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Border Collie Cocker

Border Collie / Cocker Spaniel Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

Chase laying down in the grass chewing a bone looking to the left

"Chase is an Australian Border Collie cross with a Cocker Spaniel and is just over one year old in these pictures. He really does act his age. He's very silly and is often seen running around the house with plush toys in his mouth. He basically has the personality of a Cocker and the appearance of a small Border Collie, with the exception of his ears of course which are like those of a Labrador. Chase, though generally calm and quiet, does have his bouts of uncontrollable barking, and tends to wreck the house if not taken for at least one walk in the day. He's quite a strange dog at times, he doesn't have a clue what to do when other dogs are around, and gets scared or confused easily. All in all, though, he's a very sweet dog, but definitely not the smartest of animals!"

Other Names

Border Spaniel

Description

The Border Collie Cocker is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Border Collie 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. This hybrid is being purposely bred for the sports of agility and flyball. They tend to be very intense, busy dogs that need a lot of activity. Not for novice pet owners, they need activity and a lot of daily exercise. 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

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

Chase, a Border Collie / Cocker Spaniel mix laying down on a carpet looking up at the camera

Chase the black and white Border Collie Cocker at 1 year old

Chase, a Border Collie / Cocker Spaniel mix peering around the corner of a doorway

Chase the black and white Border Collie Cocker at 1 year old