I have a 9 or 10 year old Cocker Spaniel mix. There is definitely some poodle in him as well. How long is he expected to live?

  • Cocker Spaniels usually live to 14 years, but with exceptional care have been known to live up to 16 years.
  • Poodles usually live to 15 years, (18 for a toy poodle).
  • Cavoodles (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel crossed with Poodles) have a lifespan of 10-15 years; understandably Cavalier King Charles are a different breed than Cocker Spaniels.

Smaller dogs tend to live longer than big dogs. A cross-bred dog more naturally mixed as yours sounds, tends to fare better in terms of health and behavior due to a widened gene pool. Unfortunately, a lot of designer hybrids can reveal health and behavior problems inherited from the two seeder breeds.

Without concrete statistical data for your dog, I can only estimate that your dog, being in good health at his age now, would have a good chance of living to 14 years, or longer with proper care.


All About Cockers (Cherished Cockers)

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Poodles, Cavoodles (Burke's Backyard)

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