The Corkie is a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and the Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie). These are small but sturdy dogs with an athletic body, floppy ears, and a black nose, while their dark eyes are intelligent and expressive. With their sweet, fond nature, it is fun to have these jolly dogs around.
|Also known as||Cocker Spaniel Yorkie Mix|
|Coat||Long, straight, silky|
|Colors||Brown, tan, brown and white, black and tan, yellow, parti-colored|
|Type||Companion dog, Watchdog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||11 to 15 years|
|Height (size)||Small; 8-14 inches|
|Weight||8-20 pounds (full grown)|
|Personality Traits||Loving, intelligent, alert, friendly|
|Good with Children||Yes (comfortable with older kids)|
|Good with Pets||No|
|Climate Compatibility||Not good for cold weather|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DBR, IDCR, ACHC, DDKC, DRA|
The Cocker Spaniel and Yorkie mix is a very obedient and affectionate dog that would love to stay active all day. Though they have a decent nature, showing their love and care to their family members, they are more compatible in mingling with older children rather than the rambunctious little ones. Some individuals might not even be good with other pets.
Being alert and watchful, and with an inborn deportment to please its owner, it would make a good watchdog, keeping intruders away from the premises. Possessing an adaptable nature, they would adjust themselves in both city and country lives easily.
Very much like the cocker spaniel, most of these dogs are easily trainable, especially with food rewards.
Socialization: If not thoroughly socialized, it is quite likely that they would either turn too timid or else aggressive. Raise the puppies together with your children and allow them to mix with other dogs, for instance your neighbour’s.
Obedience: Your Corkie loves to eat. Refrain from sharing things from your dish thus making sure that your pup understands that you won’t respond to its every demand whenever it sees you at the dinner table. Teach it follow commands like “back” or “leave” to refrain it from the action so that it would relate the word with the act of stepping back from your dinner table.
Housebreaking: While this might be a little difficult, never punish it in case of any accident. Just interrupt or startle your puppy when you catch it in the act of pooping inside the house.
Considering its size, plan for a normal meal schedule meant for such dogs in general.