Temperament: The Cockerdor is never agressive but loves a good play fight. They are very sweet, playful dogs who can be reserved around new people until they warm up to them.
Family Dog: The Cockerdor is a great family dog. They are typically very gentle with children, smaller dogs and cats. They can be rambunctious at times so care should be taken around the elderly or small children.
Shedding: Depending on the coat, the Cockerdor can be a low to medium shedding dog.
Grooming: The Cockerdor requires regular brushing to clear shedded hair during moulting season-we highly recommend a 'Furminator' for this - worth every penny!
Training: The Cockerdor is a great dog to train. They may have some jumping issues though and should be trained not to jump at a young age. The Cockerdor may be hard to crate train as they do not like to seperate from their owners or other companions. Start crate-training at a young age to help eliminate this.
Behavior: The Cockerdor is a loyal, smart, energetic and loving dog who absolutely loves attention.
Barking: The Cockerdor barks when they want to play, feel scared or threatened, when someone comes to the door or sometimes in their sleep. They have a deep, Lab-like bark and like to grunt.
Weather: The Cockerdor loves all weather.
Exercise: The Cockerdor loves walks, the park and the beach but they can also be happy curled up on the sofa beside you. They are happy with one long walk and play daily as well as longer country walks. They can be over exercised especially when young so you should build up to longer walks and make sure they have a day of rest every couple of days.
Physical Ability: The Cockerdor can be a jumper, with the ability to jump on to or off of tall objects. They can even jump very high to see out windows.
Size: The Cockerdor is around 20 inches tall.
Companionship: The Cockerdor makes a great companion dog. They love being with any living thing. They are very social and loyal dogs. They love to sleep right in your lap no matter how big they get. They don't like being left alone and will follow their owner from room to room.
Ears: The Cockerdor has long ears, though not quite as long as a Cocker Spaniel's.
Body: The Cockerdor has a small to medium, athletic body like a Labrador, but usually with shorter legs.
Forequarters: The front legs of the Cockerdor are shorter than a Lab's.
Tail: It is possible for the Cockerdor to be born without a long tail looking like it was docked halfway up or they can have a long tail.
Coat: The Cockerdor's coat is medium to long, very soft, shiny and can be wavy.