Golden Cocker Retriever

The Golden Cocker Retriever is a mixed dog breed, a combination between a Golden Retriever and a Cocker Spaniel. The resulting hybrid dog takes characteristics from both the father and the mother.

Since this is a mixed breed dog, the dog will have some of the characteristics of the Golden Retriever and some from the Cocker Spaniel. You might have a dog that looks mostly like a Golden Retriever, but with the drive and temperament of a Cocker Spaniel, or it could be the other way around.

The usual Golden Cocker Retriever is a dog that is around 16 inches tall, so not as large as the Golden Retriever is, though there are always exceptions. These dogs can be incredibly easy to train, so even a beginner can do it. They love to learn and to please their human friends.

Golden-Cocker-RetrieverIf you’re looking for a dog that does well with kids, this mixed dog is a very good choice. The kids will love Golden Cocker Retrievers because they’re so cute, and because they want to play and have fun, just as much as the kids do.

These dogs belong to the medium size category, so they do OK when kept in a house. Most people have them as house pets actually, not as yard dogs.

With big eyes, fluffy coat and a pretty face, you will love these dogs as soon as you lay eyes on them.

Since it’s a mixed dog breed, this dog doesn’t always mix two breeds perfectly. The dog might have only a quarter of the Cocker Spaniel, enough to get certain characteristics from the breed, but otherwise it might be closer to the Retriever dog.


  1. Jamie says:

    I love these guys. I’ve always been a fan of Golden Retrievers, but these Golden Cocker Retrievers are just as great. I’m seriously considering getting one.

  2. Daniel says:

    Thanks for the comment Jamie. You’re right, these are lovely dogs, one of the best breeds I’ve had, even if it’s mixed.

    • David says:

      hi guys! i’ve been looking for a GCR for a long time now.. and i still didn’t find a breeder..
      i’m from Belgium so i don’t want to ship the poor guy halfway across the world..
      would you know were i could find one in Europe?


  3. Golden Cocker owner says:

    They’re great guys. I’ve researched them quite a bit before getting one from a friend that had a litter coming. The little guy didn’t disappoint me and the expectations I had.

  4. Nicole says:

    I just rescued a GCR and I am IN LOVE with him. He’s an amazing animal and so good.

  5. Heather says:

    I have one named Charlie and he is 9 years old. He is a beautiful and faithful dog. He absolutely loves playing with children of all ages. He also is very obedient and easy to train.

  6. Toni says:

    I want a baby female. Blonde, or auburn red.

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