The Cockeranian is a hybrid breed created by crossing the English Cocker Spaniel with the Pomeranian. Known for their feisty personalities, fabulous looks, and loyal nature, these lovable pooches make a wonderful pet for the right owner.
However, as any Cockeranian owner will be happy to tell you, these dogs do have some special ownership requirements. Not only are socialization and basic obedience training essential (as they are for any dog), but Cockeranians are high-energy pooches that need plenty of regular exercise and activity to stay happy.
If you're looking for ways to entertain your furry friend, check out this list of paw-some activities for Cockeranians.
Proper socialization is crucial for every puppy. It ensures that they grow up into well-behaved dogs that know how to act and behave in a wide variety of situations and circumstances.
While they're a friendly and lovable breed, Cockeranians can be a little too protective of their owners at times. With this in mind, it's important to safely expose them to positive experiences across a wide range of scenarios, so that they won't have a fearful or anxious response if they encounter those same scenarios later in life.
A grrr-eat way to teach your puppy how to play nice with other dogs is to treat them to a puppy playdate.
It's cold and pouring rain outside, and you and your Cockeranian are looking out the window wistfully. Your pet is full of pent-up energy and desperate for some exercise, so you need a fun activity you can do without venturing out into the elements.
An indoor doggy obstacle course is the paw-fect solution. Think of it as creating your pet's very own agility course right here at home -- they get plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, and you get an entertaining spectacle as well as a tired and happy pooch.
Here's how to set up an indoor obstacle course for your Cockeranian.
Your Cockeranian's gorgeous coat isn't going to stay spectacular all by itself. Regular grooming is essential to keep the coat looking good, remove any tangles, and prevent any skin conditions from developing.
There are plenty of grooming techniques you can do at home (and it's an excellent way to spend time with your pet), but sometimes you just need a professional to get the job done properly.
When that time arrives, having a professional dog groomer to call on is a huge relief. Professional groomers know proper canine coat care inside and out, and a trip to the groomer will quickly have your dog looking and feeling like a movie star.