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Life span

18 Years


10.9 Kg


Hybrid Dogs

Cockapoo Overview

The Cockerpoo is a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. The Cockerpoo is known to be one of the friendliest dog breeds and gorgeous nature. The Cockerpoo is very intelligent, active and outgoing. As they shed very little, this dog breed is hypoallergenic, so would suit a family that suffers with allergens.

The Cockerpooh weighs between 5.4-11kg and measures  25-38cm in height.

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Cockapoo Characteristics

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History & Origin

The Cockapoo breed is one of the the first "designer breeds" which dates back to 1960's. The making of the Cocakpoo was and accident but the end result of this accident has produced a breed that is intelligent, low-shedding coat, odorless and has the chilled nature of the Cocker Spaniel. Cockapoo's were first introduced into the UK about 10 years ago and have been very popular since day one with dog lovers, families and pet owners around the world thanks to their cute, charming, kind and loyal nature.

Cockapoo Temperament

Cocakpoos breed has become very popular because they are very adaptable, outgoing, loyal and affectionate to their owners. This breed is also highly intelligent, having inherited the characteristics and temperaments from their pure purebred parents.

The Cockapoo is known to be happy and fun loving. They love attention and building a long lifetime companionship. 

Cockapoo Training

Cockapoos are known to be quite active and absolutely thrive when they receive exercise on a regular basis. This breed can be very agile, and are most happy when playing games with their owners. They are known for being happy and fun loving characters that are always a pleasure to be surrounded by at home and outside life. Cockapoos love human company and can become very needy dogs which makes them not very suitable to be left alone for long periods of time. The Cockapoo breed is probably not the best breed for people who spend a lot of time at work who leave their dogs on their own at home for long periods of time. A bored Cockapoo with little mental simulation and not enough exercise will result in separation distress, anxiety, barking and being destructive around the home.

Cockapoos absolutely love games of all kinds and are known to be very agile and fast on their little feet. Just like their purebred parent and many other dog breeds, a tired dog is a well-behaved dog and the best way to tire them out is to give them lots of exercise that includes a good mix of physical and mental stimulation. They will enjoy all sorts of activities which range from agility to retrieving.


Grooming your Cockapoo is important to help maintain their coat in a healthy condition. They have long-haired coats and can range from being straight to very curly. Their coat also comes in a variety of colours, including chocolate, tan, cream, black and white. 

The Cockapoo makes an excellent choice of dog breed for those suffering with allergies. They shed less than other dog breeds but still need brushing daily. As this dog breed has long, floppy ears, means they are prone to developing issues with their ears such as an infection of the ear canal. You should also brush their teeth daily to prevent any tooth decay and build-up of tartar. 


Cockapoos are extremely active and energetic dogs and so it's important they receive the correct levels of vitamins, nutrients and minerals. They should be fed a high-quality pet food twice a day, with the amount fed at the correct levels for their size, weight and activity levels. 

Cockapoos suffer with a few health issues such as heart disease, skin allergies and issues with their stomach. As with all dogs, Cockapoos are prone to developing issues with their skin, often including issues with their ears. Their ear canal can become inflamed and irritated by infections, allergies and parasites. Irritation of the ear canal is also known as Otitis, which means inflammation of the ear canal. This can cause an itch, resulting in the dog wanted to shake their head and flap their ears. 

Cockapoos also suffer with heart disease which is classified as either congenital heart disease (meaning their born with it) or acquired heart disease (meaning developed later in life) Both of these conditions can lead to heart failure, whereby the heart struggles to pump blood around the body. An early diagnosis of heart problems is paramount with delaying the progress stage and implementing treatment. 

Cockapoo Exercise Needs

Cockapoos love being busy and active. They have serious amounts of energy and need at least 30 minutes of exercise twice a day to stay healthy and happy. If left for too long, the Cockapoo can become restless. If you need to leave your Cockapoo on their own for a period of time, then it is advised to leave a toy for them to play with and have someone pop in and check up on them. 

This dog breed is easy to train and it's important this is done during the puppy stages. Training them from a young age will help them to become more well-rounded and obedient. 

Children and other pets

The Cockapoo is very active and playful. They make wonderful pets for children of all ages as they love nothing more than to play and run around the  house and garden. 

They also get on very well with other pets of introduced correctly.