Crested Cocker

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Crested Cocker History

The Crested Cocker is a type of small gundog that has a coat that is crested with markings. The Crested Cocker is a cross between English Cocker Spaniels and American Water Spaniels. The Crested Cocker is a medium-sized, medium-boned, muscular, energetic, and friendly. The coat of the Crested cocker is silky and wavy. The head is broad and wedge-shaped with large erect ears. The tail is docked or left natural. The eyes are dark brown or hazel. The nose is black. The feet are round, compact, and cat-like. The body color is white with brown, tan, or black liver or ticking markings. The origin of the Crested Cocker can be traced back to 1890 when the English Shorthair, the English Springer Spaniel, the Field Spaniel, and the Setter were crossed to create a sporting spaniel that possessed the looks, temperament, and field abilities of the Setter, but with the affectionate nature of the shorterhaired spaniel. The progeny of the initial crosses came to be known as the “Short-,” “Field-,” or “Water-Cocker” in reference to the varieties of the original parent breeds. The “Crest” or “Roll” marks which give this breed its name are a small patch on the chest and/or neck. The height for males is 25 to 27 inches and for females is 23 to 25 inches. The weight for males is 50

Time of Origin


Crested Cocker Physical Characteristics

The Crested Cocker Spaniel is a small, medium-sized breed that typically stands between 13 and 16 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 25 and 30 pounds. They have a long, lean body with a narrow chest and a feathered, curly coat of white or cream, red, or chestnut. They have a pointed muzzle, a flattened, broad skull, and long ears. The eyes of this breed are a lively, dark brown. They are intelligent, friendly, energetic, and affectionate.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Blue, Cream, White, Brown, Red, Silver

Height Range

Male Height Range: 13 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 12 – 14 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 17 – 25 lbs

Female Weight Range: 15 – 23 lbs

Crested Cocker Health

Description of breed health.


11-15 yrs

Crested Cocker Health Concerns

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hip Dysplasia, Deafness

Crested Cocker Temperament and Behaviour

The Crested Cocker is a highly intelligent, sociable, and lovable pup that is considered an ideal family pet. They are extremely devoted to their families and get along well with children and other pets. They are smart and enthusiastic, and usually love to be the center of attention.

Crested Cocker Activity Requirements

The Crested Cockapoo is a small, energetic dog that is great for families. They love to play and are highly trainable, making them a good fit for both first-time owners and families with older children. While they are not highly energetic, they do require regular walks and playtime. A daily walk or game can help to keep them healthy and happy. Crested Cockapoos are ideal for people who lead an active lifestyle. They are full of energy and love to be on the go. If you are looking for a happy, playful addition to your home, the Crested Cockapoo may be the perfect pet for you.

Miles Per Day

7 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

2 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Crested Cocker is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Crested Cocker is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Crested Cocker is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Crested Cocker is part of the Unclassified group.

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