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Corky Characteristics: The Spirited and Self-reliant Corky is a breed of Small to Medium dog is a Hybrid / Mix crossbreed, bred from a Yorkshire Terrier / American Cocker Spaniel. The Corky, is characterized by its enchanting, cute appearance with its lovable, appealing  expression. This "designer dog" hybrid breed exhibits the combination of characteristics, and a temperament mix, associated with the Cocker Spaniel and the Yorkshire Terrier.

The goal of crossing the two breeds was to create 'Cockerter' puppies that might incorporate the sweet and stable temperament of the Cocker Spaniel with the beautiful, long, profuse coat and alert nature of the Yorkshire Terrier. The temperament of the Corky can be described as Lively, Independent, Responsive.

The coat type of the Corky is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits in assorted colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Corky demonstrated the desired traits of a Companion and Pet dog and is known by its nick name the "Corkie". The origin of the Corky dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the mid to late 1900's.

Corky Dog Type - Hybrid / Mix (Unrecognised as a breed): Yorkshire Terrier / American Cocker Spaniel: The Corky is one of the many types of dogs described as a Hybrid / Mix, bred from the Yorkshire Terrier / American Cocker Spaniel.

Other names for the Corky: The Corky is known by the nickname of the "Corkie". Other names for this breed of dog include the Corki and Cockerter

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Corky" derives from a combination of the names of the dog's parents.

Corky History and Origin: The country of origin of the Corky breed was in United States during the mid to late 1900's. The lineage of the hybrid Corky is a combination of two dog breeds. The American Cocker Spaniel, the "Woodcock pigeon hunter", was developed in the United States as a bird flusher to hunt the timberdoodle during the 1800's. The Yorkshire Terrier, the "Yorkie", began as a hunting dog (a ratter) in England during the 1800's.

During the 1990's dog breeders began to create the so-called 'Designer Dogs" and began to develop a new breed based on the combined qualities of the Yorkie and the Cocker. The breeding programs resulted in the Corky, an adorable dog that exhibited the stable, calm personality traits  of the Cocker Spaniel with the beautiful, long, abundant coat and the alert, cheeky nature of the Yorkshire Terrier.

The hybrid Corky was found to be a real live wire. Highly sociable and energetic the Corky was a great success with families and kids over 6 years old. The cross-breed Corky is currently recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC). The Corky is a fairly rare 'Designer Dog' who creates interest from other dog lovers.

Corky Height: The Corky breed is classified as a Small to Medium sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 8-14 inches. The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Corky Weight: In this Small to Medium sized dog, the weight of a male dog is 8-20 lbs. The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Corky Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type of the Corky is described as varied coat type that can therefore be long or short with soft, silky hair

Corky Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors consisting of Black, Tan, Red, Brown, Silver, White & Buff and Tri-color. N.B. The term "Red" refers to reddish shades of orange, brown, and tan colors.

Corky Grooming Requirements: The grooming needs of the Corky is dependent on the type of coat it has inherited from its parents, either the Yorkshire Terrier or the American Cocker Spaniel. The Yorkshire Terrier has high grooming requirements whereas the American Cocker Spaniel has moderate grooming needs. The grooming needs and requirements should include bathing your Corky dog on a monthly basis and making regular checks of the teeth, nails, eyes and ears.

Corky Litter Size: The litter size of the Corky dog breed ranges from 3 to 5 puppies. Corky puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Corky puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Corky Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Spirited, Lively, Independent, Responsive and Self-reliant.

Corky Exercise Requirements - LOW Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is low. The Corky requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes every day. The small Corky has a smooth, jaunty gait with small strides and only requires a fairly slow speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements.

The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is dependent on its size, the bigger the dog the more exercise required for this lively dog.

Corky Diet: A fully grown Corky should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Corky Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Corky breed have not yet been fully established, but there is the possibility of inherited, genetic health issues. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Corky dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: Yes (Refer to Hypoallergenic Dogs).

Corky Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Corky breed is 11-15 years.

Corky Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Corky breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Corky names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male Corky dog names are: Duke *** Oliver *** Katie *** Callie *** Jake *** Buster *** Charlie *** Jack *** Louie *** Sammy *** Blue *** Finn *** Simon *** Oreo.

Corky Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Corky girl dog. Our top choice of good female Corky names are Angel *** Layla *** Lilly *** Daisy *** Molly *** Sasha *** Bailey *** Roxy *** Annie *** Lady.

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