Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Spanador

Labrador Retriever / Cocker Spaniel Hybrid Dog

Information and Pictures

The left side of a tan with brown Spanador dog is laying on a blanket on top of a couch and it is looking forward. It has darker brown hair on its ears, wide round brown eyes and a brown nose.

Hank the Spanador at 3 years old—"Hank is THE best dog I have ever owned."

Recognition

Cockador

Cockerdor

Description

The Spanador is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the American Cocker Spaniel. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

A thick coated, black Spanador dog is sittig on a bed, it is looking to the right, its mouth is open and its tongue is hanging out.

Angel the Cocker Spaniel / black Lab Retriever mix breed dog (Spanador)

A tan shorthaired, Spanador dog is laying curled up in a ball in a basket that is filled with clothes.

"This is Huck at 7 months old resting after a hard day of play. He likes the smell and warmth of clothes right out of the dryer. He is a Lab / Cocker Spaniel mix."

Top down view of a white with red Spanador that is laying across a stone surface. It is facing the left. Its eyes are squinting in the sun and it has a brown nose.

Amy (aka Babba) the Spanador at 2 years old—"Amy is a very affectionate, intelligent dog, a bit bigger than a working cocker. She is great at tricks, loves retrieving, loves hide and seek and treasure hunts and generally likes to be stimulated."

The right side of a white with red Spanador dog that is standing in a field of large grass, its mouth is open, its tongue is out and it is looking to the right. Its tail is level with its body.

Amy (aka Babba) the Spanador at 2 years old—"She has a lot of self control and will not cross boundaries set in the home, however has bad recall out in the field. We are working on this!"

The left side of a white with red Spanador dog that is laying across a blanket in a crate. It is looking to the right. It has soft drop ears and a brown nose.

Amy (aka Babba) the Spanador at 2 years old—"You can place a treat on her foot and she will not touch it until she is given the command, something my 11 year old daughter taught her. She is easy to train in this respect. She is not particularly food led though, unless it is something really tasty like salmon. She is very personable and loving and people are constantly telling us what a lovely dog she is. We adore her!"

A shorthaired tan Spanador is wearing a pink collar sitting in the grass with a brick house behind her, with her eyes slightly squinted. She has a black nose and long soft drop ears.

Daisy the Spanador (Labrador Retriever / Cocker Spaniel mix) at 8 months old

Side view - A brown Spanador is laying across grass, it is looking up and to the left. It has yellow eyes and long soft ears.

Rocky, a 4-year-old Cocker Spaniel / Labrador cross (Spanador)

Close up front view - A brown Spanador is walking through a small stream of water and its mouth is open.

Rocky, a 4-year-old Cocker Spaniel / Labrador cross (Spanador)

The right side of a black Spanador dog that is sitting across a blacktop surface, it is looking forward and its head is tilted towards the right. It has longer hair on its ears and wide brown eyes.

Malibu is a Cocker Spaniel / Lab mix breed dog (Spanador) shown here at 7 years old.

Close up front view - A black with white Spanador dog is laying on top of a concrete surface, it is looking forward, its mouth is open and its tongue is out. It has brown eyes.

Malibu is a Cocker Spaniel / Lab mix (Spanador) shown here at 7 years old.

A black with white Spanador dog is laying on a tiled surface, it is looking forward and up. It has a short coat with fluffy hair on its ears.

Malibu is a Cocker Spaniel / Lab mix (Spanador) shown here at 7 years old.

Close up front side view - A black with white Spanador has two pink ribbons, one above each ear. Its mouth is open, it looks like it is smiling and it is laying on a red and white striped pillow. It has wide brown eyes.

Malibu the Cocker Spaniel / Lab mix breed dog (Spanador)

A white and black Spanador dog is standing in medium sized grass. It is looking down and to the left at an item in the leaves. Its tail is up and it has black ticking on the white areas of its body.

Max, a Labrador / Cocker Spaniel mix—this dedicated pooch loves playing with a tennis ball and swimming.

The right side of a white and black Spanador dog that is walking across a grass surface with leaves all over it, its head is down and its tail is up in the air, there is a body of water behind it.

Max, a Labrador / Cocker Spaniel mix

Close up - A black with white Spanador puppy is laying out in grass that is absolutely covered in leaves. The puppys head is turned forward, but it is looking to the left. It has wide round brown eyes.

Charlie the female Spanador puppy at 3 months old—"She is very sweet and extremely active. She loves to play with our cats, and to retrieve anything that she can carry."

Front view - A black with white Spanador puppy is laying on a concrete walkway, there is a football toy in front of it, it is looking forward and its head is tilted to the left. The dog has a smerk on its face.

Charlie the female Spanador puppy at 4 months old