Because the Cotralian is a new hybrid breed that hasn’t had a lot of time to develop an origin story, we don’t know a lot about where he originated. Thankfully, we do have a lot of information about his parent breeds so that we can get an idea of what the Cotralian came from. For instance, the Cocker Spaniel has been around for centuries and has always been used as a hunting companion. This breed was especially good at hunting water fowl, such as the woodcock from which the Cocker Spaniel takes his name. While these dogs have always had some degree of popularity, that fame really sky rocketed after the Cocker Spaniel was featured as the main dog breed in Disney’s movie Lady and the Tramp in 1955. Because of this, unfortunately, the dogs began to be bred carelessly and quickly, resulting in a few bad temperaments that snuck into the breed. Ever since then, breeders have been working hard to fix those issues and restore the Cocker Spaniel to its full potential. These dogs are used in shows, as companion animals, and as hunters. The Australian Shepherd, despite his name, was actually first created in the western United States during the time of the Gold Rush (1840’s). The Aussie is a working dog at heart who was designed to heard cattle and other livestock. Intelligent, energetic, and loyal, this breed is ready and willing to work his hardest for his master. He is an easy breed to train and eager to please. The Australian Shepherd became really popular after World War II when there was a renewed interest in Western-style horseback riding. Everyone was really impressed with the beautiful and intelligent dogs that were working alongside the cowboys and the rest it history. The Breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1993 and have been used as working, show, and companion dogs ever since. By combining these two parent breeds, you can expect that the Cotralian is an energetic, intelligent, loyal, and friendly dog that makes a great pet for those who are looking for a companion that likes to be active and adventurous, while still loving their owner unconditionally.