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Cocker-Pei History

The Cocker Spaniel and the Beagle are both medium to large-sized gundogs. The cocker spaniel is a medium-sized gundog whose origins can be traced back to the 13th Century. The beagle has its origins in the 14th Century and is a scenthound. The cocker spaniel and the beagle are both similar in size, temperament and appearance. Despite their similarities, the two dogs are distinct and have never interbred. The origin of the “cockapoo” name is unknown, but the name “cocker-poodle” is sometimes used. The “poodle” part of the name is short for “puddle”, and refers to the fact that the “cockapoo” will have some characteristics of the poodle.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Cocker-Pei Physical Characteristics

The Cocker-Pei is a small, large-sized breed of dogs that typically weigh between 10 and 16 pounds and stand between 12 and 15 inches at the shoulder. They have a thick, short, wavy or curly coat of any color. The body is compact and muscular. The head is flat, broad, and wedge-shaped. Their nose and muzzle are the same length and their slightly slanted eyes are typically dark brown. They have small, erect ears. The tail is usually docked at birth and is set high upon a level with the back. The temperament of the Cocker Spaniel is friendly, playful, and devoted. The Cockapoo is smart, loving, and entertaining.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Red, Brown, Black

Height Range

Male Height Range: 18 – 21 inches

Female Height Range: 18 – 21 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 40 – 65 lbs

Female Weight Range: 40 – 65 lbs

Cocker-Pei Health

Description of breed health.


10-15 yrs

Cocker-Pei Health Concerns

Entropion, Demodectic Mange, Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Atopy, Glaucoma, Seborrhea, Hypothyroidism

Cocker-Pei Temperament and Behaviour

The Cocker-Pei is a playful, sociable, and devoted breed of dog. They are always willing to play and stay active. They are even-tempered, sweet, and devoted to their owner and family. However, they are not recommended for first-time dog owners. They are skilled at playing tricks, but can sometimes have stubborn personalities.

Cocker-Pei Activity Requirements

The Cocker Spaniel and Chihuahua are two different breeds, but both are considered small or toy-sized. Both types of dogs are very active and energetic. Small or toy-sized dogs aren’t necessarily the best type of dog for apartment living. They tend to be very social and can get lonely if they are left home alone on a regular basis. They are best suited to families who live in a house or who have a backyard where they can play. Your dog’s regular veterinary checkups should include a weight check. Since small or toy-sized dogs tend to pack on the pounds, it is especially important to track their weight. This can help ensure your dog stays happy and healthy.

Miles Per Day

9 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cocker-Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cocker-Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Cocker-Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cocker-Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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