Siberian Cocker

26-35 lbs
American Cocker Spaniel
Siberian Husky

The Siberian Cocker is a designer hybrid mix that is a combination of the American Cocker Spaniel and Siberian Husky. This medium-sized dog has all of the delightful characteristics of its parents. A stocky, muscular little dog, the males stand 13 to 20 inches and the females stand 14 to 16 inches. Siberian Cockers weigh between 26 and 40 pounds and the females tend to weigh slightly less than males. The soft coat is not overly long but it is dense. The Siberian Cocker is an ideal companion dog with a moderate energy level. He is perfect for families because the breed tends to adore children. He can live in an apartment as long as he is provided with proper exercise.  

Date of Origin
Cocker Spaniel and Siberian Husky

Siberian Cocker Health

Average Size
Male Siberian Cocker size stats
Height: 16-20 inches Weight: 30-40 lbs
Female Siberian Cocker size stats
Height: 13-17 inches Weight: 26-35 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Ectropion
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Liver Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bladder Stones
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Phosphofructokinase (PFK) Deficiency
  • Kidney Stones
Minor Concerns
  • Otitis Externa
  • Cherry Eye
  • Allergies
  • Hypothyroidism
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Blood Sugar and Thyroid Tests
  • Chest X-rays
  • Eye and Ear Examination
  • Free Thyroxine (T4) Levels

Siberian Cocker Breed History

The Siberian Cocker is a relatively new breed. It is a mix of the Siberian Husky and the Cocker Spaniel. As a combination of both dog breeds, the chances are good that the mix will share the various health problems of both parent dogs. He will also display a combination of the two breed's personality traits. The Siberian Husky was bred by the Siberian Indian tribe the Chukchis. They were used to pull the nomadic tribe's sleds, covering rough terrain and making travel easier. During the 19th century, the fur trappers in North America also used the breed for sled pulling. In 1925, a team of Siberian Huskies was used to transport life-saving diphtheria medication to Nome, Alaska. This courageous breed was added to the Working Group of the American Kennel Club in 1930. The American Cocker Spaniel was originally bred as a small hunting dog in the United Kingdom and was a popular choice for hunting woodcocks which is where its name ‘cocker’ was derived. Originally the classification of ‘cocker spaniel’ was dependent on size and not ancestry. In order for a small Spaniel to be classified as a cocker, it needed to weigh less than 25 pounds. In 1878, the American Kennel Club recognized the breed. The Siberian Cocker is an optimum mix of its two parents. It has a spunky nature and a real affinity for children.

Siberian Cocker Breed Appearance

The Siberian Cocker is a medium-sized dog that has a full, dense coat that is more reminiscent of the American Cocker Spaniel than the Siberian Husky. Some dogs require trims, like the American Cocker Spaniel. The dog’s fur is soft and smooth to the touch. He should be combed several times a week to remove any mats. This dog’s coat varies in color and can be a combination of shades or a single color. Coat colors include white, black, tan, brown, and cream.  His eyes are typically either brown, black, blue, or bi-colored. He is a stocky dog with a muscular frame. His legs are somewhat short with large feet and pads. The muzzle of the Siberian Cocker is somewhat short and his ears are long and floppy like those of the American Cocker Spaniel parent.

Eye Color Possibilities
blue Siberian Cocker eyes
hazel Siberian Cocker eyes
brown Siberian Cocker eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Siberian Cocker nose
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Siberian Cocker straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Siberian Cocker Breed Maintenance

The Siberian Cocker has a dense, soft coat that does require weekly brushing. Some of the dogs also require monthly grooming like the American Cocker Spaniel, but others do not have an actively growing coat. His nails should be clipped once a month if his active lifestyle doesn’t naturally wear them down. Some owners opt to brush their Siberian Cocker’s teeth to keep them clean, plaque-free, and prevent periodontal disease later in life. His floppy ears should be wiped out with a moist cloth once a week to prevent unwanted debris buildup.
Brushes for Siberian Cocker
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Siberian Cocker requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Siberian Cocker Temperament

The temperament of the Siberian Cocker is ideal for a family. He loves children. His medium size makes him ideal for an active lifestyle. He enjoys walks and will even go for a jog. This smart dog will rarely pass up a game of catch or frisbee. He also likes to snuggle and lay beside his owner. His intelligence makes him an ideal dog for obedience. He is quick to learn and always willing to please. Like his parent, the Siberian Husky, he is not prone to barking but will alert if there is a stranger nearby. He is extremely lovable, outgoing, and very loyal. Unlike many breeds, the Siberian Cocker is not prone to shyness and will readily welcome new people into his life.

Siberian Cocker Activity Requirements

The Siberian Cocker is active and does require exercise.  He likes to go for a walk or play a game of catch. Unlike many breeds, the Siberian Cocker gets along well with other animals and truly enjoys playtime at a dog park. His medium-size makes him compatible with apartment living as long as he has adequate exercise to burn off pent-up energy. A home with a large yard is ideal so that your hybrid can run and play; just make sure to supervise him at all times when outside. He is a great companion for children because he can play for hours without getting tired. The Siberian Cocker bonds closely with his owner or family and loves spending time with his favorite people.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Siberian Cocker Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$30.00 - $30.00

Siberian Cocker Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Siberian Cocker size stats at six months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 25 lbs
Female Siberian Cocker size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 23 lbs
12 Months
Male Siberian Cocker size stats at 12 months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 35 lbs
Female Siberian Cocker size stats at 12 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 30 lbs
18 Months
Male Siberian Cocker size stats at 18 months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 35 lbs
Female Siberian Cocker size stats at 18 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 30 lbs

Siberian Cocker Owner Experiences

2 Years
4 People
House & Yard
We got Luna from a dog home where she had been left because she was fighting with the other four dogs in the household. She is very affectionate, loves to sit at your feet and is very calm and gentle with the children. Loves fetch but does pull at the moment while out on walks. Feels like this may take some training to get her out of it. Very clingy though and can be anxious when people aren't around. Ideal family pet but does need training
2 weeks, 6 days ago
11 Months
4 People
running around the park
Playing fetch
We got her from a shelter and recently took a DNA test and found out that she was this breed. She does not like to eat a lot, and is very slow to train. She is not incredibly mobile, and also has seperation anxiety when her loved ones are away from the house. She does love to play fetch though, and is a little cuddle bug. She also has a problem with other dogs but this may be because she is a puppy and may have experienced trama when she was little.
5 months ago
1 Year
4 People
House & Yard
Frankie is a beautiful playful friendly Siberian cocker she does not like to be on her own for too long, she is amazing with children and other dogs, she takes alot of walking and is hyperactive I would not recommend a Siberian cocker for first time dog owners because they need a lot of attention frankie is very lovable and has won dog competitions she always turns heads when we are on our walks because of her striking blue eyes
5 months, 2 weeks ago
10 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Obedient, happy, shy, smiles a lot. Does not care for birds. Loves to be petted. Barks at strangers. Good traveler.
7 months, 3 weeks ago
One Year
4 People
My dog loves to run freely, hide in the bushes, hunt cats and gnaw wires and buttons for appliances
1 year ago
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