Golden Cocker Retriever- Golden Retriever Cocker Spaniel Mix

If you love the amazing personality of a Golden Retriever and the small size and loyalty of a Cocker Spaniel, you may love a Cocker Spaniel Golden Retriever mix.

Check out our Golden Cocker Retriever puppies for sale HERE.

What do Golden Cocker Retrievers look like?White Golden Cocker Retriever Female

These Golden Cocker Retrievers come in several sizes, colors and looks. Sometimes the are called Mini Golden Retrievers if they have more of the Golden Retriever look. They come in all the same coat colors as a normal Cocker Spaniel but commonly come in white, red, golden and tan. First generation cocker golden mix dogs have more floppy ears.

When breeding a second and third generation, there is usually a higher percentage of Golden Retrievers in the mix. The golden retriever mixed with cocker spaniel puppies can often be referred to as "Miniature Golden Retrievers" or "Golden Minis".

These puppies can look very much like a "Mini Golden Retriever" and have many of the same personality traits. When they are puppies you can see the Cocker Spaniel showing up in their eyes. They look almost angry, but it often fades with age. Here is a male Cocker Spaniel mix at 7 weeks old and again at 3 months old.

Golden Cocker Retriever male from Big Hearted Breeders3 month old Golden Cocker Retriever 

How Big Is a Golden Cocker Retriever Fully Grown?

The size depends on the parents of the puppies. In a first generation cocker spaniel golden retreiver mix you need to look at the size of the Golden Retriever used. The general rule of thumb is the puppies will be in between the sizes of both parents. However every now and again we see puppies that grow up to be bigger than both parents.

To get a good idea of how much the puppies will weigh as a golden cocker retriever full grown we often use this weight chart predictor from It has been the most accurate we have found to predict adult weight.

Are Golden Cocker Retriever Puppies Easy To Train?

Golden Cocker Retriever cute femaleMany people wonder if this mixed breed is a good family dog and easy to train. Yes, a Cocker Spaniel mix with Golden Retriever can make a great family pet. The Golden Cocker mix is a loyal and smart companion. They also are dogs that are easy to potty train.

Cocker Spaniel Golden Retriever mix puppies tend to be food driven so we often train with kibble instead of treats.

Issues with a Golden Cocker Retriever mix?

The most common problem I see in the Cocker Spaniel Golden mix is some litters are more mouthy. They nip at anything moving which sometimes includes hands. Most are not, but it does happen every now and again.

Remember that Cocker Spaniels were originally bred to be working dogs that kept livestock together by nipping at their heels. They also love to chase moving objects which is fantastic if you like playing fetch with your puppy but can scare children that don't know how to behave around a puppy.Two Golden Cocker Retriever Puppies at the vet

These behaviors can be curbed with the
  • right chew toys
  • daily exercise including a game of fetch
  • a little education on how to act around a puppy/dog
  • time for the puppy to outgrow teething

Golden Retriever Cocker Spaniel mix for sale

When looking for a golden cocker retriever for sale you will want to ask about the percentage of parent breeds.

Two purebred parents will have more of a Cocker Spaniel look. If you are looking for a Golden Cocker Spaniel mix that looks more like a Mini Golden Retriever you will want a puppy that is more than 50% Golden Retriever.

Make sure to ask what they expect the full grown Golden Cocker Retriever to weigh. It will only be an estimate and there are no guarantees but it is good to get an idea.

Also ask what kind of health testing was done on the parents of the litter. Every parent should have been genetically tested and done advanced screening through OFA or PENNHIP on their heart, hips, elbows, patellas and eyes.

We normally have Cocker Golden Retriever mix puppies available or coming soon. Check out our puppies HERE or fill out the form below and we will get back to you.

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Comments (3)


Denise Bucaro

Oct 14, 2023 07:30 PM 10DT

I'm looking for a female, golden retriever and cocker spaniel mix between 30 and 40 pounds to be shipped to long Island, NY.



May 12, 2023 03:20 PM 5DT

seeking male puppu


Heather Gibson

May 13, 2023 09:17 PM 5DT

I'd love to connect, please find a time to talk on my calendar:

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