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Everything You Need To Know About Cockapoos
Cockapoos, a cross between cocker spaniels and poodles, are one of the first-ever designer dogs. Their friendly natures, combined with their happy-go-lucky attitudes, helped these crossbreeds quickly rise in popularity. Not only do their sweet temperaments and inherent intelligence make them good therapy dogs, but their hypoallergenic coats make them perfect for anyone who wants an allergen-free household.
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History of the Cockapoo Dog Breed
Cockapoo puppies were first created in the 1960s, when a breeder accidentally combined the genetic material of a cocker spaniel and a poodle. The result was an adorable puppy that had the intelligence of its poodle parent and the friendliness of its cocker spaniel parent. Thanks to these traits, it didn’t take long before the cockapoo breed became a hit.
Most cockapoos are created using an American cocker spaniel, which has a shorter muzzle and shorter ears than an English cocker spaniel. When an English cocker spaniel is bred with a poodle, the result is often called a “spoodle” rather than a cockapoo.
Because poodles have hypoallergenic, low or non-shedding coats, most cockapoos shed minimally as well. However, cockapoos can vary greatly in size, fur type and coloring.
Cockapoos enjoy all types of weather — they’re happy to go for a walk on the beach or play around in the snow. However, it’s important not to leave them outside for too long in extreme heat or cold. Excessively warm weather can damage the paws and cause dehydration, while excessively cold weather can lead to hypothermia.
Appearance: Physical Characteristics of Cockapoos
If you’ve ever looked up pictures of cockapoos, the first thing you’ll probably notice is that they all vary in appearance. Whether a cockapoo has a unique spotted pattern or a curly golden coat that resembles a teddy bear, you can count on one thing: It’s definitely adorable. As a mixed-breed dog with a poodle parent, cockapoos also tend to have low-shedding coats. At Pride & Prejudoodles, we test the coats of all our dogs to make sure they’re suitable for those who suffer from allergies.
How Much Do Cockapoos Weigh?
Depending on their size, cockapoos may weigh anywhere from 6 pounds (common in toy breeds) to 60 pounds (common in maxi breeds). Most cockapoos tend to weigh between 12 and 25 pounds.
How Tall Are Cockapoos?
The height of a cockapoo depends on its parents. A maxi or standard cockapoo is a medium-sized dog that’s over 16 inches tall. However, a miniature cockapoo, which is bred using a miniature poodle, is slightly smaller with a height range of 11 to 15 inches.
Even smaller cockapoos can be bred using toy poodles. A toy cockapoo is no taller than 10 inches, while a teacup toy is even smaller.
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What Colors Do Cockapoos Come In?
When you think of a traditional cockapoo puppy, you probably envision a yellow or golden dog. However, these hybrid dogs can come in a wide range of dog hair colors, including:
Cockapoos can also be multicolored and have a patterned coat.
The cockapoo would never have taken off in popularity if it weren’t for its lovable personality. This cocker spaniel and poodle mix receives the best of both worlds from its parents. Not only is it extremely friendly and sweet, but it’s also highly intelligent, which makes it easy to train.
Are Cockapoos Good With Kids and Other Pets?
Known for their friendly natures, cockapoos can get along with just about anyone, from young kids and strangers to fellow dogs and pets. Dog owners will quickly realize that cockapoos seek to please — they’re happy to cuddle on the couch or go on a walk with you, which makes them ideal companions.
Although they are friendly by nature (thanks to their cocker spaniel genes), it’s still a good idea to encourage socialization at a young age. Becoming familiar with different sights, sounds and smells early on can help ensure your cockapoo grows to be a kind, gentle adult.
At Pride & Prejudoodles, we offer fully trained dogs that are ready to enter a new household. Along with socialization, we teach our puppies basic obedience commands, housebreaking and behavior modification.
How Much Space Do Cockapoos Require?
Cockapoos tend to be on the small side when it comes to dogs and thus don’t require too much space. They should have enough room to walk around and ideally an outdoor space to get some exercise. Those with small apartments might be better off with a toy variety rather than a maxi variety.