The Cockalier is a hybrid or designer breed that is a mix between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and a Cocker Spaniel. For the most part, the Cockalier will tend to take on more of one of their parent’s shape than a combination of both. As a result, some Cockaliers tend to be somewhat short and have bodies that are stocky; similar to that of the Cocker Spaniel. There are also other Cockaliers that will have a body shape that is more similar to that of the Cavalier.
The Cockalier breed is known for being easy-going and having a disposition that is sweet. They are also well known for being easily trained. They get along well with children and make good family pets. They also get along well with other animals in the home as well. Their intelligence allows them to be quick learners and they typically have a strong desire to please their owners. Generally, they are easy to housetrain. This is a very loyal dog that does not usually display any signs of aggression. The smaller breed dogs should be supervised when playing with young children because they may be easily injured by energetic play. These dogs do love to play and should be provided with ample opportunity to play, especially with balls and ropes which they can tug on.