Country of OriginUnknown
Nicknames and Other NamesCocker Spaniel Yorkie mix
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupCompanion dog
Bred ForCompanion dog
Life Span11-15 years
Ideal Weight8-20 pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height8-14 inches (male and female)
Fur TypeSilky, long, straight
Common ColorsTan, Brown, Black and Tan, Yellow
AvailabilityModerately available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToCocker Spaniel
Yorkshire Terrier

Corkie is a small-sized dog breed that is the outcome of mixing two breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Cocker Spaniel. The appearance depends on the genes it has obtained from its parents. The ears are floppy, the nose is black, and they have an alert and expressive eyes.

They are small, playful, active dog breed that does best as a family companion in the house of all age people. Due to their size, they are suitable in an apartment as long as regular walking and playing are involved.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Corkie is very loving, affectionate, and alert. They are very close with their people and enjoy being by their side most of the time either playing or just cuddling. They can be taken as a watchdog to as they are likely to sound an alarm when they hear or see something strange and warn their owner.

Behavior: The Corkie seek for peoples company and thrives on their attention. If they are left alone for a long period of time without any members on their side, they become destructive and depressed. So, they should not be left alone all by themselves for a long time.

Personality: The personality of the Corkie is cheerful, friendly, and fun. They are very playful and loves to play all day and relax on its owner’s lap a the end of the day. They are a very gentle breed that is welcoming of visitors in the house if properly introduced and socialized at an early age.

Yorkshire Terrier and COcker Spaniel Playing ball.

Is Corkie Child Friendly?

Corkie gets along with children very well as they love to play and make a great play partner for kids. They are good with unfamiliar kids too if they are socialized properly.

Although they are a friendly dog, they should be supervised while they are with small kids as kids tend to play rough and hurt your dog. Always teach your kids to behave around dogs and handle them gently.


Corgie is eager to please its owner, so training is not a difficult job to do. establish a firm and consistent leadership on them at an early age. They tend to respond well to positive methods of training, so reward them with delicious treats and lots of vocal praises. Never treat them harshly as it will scare them and they might not be able to catch the instruction you said. So, always be gentle even if they make some mistakes.


  • Corgie is not yet recognized by any major Kennel Club as it is a designer breed.
  • It is a new designer breed, developed somewhere in 2000 AD.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation, Bloat
Vaccination RequiredLeptospirosis, Rabies, Kennel Cough,
Canine Coronavirus, Canine Parvovirus,
Canine Parainfluenza, Canine Distemper
SheddingLow Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingAdvance Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialLow
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 18%
Fat: 5%
Digestive Enzymes

The Corgie might inherit some of the genetic diseases from its parent breeds.

  • Patellar Luxation: It is a situation where the kneecap of your dog is dislocated from its original place. It causes pain in the knee area making them difficult to move with the pain. Take it to a vet for the treatment if you see unusual gait of your dog.
  • Skin Allergies: It is the condition that is caused due to the contact of foreign particles that is not suitable for your dog. There will be rashes and itchiness on the skin of your dog. Find out what is causing it and keep your dog away from it. Consult a vet and treat it with some medicine and cream.


The Corkie comes in the combination of the following colors of its parents.

  • Brown
  • Brown and White
  • Brindle
  • Yellow
  • Black and Tan
  • Parti-colored


Corkie puppy
Corkie puppy.
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Cost: The average cost of the Corkie is between $500-$800 USD.


Height: The average height of the Corkie is between 8-14 inches.

Weight: The average weight is between 8-20 pounds.

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