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(Beagle and Cocker Spaniel mix) The Bocker is not recommended for a first time pet owner as their training can be a challenge. This dog is not the best pet for small children either.

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Character


The Bocker does well with other dogs and cats. They love to play and are excitable. They may not be suited for children because of their tendency to jump. They are easily trainable, intelligent and gentle most of the time. They are not aggressive but are protective of family. The Bocker tends to be a less vocal dog than its counterparts.

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Size


12-15 inches
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Weight


20-30 pounds
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General Health


Eye and ear issues can be passed down from the Cocker Spaniel. While the Beagle can pass down the following health concerns; cherry eye, ear infections, heart disease, glaucoma, epilepsy, hypothyroidism and intervertebral disc disease.

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History


The Bocker is a newer hybrid mix of the Beagle and Cocker Spaniel. The Beagle began as a hunter, but has become a great tool for sniffing out drugs. The Cocker Spaniel originated in the 1800s in the U.S. They were used to flush out woodcock.

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Maintenance


The coat is usually long, so this hybrid pup will require regular brushing with a stiff brush and comb. Gently remove any tangles. Pay special attention to the ear canal to be sure it is kept clean.

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Ideal Environment


A family home with older children will work well for this designer dog. Be sure to socialize at an early age. Be aware of the cocker spaniel temperament.

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