Thinking about purchasing an Cockapoo? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Cockapoo breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.

Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Cockapoo owner;

Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Cockapoo and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.

Questions you may want to ask an Cockapoo Breeder:

It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Cockapoo and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."

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Cockapoo Profile

The Cockapoo is a hybrid that is a cross-breed of a Cocker Spaniel and a Miniature Poodle and may demonstrate any combination of traits from those two breeds. Hybrids have become very popular in the past few years. They play a big role in the current designer dog trend. The experimentation of these hybrid or designer dogs has not been recognized by the American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club. The key to cross breeding to purebred dogs is what is called hybrid vigor, the breeding resulting in a healthier dog with superior genetic constitution can come from dogs purebred for so long that they have common genetic disorders. The Cockapoo has a personality that is very sweet in nature. They are known for being very loyal, affectionate, friendly, clean, healthy and long lived dogs.

Other Names: Cockerpoo, Cock-a-Poo

Height: Males and Females are between 9-13 inches
Weight: Males and Females are 12-18 pounds, Teacup Toy, under 6 pounds, Toy, under 12 pounds, Miniature/Mini, 13-18 pounds, Maxi, over 19 pounds.

Colors: Golden blonde or black are the most common, the color of the coat really depends on the parents.
Coat: Cockapoos are prone to low shedding.

Temperament: Very active, intelligent, loyal and affectionate. Also very eager to please.
With Children: Good, ideal dog for children.
With Pets: Good, they get along well with other dogs and other pets.
Special Skills: Intent observer.

Watch-dog: Moderate
Guard-dog: Very Low

Cockapoo Care and Exercise: Exercise is moderate, daily walks are recommended. Grooming is high, regular brushing is very important.
Training: Easy to train.
Learning Rate: High obedience and problem solving skills.

Activity: Indoor and outdoor activity is moderate.
Living Environment: Very adaptable to any environment. Ideal for apartments because of their small size.

Cockapoo Health Issues: Very low incidences for skin and hip problems, usually very healthy dogs.

Life Span: 14-18 years, some may live up to 22 years.
Litter Size: 4 - 6

Country of Origin: America
Cockapoo History: Originated in the U.S. in the 1960ís. Itís a cross between the American Cocker Spaniel and the Miniature Poodle.

First Registered by the AKC: Not registered by the AKC
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