9 – 15 inches
12 – 24 pounds
13 – 15 years
Black, cream, apricot, red, and chocolate
Families, children, apartments, and large homes.
Fun-loving clown that’s extremely affectionate and friendly.
The Cockapoo is one of the original designer breeds, dating back to the 1960s. It’s a mix of the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle. The size and shape of the Cockapoo breed are difficult to predict and is dependent on not only the parents but which parent the dog takes after. While most breeders mix the Cocker Spaniel with a Miniature poodle to create the Cockapoo, some use toy poodles or standard poodles, which will affect the result.
The breeder in the United States accidentally created the Cockapoo in the 1960s. It quickly caught on due to their high intelligence, and lack of odor or shedding
Cockapoo Puppies – What You Should Know Before You Buy…
How Much Do Cockapoo Puppies Cost?
A Cockapoo typically costs between $1000 and $2000. The quality of the parent dogs, as well as the breeder skills, will affect the price. Location, and whether the breeder performed any testing to detect any possible health defects will also affect the price. Standard Poodles and Toy Poodles will also fetch different prices, which will affect the cost of the offspring.
3 Little-Known Facts About the Cockapoo
1. The term “designer breed” originated with the Cockapoo.
2. Efforts are currently underway to get the Cockapoo recognized as a standalone breed.
3. The Cocker Spaniel parent is the smallest sporting dog.
Temperament & Intelligence of the Cockapoo
The Cockapoo has a good temperament built into its genes. They are loving, friendly, and make great companions. They thrive on being part of the family and can get upset if you leave them alone for too long. If they develop separation anxiety, they can get into mischief.
They have the Poodles intelligence, but trainability will depend on which side of the family they take after. Some dogs may be too interested in playing or acting silly to sit for a training session.
Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪
The Cockapoo is a fantastic family dog. Its comical nature and desire to entertain makes it a huge hit with children. They are also loyal and protective of its owner. They will stay with you on long walks and will learn your habits to become better companions. They also don’t require extensive exercise, so they’re good for families on the move.
Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?
The Cockapoo gets along extremely well with other dogs and will often try to make friends with any others it meets. It’s usually too busy making a clown of itself for a family member to chase animals in the yard, and it doesn’t bother with cats or birds.
Things to Know When Owning a Cockapoo
Here are some things to consider before you purchase a Cockapoo.
Food and Diet Requirements 🦴
The Cockapoo is a smaller dog that doesn’t require much food. Most adult dogs will need between ¼ and ¾ of a cup per day. This breed can easily become overweight, so it’s important to keep an eye out for any weight changes.
We recommend purchasing a brand that has a high-quality protein, like beef, lamb, or chicken, as its first ingredient. We also recommend looking for foods with high-quality vegetables Like broccoli, and carrots, while staying away from harmful foods like corn, soy, and chemical preservatives. Antioxidants, Omega fats, and probiotics are also things to look for in your dog food.
Daily Exercise Requirements 🐕
The Cockapoo breed likes to play and is considered bouncy. It gets a lot of exercise on its own, and you won’t need to do more than 15 minutes per day to keep your pet healthy. Walks are good if you can train them to stay with you, or a house with a yard allows you to play catch and other similar games to get exercise.
The cockapoo breed is intelligent and easy to train. You can teach your pet to use the litter box and many other tricks. Training is a good way to keep your pet from becoming bored, and it helps you bond. Training is easier if you begin at a young age, but you can teach any dog if you have patience. Positive reinforcement works best, which means to offer a treat or praise when your pet does as you wish.
Position yourself in front of your pet, getting their attention with a treat. Repeat a specific command and coax your pet to do what you want it to do. When it succeeds, award it with a treat or scratch behind the ears.
The cockapoo code can grow quite long, so it will require some skills with trimming and grooming. The straighter coat is easier to maintain and only require brushing two to three times a week. The curly poodle type coat will require brushing nearly every day to keep it free of tangles and mats. It will also be necessary to trim the hair on occasion or need to take it to a professional groomer.
Nails will need trimming every two to three months to make it more comfortable to walk and to prevent damage to any surfaces and furniture. We also highly recommend regular toothbrushing to prevent tooth decay and improve breath.
Health and Conditions 🏥
The Cockapoo is considered a healthy animal, but like all animals, they are susceptible to some health problems.
Male vs Female
As long as your Cockapoo has been spayed or neutered, there is no noticeable difference between genders. The males seem to enjoy affection more than the females, and they seemed to stay puppies for longer. Females tend to be slightly more independent and often hump things to ensure dominance over them.
The Cockapoo is an intelligent animal that is very entertaining and will make you laugh more times than you can count. It’s great for Connie apartments and large homes. It’s friendly to strangers and other animals and doesn’t make a lot of noise. You’ll want to train these dogs early because they’re very smart and can get out of hand, and they don’t like being left alone for a long time, so this isn’t the best breed for someone who lives alone and works a lot.
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- Cockapoo Puppies – What You Should Know Before You Buy…
- How Much Do Cockapoo Puppies Cost?
- 3 Little-Known Facts About the Cockapoo
- Temperament & Intelligence of the Cockapoo
- Things to Know When Owning a Cockapoo
- Male vs Female