The Cock a Mo: A Complete Guide

The Cock a Mo is what is known as a designer hybrid breed, which means it is the direct result of a deliberate attempt to marry together two breeds in order to then have a dog that has the best of both parents.

In this instance, the Cock a Mo is a hybrid of a Cocker Spaniel and an American Eskimo, and if you are wondering as to how these two breeds could go together, then read on as our complete guide will tell you that and a whole lot more.

Of course, as this is probably going to be a breed that you know very little about, then you must learn more about the breed in general before you take ownership.

After all, you do want to provide your dog with the best life possible, and that can only happen when you have the information at hand.

However, before we go into the various things about the Cock a Mo that you need to know before taking ownership, we have to begin by turning our attention to something else that is important, you.

Cock a Mo Puppies – Before You Buy…

Cock a Mo
The Cock a Mo is an amazing breed.

Before you go ahead and buy a Cock a Mo puppy, we want you to spend some time thinking carefully about a number of important points.

This does also require you to be honest with yourself as it has a direct impact on the potential life that you can provide to your dog, and you clearly want the best for them.

So, before you buy, think about these kinds of questions, and do so as you work your way through the different sections of our complete guide.

  • Have you ever owned a dog before?
  • Have you ever trained a dog before?
  • How much do you know about a Cock a Mo?
    Are you aware of their needs and requirements?
  • Can you afford any potential medical needs that they may have?

Being aware of these questions can make your decision as to whether or not you are going to own a Cock a Mo a whole lot easier.

So, keep thinking about them as you work your way through our complete guide.

What Price are Cock a Mo Puppies?

If we can now begin by looking at the price of Cock a Mo puppies to help you to decide if you can afford to purchase one in the first place.

As with any breed of dog, there are different things that influence the price that you pay. If the dog has a good pedigree, then you just know that it will increase the price quite considerably.

Also, if you are buying the dog in certain parts of the country, then it will often come with a bit of a premium attached. This is purely due to supply and demand.

That being said, the kind of prices that you are looking at paying for a Cock a Mo puppy will be in the region of $400 to around $700, which is perfectly reasonable.

In the UK, this price will be slightly higher in comparison with prices often starting around £500.

How to Find Reputable Cock a Mo Breeders?

So, how do you find a reputable Cock a Mo breeder? Well, there are several options that are worth exploring.

First, consider getting in touch with both the Kennel Club for your country as well as the Dog Breeder’s Association.

They will generally have a list of breeders that meet the kind of standards that they are looking for, and that should give you some confidence.

The other main option is to search for other Cock a Mo owners, and there are even groups of owners that can be found online.

They will also be aware of the best breeders, and they will be more than happy to pass on this information.

3 Little-Known Facts About Cock a Mo Puppies

As you probably know very little about Cock a Mo puppies, then finding just three facts that you are unaware of should be easy.

However, it does help to build a better picture of the breed for you.

As they are part American Eskimo, it does mean that half of their history is going to descend from European Spitz dogs, of which there are many different breeds.

  • They have few health problems

It will often be the case that hybrid breeds have a number of health issues, but not in this case.

As you will see later on in our complete guide, they are full of life and good health which does help to make them even more attractive to people.

  • Even the same litter can have different looking dogs

In a typical littler for the Cock a Mo, it will not be unusual for each dog to look different to one another.

This is quite rare for breeds, so it really is in the lap of the Gods as to what your dog is going to look like.

Physical Traits of the Cock a Mo

The Cock a Mo
The Cock a Mo is a really intelligent breed.

Learning about the physical traits of this breed is where we start to get to grips with the dog.

As it is a hybrid breed, it does then mean that it has aspects of both parents in its physical make up, and the extent to which one breed has superiority over the other can vary between dogs.

Basically, you need to look at the traits of both parents and then wait to see which ones are more prominent with your dog.

They could have a head more like a Cocker Spaniel while others can be more like the American Eskimo which is a totally different shape.

Generally, their body is quite muscular without being too large.

Their ears will often be triangular in shape and sit higher on their head, but they can also droop down thanks to the Cocker Spaniel aspect.

As you can see, trying to describe their physical traits is not easy, so focus more on each individual breed rather than anything else.

How Big is a Full Grown Cock a Mo?

There will always be some slight variation when it comes to how tall or heavy a full grown Cock a Mo is going to be.

The male will often be the bigger of the two, but that may only be the smallest of differences.

Generally speaking, a full grown Cock a Mo is going to be in the region of 9 to 18 inches in height while their weight is around 20 to 35lbs.

What is the Life Expectancy of the Cock a Mo?

A number of things can have an impact on the life expectancy of a Cock a Mo, but you will be able to change some of those things that should help make a difference.

However, you are looking at your Cock a Mo having a life expectancy in the region of 12 to 14 years, which is slightly above average.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Cock a Mo

The Cock a Mo is very alert to everything that is going on, and it is also quick to react to situations. It is also a breed of dog that wants to try its best to please its owners at any given opportunity.

They are highly intelligent as they love to solve puzzles and are at their happiest when they are learning new commands or tricks.

They are very entertaining and will bring a smile to your face every single day.

They are exceptionally loving and loyal to their owners, and want to be friends with everyone.

This can prove to be a problem at times, although there can still be an idea of them being wary of other dogs and strangers if they are more nervous.

They are very tolerant of children so are perfect for families as well, and they will be protective of your children.

Overall, you will have no real concerns when it comes to the personality and temperament of this breed, and if you can keep them entertained with obedience and agility training, then they will also avoid being bored as well.

The Cock a Mo’s Diet

The Cock a Mo
The Cock a Mo can be slightly boisterous in nature.

The Cock a Mo is not the biggest of dogs, which does mean that there has to be greater care over its diet as you cannot risk it becoming overweight.

There is also a very real need to only provide them with quality food, so if you can push your budget just slightly, then it can make all the difference.

The food at the lower end of the market bulks up their product with ingredients that do nothing for the dog, and the level of nutrients will tend to be low.

You should provide them with either a high-quality dry food, which has everything that they need, or you can also give them some of your own food as long as it does not make up more than 25% of their total diet.

From your food, they can eat some lean meat, fish, vegetables, and some fruit but you will find that their needs change as they age.

When your dog becomes older, you need to contact your vet to get advice on what they should be eating in order to help their health.

Overall, this breed should be receiving between one to two cups of food per day and limited snacks.

They do have energy to burn, so they need a source of protein and carbohydrates to help them out.

How Much Exercise Does a Cock a Mo Need?

When it comes to exercise, then this is a breed that needs to be able to run around and burn off some of that excitable energy.

In other words, it needs a reasonable amount of exercise on a daily basis for the sake of its health.

You should really be trying to provide them with at least 60 minutes of exercise each day.

This can even be split up into two different walks, but do not just take them to the same route with each walk as that is going to bore them.

Instead, they need to be continually stimulated mentally, or they will become bored too quickly.

This need for mental exercises does extend to when they are at home with you.

Cock a Mo Health and Conditions

A Cock a Mo can be prone to various health conditions, and this is something that you need to be aware of before you become an owner of one.

A good breeder will be able to tell you as to whether or not the parents have been checked for different diseases that could be passed down the family line, and they should show confirmation of this.

That being said, the main health conditions to take notice of are as follows:

  • Patellar Luxation.
  • Eye Problems
  • Diabetes
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

My Final Thoughts on the Cock a Mo

A Cock a Mo may not be the first breed of dog that you think about, but they can be an absolute bundle of joy to have around.

Not only are they very well behaved, but they have real intelligence that means it should be easier to go ahead and train them.

They can be slightly boisterous in nature, so you do need to be careful when they are around small children as they could get carried away with things, and that can sometimes lead to problems.

Apart from that, there should be no real problem with this breed of dog.

They will indeed keep you entertained as you wonder what on earth they are getting up to next, and as long as you do not provide them with repetitive training, then you will find that they are going to thoroughly enjoy learning on a constant basis.

In general, the Cock a Mo is a wonderful example of what can happen when you bring together two amazing breeds of dog because this is a hybrid breed that is going to far exceed your expectations.

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OVERALL SUMMARY

7
Cost to Buy
9
Cuteness Level
9.5
Family Safety
9
Friendliness
6.5
Health Concerns
7
Life Span
5
Exercise Required
6.5
Food Required
OVERALL RATING 7.4 / 10

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