The Cockeranian, or the Cocker-Pom, is a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and the Pomeranian, two small-sized dogs with friendly and loyal temperaments. They can be very mischievous at times, however, they make great family pets and their mischevious and curious nature makes them an interesting companion to have.
Cockeranians can reach a minimum height of 7 inches and a maximum height of 15 inches, as well as a minimum weight of 5 pounds and a maximum weight of 20 pounds. They are small dogs that can be a variety of colors including black, black and white, chocolate, dark brown, or white. Their coat can be quite coarse or can be soft, depending on the dog. They have a small head, a long snout, with fluffy floppy ears, and are normally closer to a Cocker Spaniel regarding body shape.
The Cockeranian is a very playful and sometimes mischievous dog, very excited at times and can be distracted easily. Cockeranians are not very barky but they can become noisy when locked in an enclosed space such as a kennel. Cockeranians are generally very obedient but must be trained well and socialized properly. They are very loyal to their humans and will sometimes be wary of other people.
Cockeranians have a life expectancy of 13 years. They are quite prone to allergies and have very sensitive skin that can be easily irritated. Due to this, it is important to use hypoallergenic shampoo. Cockeranians are also at risk for gastrointestinal problems, eye infections, ear canal issues, and very sensitive teeth. It is important to take them for regular check ups regarding their ears and teeth, and to clean their eyes properly so that they don’t become crusty.