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.
All dog breeds have different levels of intellect. Some dog breeds; working dogs in particular, are very independent thinkers and have been evolved to be very intelligent. Typically, a highly intelligent dog does well in obedience training and other activities. A highly intelligent dog can be very demanding and do require lots of physical and mental stimulation. If you’re looking for a relatively laid-back dog, that doesn’t require lots of mental and physical stimulation, then you must fully understand the level of intelligence of your dog breed of choice.
Before committing to a certain dog breed, you must fully understand their intellect levels and their specific levels of energy. To keep your dog well-balanced and happy, their needs must be met and maintained.
All dog breeds have different needs when it comes to the level of exercise they require. For the high energy dogs; which are your typical working dogs, they have a lot of energy and require lots of daily exercise along with plenty of mental stimulation. A highly energetic dog breed would suit an individual or family that is equally as active and loves the outdoors. There are also breeds that have relatively low exercise needs, such as toy dog breeds. Although they require daily exercise and mental stimulation, they’re just as happy chilling at home with their loved ones. This type of dog breed would suit an individual or family that prefers the peace and quiet and relaxation.
Before deciding on your chosen dog breed, Mypetzilla recommends that you research the exercise needs and whether you’re well equipped before committing to buying or adopting a particular dog breed.
There are several dog breeds that are known and potentially predisposed to developing health related conditions. Sensible breeding can help prevent the onset of health related conditions and this should always be taken into condition when researching your dog breed of choice. Before committing to a dog, you should speak to the breeder about any health related conditions that may affect the dog you’re looking to buy or adopt. You can also request to see any test results from genetic testing.
There are many dog breeds that tolerate children really well and are not affected by the constant noise and need for play-time. However, there are some dog breeds that don’t do very well with children and can become frustrated and snappy. That being said, all children should be shown how to handle and care for a dog in their home and should always be supervised when playing. As much as a dog can become annoyed and snappy with a younger child, the child can also become less tolerant and misbehaved towards the dog.
Mypetzilla recommends that you always supervise play-time between your children and dog. Children need to respect the boundaries and feeding time for the dog and likewise for the child. We also strongly advise that play-time doesn’t get out of control and too rough which can cause injury to both child and dog.
There are lots of dog breeds that are well suited to living in an apartment. It’s worthwhile noting that you need to check that you’re allowed dogs in your building before committing to bringing one home. If you do decide to own a dog and are living in an apartment, then you must make sure that they have plenty of room to roam around and frequent walks outside to prevent them from becoming bored and depressed.
Mypetzilla recommends that you check as to whether you’re allowed dogs in your apartment building and to fully ensure your apartment is dog proof before committing fully to bringing a dog home.
All dog breeds shed to some extent, some more than others. With this, all potential dog owners should be aware of this, as it will be a matter of putting up with some hair or lots of hair being left around the house. Depending on the dog breed, there are certain times during the year where some dog breeds shed the most and this is typically around spring and autumn. However, there are some dog breeds that shed all year round.
If you’re very house-proud, they you may want to choose a dog breed that sheds very little. Mypetzilla strongly recommends that you fully research your dog breed of choice and their shedding levels before committing.
All dog breeds require different levels of grooming. Some dog breeds are easier to maintain than others and only require a weekly brush to help keep their coat in good condition. There are some dog breeds that require regular trips to the grooming parlour and this can come at a huge cost. Either way, all dog breeds require their coat and nails to be maintained and cared for.
Mypetzilla strongly advices that potential owners research the grooming needs and associated costs with their desired dog breed before fully committing.
Barking is a necessity for your dog to communicate. However, it can also be a nuisance to yourself and fellow neighbours if it’s not kept under control. If you live in an apartment, then you’re better off choosing a dog breed that doesn’t bark as much. If you live further out and far from civilisation, then it’s worthwhile looking into a dog breed that does bark and will bark to alert you of any other company on your property.
Mypetzilla advices that you research the behaviours of your dog breed of choice and whether this would work for you and your family. It’s worth noting that dogs can be trained to bark less and this will take a lot of effort and training from the owner.
Majority dog breeds form very close relationships with their owners and as a result can become very stressed when left alone for a period of time. If a dog is suffering with separation anxiety then they’re very likely to become destructive around the home as a way of dealing with their anxieties. Dog breeds that do form strong bonds with their owners are better accustomed to a household where one member of the family remains home, whilst the others are out, this is to help avoid further anxieties and destructive behaviours.
Mypetzilla recommends that all potential owners research their dog breed of choice on their bonding abilities and how well-adjusted they are to being left alone at home. It’s also worth noting that you should never leave your dog for longer than 4 hours alone at home.
There are certain dogs breeds that have very high intellect and therefore easier to train than other dog breeds. There is also a downside to this; as fast as they learn the new trick or command, they can easily pick up bad habits just as quick. Other dog breeds that don’t rank as high on the intellect scale require patience and plenty of reward treats from their owners during training.
Before committing to a certain dog breed, Mypetzilla advices you to fully research your dog breed of choice and their level of training needs.
All dog breeds have different energy levels. The working dog breed has one of the highest energy levels in comparison to the low-energy dog’s breeds such as the Toy dog breed group. To keep a dog truly happy, healthy and well-balanced, their energy levels must be met.
High-energy dog breeds need lots of exercise and mental stimulation. High energy dog breeds would suit an active family or person. Dog breeds that are considered as low-energy, love to spend the majority of their time relaxing and sleeping in their favourite, comfy spot. A low-energy dog breed would suit an individual that equally loves the quiet life and relaxing lifestyle. Of course, low-energy dogs still need their daily walks and mental stimulation, just not as much as a high-energy dog breed.
Mypetzilla recommends that potential owner research fully on the type of dog breed that would suit their existing lifestyle and to also take into consideration the dog breeds energy levels and exercise requirements.
Before you decide on what dog breed would be suitable for you and your family, you must consider whether they’re a friendly dog breed and if you already have other pets within the household. For homes that already have dogs and other domestic pets, then it’s wise to choose a dog breed that has a friendly personality and temperament.
There are some dog breeds that mix well with other dog breeds and there are others that don’t suit one another and this could potentially cause issues later on down the line.
Another important point to consider is whether the dog breed of choice is friendly towards people and children.
Mypetzilla recommends to research fully on the right dog breed for your family and to also consider their temperament and characteristics.
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.
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.
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.
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.