Cocker Jack

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Cocker Jack History

The Cocker Spaniel is a medium-sized, long-haired, spaniel-type gundog that originated in England. The Cocker Spaniel is descended from the Water Spaniel, which was brought to England by the Normans in the 11th century. The ancestors of the Cocker Spaniel were primarily used for retrieving waterfowl and upland game birds. The Cocker Spaniel was recognized by the Kennel Club in 1903 and by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1911. The Cockapoo is a cross between the Cockapoo and the Poodle. The Cockapoo is a cross between the loving, loyal, and devoted Cockatoo and the happy and cheerful Poodle. The Cockapoo is an intelligent and playful family pet. The Cockapoo’s appearance is somewhere between the cockatoo’s feathery look and poodle’s curly coat. The hair is wavy or curly, a corded coat is prized. The eyes are dark, the ears erect, the beak is wide, the tail curls over the back.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Cocker Jack Physical Characteristics

The Cocker Spaniel is a medium, small-sized breed of dogs that typically have an average height of 14-16 inches and a weight of 20-25 pounds. They have short, smooth coats that are usually white, red, apricot, or cream colored. They also have large, round, dark-colored eyes. Their heads have drop ears that hang down. The tails are docked and either natural, or docked to 1/2 its length. These dogs are loving, sweet, and playful.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, White, Brown, Cream

Height Range

Male Height Range: 12 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 12 – 14 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 18 – 28 lbs

Female Weight Range: 15 – 25 lbs

Cocker Jack Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Cocker Jack Health Concerns

Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Allergies, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Cocker Jack Temperament and Behaviour

The Cocker is a lively, playful and mischievous dog. They typically love to play and are very energetic. They are very intelligent and are quick to learn, which make them easy to train. They are friendly and very loyal to their owners.

Cocker Jack Activity Requirements

Cocker Spaniels and Jack Russell Terriers were first crossed in 1984 in an attempt to create a healthier and more active line. The result was the lovable and energetic Cocker Jack. While Cocker Spaniels and Jack Russell Terriers have very different personalities, when they are crossbred, they tend to take on the best traits of each parent. They are loving, intelligent, and loyal, and they are fairly low key. While they are not as physically active as other terriers or spaniels, they do need regular exercise. They are well suited to apartment living, but they do need to be walked or exercised regularly. If you are looking for a very active dog, a Cocker Jack is not the best choice. They do require exercise and attention, but they aren’t a high-energy, always-on-the-go type of dog.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cocker Jack is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cocker Jack is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Cocker Jack is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cocker Jack is part of the Unclassified group.

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