Cockershon
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9-15 inches
High
High
10-15 Years
Long, fine and curly at the ends
Low
Cocker: USA, Bichon: France
Black, white, cream, tan, apricot
Moderate - Very High
Active, friendly, gentle
10-28 pounds
High
Appearance

This Cockershon has long drop ears and a usually docked tail. They have a double coat
in which the top coat is silky and medium length, while the under coat is dense. There
is intense feathering on the ears, chest, belly and legs. The coat puffs out all over,
rather than hanging down. They are small, sturdy dogs that are slightly larger than a
Maltese.

Temperament

They are gentle, merry, outgoing and loving. They do not respond well to harsh training,
and should be trained with a gentle hand. They have a happy nature and fit in easily to
any lifestyle. Cockershons are friendly, active, gentle-mannered, playful, energetic and
willing to cuddle. They can be very adaptable, bold and lively.

History

In 1892 the Cocker Spaniel was recognized as a breed in England. In the late 1870s
the breed was brought to the United States and here was developed into quite different
lines from the English Cocker. For 400 years the Bichon Frise enjoyed life among kings
and aristocrats in France in the 1500s. But in the 1800s the little dog became a
common pet among people and sometimes served as an organ grinder's dog or as a
circus performer.
A Cockershon is a cross-breed of a Cocker Spaniel
and a Bichon Frise and may demonstrate any
combination of traits from those two breeds.