The Docker is a mixed breed dog, a cross between the Dachshund and Cocker Spaniel breeds. They range in size from small to medium, and enjoy quiet time with intervals of play. Playing ball, hiking or chasing squirrels are ideal. These puppies have inherited some of their parents’ best qualities.Dockers go by a few other names, including Doxie Spaniel and Doxie Spaniel. Despite their unfortunate designer breed status, you can find these mixed breed dogs in shelters and rescues, so remember to adopt. These adorable puppies are a great addition to the family. The bigger the family, the better, because they don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time. If you want a sweet-natured dog that will also alert you to any potential dangers and enjoy your company, the Docker may be a great choice.


Dockers are mixed breed dogs. The main colours of the Dockers are red, black, brown and tan. The main colours of the Dockers are red, black, brown and tan. Short and harsh from the Dachshund parent with a mixture of the soft, silky coat of the Cocker Spaniel, Dockers are not well adapted to extreme weather. They may need dog jackets in cold winters and dog sunscreen in the summer months.Dockers can bark a lot. They make excellent watchdogs. Early training can help curb unwanted barking tendencies.These dogs do not enjoy being left alone for long periods of time. They can become anxious and destructive without company during the day.


The Docker dog breed may have existed naturally over the years, but designer breeders began intentionally mixing Cocker Spaniels and Dachshunds in the late 1990s, probably in North America.While their parents were originally bred to be hunting dogs, the Docker has a very different purpose, which is to be a lovable, furry family member.Although Dockers started out as a designer breed, some have ended up in shelters or in the care of rescue groups. If you decide this is the breed for you, consider adopting it.Check local shelters, look for Docker rescues, or check with breed-specific Dachshund or Cocker Spaniel rescues, as they sometimes take mixed-breed dogs and find them homes.Dockers are not recognised as an official breed by most kennel clubs at this time.

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Dog Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Height: 20 to 24 Inches
Weight: 40 to 71 lbs
Life Span: 12 to 14 years

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