The Cocker Spaniel Pekingese Mix is another one of the super adorable Cocker Spaniel mixes. The hybrid is created through the cross breeding between a purebred Cocker Spaniel and a Pekingese and is known for its lively, friendly temperament. Moreover given their tiny stature, they are also popular as designer hybrids amongst pet parents.
So, now that we know the origin science behind this particular canine hybrid, let’s dive into more details, including their origin, appearance, trainability, etc.
Where do the Cocker Spaniel Pekingese Mix come from?
Specifically bred for invoking excellent genes from world’s two most popular canine breeds, the Cocker Spaniel and the Pekingese, the hybrid is rather a new name in the list of hybrids. While many parents suppose the pupper to have first originated due to accidental breeding, there isn’t any exact information regarding their creation.
However, when we look into their parents’ history, it is clear that this woofer was probably designed to bring in the more people-oriented version of the two purebreds, which was also successful. Thanks to this, the popularity of this particular canine hybrid has been soaring high in recent years all over the world.
How does the Cocker Spaniel Pekingese Mix look like?
Going by a shorter name, the Cockinese can have variable physical appearances depending upon their dominant set of genes. Therefore, with hybrids it is not possible to depict their physical characteristics even within the same litter.
But, at the same time their typical looks include a small body, long fluffy ears, a broad head, a longer snout, and a pair of doe-shaped eyes that gives them the forever puppy charm, no matter what their age is. The head rests on a deep-chested body adorned with beautiful, luscious fur representing either of the parents or a combination of both. So, it can be either wavy and silky as the Spaniels or comparatively longer and rougher as with the Pekingese.
The most common coat colours include red, white, black, tan and can be single tone or have distinctive markings all over their little bodies.
How big does a Cockinese get?
This United States hybrid grows up to a maximum height of 9-15 inches from shoulder to their ridge and weighs around 15-25 lbs. Thus, the hybrid generally falls under the small-sized hybrid category, although some pups may grow a few inches if the Spaniel genes are on the dominant side.
Apart from that, given their small sized stature, they make the best choice for lap dogs and designer hybrids as they can easily fit into your arms, your lady purse and even standard sized backpacks.
How long do Cockinese live for?
The average life expectancy of this alluring canine is 12-14 years. They do well in mild temperatures as keeping them in extreme temperatures may overheat or freeze their fragile build-up, requiring you to invest in expensive medical care.
Similarly, even though reputed breeders do their best in carefully choosing the best parents for the cross-breeding, the procedure always has involved risks. While the parents may seem to be of the absolute supreme conditions, the resulting pup might end up contracting certain genetic health conditions which may be dormant in the parent’s breeds.
Thus, a Cockinese might be prone to:
- Patellar luxation
- Intervertebral Disc disease
- Eye and ear problems
- Hip dysplasia
- Skin fold dermatitis
- Brachycephalic syndrome
- Hepatitis, etc.
P.S.- The above list of health conditions is just for informational purposes only. We are in no way denoting the hybrid to be a ‘sick dog’ and hence pet parents should only use this data to be prepared to deal with extreme situations, whenever necessary.
Are Cockanese hypoallergenic?
The Cockanese arrive with a dense furry coat which is prone to extensive shedding all year round. This in turn automatically increases the allergen factor as their bodies naturally produce way too much dander, and other harmful proteins that might cause severe repercussions in a sensitive individual.
Therefore, if any one of your house members or even you yourself have been diagnosed with a case of chronic dog allergy, it is best to stay away from this particular hybrid. This is because, while OTC medications for subsiding the allergic reactions may work for a while, your body will obviously grow resistant to the medications within a short span of time.
How to groom a Cockanese?
As stated earlier, if you have a heavy-shedder woofer like that of a Cockanese in your home, you will automatically need to invest in high quality grooming products. Ignoring it will only create a mess of the whole situation, ending up with visits to professional groomers and empty pockets.
Starting from their soft, shiny coat, brushing and raking is absolutely needful every alternate day. The raker should be able to collect all loose fur and dead skin cells from deep down their body, so as to aid their root follicles to get better circulation and prevent messy mattings. This should be followed with a thorough bath every week or every fortnight.
Next, comes their eyes, ears, and teeth. Featuring long down right fluffy ears, cleaning their ears regularly is a must, as accumulation of earwax over time can lead to ear infections and even hearing problems. The same also goes for their teeth and eyes.
Are the Cocker Spaniel Pekingese Mix good dogs? Do they bark excessively?
As a wise person once said, “Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.”
So, rather than asking if the Cocker Spaniel Pekingese Mix will be a good dog for you, you need to ask yourself if you can be a good parent to it.
Dogs, no matter if it’s a hybrid or a purebred, exhibit a persona, the same as they are treated by their owners and hence a lot can be known by how a dog behaves. Apart from that, typically these pooches are one of the friendliest, cuddle-loving hybrids that you can ever come across. They love to be surrounded with others’ presence, be it their hoomans or another pet in the home. This can however sometimes go to extremities, leading to severe separation anxiety when left alone for long.
Additionally, they are also highly tolerant, unlike the purebred Pekingese and hence can be trusted with smaller infants or animals, when socialised properly from a younger age. These little beasts are very gentle and won’t mind a little poking, but excess of anything is never good.
Their calm, reserved demeanour also makes them a quiet dog, and therefore you won’t have to constantly struggle with maximal barking tendencies. But, in face of danger, the pooch won’t back down from jumping into the situation, heads-on, as it values its family more than its life.
Do they make good apartment dogs?
Given their considerable patience with toddlers and other pets, small to medium size, and a quiet personality, they are the absolute best for people looking for apartment dogs. However, the only thing that can be an issue is their exercising requirements.
You see, these fun-sized puppers arrive with enormous levels of energy and hence regular working out is a must for them to not switch to their destructive phase. Despite their petite figure, they will require a daily walking schedule which lasts for at least 60 minutes, a good tug-of-war playing time and loads of mind stimulating games that they can play around during your absence.
If their energy levels are properly met, they will happily be the most ‘ideal dog’ and even have an aptly healthy life.
How to train a Cockinese?
Cockinese are very intelligent, hard working canine hybrids that are always eager to impress their humans. But given it’s parents genes, the pup may sometimes display a spunky, cheeky character and thus be rebellious and willful when training.
To prevent such instances, following positive reinforcement training methods always works for the best. Through this, not only both you and the dog will have fun but the pooch will also be able to learn the pros of good actions by associating it with good memories, like getting a chunk of its favourite treat.
So, this was all about the Cockanese dogs. We hope you had a great time learning about the pup with us.
If you are a dog lover then, Subscribe to our weekly newsletters. No Spams!