When researching different breeds, one in particular may be popping up on your radar: the Cockapoo. The Cockapoo is a small dog with a big personality, full of love and energy. We’re sure the Cockapoo will be a perfect addition to your home, but it’s always best to learn more about any breed before you adopt.
The Cockapoo Breed
Cockapoos are hybrid dogs—offspring of Cocker Spaniels and Poodles (hence the name “Cockapoo”). They’re one of the first “designer dogs,” another term for hybrid dogs, meaning that the breed is a result of controlled cross-breeding between two purebreds. They date all the way back to the 1960s.
Cockapoos love people. Extremely friendly and outgoing, they’ll get along with anyone. However, they can get overly attached to their owners, so it’s important to teach them how to be alone when they’re young so that you don’t have to deal with separation anxiety when they’re older. They’re also very intelligent and, depending on their specific personality, they can be very active or more laid back.
Cockapoos are a hybrid breed. As a result, you won’t run into the problem of inbreeding. Although fairly healthy, like any dog, they can be susceptible to certain health issues such as allergies, ear infections, liver disease, cataracts, patellar luxation, and hip dysplasia. So, be sure to receive a health guarantee when adopting your Cockapoo from a certified breeder.
Caring for Cockapoos
Cockapoos don’t need constant exercise, but they do need some. Taking them out for a leisurely walk each day and feeding them twice a day will keep them healthy and fit. You should also properly take care of their coat. Their long coat (which can range from straight to curly) should be brushed once a day and regularly trimmed to 2-3 inches in length.
Looking to add a wonderful Cockapoo to your family? Then check out all of the available Cockapoo puppies here at Family Puppies or give us a call at 574-354-2428 to learn more about this wonderful breed!