The Golden Retriever is a well-known, well-loved breed – an all time favourite. Many people would love to have a Golden Retriever, but the size of a Golden doesn’t fit into their home or lifestyle.
The Cocker Retriever was designed with this in mind- all the love, loyalty, and fun of the Golden Retriever- just done up in a smaller package.
The comical, playful, people loving Cocker Spaniel bred to a Golden Retriever creates the perfect combination of the two beautiful breeds. Both breeds thrive on human interaction, having a routine and being involved in family activities. They respond to their family with deep love, devotion, and loyalty.
Both breeds are smart, playful, and affectionate. Both are eager to please, and get along well with children and other pets. Both are loyal dogs who bond quickly and make ideal companion or therapy dogs.
Together, the Golden Retriever and the Cocker Spaniel make the beautiful, lovable Cocker Retriever.
Our Cocker Retrievers are a cross between our American Cocker Spaniel males and our American or English Golden Retriever females. Being a mixed breed dog, the temperament of the Cocker Retriever puppy will reflect the general temperaments of his parent breeds.
In physical appearance, our Cocker Retriever pups resemble a Golden Retriever, smaller in size, with Cocker Spaniel like ears. Some have straight coats, some wavy, with Golden Retriever feathering.
They can be anywhere from a light golden to a dark (red) golden coat, and if crossed with our Chocolate Cocker Spaniel- Fudgie, the pups can be black, black with chocolate highlights, or black with tan/golden markings.
Our Cocker Retrievers are anywhere from 28-45 lbs with most being in the 30-35 lb range.
It is very important to us that our pups are not left alone for extended periods of time, especially not on a daily basis. If pups are left alone too often or too long, they may start chewing or digging out of boredom or anxiety, and emotional and behavioural problems start to surface.
Our puppies are not for people who don’t have the time to interact with their dog or who don’t have the space to accomodate them. Fenced in yards are ideal, giving your Cocker Retriever the freedom to run off their energy, roam about and explore in a safe space.
The puppy and his family benefit greatly from obedience training. We highly encourage enrolling your puppy in Puppy School for the benefits of early socialization and solid groundwork for training.
We also highly recommend enrolling in Baxter & Bella’s Online Puppy Training Program. More info about this program is available on our ABOUT page. A well trained dog will be a pleasure to have around.
The Cocker Retriever comes from two intelligent breeds that are typically people-pleasers and are quick to pick up on and obey commands. A loving, positive, firm, and consistent approach to training establishes pack leadership early on. If your pup feels confident and secure in your love and leadership, he/she will thrive and excel in your training efforts. You will be bound for a joyful, exciting journey of learning together, achieving together, and celebrating a life of adventure together. 💖