COCKAPOO PUPPIES AND DOGS
Nickname: Cockerpoo, Spoodle
Breed Group: N/A
Height: 10-15 inches
Weight: 12-24 lbs
Life Span: 14-18 years
WHERE ARE COCKAPOOS FROM?
Cockapoos have been a cross-breed since the 1950s.
HOW MANY TYPES OF COCKAPOOS ARE THERE?
Cockapoos are the offspring of Poodles, frequently Toy or Miniature Poodles, and American or English Cocker Spaniels.
WHICH BREEDS MIX WITH COCKAPOOS?
Cockapoo dogs are cross breeds. They are a hybrid between an American or English Cocker Spaniel and a Toy or Miniature Poodle.
Cockapoos live about 14-18 years.
COCKAPOO SIZE (HEIGHT & WEIGHT)
Most cockapoos weigh between 12 and 24 pounds. and only measure 12–15 inches in height.
WHAT COLORS DO COCKAPOOS COME IN?
Cockapoos can come in a variety of colors, including black, beige, brown, cream, white, brindle, and merle.
HOW MUCH DO COCKAPOOS SHED?
Cockapoos are very minimal shedders.
DO YOU NEED TO GROOM A COCKAPOO?
The Cockapoo’s coat grows quickly and mats easily, so it has to be cleaned and trimmed frequently.
COCKAPOO TEMPERAMENT, PERSONALITY & TRAINING
HOW MUCH DO COCKAPOOS BARK?
As non-territorial dogs, cockapoos are not generally renowned for their incessant barking. However, they do feel better when they are with their human mates. If they are separated for a long time, they frequently experience separation anxiety, which can manifest itself in barking. This intelligent breed may be trained to quit often barking with the proper training and exercise.
ARE COCKAPOOS GOOD WITH KIDS?
Cockapoos are friendly, sociable dogs that like their owners and were created to be companions. They are renowned for being kind to children since they are descended from gentle breeds.
As with any breed, it is recommended that your child should interact with your Cockapoo while under adult supervision to keep everyone safe.
ARE COCKAPOOS GOOD FAMILY DOGS?
Since cockapoos were created as companion animals, they make ideal family dogs. They are pleasant, vivacious dogs that are good with allergies.
ARE COCKAPOOS GOOD WITH CATS?
Due to the outgoing, friendly Cocker Spaniel temperament and the exquisite elegance of the Poodle, the Cockapoo makes an excellent companion for both cats and other animals. Each dog (and cat) has own preferences and temperaments, but if your Cockapoo and your cat are properly socialized and/or introduced at a young age, you may be quite assured that they will get along just well.
ARE COCKAPOOS EASY TO TRAIN?
Because of their high level of intellect and desire to please, cockapoos are very trainable, especially when they are young.
DO COCKAPOOS HAVE A LOT OF HEALTH PROBLEMS?
Cockapoos are more robust than purebred Cocker Spaniels and Poodles, and as a result, are less prone to health issues than their parent breeds, when ethical breeding practices are used.
WHAT DISEASES ARE COCKAPOOS PRONE TO?
- Hip and/or Elbow Dysplasia: Two of the most prevalent skeletal disorders in dogs are hip and elbow dysplasia. Both conditions cause aberrant growth or malformed elbow or hip joints, and they are related disorders. The joints and sockets can’t properly connect because of the irregular form, so they rub and grind instead of moving easily. Contrary to hip dysplasia, which primarily causes joint instability, elbow dysplasia frequently causes bone and/or cartilage fragments to come free and irritate the joint tissues. Dysplasia-related rubbing can eventually lead to a number of problems, including discomfort, lameness, and secondary osteoarthritis. If discovered prior to the beginning of arthritis, surgery can be performed to repair the joint. If you are rescuing a cockapoo, have him examined by a veterinarian to see whether he already has dysplasia or is susceptible to developing it. This will help you choose what kinds of activities and exercise he can endure.
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy: A series of hereditary disorders known as (PRA) affect the retina. They are degenerative illnesses that worsen over time and will eventually result in bilateral blindness. To halt PRA, there is no effective therapy.
- Intervertebral Disc Disease: A bulge or rupture in the discs between the vertebrae is brought on by intervertebral disc disease. That may result in discomfort, nerve damage, and paralysis. When IVDD is severe, dogs may require surgery or the use of a wheelchair cart. When IVDD is minor, it may be treated with medication and cage rest. You should take your cockapoo to the vet as soon as possible if he has difficulties walking, won’t jump, is incontinent, won’t eat, or exhibits signs of anxiety.
- Cataracts: A flaw in the eye called a cataract makes the lens opaque. A dog with cataracts will have cloudy-looking eyes and visual impairment. Both you and your dog may not see the cataract, but it can potentially enlarge to the size of the entire lens, which can result in blindness. Cataracts often develop as people age, and they occasionally need to be surgically removed to enhance eyesight.
- Others: Allergies, liver disease, ear infections, and patellar luxation where the knee caps become dislodged are also frequent in cockapoos. A veterinarian could advise having the dog undergo knee and eye exams to detect these problems.
PURCHASING VS ADOPTING A COCKAPOO
HOW MUCH DOES A COCKAPOO COST?
Compared to purchasing a Cockapoo from a breeder, adoption is much less expensive. The cost to adopt a Cockapoo is roughly $300 in order to pay the expenditures of care for the dog before adoption. Contrarily, purchasing a Cockapoo from a breeder may be unaffordable. Depending on their breeding, they usually cost anywhere from $1,100-$2,000.
WHERE CAN I ADOPT A COCKAPOO
A rescue that specialized in Cockapoos would be the most straightforward approach to adopt one.
COCKAPOO SHELTERS AND RESCUES
Many wonderful Cockapoos are frequently available for adoption at nearby animal shelters or rescues.
WHERE CAN I FIND A COCKAPOO BREEDER?
Before purchasing a puppy from a breeder, we advise you to rescue a Cockapoo (or any other dog). In need of homes are the millions of purebred dogs who are homeless around the nation. Adopting a Cockapoo may change both the adopter’s and the dog’s lives.
It is safer to get a puppy from a reputed breeder if you still have doubts and want to buy a Cockapoo from a breeder. When working with a breeder, be sure that the breeder you’re buying from genetically tests their animals. You should also double-check the puppy’s health records. Make sure the breeder will return any animals they sell if they are unable to keep them in their home for whatever reason, and confirm that they are dedicated to finding those animals new homes if necessary.