Dating back all the way to the 1960’s, the Cockapoo is the very first of what is known as the “designer” dog breeds. It is a mix between the Cocker Spaniel and Poodle. This adorable little dog has a big personality. The Cockapoo has bright, soulful eyes and a fluffy coat that you just can’t wait to pet. Are you looking to bring a happy little addition to your family? Look no further than the cute little Cockapoo!
Other Names, AKA
Some people have their own names for the cockapoo. Some call him the Cockapoodle, or a Cocker Poodle. Others call him the Cockapoodle, or the Cocker Spaniel Poodle mix. No matter how you name him, the Cockapoo is a bundle of fun.
The Cockapoo is an intelligent dog that can be trained easily. Some cockapoos are quite active, and may even enjoy running an agility course.
This forgiving, affectionate dog enjoys being right by your side. Your lap is likely to be his favorite spot. Perhaps this is why some who need a therapy dog favor the cockapoo.
More Positive Qualities
This friendly breed is super kid-friendly. He is also known to get along with other canines very well. His overall demeanor is very playful.
Have you heard that Cockapoos don’t shed? Well this isn’t completely true. All Cockapoos shed when they lose their puppy hair and grow their adult hair. However, into adulthood, whether the Cockapoo is a shedder or not depends on which breed of parent is stronger in the dog- the Poodle or the Cocker Spaniel. This is because Cocker Spaniels have a tendency to shed, while Poodles do not.
Do Cockapoos bark a lot? The bottom line is that a Cockapoo shouldn’t drive you crazy with barking. This makes him an ideal dog for apartment living and house living alike. An adult Cockapoo can weigh anywhere between 6 and 30 pounds. However, a teacup Cockapoo will weigh less than 6 pounds.
The Cockapoo is a favorite among celebrities and regular folk alike. Celebrities that have been seen with their Cockapoo include: Lady Gaga, Ashley Judd, Minka Kelly, and Harry Styles.
Are you on the search for a Cockapoo puppy? Make sure you gather everything you need for your little one. Crate training your Cockapoo is a great idea. A 36-inch crate should work nicely, from puppyhood to adulthood. Place the crate in a location where the puppy can be near you, but not in a noisy area.
You might want to pick up a cozy little bed for your Cockapoo to snuggle in. You may even pick up a heating pad if it is wintertime. Puppy pads are a good helper in training your little cockapoo.
Logically, you need to have food and water bowls ready for your little cutie. When you bring your cockapoo puppy home, experts suggest it is a good idea to feed them the same puppy food that they were being given, for several days before switching to a different puppy food. This will help prevent an upset tummy.
You will need a simple, soft brush to groom your Cockapoo. Puppy chew toys will be a big help so that the puppy won’t want to chew on your shoes or furniture.
One of the first things you should get for your Cockapoo puppy is a collar with an ID tag attached. Even though you aren’t likely going to want to let your little one out of your sight, having him or her microchipped will ensure that his identification is always going to be tied to yours.