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Cockapoo Breed Information


Recognized By: DBR , IDCR
AKA: Cockerdoodle, Cockerpoo, Cock-A-Poo, American Cockapoo, Spoodle
Mispellings: Cackapoo Cocapoo, Cocerpoo, Cockepoo, Cockipoo, Cocopoo, Cokapoo, Cookapoo

Living with a Cockapoo

Temperament: Cockapoos are people oriented and outgoing dogs. They are very gentle, loyal, affectionate, friendly, happy dogs. They are well-suited for children and adults. Cockapoos should not be left alone for long periods of time during the day.

Family Dog: The Cockapoo is an ideal family dog, child's playmate or companion for the elderly. They make perfect dogs for anyone willing to take care of the coat.

Shedding: Cockapoos are considered a low shedding dog. They are believed to be a good choice for people with pet allergies. As always it is recommended that you do your research if you suffer from pet allergies before getting a pet which includes visiting the dog you are planning on getting as many times as possible before bringing them home.

Grooming: Cockapooos are high maintenence and require constant brushing.

Training: Cockapoos are very intelligent and easy to train.

Weather: Cockapoos can adapt to any climate, city, or rural living. They are extremely adaptable dogs.

Exercise: Cockapoos are at home in an apartment as well as in a home with a large yard. They are lively dogs and like moderate exercise. Cockapoos posess speed and endurance.

Cockapoo Appearance

Appearance: Cockapoos have a sturdy, squarely built appearance. They have large, round, dark brown eyes and dark colored noses. Their tails can be docked.

Size: Cockapoos can range in weight from 2 to 65 pounds depending on the size of poodle parent.

Teacup - The Teacup Cockapoo is created by crossing the Cocker Spaniel with a Teacup Poodle resulting in a dog with an average weight between 2 to 5 pounds and a height of 8 inches or under.

Toy - The Toy Cockapoo is a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and a Toy Poodle. The pups have an average weight of 5 to 12 pounds with a height ranging between 8 to 10 inches.

Miniature - The Miniature Cockapoo is a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and a Miniature Poodle resulting in a dog with an average weight of 13 to 20 pounds and a height of 10 to 15 inches.

Standard - The Standard Cockapoo is a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and a Miniature Poodle resulting in a dog with a weight of 20 to 65 pounds and a height greater than 15 inches at the withers.

Color: The coat of the Cockapoo can come in a variety of solid or multi-color patterns. Solid colors include black, black & white, brown & white, light apricot, tan, golden blonde, white, cream, chocolate merle, red sable or tricolor. Multi-color coats consist of one or more solid colors one of which should be white.

Coat: The Cockapoo can have any of three coat types. A tight curly coat, a coat with medium curl or a flat coat. The coat of the Cockapoo usually consists of very long, dense, silky fur.

Cockapoo Facts

Life Expectancy: Cockapoos usually live to be between 13 and 14 years of age.

Cockapoo Health

Health: Cockapoos' ears need to be kept clean and dry, like other long-eared dogs, they can be prone to ear infections. Cockapoos can also suffer from progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, aseptic necrosis of the femoral head and epilepsy.

Cockapoo History

History: The Cockapoo was first created in the 1940s and has been popular in the United States since around 1950. The mix has become so common that many Cockapoos breed today are second generation Cockapoos. The Cockapoo is not yet an official breed and is still under development.

* The most accurate way to determine characteristics of a mixed breed is by researching the parent breeds.
** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
*** It is important to do research on your dog's history before choosing a dog. We are dedicated to providing the most accurate information possible about each breed.

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