A hybrid dog bred in recent times, Golden Cocker Retrievers are friendly pets who are easy to train and eager to please. Typically, you can get a Golden Cocker Retriever by crossing a Standard Golden Retriever with an English Cocker Spaniel. If you encounter a Golden Cocker Retriever while you're out and about, however, chances are that these breeds have a few other dogs mixed in with them as well - typically having a bit of American Cocker Spaniel or Poodle in their DNA depending on where this meeting takes place. Overall, Golden Cocker Retrievers are outstanding dogs with a lot of great aspects to their characters. These dogs are also very active pets, so be prepared to break a sweat if you adopt one of these pups.
One would be hard pressed to describe a Golden Cocker Retriever as needy; these dogs are not only incredibly self-sufficient but they also don't need much in terms of physical activity or grooming requirements. These facts alone are enough to make Golden Cocker Retrievers great additions to any family of any size. Couple them with the Golden Cocker Retriever's incredibly friendly demeanor and "can-do" attitude, and you have a pet that's more than eager to embark on all sorts on zany and unforgettable journeys with you. Since Golden Cocker Retrievers are medium sized dogs, you won't need that much space to accommodate them either.