Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Blue Spaniel

Australian Cattle Dog / Cocker Spaniel Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

The left side of a Blue Spaniel that is sitting on a blanket, over a wicker chair and it is looking to the left.

"F1 female and mother of the F2 pups (shown below)—notice the Cocker ears on her." (F1 means one of the parents was apurebred Cocker Spaniel and one of the parents was a purebred Blue Heeler.) Photo courtesy of TALK'N DAWGS' BLUE SPANIELS

Other Names
  • Cocker Heeler Spaniel
Description

The Blue Spaniel is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Australian Cattle Dog and the 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.

Note: the Australian Cattle Dog is also called Australian Heeler, Hall's Heeler, Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Australian Cattledog and Australischer Treibhund.

Recognition
  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Two Blue Spaniel Puppies are laying face to face across a wooden bench, but they are looking forward.

"A couple of the F1 pups. This picture was taken when they were a couple of months old. These pups are highly intelligent and very, very playful. They should mature around 30 lbs. They have the coloring of the Blue Heeler with the ears and coat of the Cocker Spaniel. They are extremely loyal (like the Heeler) and very playful (like both breeds)." Photo courtesy of TALK'N DAWGS' BLUE SPANIELS

Close up - A Blue Spaniel puppy is standing on cement and it is looking forward.

F2 female Blue Spaniel hybrid puppy named JuneBug; she is a 75% Cocker Spaniel. Her mom was an F1 hybrid (purebred bred to a purebred) and her father a purebred Cocker Spaniel. Photo courtesy of TALK'N DAWGS' BLUE SPANIELS

Close up - A Blue Spaniel puppy is standing on cement and there are wood pieces behind it.

F2 female Blue Spaniel hybrid puppy named Matilda; she is a 75% Cocker Spaniel. Her mom was an F1 hybrid (purebred bred to a purebred) and her father a purebred Cocker Spaniel. Photo courtesy of TALK'N DAWGS' BLUE SPANIELS

The front right side of a Blue Spaniel Puppy that is standing across a porch and it is looking to the right.

F2 male Blue Spaniel hybrid puppy named Devon; he is a 75% Cocker Spaniel. His mom was an F1 hybrid (purebred bred to a purebred) and his father a purebred Cocker Spaniel. Photo courtesy of TALK'N DAWGS' BLUE SPANIELS

The right side of a Blue Spaniel puppy that is sitting on cement, its head is turned forward and it is looking down.

F2 male Blue Spaniel hybrid puppy named Doughboy; he is a 75% Cocker Spaniel. His mom was an F1 hybrid (purebred bred to a purebred) and his father a purebred Cocker Spaniel. Photo courtesy of TALK'N DAWGS' BLUE SPANIELS