Cockalier
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12-15 inches
Moderate
High
9-14 Years
Long and silky or short and fine
Low
Cocker: USA, Cavalier: Great Britain
Black, Brown, Tan, Blenheim or Ruby
Moderate - High
Active, friendly, obedient
13-28 pounds
High
Appearance

The Cockalier has a sturdy, compact body and a cleanly chiseled and refined head, with
the overall dog in complete balance and of ideal size. They have long drop ears and a
usually docked tail. Their fur is long and silky, with the appearance of royalty.  They are
short small dogs, although large for a toy breed.

Temperament

Cockaliers are active, friendly, lively and fun. They love to be around people and are
always willing to please. They can be lazy if not exercised, but are certainly willing to go
out on a walk. They are affectionate, affable, and very good with kids. They are also
good with other pets.

History

The name of the Cocker Spaniel comes from what they were once used for, hunting
woodcock. Despite his name, the American Cocker Spaniel is in fact originally a breed
of Spanish blood. In the 17th century Cavaliers were popular with King Charles the first,
and thus became popular with King Charles the II. The dogs were popular among all
royalty, and many used them as lap dogs, companions, foot warmers and more.
A Cockalier is a cross-breed of a Cocker
Spaniel and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
and may demonstrate any combination of traits
from those two breeds.