7-27 lbs
​United States
Cocker Spaniel

The Cockeranian is a mix between the English Cocker Spaniel and the Pomeranian. This is a beautiful and high maintenance hybrid breed that is a mix of good and bad traits; creating a high-energy companion dog that is completely unforgettable. As a small to medium sized breed the Cockeranian is a perfect breed to have in any sized household, however, they do have a lot of energy so a yard is highly recommended in order to help burn off some of that energy. The Cocker Spaniel and the Pomeranian are both beautiful dogs that require a lot of upkeep in order to keep their fur looking fabulous, so be prepared to groom often with this breed. No matter where you live or who you live with, the Cockeranian will be a great fit for any family. Just remember that they may have a tendency to bark and can develop bad behaviors if not trained and socialized correctly. Overall, if you are looking for a cuddly companion with a bit of spunk, the Cockeranian may be the breed for you.

Date of Origin
Cocker Spaniel, Pomeranian

Cockeranian Health

Average Size
Male Cockeranian size stats
Height: 11-16 inches Weight: 7-27 lbs
Female Cockeranian size stats
Height: 11-16 inches Weight: 7-27 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Entropion
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Eyelid Defects
  • Kidney Problems
  • Persistent Pupillary Membrane
  • Hepatitis
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Entropion
Occasional Tests
  • Hip X-Rays
  • Dna Test For Pk
  • Physical Examination
  • Eye Examinations
  • Complete Blood Work

Cockeranian Breed History

The Cockeranian is a beautiful hybrid breed, and although we don’t know much about his origin, we have a lot of information on his parent breeds; the Pomeranian and the English Cocker Spaniel. The Pomeranian is a little fluff ball of pure enthusiasm that was first thought upon the coast of the Baltic Sea, near a region of Northern Europe known as Pomerania (where they take their name). The original Pomeranians were actually quite large and dwarfed the popular little Poms that we have today. This breed first became widely popular in Great Britain’s royal family after Queen Victoria brought one home with her from Florence, Italy. After that, it didn’t take long at all for their popularity to skyrocket and eventually, the Pomeranian made its way over to the United States in 1911. They are used for show dogs and companions and come in a wide variety of colors such as black, white, chocolate, cinnamon, brown, orange, red, and cream. The English Cocker Spaniel is so dubbed in order to help distinguish him from his close relative, the American Cocker Spaniel. This breed of dog was originally used as a hunting companion who loved to flush game out from the bushes and retrieve it on command. His name, the Cocker, stems from a special skill of hunting a type of wading bird called the woodcock. The Cocker Spaniel is a small breed, smallest in the Sporting Group to be exact, and is recognized by the beautiful silky coat, intelligent brown eyes, and the long velvety ears. The Cocker Spaniel become extremely popular after being featured in Disney’s animated film “Lady and the Tramp” in 1955 which unfortunately, wasn’t that great for the breed. This popularity lead to careless breeding and allowed some negative traits to spring up in the litters that followed. Despite this fact, if you find a reputable breeder, you can get a marvelous, loving, beautiful dog that has the sweetest disposition you will ever see.

Cockeranian Breed Appearance

The Cockeranian is an interesting mix of both the Cocker Spaniel and the Pomeranian. As both parent breeds are beautiful dogs, there is no doubt that the Cockeranian would have a unique beauty all its own. Because this is a hybrid breed, the appearance of the Cockeranian can vary widely even within the same litter. More often than not, he will have a long and thin snout, with dark attractive eyes, and medium long ears; these can appear either more erect like the Pomeranian or long and loose like the Cocker Spaniel. A small breed, the Cockeranian has a body that is covered in a double coat. The undercoat is soft and feathery, while the top coat can be course and slightly curly. The tail tends to curl over the back and has that trademark Pomeranian look.

Eye Color Possibilities
blue Cockeranian eyes
hazel Cockeranian eyes
brown Cockeranian eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Cockeranian nose
brown Cockeranian nose
Coat Color Possibilities
white Cockeranian coat
black Cockeranian coat
brown Cockeranian coat
pied Cockeranian coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Cockeranian wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Cockeranian Breed Maintenance

The Cockeranian is a very high maintenance dog breed. This is due to the fact that both of his parent breeds take weekly, meticulous grooming to ensure that their coats stay looking healthy and fabulous. In order to properly care for your Cockeranian’s coat, you will want to carefully brush the fur at least a few times a week to remove any tangles or knotting that may appear on the ears, underbelly, tail, and legs. It is recommended to go to a professional every 6 to 8 weeks to get your Cockeranian groomed so that any trimming that may need to be done can be touched up. Besides brushing, this breed needs to be bathed at least twice a month with gentle shampoo due to their skin allergies. If you are uncomfortable with this, a professional groomer would be a good option. The groomer can also clip your dog’s nails every few weeks if you uncomfortable doing so yourself. The Cockeranian does shed seasonally, so be prepared for that and have a good vacuum on hand; regular grooming will help to keep shedding manageable. This breed does best in warmer temperatures and tends to get cold rather quickly despite their double coat.

Brushes for Cockeranian
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Cockeranian requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Cockeranian Temperament

If you are looking for an excellent companion dog, the Cockeranian may be just perfect for you. This is a playful, loveable, and easy to train breed that is happiest right by your side or in your arms. Despite these wonderful traits, the Cockeranian can also be a bit stubborn and very protective of their owners at times. He may also be extremely barky if left in his crate alone, as the Cockeranian does not handle separation very well. Despite this fact, if this breed is properly socialized and trained at a young age, these negative traits can be easily outshined by the good. The Cockeranian is great in any household size and will do fine with strangers and other animals if socialized correctly, however when it comes to children, older ages would be preferred. This breed is very loyal and will love you unconditionally, just be sure to stick to training so that he can turn out to be a true friend and companion as opposed to a troublemaker.

Cockeranian Activity Requirements

Because the Cockeranian has one parent that is a hunter and one that is quite playful, he will need a moderate amount of exercise each day. Activities a couple times a day such as a long walk, playing in the yard, chasing toys in the house, and training are great ways to tire out your little friend. Early training and socialization are very important when it comes to ensuring that your Cockeranian knows how to behave around other animals and people, as well as providing him with a means of productive energy release. This breed is quite easy to train and training sessions are both physically and mentally stimulating. While the Cockeranian may be a bit stubborn at times, patience and a firm but gentle hand will be enough to encourage him forward. Despite their playful energy, the Cockeranian is also very cuddly and loveable and will do well in any size of home. If it is too hot or cold outside for outdoor activities, you can still wear your Cockeranian out with short playtimes in the house.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Cockeranian Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Cockeranian Owner Experiences

3 Years
2 People
House & Yard
After 6 pure cocker spaniels we got Sherman at 8 weeks old. He has been the Best dog I’ve ever had. Very loving and easy to train.
6 months ago
3 Years
6 People
Miley is our first small dog and we absolutely love her to pieces. She is the most loving and cuddly dog ever. We have had a few issues with house training due to last owners had her do all her business in their house but with patience we have it under control. She has a brother who is a corgi/collie and he has helped with separation anxiety. Her favourite toy is any pair of socks she can find and loves to play fetch with them.
9 months ago
11 Months
3 People
House & Yard
They are very sweet and affectionate but if you have other dogs with bad habits then you better keep an eye on them they also have a very high curiosity
9 months, 3 weeks ago
14 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Look, ive raised this dog since his was born. Im 19. This dog is my whole life. I love him so much and his the best support dog, best pet, my bestest baby in the WHOLE world. Hes helped me through so many trials, and i love him with all my heart. Ive been away from home (and him) for a year now and i think about him everyday. I miss him more than the humans in my family cause he doesnt get why i had to leave.
1 year, 5 months ago
6 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Mia is an amazing dog. She's highly trainable and has learned quite a few commands. She is nice to other dogs, but prefers to play with cats. She plays with the chickens in the backyard and is very calm and sweet.
1 year, 9 months ago
7 Years
2 People
Go Camping
Go on Vacation
Go to Park
Go to Beach
Very affectionate and loyal, hates separation, doesn’t bark much, playful/high energy level.
2 years, 2 months ago
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