to train, train and educate. You need to start training an animal from a very early age, apply various games. This is a very important point.


Both the Cocker Spaniel and the Pomeranian require a fair amount of grooming, and the Cockeranian also needs a fair amount of cleaning. Prepare to thoroughly cleanse Cockeranian at least 2-3 times a week and bathe it about 2 times a month with good dog shampoo.

Cockeranian teeth are cleaned with a special paste 3-4 times a week. In order to avoid the appearance of tartar and further treatment, it is recommended to include solid food in the pet’s diet.

It is very important to remember about the regular clipping of the claws in this breed of dog, they deform the paws and change the gait of the animal not for the better. To do this, the edges of the dog’s claws are very carefully bitten off with special nippers so as not to include soft tissues and not cause pain to the puppy, which he will remember for a very long time.


For dogs, a balanced diet is one of the key factors in their well-being. If you decide to feed your dog with ready-made food, then it is better to choose food from the “super-premium” class. The basis of this feed is meat. Dyes and flavors are not added to diets. When choosing food, it is important to consider the following characteristics of the dog:

  • activity;
  • age;
  • the weight.

Many breeders choose dry food. It is not only convenient but also reliable. Its composition is developed by qualified nutritionists and veterinarians, so the diet is balanced and does not need vitamin supplements. With natural feeding, be sure to give your pet vitamins and minerals. It is important to remember that you cannot mix natural food with dry food.


The Cockeranian, being a mixed breed, is unlikely to inherit the same health conditions as its purebred parents. But there are no guarantees, so it is very important to know about the diseases that her parents may suffer from.

  • Cataracts
  • Abnormal eyelid
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Epilepsy
  • Shoulder luxation
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Abnormal eyelid
  • Degeneration of the image forming part of the eye
  • Cherry eye
  • Skin problems
  • Ear infections
  • Allergies
  • The collapse of the windpipe
  • Heart disease
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Liver disease
  • Urinary stones
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Gastric torsion
  • Phosphofructokinase deficiency
  • Heart defects
  • Degeneration of the image forming part of the eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Open fontanelle
  • Low blood sugar
  • Lower eyelid droop
  • Hypothyroidism


Cockeranian is a rather restless and cheerful dog. When socialized properly, Cockeranians make ideal family dogs, although they are better suited for families with older children. These dogs are lovely, loving, and loyal. Perhaps the Cockeranian is the perfect family pet for your family.

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