15-25 lbs
​United States
Cocker Spaniel

The Cockinese is a hybrid mix between the Cocker Spaniel and the Pekingese. These dogs are full of unique elements, from their personality to their appearance. Because the Cockinese is a hybrid breed, their traits can vary widely, even within the same litter. However, the typical Cockinese is a small dog that tends to have the lengthened facial features of the Cocker Spaniel, longer ears with slightly curled hair, and large dark eyes. Their fur comes in a wide variety of colors and their personality is just as colorful. Energetic, playful, and a total cuddle bug, the Cockinese would make an excellent companion dog for anyone who likes to be entertained and loved endlessly. While these dogs may be small, they have large hearts that are loyal, friendly, and full of life. They can be a bit stubborn, slightly difficult to train, mischievous, and destructive at times; but overall, the Cockinese is a great breed for any type of family, whether large or small.

Date of Origin
​Cocker Spaniel, Pekingese

Cockinese Health

Average Size
Male Cockinese size stats
Height: 9-15 inches Weight: 15-25 lbs
Female Cockinese size stats
Height: 9-15 inches Weight: 15-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
Minor Concerns
  • Familial Nephropathy
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Eye Problems
  • Skin Fold Dermatitis
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Persistent Pupillary Membrane
  • Hepatitis
  • Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
  • Cleft Palate
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Hip X-Rays
  • Dna For Pra
  • Physical Examination
  • Eye Examinations
  • Complete Blood Work

Cockinese Breed History

Although many new hybrid breeds like the Cockinese don’t have much information as to their origin and beginnings, the parent breeds always have lots of details available. The Cocker Spaniel and the Pekingese are both well-known and relatively popular breeds. In fact, the Cocker Spaniel was even used in the Disney movie “Lady and the Tramp” as the lead character! Before becoming a movie star however, this breed was always used as a hunting companion who loved to flush game out from the bushes and retrieve it on command. His name, the Cocker, was taken from his knack for hunting the woodcock, which is a type of wading bird. This breed is recognized by their beautiful silky coat, large intelligent eyes, and long velvety ears that are covered in small curls. While this breed has some wonderful traits, bad breeding has influenced a few negative aspects into the breed. Despite this fact, if you find a reputable breeder, you can find a wonderful addition for your family. The Pekingese is an interesting gentleman who’s flurry of ears almost resembles that of Einstein’s immaculate hair. This small breed was always a favorite of the imperial family in China. His self-important attitude definitely reflects this status and to this day, the Pekingese is dignified and proud. He is an ancient breed was created to be a companion dog who was so highly cherished by the imperial family that they were the only ones allowed to own one with theft being punishable by death! No wonder this little dog has a snooty attitude. Today, while he is nowhere near as popular as he used to be, the Pekingese is used as a show and companion dog. He is difficult to train and very stubborn, yet with a firm hand, he can learn the proper way to behave; thus becoming an excellent family pet. When the Pekingese and the Cocker Spaniel are combined, it is no surprise that we end up with a spunky, energetic dog that loves nothing more than to spend his entire day right by your side. Just be warned, he may not always listen to what you have to say while he’s there!

Cockinese Breed Appearance

The Cockinese can vary greatly in appearance even within the same litter. This is because, as a hybrid breed, whichever parent breed’s traits are stronger will determine what each individual offspring will look like. The typical Cockinese is small in size, with long ears, and dark intelligent eyes. Their fur can either be like the Cocker Spaniel, which is medium in length and a silky texture, or the Pekingese, which is very long and rough. Regardless of what texture the fur takes on, the Cockinese can come in a variety of colors including black, tan, red, white, and brown with different markings. While the Pekingese has a very squashed in face, the Cockinese seems to take after the Cocker Spaniel and sports a longer muzzle and open face. The Cockinese tends to shed seasonally and prefers mild temperatures due to the fact that they can overheat and get cold very easily.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Cockinese eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Cockinese nose
Coat Color Possibilities
white Cockinese coat
black Cockinese coat
red Cockinese coat
brown Cockinese coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Cockinese straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Cockinese Breed Maintenance

While both the Pekingese and the Cocker Spaniel look like they are a lot of work to groom, only the Cocker Spaniel is relatively high maintenance. If your Cockinese has the coat of the Cocker Spaniel, grooming will be slightly more intensive and will possibly require the help of a professional groomer every few weeks or so. Baths should occur a couple of times a month and brushing at least three times a week at home. All of this is to make sure that the silky coat stays silky and free from tangles. If your Cockinese has the fur of the Pekingese, grooming won’t ‘be as hard as you think. Simply brush around three times a week at home with a wire brush and rake in order to get all the way down to the undercoat. Bathing only needs to occur when your dog gets especially dirty or every couple of months. Besides brushing and bathing, be sure to completely dry your dog’s ears thoroughly after each bath in order to avoid any irritation or infections. Also, trim the nails of your dog’s feet every few weeks in order to keep the feet healthy and free of snags.

Brushes for Cockinese
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Cockinese requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Cockinese Temperament

Although the Pekingese tends to have a haughty, stubborn attitude, the Cockinese seems to take after the Cocker Spaniel more; reflecting a kind, loving, playful attitude that shows hints of independence and some tenacity. If you are a first time dog owner, the Cockinese may not be the best fit for you because, while they are very intelligent, they can be quite difficult to train. This difficulty most likely stems from the independent nature of the Pekingese and while it can be overcome with a firm determination and consistency, it may be daunting to one who has never trained a dog before. The Cockinese will make an excellent family dog that does well with children and other animals as long as they are trained and socialized early on in life. They may bark at strangers initially but will warm up to new people in time. This breed does not tend to bark often, so if you live in an apartment there should be no need to worry. However, the Cockinese does still have Cocker Spaniel in his veins, so exercise is a must.

Cockinese Activity Requirements

Due to the fact that both parent breeds of the Cockinese are somewhat energetic and very intelligent, you can expect your Cockinese to need a moderate amount of exercise a couple times a day. Such activities as a walk, training, interactive toys, fetch, and going to the park are a few great ways to help tire out your dog. Training is very important with this breed as it will teach him manners and channel his energy into something productive as opposed to destruction of your personal objects. Even though the Cockinese is a dog that requires quite a bit of physical activity a day, he will also be perfectly happy to cuddle up beside you and snuggle to his heart’s content. This is what makes the Cockinese an excellent dog for any size home and he will do well whether in the country side or the heart of a city; just so long as you provide him an outlet for his energetic spurts.

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

Cockinese Food Consumption

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

Cockinese Owner Experiences

1 Year
7 People
Enjoy spending time outdoors.
I love my puppy, he's the perfect size for an indoors pet and loves to play a lot. He can be very stubborn at times when we try to teach him new tricks or when we want him to learn where to go bathroom but other than that he is a perfect dog. If you have lots of patience with puppies & older dogs then i think this would be a perfect pet for you!
4 months, 1 week ago
4 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Shes been difficult to train, but shes the most loving and affectionate dog you will ever meet.
11 months, 1 week ago
10 Years
2 People
It's all been one BIG adventure, everyday is something new. It's like having a 2 year old that's never grows out of the terrible 2s. I never want this adventure to end.
11 months, 2 weeks ago
Six Years
3 People
House & Yard
He is smart, sweet, lovable and fun. He is protective and loves to cuddle. He is my best friend and I'm thankful every day that he has been in my life!💕
1 year, 8 months ago
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