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Boston Spaniel

Boston Terrier / Cocker Spaniel Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A black and white photo of a Boston Spaniel that is sitting across a yard, it is looking to the left, its mouth is open and its tongue is out.

Junior the Boston Spaniel at 2 years old—"My boy is half Cocker Spaniel and half Boston Terrier. Unlike the other of these mixes I have seen on the internet, his mother was the Boston. All the puppies look totally different than what I have seen represented of the hybrid thus far. They all look like little Pit Bulls. He has the temperament of the Boston breed much more so than the Cocker. We have struggled with skin allergies as is common with Bostons. He is a phenomenal dog, even my new husband who has only known him for 2 years (Junior is 5 now), says he should be a recognized breed, people would go crazy for them. Perfect size, build, attitude, affection, etc. He is hands down the neatest dog I have ever had."

Description

The Boston Spaniel is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Boston Terrier 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.

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®
The right side of a black with white Boston Spaniel that is laying across a chair and it is looking forward.

Junior the Boston Spaniel at 2 years old up on the chair

Close Up - The face of a black with white Boston Spaniel that is looking forward.

Junior the Boston Spaniel at 2 years old

Four Boston Spaniel puppies are eating kibble off of a tiled floor and there is one Boston Spaniel puppy that is sitting in between them.

Junior the Boston Spaniel as a puppy with his littermates who are all eatting food off of the floor while Junior looks at the camera.

Topdown view of Three Boston Spaniel puppies that are walking along a chain link fence

Junior the Boston Spaniel as a puppy with his littermates

Close up - A black Boston Spaniel is sitting on a rug with its head slightly tilted to the left.

"Lola, a Boston Terrier / Cocker Spaniel mix at 4 months old weighing 12 pounds—her mom was a Cocker Spaniel and her dad a Boston Terrier. Everyone says she looks like a mini Lab! She definitely has her own personality—she loves to jump and play, but she also loves to lie on comfy beds! I had to put a down comforter in her cage just so she would sleep in it!"

Close up - The front left side of a brown with black and white Boston Spaniel Puppy that is sitting on a pillow, on a couch and it is looking to the left.

Boston Spaniel (Boston Terrier / Cocker Spaniel hybrid) puppy at 6 weeks old—"His father is purebred Boston Terrier and mother a purebred black Cocker Spaniel."