Cockapoo is an adorable, cute, small dog with the personality of a big clown, the Cockapoo is the first of the “designer dogs” (not a “pure” dog breed). A Cockapoo dog breed is a cross breed, the result of a mating between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle or two Cocker/Poodle crosses. These dog tend to have happy, affectionate, loyal but require extensive grooming.
- Life expectancy: 14 – 18 years
- Origin: US
- Temperament: Energetic, sociable, happy
- Height: Male: 25–38 Inches, Female: 20–35 Inches
- Weight: Male: 10–30 pounds, Female: 35–50 pounds
- Colors: almost any
- Group: working Group
|Coat:||Curly, wavy long haired coats|
|Litter size||average 3 to 4 pups maybe larger|
|Life span||12-14 years|
Cockapoo Pet Completely people-oriented, this dog is intelligent enough to train easily, hardly sheds, forgives quickly, and is so affectionate that you’ll never feel alone.. They’re happy dog running around an agility course, showing off their tricks to company, being petted as a therapy dog, or just hanging out on your lap. Your lap is theirs, by the way.
These intelligent dog need lots of company, so aren’t ideal for people who are away from the home a lot.But, if you have a family life where a dog can join your activities, this mix is a good choice.As long as you don’t mind grooming or regular poodle parlour visits!
COCKAPOO TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE
- Overall, the Cockapoo’s personality is known to be reliably happy, fun-loving, energetic, and sociable.
- As proof, check out the 2011 winner of Britain’s Happiest Dog contest! See a familiar face?
- “Alfie the Grinning Cockapoo” won the contest without even breaking a sweat.
- Cockapoos are usually friendly.
- Of course, there are exceptions within every breed, but you can avoid these by being careful.
- Moreover, Cockapoos respond very well to training coming from a pair of intelligent parent breeds.
- Cockapoos come from two breeds, and one of those is better known for it’s noise than the other.
- Importantly, Cocker Spaniels are a hunting dog and some of them can be a bit yappy.
- However, this dog is not necessarily a cause for concern. Rather, be aware from day one that you must not reward barking.
- You can train this dog not to bark.
- But remember, you don’t need to punish noise, just ignore it complete
- Friendly toward Strangers.
COCKAPOO HEALTH AND CARE
- Life expectation is 14 to 18 years.
- Overall, Cocker Spaniels are vivacious, loyal, loving dogs.
- Despite their great personalities, they are prone to some health issues.
- Specifically, Cocker Spaniels dog can develop these congenital health issues:
- Intervertebral disc disease (IDD)
- Eye diseases related to this breed’s naturally bulging eyes
- Heart valve disease
- Hip dysplasia
Poodles and Cocker Spaniels share some inherited health vulnerabilities, while others are specific to the Poodle dog breed:
- Squamous cell disease
- Intervertebral disc disease (IDD) (for Toy and Miniature Poodle breeds only)
- Immune-related blood disorders
- Eye issues
- Kidney disease
- Slipped kneecap (patellar luxation) (for Toy and Miniature Poodle breeds only)
- Mitral valve heart disease