We adopted Benny from an animal rescue group who told us that he was one of 12 born from a litter at the shelter. Supposedly, his mother was a short-haired Cocker Spaniel and his father was some type of Retriever. So Benny is a Cockertriever and is pure joy! He weighed 6 pounds when we adopted him at 8 weeks and he was so malnourished that his nails were striped black and white like a zebra. He is now 13 weeks old and thriving--weighing in at about 17 pounds and there are no more white markings on his nails nor can you see his ribs (too many treats)! He loves to run on the beach and play with his toys--and his humans.