The cockapoo is a very people oriented dog, with a clown like personality. It is a very loyal dog, intelligent, and very affectionate.
This is a very popular hybrid dog and designer doggie. This breed appears for the first time in the United States by crossing the American or English Cocker Spaniel and the miniature or toy poodle usually used by breeders as the poodle parent.
Also you can find them by the name of spoodle or cockerpoo
Six month old Cockapoo Puppy
These mixed breeds dogs have become popular because they combine the outgoing, loving personality of the cocker spaniel with the low-shedding, low-dander qualities of the poodle and also contribute with the intelligence and the tendency to be very active, resulting in a very loving, energetic, intelligent, and agile dog and of course will shed very little.
Popular crosses are intentional and done by design. Hypoallergenic qualities of the poodle are one reason for crosses.
Another reason is to create a dog with greater genetic variety, and although this is not a guarantee of better health, the scientific studies that have been done in this area have shown that crossbreeds are both healthier and live longer than purebred dogs. This mix breed, however, may inherit the characteristics of either or both their parent breeds. While some appear more similar to cocker spaniels, others will exhibit more poodle traits, creating a variation in appearance and temperament.
Newborn Puppy of our lovely mix of
Poddle and Cocker Spaniel
This mix breed cannot be described as a purebred because it does not 'breed true'. In breeders' terms, 'breeding true' means that the pups will have more consistently predictable characteristics, and will resemble both their parents, rather than exhibiting the varying characteristics of the dog breeds in their ancestries.
Like most all hybrids they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club. However an official breed club, the American Cocka-poo Club was established in 2004 with a breed standard.
Two brothers of mix poodles
This mix is highly intelligent, eager to please, vigorous and very friendly, retaining much of that from the Poodle breed, and becoming very popular as a companion animal. This is a wonderful dog with a great disposition.
The coat will vary from dog to dog. Some will have the sleeker coat of the Spaniel, while others may have curlier, coarser fur like a Poodle. For many , their hair will be a mixture somewhere between the two. This means that regular brushing and trimming will be required in order to keep the hair healthy and mat-free
The Cockapoo should be brushed and combed regularly. It is said that this breed is little to no shedding, however when being brushed hair does come out making shedding even less common. Clipping is required at least twice a year.
Training requires a lot of patience
This mix breed can be some time passive but if not given the proper socialization at their young age can be an aggressive dog. This is why training is very important.
This doggie is fairly easy to train being mixed with what is said to be one of the smartest dogs in the world, the Poodle,
This dog requires firm handling, but can be somewhat sensitive to the tone of your voice so training should be consistent and relatively firm yet gentle.
This great doggy companion generally gets along with children and other animals, but should always be supervised.
I am sure that this very sweet dog will steal the hearts of many people and special of children.
Playing with his friends is a great exercise
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Exercise and Activity
Very Important- He/She is a happy-go-lucky dog that loves to run and play with his family. This dog does require daily walks. They also have the tendency to overeat so exercise is needed for this dog to stay healthy.
If you are looking for a puppie please look for a reputable breeder or adopt from a Cockapoo rescue and then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can.
Remember: " Cockapoos are great dogs "
For more information visit American Canine Hybrid Club
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