Breed group : Sporting
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GENERALBreed group: Sporting Type: Hybrid
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 35-65 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Brown & White, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 10-15 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Good for every climate
The Cogol, also known as the Golden Cocker Retriever, is a designer dog cross between the Cocker Spaniel and Golden Retriever. The Golden Cocker Retrievers are medium size dogs, standing up to 24 inches and weighing around 65 pounds. These hybrids are alert, intelligent , loyal and social. They get along well with all family members and make good watchdogs.
A Cogol varies in color from golden to brown.
They have a medium, silky coat with extra emphasis around the front and hind legs, behind the ears, and tail. The Cogols coat is sheen and wavy, specific to areas that vary for each individual dog. The most common of these areas are the ears and front legs.
The Cogols character can vary from dog to dog but in most cases these dogs are very docile and loving. They loves water and to play fetch. They are playful outdoors and calm while inside. This breed is very gentle and loving family dogs. They can be trained to hut upland birds and/or water fowl. The Golden Cocker Retriever is a soft-tempered breed. This is a people-oriented breed and form strong bonds with their owners.
The Cogol should be brushed on a weekly basis and bathed when needed. Their ears can be trimmed twice a year to avoid matting. A Cogol sheds twice a year, just after winter and during the summer. Weight gain is common in this hybrid and they need to be exercised to maintain a healthy weight.
The Cogol has a strong desire to please and are not difficult to train. They respond best to a gentle, but firm trainer. Harsh commands should be avoided as this breed is best motivated by praise, toys and treats.
The Cogol loves to play and should be exercised on a daily basis. This breed is happiest when playing fetch and/or swimming but will do just as well with a long walk.