What Kind of Dog Is Coral From ‘Paw Patrol’? Breed Information, Pictures, and Facts

Written by Kellianne Matthews
Published: February 15, 2024
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In the beloved children’s show PAW Patrol, each canine hero brings a unique set of skills and talents to help rescue those in need. Skye, for example, can fly a plane, while Marshall serves as the team’s medic and firefighter. Coral, however, is very different from the rest of her canine crew — she is a mer-pup who lives under the sea! But what kind of dog is Coral from PAW Patrol? Dive in to learn more about this incredible underwater pup and discover the unique characteristics of her breed!

Who Is Coral?

Logotip de PAW Patrol

Coral is one of the canine characters of a popular Canadian animated television series.

©Spin Master / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons – License

Coral made her debut on Paw Patrol in season nine of the series. Coral actually began life on land, but as a puppy, she heard a lullaby and swam out to sea where she was transformed into a mer-pup. When she got older, Coral discovered the PAW Patrol, and found out that one of the team’s members was her long-lost cousin, Skye!

As a member of the PAW Patrol team, Coral uses her unique mer-pup powers to communicate with underwater animals. She is a very outgoing and friendly pup who loves her life in Puplantis with the other mer-pups. On land, Coral spends as much time as she can with her cousin Skye.

Coral is the first and only mer-pup of the PAW Patrol team. She is a small pup with light pink fur and aquamarine blue streaks in her hair. She can transform from a land-pup with four legs to a mer-pup with a colorful fishtail.

What Kind of Dog Is Coral from ‘Paw Patrol’?

white Cockapoo standing on a couch

Cockapoos have both poodle and cocker spaniel DNA.

©Maria Bell/Shutterstock.com

Like her cousin Skye, Coral is a cockapoo — the crossbreed of a cocker spaniel and a poodle. As a crossbred mix, cockapoos can inherit many different traits from their two parents. Some are more poodle-like, while others are more similar to cocker spaniels. Coral is more colorful than your typical real-life cockapoo (just look at her lovely aquamarine hair!), but overall, she has a very similar appearance. She is a smaller dog with curly tufts of hair, long ears, and a spunky personality, much like cockapoos today. 

Cocker Spaniels, Poodle, and Cockapoos

Cocker Spaniels

A black english cocker spaniel puppy

Originally bred for hunting, cocker spaniels are now popular family companions.


Cocker spaniels are medium-sized dogs, growing 13.5 to 15.5 inches tall at the shoulder and weighing 20 to 30 pounds. They have gentle souls and sweet, almond-shaped eyes. They come in many different colors like cream, buff, brown, and black, and have long, floppy ears. Cocker spaniels sport stunning coats with soft, silky fur that is often wavy or slightly curly. 


Poodle standing on the grass

The poodle is an intelligent and athletic dog.


Poodles, on the other hand, come in three sizes: standard, miniature, and toy. They range from just 10 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder and can weigh four to six pounds or up to 70 pounds. However, most cockapoos come from a miniature or toy poodle parent rather than a standard poodle. 


Cockapoo sitting

Each cockapoo has their own unique look and hair texture.

©A-Z-Animals.com/Sharon Parry

Cockapoos can inherit traits from either of their parents or a unique mixture from both. Some are a bit larger, while others are extremely small. Some cockapoos have wiry, coarse hair, while others may have curly or silky straight coats. Most cockapoos have the floppy ears of a cocker spaniel, just like Skye and Coral in PAW Patrol.

Both cocker spaniels and poodles are friendly and intelligent, and their cockapoo children are no different. They can learn quickly and are eager to please and they love to play. Some Cockapoos are very energetic and playful like a poodle, while others are gentler and more affectionate like a cocker spaniel.

The photo featured at the top of this post is © srw-photo/Shutterstock.com

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About the Author

Kellianne Matthews is a writer at A-Z Animals where her primary focus is on anthrozoology, conservation, human-animal relationships, and animal behavior. Kellianne has been writing and researching animals for over ten years and has decades of hands-on experience working with a variety of different animals. She holds a Master’s Degree from Brigham Young University, which she earned in 2017. A resident of Utah, Kellianne enjoys creating, exploring and learning new things, analyzing movies, caring for animals, and playing with her cats.

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