Golden Cocker Retriever

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30-45 lbs
Cocker Spaniel
Golden Retriever
Cogol, Dakota Sport Retriever

Affectionate, sweet, and social, the Golden Cocker Retriever is a hybrid breed developed from the Golden Retriever and the Cocker Spaniel. This breed has a high energy level which allows him to run around freely and never become tired. He is ready for adventure at all times. This docile but energetic canine is a perfect fit for families due to his sensitive nature. Weighing an average of 30 to 45 pounds and standing between 20 to 24 inches tall, his coat is medium length, and can be fine in texture. Some maintenance is required to keep his coat shiny and tangle free.

Date of Origin
Golden Retriever, Cocker Spaniel

Golden Cocker Retriever Health

Average Size
Male Golden Cocker Retriever size stats
Height: 20-24 inches Weight: 30-45 lbs
Female Golden Cocker Retriever size stats
Height: 20-24 inches Weight: 30-45 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • None
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Entropion
  • Epilepsy
  • Ectropion
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Golden Cocker Retriever Breed History

The Golden Cocker Retriever's history is not yet documented; not much is known about where he originated from. It is suspected that the breed was developed as a result of designer dog trends in the last two decades. Golden Retrievers are considered exceptionally intelligent dogs due to their talent for agility and competitive obedience. The breed was originally developed in Scotland at the estate of Lord Tweedmouth. Tweedmouth wanted to breed all types of animals and he aimed to breed the perfect Golden Retriever with an excellent nose and a loyal personality. In 1868 and 1871, Tweedmouth bred one of the Golden Retrievers to a female Tweed Water Spaniel. With time, the dogs were bred to produce yellow puppies. In 1911, the Kennel Club in England officially recognized the Golden Retriever but not by name. It was classified as a “Retriever – Yellow or Golden”. In 1920, the breed name was officially changed to Golden Retriever. In 1932, the AKC recognized the breed. The Cocker Spaniel was originally bred to be a hunting dog who had his beginnings in Spain in the 14th century. The Cocker Spaniel was originally used to sniff out fowl and send flocks into the air by startling them. In 1936, the breed was the most popular dog in the United States. The Cocker Spaniel belongs to two classifications: English and American Cocker Spaniel. The American Spaniel is smaller with a shorter black muzzle. The English Cocker Spaniel is taller with a narrow head.

Golden Cocker Retriever Breed Appearance

The Golden Cocker Retriever may inherit either parent breed's coat in terms of length. The coat will usually be medium-length, straight, dense, and non-water-repellent. This medium-sized breed has a broad build and requires daily exercise outdoors. He stands between 20 to 24 inches and weighs an average of 30 to 45 pounds. His ears resemble the Golden Retriever and hang low on either side of the head. The tail is similar to that of the Golden Retriever; the tail has a slight curve and is thick. His powerful paws are strong and the legs parallel. The Golden Cocker Retriever's snout is medium-length with a black nose. His dark eyes are inherited from both parent breeds.

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

Golden Cocker Retriever Breed Maintenance

The Golden Cocker Retriever is not considered a hypoallergenic breed and will shed moderately throughout the year. In order to prevent tangles and mats, daily brushing with a firm bristle brush for 10 to 15 minutes will help reduce hair damage. The Golden Cocker Retriever may require professional grooming every 4 to 6 weeks to prevent damage to the coat and to maintain hygiene. It is recommended you bathe your dog every 6 to 8 weeks. This breed is not known to drool. Ears should be wiped and cleaned weekly; if your hybrid loves the water, check the ears for excess moisture after every swim in order to avoid yeast or bacteria growth. Nails should be trimmed and filed every 2 to 3 weeks. Teeth should be brushed daily in order to prevent tartar buildup.

Brushes for Golden Cocker Retriever
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Golden Cocker Retriever requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Golden Cocker Retriever Temperament

The Golden Cocker Retriever's personality will vary depending on which dominant traits he inherits from his parent breeds. This breed tends to be docile but energetic and social with a large heart. This lovable breed makes an excellent companion for first-time owners and families. He loves to be surrounded by people and to feel like part of the family. His friendly disposition means that he will get along well with other dogs and become friends with other pets in the family. Your Golden Cocker Retriever is not a nuisance barker but may bark at visitors. Early training and socialization should be provided so your dog will welcome those he does not know. Your Golden Cocker Retriever is an intelligent mix; be sure to involve him in activities that will keep him entertained and challenged.

Golden Cocker Retriever Activity Requirements

The Golden Cocker Retriever possesses a high level of energy that will require 60 minutes of activity per day. He will be a great running partner, will enjoy fetching, and always be asking to go swimming. Two walks per day are recommended, with the addition of other activities to stimulate his mind. He is the type of dog that will enjoy obedience trials. An ideal environment for your Golden Cocker Retriever is a spacious rural home with a fenced-in yard and a warm climate. Apartment living is discouraged; your hybrid needs to be able to romp and explore out of doors several times a day.

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

Golden Cocker Retriever Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

Golden Cocker Retriever Owner Experiences

3 Months
3 People
He bites. He whines but he is sooo cute. Will go to obedience class next week for 6 weeks.
2 months ago
2 Years
3 People
I really enjoy spending time with Lucky because he is a special, affectionate and protective dog. So I really love him. I adoptted him when he had 2 months.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
3 Months
3 People
active a lot ,doing pee in the place she is sleeping in
4 months, 1 week ago
1 Year
2 People
House & Yard
This is my first Golden Cocker Retriever. She is docile but alert and inquisitive. She was just separated from her brother and has bonded with me. She is very smart. Training begins this weekend as she is for emotional support for an autistic high functioning 6 year old.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Book me a walkiee?
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