A cross between a Poodle and a Cocker Spaniel, the adorable Cockapoo combines the best of both breeds. Intelligent, loving, and low-shedding, the Cockapoo is a fantastic pet for first-time pet parents, people with dog allergies, and apartment dwellers. Get to know this playful breed with these six fun Cockapoo facts.
They've Been Around Since the '60s
This crossbreed goes back over 60 years, making them one of the older hybrid breeds.
Cockapoos Are Available in 4 Sizes: Teacup, Toy, Miniature, and Standard
- Teacup Toy Cockapoos are the smallest of the bunch, typically weighing less than 6 pounds and are less than 10 inches tall.
- Toy Cockapoos weigh a bit more than Teacup Toys, weighing just under 12 pounds. They are generally 10 inches tall.
- Miniature Cockapoos weigh between 13 to 18 pounds and are between 11 to 14 inches tall.
- Standard cockapoos are over 19 pounds and more than 15 inches tall.
Cockapoos Are A Happy-Go-Lucky Breed
As companion dogs, Cockapoos are an extremely friendly breed. They are also outgoing and playful. Cockapoos often do well with other dogs and people of all ages, making this breed an excellent addition to families with children. This happy breed is also very intelligent and eager to please, making them easy to train using positive reinforcement.
They Are Medium Energy
Cockapoos require a medium amount of exercise, about 15 to 30 minutes each day. Proper exercise will help them stay in shape, and going for regular walks helps build the bond between you and your pup. Cockapoos are adaptable and do well in apartments, as long as their physical needs are met.
Cockapoos Are Low Shedders
Thanks to the Poodle, Cockapoos are low-shedding dogs. They do require regular brushing to help prevent matting, and only need to be bathed when necessary. These playful pups are also a good fit for people with allergies.
They Come in A Multitude of Colors
Red? Yup. Brown? Yes. Tricolor? That too! Cockapoos can be any of the colors common to Poodles and Cocker Spaniels. In addition to brown and red, Cockapoos can be black, orange, white, yellow, liver, cream, or various combinations of these colors.
Now that you've learned all about the playful and happy Cockapoo, meet the Cockapoo puppies at The Family Puppy!