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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Cotralian Build Information

The Contralian is the resulting hybrid of a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and the Australian Shepherd. They are medium in size, usually 16-22 inches tall and weighing 30-60 pounds. Their coats come short to medium length, soft coats come in a range of colors including combinations of black, tan, brown, gray, red, silver, and white.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):18-20 in.
Weight:41 - 65 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Contralians are loving, playful, social, intelligent, and loyal dogs that work well in families where they can be the center of attention. They need supervision around small children and may show aggression to them as well as smaller pets. Being intelligent, they are easy to train and respond well to consistency. Both physical and mental stimulation are required to keep these dogs happy and healthy.

Activity Level:Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Friendly


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Gray, Light Brown, Red, Silver, White, Yellow
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Soft

Cotralian Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

The Cotralian is a Cocker Spaniel and Australian Shepherd mix.

Dutiful Watchdog:No