Cockalier
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Cockalier Breeders

Cockalier Pups specializes in outstanding healthy Cockalier puppies for sale.

Adaptable, friendly, intelligent, gentle, companionable: These are some of the words that families use to describe their Cockaliers.

We strive to provide the best Cockalier puppies available to good-fit families. Our family-raised Cockalier puppies have outstanding health, temperament, and looks. At Cockalier Pups we have puppies available occasionally throughout the year.

Cockalier Pups is a partnership of families based in the Greenville, SC area.

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Adopted Cockalier Pups

Cockalier Pup Piper/Chloe

Adopted Cockalier – Piper

Cockalier Pup Piper/Chloe

Adopted Cockalier – Piper

Cockalier Pup Piper/Chloe

Adopted Cockalier – Piper

Adopted Cockalier pup Piper ( aka Chloe ) – photos by Kelly S.

Adopted Cockalier – Midnight

Adopted Cockalier – Midnight

Adopted Cockalier pup Blaze ( aka Midnight ) – photos by Claudia M.

Adopted Cockalier – Midge

Adopted Cockalier – Midge

Adopted Cockalier – Midge

Adopted Cockalier – Midge

Adopted Cockalier – Midge

Adopted Cockalier – Midge

Adopted Cockalier - Molly

Adopted Cockalier – Midge

Adopted Cockalier pup Midge ( aka Molly ) – photos by Kate R.

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The availability of our Cockalier puppies is limited and occasional. If you are interested, be sure to apply.

What Are Cockaliers?

Cockalier Spaniel or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A Cockalier is a mix between a Cocker Spaniel and a Cavalier King Charles.

Cocker Spaniels and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are two breeds so alike that a stranger on the street will confidently call your Cavalier a Cocker Spaniel or constantly refer to Lady from Lady and the Tramp as a Cavalier. With the breeds being so similar, what is the benefit of combining the two into the well-known hybrid, the Cockalier? Just as the Cronut is the best of both the croissant and the donut, the Cockalier is the best of both breeds.

Cocker Spaniels are originally bred to be hunting dogs, making them higher-energy dogs, great for active families but not for apartment dwellers. Although also very playful, a low-key lifestyle suits the Cavalier as well. Cavaliers are often content to relax on the couch as long as they get in a fun play session. The Cockalier adapts well to both of these settings depending on the activity level of its owner. Content to spend many days indoors or plenty of time exploring. It should be noted that although the Cockalier is known for its adaptability, not every Cockalier is the same. So, be prepared for a slightly higher-energy dog.

Cockaliers have a medium-length coat that comes in a wide variety of colors. Their wavy hair is prone to matting, so be sure to brush your Cockalier regularly. Since a Cockalier will need more brushing than a dog with a shorter coat, it’s good to introduce brushing to your Cockalier when it is young, to desensitize them to it.

Both Cavaliers and Cocker Spaniels are friendly people-oriented dogs, and the Cockalier is no exception. Cockaliers thrive with lots of love and attention from the whole family, children and other pets included. Since Cockaliers crave attention, they can suffer from separation anxiety. Consider getting a Cockalier if you work from home or have plenty of time to love on them. Cockaliers might not be a good fit for people who work long hours away from home.

Since Cocker Spaniels are sporting dogs, Cockaliers are intelligent and love to learn. If enticed with treats, Cockaliers tend to pick up commands quickly and happily, making them a good fit for first-time owners as they are not usually a stubborn breed.

The best reason to consider a Cockalier has nothing to do with their temperament but actually concerns their health. Hybrid dogs possess what is called ‘hybrid vigor,’ which increases their genetic diversity and lowers the risk of genetic deficits. Dogs with hybrid vigor tend to live longer, healthier lives, which, in turn, means you get to experience life with your fluffy companion for longer. Hybrid vigor doesn’t completely rule out all the health complications that Cavaliers and Cocker Spaniels experience, such as syringomyelia, but it can decrease the likelihood of a Cockalier having as many health complications.

Cavaliers and Cocker Spaniels are two breeds favored by many for their looks and friendly disposition, and a Cockalier is no different. Cute, cuddly, and curious, Cockaliers are a great fit for families of all types.

Benefits of a Cockalier

  • Cockaliers are excellent with children.

  • Cockaliers–although energetic–adapt well to apartment living with adequate exercise.

  • Cockaliers are incredibly intelligent, loving to learn new tricks.

  • Cockaliers are rarely aggressive. They have a gentle disposition.

  • Cockaliers have hybrid vigor!

  • Cockaliers are generally very healthy.

  • Cockaliers are excellent companions.

Cockalier Benefits

Cockalier Facts

  • Cockaliers are 50% Cocker Spaniel and 50% Cavalier King Charles (F1) or 75% Cocker Spaniel and 25% Cavalier King Charles (F1b).
  • Cockaliers come in a variety of colors. Their smooth, medium-length, wavy coat is silky to the touch. The dominant colors are usually brown, white, black, red, or merle.
  • Cockaliers are intelligent and easy to train.
  • Cockaliers have hybrid vigor that comes from crossing two diverse gene pools (Cocker Spaniel + Cavalier King Charles). Often the Cockalier puppy (Cocker Spaniel/Cavalier King Charles) has considerably fewer health issues than either parent breed would have. As humans, we never marry close relatives for similar reasons.
  • Cockalier Pups is a partnership of families networked with Crockett Pups who believe in family-raised, top-quality pups.
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Why A Cockalier?

Delightful

Charming and affectionate
Adorable Cockalier Puppy

Favored by many for their looks and friendly disposition, Cockaliers are great companion dogs. Cute, cuddly, and curious, they are a great fit for families of all types.

Energetic

Frisky and trainable
Cockalier Cuddling

Properly bred Cockaliers tend to be loving, devoted, and intelligent. Cockaliers are bright and love to learn. Great for first time owners, they pick up commands quickly and happily.

Lively

Healthier and longer lifespan
Cockalier Pups Playing

Hybrid vigor greatly helps the overall health and quality of life of a Cockalier compared to that of a Cocker Spaniel or Cavalier King Charles. Healthier dogs also tend to live longer.

Hybrid Dog Breeds

The mixing of various dog breeds to form hybrids has been going on for hundreds of years. But it wasn’t until the 1990s, with the revolution of the Goldendoodle, that hybrids, also known as designer dogs, began to grow in popularity.

Poodle hybrids, or doodles, became popular because they combine the hypoallergenic qualities of a Poodle’s coat with the personality of whatever breed you choose to mix with a Poodle. However, looks and reduced allergies aren’t the only reasons that hybrids continue to gain popularity.

For years people desired purebred dogs with impressive pedigrees, but those pedigrees came at a devastating price: inbreeding. In order to keep bloodlines pure and to achieve the certain distinct look that each breed has, breeders resort to breeding dogs that are related. Inbreeding results in a loss of genetic diversity, which leads to increased health issues and higher susceptibility to sickness.

Take the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, for example. The classic Cavalier look comes with a short snout, round head, and large round eyes. The short snout and round head come with some huge drawbacks, however. Cavaliers are also known for their health issues like heart murmurs and Chiari-like malformations, which make their skulls too small for their brains and lead to many neurological problems. So, although Cavaliers are very cute, sometimes they live short and sadly painful lives simply because people want Cavaliers to look a certain way.

A hybrid takes two completely different genetic codes, that of, say, a golden retriever and a poodle, and mixes them together, increasing genetic diversity within the offspring of these two breeds. Hybrids result in stronger, healthier dogs that live longer. Better health of these hybrids is not only good for the dog itself, but also good for their owners. Healthier dogs means less vet bills and more years with your favorite companion.

Some dog owners still desire a purebred dog solely because they prefer the way a specific breed looks. But many dog parents are choosing to add hybrid fur babies to their homes because instead of searching for a distinct look, they wish for a healthier companion. After all, the healthier the dog, the longer your pooch will be around to fill your life with joy and plenty of puppy snuggles.

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Past Litters
Litter of Three
Born January 3, 2023
Adoption Weekend –
March 24, 2023
Litter of Seven
Born March 17, 2023
Adoption Weekend –
March 24, 2023

Litter of Six
Born April 9, 2023
Adoption Weekend –
June 23, 2023
Litter of Four
Born June 28, 2023
Adoption Weekend –
September 1, 2023

Litter of Two
Born August 8, 2023
Adoption Weekend –
October 13, 2023
Litter of Five
Born August 27, 2023
Adoption Weekend –
November 3, 2023

Litter of Three
Born August 8, 2023
Adoption Weekend –
November 17, 2023
Litter of Four
Born November 10, 2023
Adoption Weekend –
January 12, 2024

Litter of Six
Born December 20, 2023
Adoption Weekend –
February 23, 2024

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Our Process

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Fill out an application to show interest in our available litters and explore if your family would be a good fit for a puppy from Cockalier Pups.

Place A Deposit

Place A Deposit

If your application is approved, you may place a $300 refundable deposit (minus a 9% processing fee). You will then be contacted by us and invited to select your top choices from our available puppies.

Choose Your Puppy

Choose Your Puppy

After you’ve been matched with the puppy you’ve chosen, you can pick up your puppy at one of our Partner Homes or use one of our Delivery Services to bring your puppy to you. Let the fun times begin!

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Once your application is approved and you have placed your deposit with us, expect a phone call! We can’t wait to connect with you. This initial call will be followed up by a personalized email providing you with all the information you need as you continue through your adoption experience with us. We are here to help you with questions you may have, finding your perfect puppy, adoption day scheduling — and beyond.

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Ready to apply? At Cockalier Pups we use a thorough application process to take deposits, accepting only the best qualified forever homes for our Cockalier puppies.