The Cotralian is is a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and the Standard, Miniature or Toy Australian Shepherd.

Cocker Spaniel X Australian Shepherd = Cotralian

They are a medium to large size dog that has a playful and loving personality and makes great family pets.

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The Cotralian are usually medium-sized and takes on the appearance of both its parents the Cocker Spaniel and the Australian Shepherd. They are around 16 to 22 inches tall and weighing anywhere between 30 to 60 pounds.

Their coats may vary from short to medium length, soft coats come in a range of colors including combinations of black, brown, tan, gray, red, silver, and white or combination of these.

The Cotralian dog breed has a sturdy and athletic body, with a long tail that may have very slight feathering on the underneath. There might have different colored eyes, most often they are dark brown, and rarely they are bright blue. They mostly hanging down at the side of the head.

Cotralian Pictures

Temperament & Behavior

Cotralians are loving, playful, social, intelligent, and loyal dogs that work well in families where they can be the center of attention. They need supervision as they tend to be a little aggressive with small children and other pets. This is most likely due to the herding and hunting instincts of his parent’s lineage. They may show aggression to them as well as smaller pets.

Quick Information ~ Cotralians

Other NamesAussie cocker
ColorBlack, Tan, Brown, Grey, Silver
CoatMedium length, Wavy and Feathered.
Breed TypeCrossbred
Breed GroupCompanion Dogs
SizeMedium-Large Size
Hieght16-22 inches
Weight30-60 lbs
Life Span/Life Expentancy12-15 Years
TemperamentLoving, Agile, Affectionate, Loyal
Energy LevelActive
Good with ChildrenYes
Good with Other DogsYes
Competitive Registration/Qualification InformationACHC, DDKC, DRA

Care ~ Excercise

The Cotralian needs 1 to 1 ½ hour of physical and mental activity to channelize their energies and keep them happy. A long walk or a jog, training, and playing fetch in the yard or at a park will be great for your pet.


This Cocker Spaniel Australian Shepherd cross is a moderate maintenance dog. Since both of his parent breeds shed seasonally so weekly grooming will be required for the Cotralians.

Brush your pet’s hair 4-5 times a week with a comb or brush in order to remove any dirt and loose fur that may be lying on the body. This will keep the hair untangled, clean, and shiny.

Clipping their nails of the paws once a month or so to keep the feet healthy and snag free.

Bathing only needs to occur once every month or whenever your pooch gets dirty. Clean and dry your dog’s ears especially after a bath, because the Cotralian has folded over ears, moisture can accumulate and cause ear infections.

Health Problems

The Cotralians is generally a healthy breed and with life span of 12-14 years. However it is prone to some health issues like deafness, so hearing checks are essential early on.

Hip Dysplasia and eye problems, like Retinal Dysplasia could occur, as could some heart issues.


Cotralians are intelligent dog breeds, thus they are easy to train and respond well to consistency. It is important to spend a lot of time training your Cotralian so that no bad manners or aggression can be developed. If you do so, your puupy will be able to grow responsibly by putting his energy into productive use.


Cotralians are high activity dogs and need a well-balanced diet. 2-3 cups of good dog food and diet like similar sized dogs will be advisable.

If you have a Cotralian, please share your experiences in the comment section below!