The Cockapoo is a designer breed created through the cross of the Cocker Spaniel and the Mini Poodle breed. The Cockapoo is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club). This designer breed can also be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) and ICA (International Canine Association, Inc).
- Country of Origin: N/A
- Weight: 18 - 25 lbs
- Height: 12 - 15 inches
- Color: The most desirable color is buff or red. White highlights are also common with this designer breed. Other common colors are chocolate, black and black & white.
The Cockapoo is intelligent, active and fun loving. This gentle designer breed does excellent with children & other dogs. The Cockapoo is quick to learn and loves to please their master.
The Cockapoo life expectancy is between 12 – 15 years. Health concerns to watch for in the Cockapoo are:
• Eye & Ear Problems
• Heart Disease
All mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having less health concerns because of their genetic diversity.
Their coat is usually long, silky & curly. The Cockapoo coat is hypoallergenic, for the most part. They lose only small amounts of hair when bathing or brushing.
Daily brushing is recommended to avoid any knotting or matting or their coat. Cleaning around the eyes & ears are also important to help avoid infections. This designer breed is mostly hypoallergenic and sheds very little.