Cockapoo

Description

A Cockapoo is a crossbreed that is developed from breeding a Cocker Spaniel with a Miniature Poodle, so its characteristics can vary. The most distinguishing features are its coat and ears. The luxurious coat of the Cocker Spaniel and the curly coat of the Miniature Poodle result in a Cockapoo with a wavy fur. The fur tends to be close to the body except at the ears and tail. The ears are long and floppy. The nose, eyes, and mouth are dark. The body is generally small yet strong.

Temperament

Considering how it is bred, it is inevitable that the Cockapoo would have an amiable temperament. It is friendly and loving to its family, other household pets, and even strangers (as long as they are welcomed into the home). The breed is generally easygoing, but should be supervised when interacting with young children. Training is essential to eradicate any aggression that may exist naturally in the breed. It longs to please its owner, so training them should prove unproblematic.

Height and Weight

The height of the Cockapoo is about 15 inches. The weight of the breed ranges from 14-19 pounds, depending on the size.

Health Problems

The larger breeds of Cockapoo may develop hip dysplasia. Other conditions that the breed may develop include progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), epilepsy, and hypothyrodism.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Cockapoos is suitable for indoors or outdoors. The breed does not tend to become inactive when kept indoors. However, regualar exercise is important.

Exercise

Exercis is imperative to keep the Cockapoo in good health. It is a moderately energetic breed and can obtain sufficient exercise through play.

Life Expectancy

The Cockapoo on average lives 13-15 years

Litter Size

Cockapoo produce an average of 4-6 puppies.

Grooming

Since the Cockapoo’s coat sheds very little, so regularly brushing is all that is necessary to keep it smooth. A professional groomer should be consulted at least once a year to clip excessive fur and to keep the breed well maintained.

Origin

United States

Group

The Cockapoo is not a recognized breed.

Color

White or other light colors, such as buff or cream are acceptable colors for the Cockapoo.