Overview of Dockers

  • The Docker is a medium-sized dog and also a hybrid dog.
  • These dogs have been developed by combating the Dachshund and a Cocker Spaniel.
  • This breed has been purposefully developed to be a house pet and a dog that can keep you company around the house.


An ideal Docker diet should be formulated for a small- to medium-sized breed with moderate to high energy levels. They have a tendency to gain weight if they are overfed, so you should stick to a regular feeding schedule and not leave food out during the day.


Docker coats are often a mix of their Dachshund and Cocker Spaniel parents’ coats and colors.  The main colors of Dockers are red, black, brown, or tan.They are usually a solid color but can have a second color mixed in.


As with all dogs, the Docker dietary needs will change from puppyhood to adulthood and will continue to change into their senior years.You should ask your veterinarian for recommendations about your Docker’s diet, as there is far too much variation among individual dogs–including weight, energy, and health–to make a specific recommendation.


As with all dogs, you should keep up with your Docker’s regular veterinary checkups to detect any health concerns early.Your vet can help you develop a care routine that will keep your dog healthy.


If the Dachshund parent’s personality prevails, the Docker may want to lead the pack in multi-dog homes.It’s best if they get used to other pets early.When it comes to other pets, Dockers can get along with other animals if they are introduced slowly and calmly, and early socialization will help this go smoothly.