Siberian Cocker Breed Summary
Intelligent, Playful, Lovable and Loyal
This medium-sized pooch has all of the delightful characteristics of its parents. A stocky, muscular little dog, the males stand 13 to 20 inches and the females stand 14 to 16 inches. Siberian Cockers weigh between 26 and 40 pounds and the females tend to weigh slightly less than males. The Siberian Cocker is an ideal companion dog with a moderate energy level. He is perfect for families because the breed tends to adore children. He can live in an apartment as long as he is provided with proper exercise. Fun Fact: Siberian Cockers don't do well in the heat.
|Lifespan||12 - 14 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males 16in - 20in, Females 13in - 17in|
|Weight||Males 29lb - 40lb, Females 26lb - 39lb|
|Coat||Dense and Soft|
|Color||White, Black, Tan, Brown and Cream.|
|Eye color||Blue, Hazel and Brown|
|Common health issues||Ectropion, Cardiomyopathy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Liver Disease, Hip Dysplasia, Bladder Stones, Congenital Heart Disease, Phosphofructokinase (PFK) Deficiency and Kidney Stones|
The temperament of the Siberian Cocker is ideal for a family. He loves children and his medium size makes him ideal for an active lifestyle. He enjoys walks and will even go for a jog.
This smart dog will rarely pass up a game of catch or frisbee but he also likes to snuggle and lay beside his owner. His intelligence makes him an ideal dog for obedience. He is quick to learn and always willing to please. Like his parent, the Siberian Husky, he is not prone to barking but will alert you if there is a stranger nearby. He is extremely lovable, outgoing, and very loyal. Unlike many breeds, the Siberian Cocker is not prone to shyness and will readily welcome new people into his life.
The Siberian Cocker is a relatively new breed and is a mix of the Siberian Husky and the Cocker Spaniel. As a combination of both dog breeds, the chances are good that the mix will share the various health problems of both parent dogs. He will also display a combination of the two breed's personality traits. The Siberian Husky was bred by the Siberian Indian tribe the Chukchis and they were used to pull the nomadic tribe's sleds, covering rough terrain and making travel easier. During the 19th century, the fur trappers in North America also used the breed for sled pulling. In 1925, a team of Siberian Huskies was used to transport life-saving diphtheria medication to Nome, Alaska.
The American Cocker Spaniel was originally bred as a small hunting dog in the United Kingdom and was a popular choice for hunting woodcocks which is where its name ‘cocker’ was derived. Originally the classification of ‘cocker spaniel’ was dependent on size and not ancestry. In order for a small Spaniel to be classified as a cocker, it needed to weigh less than 25 pounds.