10 Things That You Should Know About The Cockapoo

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If you are considering adopting a dog, you should consider a Cockapoo. It is a cross between either the American Cocker Spaniel or the English Cocker Spaniel, and a poodle. In most cases, the poodles that are bred to be a Cockapoo are miniature poodle or a toy poodle. If you think that the Cockapoo is the right dog for you, there are a few things that you should know about them.

Cockapoos are Not Mutts

A Cockapoo is not a mutt, it is actually a hybrid. When a person has a mutt, the dog’s parentage is unknown. This makes it impossible to know what breeds of dog yours actually is. When you have a hybrid, you can be sure. This is because hybrid dogs are two purebred dogs who are mated. Therefore, a Cockapoo is exactly half poodle and have Cocker Spaniel.

Cockapoos are Allergy Friendly

Since Cockapoos do have hair, they are not completely hypoallergenic. However, because they don’t really shed and they have less dander, they will make a great addition to a family who suffers from dog allergies. If you have your dog groomed regularly, you can reduce the amount of hair that the dog leaves on your clothing and on your furniture. If you are going to adopt a Cockapoo, you should first bring it home for a bit to make sure that it won’t aggravate your family member’s allergies. This will keep you from adoption a dog that you will just need to put up for adoption again if a member of your family is showing signs of allergies.

Cockapoos Come in a Variety of Sizes

Because Cockapoos come in different sizes, you need to be careful when you are adopting. This is especially true if you are looking for a smaller dog or a larger dog. There are some breeders who only pair small poodles with Cocker Spaniels so that they can breed dogs that will be no more than 15 pounds. There are other breeders who will pair larger dogs so that they can breed dogs that will be up to 30 pounds. If you want to be sure how large your Cockapoo will be, you should find out exactly how big the puppy’s parents are.

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Cockapoos are Very Smart

If you are planning to adopt a Cockapoo, you should expect to have a very smart dog. Cocker Spaniels and poodles are both very intelligent breeds, therefore, their offspring are going to be very intelligent as well. These dogs can be trained to act on command, do tricks, and they can be trained very easily.

The Cockapoo is the First “Designer Dog”

Over the years, more and more breeders have been breeding designer dogs. This is just a cute way of saying hybrid dogs. What many people don’t know is that the Cockapoo was the very first dog that was bred specially to be a designer dog. The first Cockapoos were bred back in the 1960’s. When other breeders saw the success that the Cockapoo breeders were having, they began cross-breeding other breeds of dog.

The Cockapoo is a Very Social Breed

One of the best characteristics about a Cockapoo is that they are very social. When it comes to their family, the Cockapoo is very affectionate. There are some breeds that will bond with just one member of the family and that will be their favorite person. This is not the case with the Cockapoo. This breed of dog will bond with everyone in the home, and it will love everyone equally. These dogs will also be great when strangers come into the home and when they are around other dogs. It is very uncommon to find a Cockapoo who doesn’t love every human and animal that it comes into contact with.

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They Are High and Low Energy

Some breeds of dog have high energy and some have low. The Cockapoo falls in the middle. When the Cockapoo wants to play, he is a ball of energy. They love to run, jump, and play. When the Cockapoo doesn’t feel like playing, he is the canine version of a couch potato. The Cockapoo will curl up next to you on the couch and be completely content just laying down and relaxing. If you are looking for a dog whose energy level is a happy medium, you should consider adopting a Cockapoo.

Breed Information

The average lifespan of the Cockapoo is between 12 and 15 years old. They are small to medium sized dogs. The smaller versions are about a foot tall and the larger versions can grow up to 3 inches all. The average weight of a Cockapoo is between 15 and 30 pounds. It all depends on the size of the Cockapoo’s parents.

Coloring

The Cockapoo can vary in color. They can be one solid color or they can have very complex markings. The most common colors of Cockapoos are black, tan, red, brown, sable, cream, white, brindle, and beige. Some Cockapoos have spots or freckles, which is called ticking. They can also have a merle coat, which means that there are random portions where the color is diluted. The coloring of the dog has a great deal to do with the color of both of his parents.

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Coat Texture

The coat of the Cockapoo can vary. It depends on which parent the dog got most of his genes from. For example, if the Cockapoo has more genetic material from its Cocker Spaniel side, it will have a sleeker coat. If it has more genetic material from its poodle side, it will have curly hair like that of a poodle. Although the Cockapoo doesn’t shed, its fur will grow quickly. Because of this, you should have your Cockapoo groomed frequently.

If you are looking for a very smart, very adorable breed of dog that won’t shed, you should consider adopting a Cockapoo. They are a very loyal, friendly dog who will be happy in any type of environment. Whether you live in a small apartment or a large home, the Cockapoo will be very happy.

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