- Personality: Happy, Smart, Gentle
- Energy Level: Medium
- Good with Children: Yes
- Good with other dogs: Yes
- Shedding: Seasonal
- Grooming: Weekly
- Trainability: Eager To Please
- Height: 10.5-15.5 inches
- Weight: 6-19 Pounds
- Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
- Barking Level: When Necessary
- Intelligence : High
The cockapoo is a crossbreed that combines the intelligence and love of a cocker spaniel with the brilliance of a poodle. The cockapoo is a gentle, low-shedding dog and easy to love. They come in many sizes and colors to please all families.
The adorable cockapoo is a crossbreed of a poodle with a cocker spaniel. It dates back to the 1960s. Cockapoos are a popular choice for allergy-prone dog owners due to their poodle parents. They don’t shed much if any. Although no dog is 100% hypoallergenic, cockapoos are an excellent choice for people who tend to sneeze around puppies.
Cockapoos can weigh anywhere from 6-9 pounds when fully grown. Even though they are small, their largest size is around 6-9 pounds. They can reach 19 pounds at the highest. This means they are perfect for snuggling on the couch, but they can also play with larger dogs. Cockapoos are affectionate and love everyone they meet. They don’t like privacy and will follow their family member wherever they go, even to the bathroom.
The smile on a cockapoo’s face can make anyone smile. Cockapoos are true-life teddy bears, and they have grown into charming dogs that all dog lovers love. Because of the many poodle sizes and weights, they come in many sizes. A toy poodle can breed a cockapoo weighing between 6-12 pounds and measuring less than 10 inches. A miniature cockapoo is a poodle-like cockapoo that weighs between 11 and 14 inches. A maxi, or standard cockapoo, is bred from an ordinary dog. She is at least 15 inches in height and weighs more than 19 lbs.
Cockapoo coats are most often long and loose, so they need to be brushed every day. Cockapoo coats come in various colors, including chocolate, red and black, blue, cream and white, and different combinations of multicolor coats. To frame their adorable faces, they have cocker spaniel-like ears.
Cockapoos are sometimes mistaken for Cavapoos. Both breeds can melt hearts with just one loving glance. They are almost identical, although they have different lineages (a Cavapoo results from breeding a Cavalier King Charles spaniel and a poodle). The Cavapoo is taller and has a longer muzzle than the Cavapoo. Both breeds are intelligent, but the Cavapoo is more adept at training than the cockapoo. Cockapoos are more active and playful than cockapoos and have a shorter attention span.
Cockapoos are outgoing and easy to get along with. Cockapoos are a friendly, happy breed that will dedicate their lives to their families. A cockapoo may prefer to be outdoors or a couch potato depending on its upbringing. They love to play with other dogs and children and are always ready for a scratch after a hard day. They don’t mind being treated differently, no matter who they are.
Cockapoos are very open to positive reinforcement and can respond well to training. She loves being praised, and treats make her happy. Although her cocker spaniel side can get a bit distracted, her poodle side has a lot of intelligence. With some repetition and rewards, she will be eager to please.
Gerken states that although Cockapoos live for 12-15 years, they can still be affected by specific health problems similar to their parents. These eye conditions include progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts, as well as hip dysplasia and luxating patellas. They also have epilepsy and heart disease. Gerken states that cockapoos can develop skin conditions similar to cocker spaniels. This causes flaky, dry skin. They may also be susceptible to skin allergies.
Cockapoos’ coats must be brushed daily to avoid matting. The curlier their jacket is, the more they will need to be groomed. A cockapoo’s curly hair will be monitored by visiting the groomer every 4 to 6 weeks. A cockapoo that has a straighter mane than their cocker parent will likely not need to visit the groomer as often. Cockapoos are low-shedding, so you won’t be able to find fur balls in your home. They are usually very odorless and need to be bathed only when necessary.
Gerken warns that cocker spaniels with floppy ears can cause ear infections and trap moisture. She says that cockerpoos love to swim, which can lead to water getting trapped in their ear canals. This could cause an ear infection. Cocker spaniels can produce more wax in their ears, increasing the risk of developing an ear infection. Once a week, gently examine and clean their ears.
Lousy doggy breath is more common in smaller breeds if they brush their teeth at least once a week. Also, cockapoos need to have their nails trimmed once a month. A trim is necessary if you hear her nails clicking on a hard surface.