What is a Golden Retriever Cocker Spaniel Mix?

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“Hybrid” has become an increasingly popular word. There are cars, roses and a variety of other things that are hybrids. Now there are dogs that are hybrids. The golden retriever cocker spaniel mix is one of this variety of dogs that have become hybrid dogs.

There are rules that govern exactly what a true hybrid is. The American Canine Hybrid Club has set standards of this term. The hybrid must be a mix of two or more purebred dogs. They are usually a mix of two purebred dogs. The reason that people want to combine two different breeds is to obtain the positive characteristics of both breeds. Unfortunately, it does not always work out the way it is planned.

In order to have a breed listed with the organization rules need to be followed. Chances are, that with the first breeding, the results will vary. The dog may have none of the positive characteristics of one breed and all of the positive characteristics of the other. Buying from a responsible breeder will help to have you get the dog you desiree.

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The golden retriever cocker spaniel mix can have all of the positive characteristics of either the golden retriever or the cocker spaniel. Breeders may be trying to have a dog that is smaller than a golden retriever with the same personality traits of this popular and gentle breed.

The golden retriever cocker spaniel hybrid may have the temperament you are looking for in a pet. The best way to find out the possible characteristics is to learn the characteristics of both the golden retriever and the cocker spaniel. Is the cocker spaniel an American cocker spaniel or an English cocker spaniel? Size, color, demeanor and problems of both breeds can be mixed in to the hybrid.

The known health issues of either breed can be present or absent in the hybrid. The litter can be a mixture of some or all of the health issues. On the other hand, the health issues can be totally absent. It is a chance that you take when you mix the breeds.

Both breeds have temperaments that are described as sociable, happy, gentle and loving dogs. Both have been bred to retrieve birds in the water or on land. The cocker spaniel is primarily a land hunter. They are used to flush out birds that are hard to find. The golden retriever is especially adept at retrieving water fowl.

Cocker spaniels bond quickly to their families. As with any breed, obedience training and socialization. If they are not trained they can become somewhat aggressive with strangers, children and other dogs. It is up to the owner to provide that training.

Golden retrievers are also gentle, loving dogs that bond with their families. They are good with children and adults. They too will have better characteristics if they are trained at an early age. They are intelligent dogs that learn quickly and retain that knowledge throughout their lives.

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The golden retriever cocker spaniel mix are sure to be energetic, playful and active. Both breeds enjoy the outdoors and love being with their families on trips and social events. By including the dog in activities, they are less likely to become bored and destructive. If left to their own device, they can find many things that will entertain themselves at the human families’ expense.

A responsible breeder will carefully choose the popular characteristics of both breeds. The first breeding of the golden retriever cocker spaniel mix is an experiment. Breeders will choose the best of the litter to breed and second generation to obtain more of the positive traits.

The golden retriever cocker spaniel mix goes by several different names. They can be golden cocker retriever, Dakota Sport Retriever or Cogol. The names are chosen by the organization with whom they are registered. The American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the International Designer Canine Registry are the organizations that guide breeders to their ultimate goal and will also assign a name to the hybrid.

Do your research and decide what you are wanting in a dog. The golden retriever cocker spaniel mix can be a family pet or a hunting companion.


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