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Cockapoo Breed Information

Sweet and cuddly, affectionate, friendly, and jolly, Cockapoo puppies are cute little joy bringers who most of all, love to love.  

A cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Mini Poodle, the Cockapoos are the happiest of dogs. They are known to joyfully bounce around from one room to the next and have an infectious “I love life” attitude. They are clever and loyal, they excel at canine sports, and they are definitely a treat to have around.  

Precious and small, the Cockapoo has a height of 10 to 15 inches and a weight of 12 to 25 pounds. They have big round expressive eyes, cute floppy ears, and a great deal of personality.  

BREED TYPE / MIX Doodle Hybrid / Poodle crossed with a Cocker Spaniel ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Determined TEMPERAMENT Outgoing, Intelligent, Friendly, Loving, Active ADULT WEIGHT 12-25 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 10-15 in LIFE SPAN 13-16 yrs

Cockapoo Characteristics

  • Cockapoos are very positive and cheerful and have a great reputation as therapy dogs  
  • The number one breed in the United Kingdom and a favorite in the United States, the Cockapoo is one of the most popular doodle dog breeds in the world  
  • The cute Cockapoos have low shedding coats and are considered to be hypoallergenic dogs  
  • Cockapoo dogs are gentle, social, and friendly with children of all ages, cats, dogs, other household pets, and even strangers  
  • Highly adaptable, the Cockapoodle will easily adapt in a small apartment as well as in a big home  
  • Cockapoo puppies are bright, easy to train, and have eager to please personalities  
  • Known to tailor themselves to their family’s needs, the Cockapoos do great in both active and more laid-back lifestyles  
  • Cockapoos live longer, healthier lives due to hybrid vigor  
  • A perfectly balanced combination of calm and wild personalities, the Cockerpoo is best suited for families, singles, seniors, and first-time pet owners  
  • The Cockapoo is comfortable in both hot and cold climates  
  • Also known as Cockapoodle and Cockerpoo, the Cockapoo is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club  

Cockapoo Breeders

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At Premier Pups, we only align ourselves with Cockapoo breeders whose standards are much higher than the rest. Like people, the most critical moments in a puppy's life starts in the beginning. Providing a safe, natural, comfortable, and healthy environment for the nursing mother and her baby is essential. We spend consistent on-site time with our selected breeders and can undoubtedly say that our puppies come from a caring environment. It truly takes a special breeder to assist with nourishing and raising a Cockapoo puppy properly. Only the nation's best Cockapoo breeders can provide the best quality of life.

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Cockapoo Appearance

The Cockapoo is a stylish little dog that appears playful and friendly. Half Cocker Spaniel and half Poodle, this sweet dog can resemble either parent more or, he can inherit a combination of features from both. The Cockapoo size and weight can vary quite a bit as well depending on the size of the parent breeds and which of the two is more dominant in the Cockapoo genes. That being said, the Cockapoo size is generally around 10 to 15 inches tall, with the female being a tad smaller than the male. The Cockapoo weight is between 12 and 25 pounds for a full-grown Cockapoo. These precious-looking dogs have a sturdy-built body, expressive round sparkly eyes, and cute floppy ears. Their coats are stunning, low-shedding, and hypoallergenic. Their coat texture can vary from straight to wavy or curly and it can be one of a myriad of gorgeous colors such as black, white, tan, merle, sable, red, brown, beige, or cream. The Cockapoo coat can be a solid color or combinations of these and/or other colors with various markings or patterns.  

Some of the most sought-after Cockapoo colors are:

Cockapoo Temperament

The Cockapoo is a happy, fun, and joyful dog with a positive attitude, a kind demeanor, and a playful nature. Sweet, cheerful, and known to melt hearts, the Cockapoo is a highly affectionate cuddle buddy, an excellent emotional support or therapy dog, and a loyal friend for life. These exceptional dogs are friends to everyone they meet from dogs to cats and even strangers. They are well-tempered and quite amazing with children, sharing an equally powerful love for mischief and fun. Designed for companionship, the little Cockapoo dogs love to be with their humans as much as possible. They thrive on companionship and human interactions and they don’t much enjoy being left alone.  

Cockapoo puppies are cute, comical, bouncy little fluffs that love to run around and spend their energy by getting into all kinds of mischief. They are bright, fun, and easy to train and they have eager-to-please personalities. These smart little puppies can be trained with positive reinforcement methods as well as a healthy supply of delicious puppy treats and toys. Cockapoo puppies also love to learn and are easily entertained by canine puzzle games.

Animated, outgoing, and adventurous, the Cockapoo is a great travel companion who loves to explore new places, make new friends, hike, swim, and walk for miles and miles. With a foot-long list of outdoor hobbies, the Cockapoo is most certainly a dog that loves to have fun.    

Cockapoos are highly intelligent, easy to train dogs that excel at canine sports such as flyball, rally, agility, and obedience. They are also champions in the show ring and stars at the dog park. 

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Cockapoo Care

Cockapoo Grooming

Cockapoos are low maintenance when it comes to grooming. A thorough brushing two or three times a week is required in order to avoid any tangles, matting, or knots forming. A bath every few months is beneficial in keeping their coats soft and clean. Their nails should be clipped and their ears cleaned every couple of months. A Cockapoo haircut is also beneficial once every few months.

Cockapoo Exercise Needs

Cockapoos are generally energetic dogs. They love to compete in canine sports, they enjoy having a job to do, and they have a great love for outdoor games and activities. They enjoy mentally stimulating puzzles, games like Frisbee, chase, and fetch, and activities like hiking, swimming, running and jogging. A few walks every day and some active playtime at home are enough to keep the Cockapoo content and in excellent condition.  

Cockapoo Health

As a doodle dog (or hybrid), the Cockapoo pups benefit from hybrid vigor and are less like to develop any of the health issues that their purebred parent breeds are prone to. That being said, there are a few common conditions that, although rare, can be inherited from their Cocker Spaniel and Poodle parents. Among those health issues are eyes conditions like glaucoma or cataracts, hip dysplasia, and kidney problems. 

Cockapoo Lifespan

The Cockapoo lifespan is 13 to 15 years. The Cockapoo life expectancy can go beyond 15 years with regular vet checks, high-quality kibble, and proper exercise.  

Cockapoo Training

Cockapoos are smart, easy to train dogs. They love the training process as much as they love any playtime session. They have eager to please personalities and are fast learners. Training Cockapoos should be as easy as cuddling them. They are eager learners and they love to impress by any means.  

Socializing Cockapoo puppies shouldn’t be an issue either, as they are easygoing and open to meeting new people. They make fast friends with other pets, get along with cats, and make wonderful playmates for children.  

Cockapoos crave human interaction and don’t do very well when they are left alone. It is best to train them and get them used to being alone for short periods of time when they are still puppies in order to protect them from separation anxiety.   


Cockapoo History

Recognized as the first designer hybrid breed, the Cockapoo also referred to as “the Cockerpoo” or “the Cockapoodle”, is a cross between a purebred Cocker Spaniel and a purebred Miniature Poodle. The Cockapoos were first introduced during the 1960s in the United States as highly intelligent, agile, calm, and happy pups with hypoallergenic qualities. The sweet puppies were an instant success in the United States and have since been recognized as one of the best companion pets for allergy sufferers.  

Soon after their introduction to the world, with an instant rise in popularity, the Cockapoos would be known for their three generations.  

  • A first-generation Cockapoo (known as an F1 Cockapoo) is when the puppy has a purebred Cocker Spaniel parent and a purebred Mini Poodle parent.  
  • A second-generation Cockapoo (known as an F1B Cockapoo) is when a puppy has an F1 Cockapoo parent and a purebred Mini Poodle parent.  
  • A third-generation Cockapoo (known as an F2 Cockapoo) is when a puppy has two Cockapoo parents.  

Learn more on the differences between breed generations.

By crossing the Cocker Spaniels – known for their sweet and calm demeanor, affectionate nature, and wonderful personality – with the Poodles – known for their brilliant mind, athletic body, loyal personality, and gorgeous hypoallergenic coat – Cockapoo breeders hoped to create a new breed that would possess all the great qualities of the two parent breeds with an added bonus of hybrid vigor. The Cockapoo puppies quickly rose to fame as soon as they opened their eyes and have become one of the most endeared dogs around. From one place to the next, the Cockapoo has become a favorite among doodle breeds. As of 2020 and still going strong in 2021, the Cockapoo is recognized as the most popular dog breed in the United Kingdom and one of the top breeds in the United States.

The most sought-after Cockapoo puppies today are:

  • Mini Cockapoo – or Miniature Cockapoo
  • Toy Cockapoo
  • Teacup Cockapoo
  • F1 Cockapoo
  • F1B Cockapoo

Thanks to their great popularity, the cute Cockapoos now have their own club – the American Cockapoo Club, and they are also recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average life expectancy of a Cockapoo? The average life span of a cockapoo is 13 to 16 years.

Are Cockapoo’s hypoallergenic? No one dog is truly hypoallergenic however, since they have Poodle blood they are deemed hypoallergenic. They have minimal shedding and are a great choice for those that suffer with allergies.

Are Cockapoo’s aggressive? They can be. With proper socialization and training at an early age this can become quickly controlled.

How big do Cockapoo’s grow to be? A Cockapoo can reach between 11 to 14 inches in height and weigh anywhere between 12 to 18 lbs. The Maxi Cockapoo can reach 15 inches tall and can weigh anywhere around 19 to 30 lbs.

Do Cockapoo’s bark a lot? Cockapoo’s aren’t known to bark a lot. If they are trying to alert their owner or feel something is suspicious they will bark. They will often bark when strangers approach their home or immediate environment.

Are Cockapoos good with children? Most Cockapoo puppies and dogs do extremely well with children. They love to be in the company of people and are very affectionate and intelligent pets.

What is a F1 Cockapoo? A first generation Cockapoo (F1) is a Cockapoo puppy resulting from the breeding of a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle.

What is a F2 Cockapoo? A second generation Cockapoo (F2) is a Cockapoo puppy resulting from the breeding of an F1 Cockapoo to another generation of Cockapoo.

Is it hard to train a Cockapoo? Cockapoo’s are very intelligent dog’s which makes training easy. However, you must be consistent and start their training at a very young age for best results. Make sure to give lots of praise and reassurance as these puppies want nothing more than to please their humans.

What type of coat does a Cockapoo have? The coat of a Cockapoo falls into three different categories. There is the “woolly” coat, which is a tightly curled coat; the “fleecy” coat, which is a softer curl that is less coarse; and the “satin” coat which is a dog that is smooth, silky and has very little wave, if any.

What is the difference between a Cockapoo and a Cavapoo? The main difference is their size. Cockapoo’s tend to be larger than Cavapoo’s when they are full grown. Their temperaments are very similar but Cavapoo’s are slightly less active.

What colors is the Cockapoo available in? The most common colors for a Cockapoo include, black, white, buff, cream, apricot, red, brown or a mix of any of the above colors.

What is the temperament of a Cockapoo? Cockapoos tend to inherit the affectionate, loving and friendly natures common with both parent breeds. They are highly intelligent, easy to train and inherit much of the poodle's enthusiasm. They are very sociable animals and love to be in the company of people.

Is the Cockapoo a new designer dog mix? No. The earliest of what has become known as designer dogs, Cockapoo’s were first created by accident in the United States during the 1960s.

Will my Cockapoo get along well with my other dogs? Yes. However, it is important to introduce your Cockapoo to your other dogs slowly and never leave them unsupervised while they are just getting to know each other. Cockapoo’s love other animals as much as they love people, but they can also become very anxious if provoked.