Cockapoos have gained in popularity in recent years. With their charming personalities and hypoallergenic coats, it’s no wonder why they have captured the hearts of dog lovers. However, along with their rise in popularity, several myths and misconceptions have also emerged. In this blog post, we will debunk these myths and separate fact from fiction when it comes to Cockapoos.
Myth #1: Cockapoos are 100% hypoallergenic.
Fact: While it is true that Cockapoos have a lower likelihood of triggering allergies compared to many other dog breeds, claiming that they are 100% hypoallergenic is a stretch. Allergies can vary from person to person, and some individuals may still experience allergic reactions, albeit less severe, around Cockapoos. It’s always recommended to spend time with a Cockapoo before making a final decision if you have allergies.
Myth #2: Cockapoos are always small dogs.
Fact: Cockapoos can come in a variety of sizes, depending on the size of the parent breeds. There are three main sizes of Cockapoos: toy, miniature, and standard. Toy Cockapoos weigh around 6-12 pounds, miniature Cockapoos weigh between 13-22 pounds, and standard Cockapoos can weigh anywhere from 19 to 30 pounds. It’s essential to research and choose a breeder who specializes in the size you prefer.
Myth #3: Cockapoos don’t require much exercise.
Fact: Cockapoos are energetic and intelligent dogs that require regular exercise to keep them physically and mentally stimulated. While their exercise needs may not be as demanding as some high-energy breeds, they still benefit from daily walks, playtime, and mental enrichment activities. Neglecting their exercise requirements can lead to behavioral problems and pent-up energy.
By debunking these myths, we hope to help future Cockapoo owners prepare for their new Cockapoo puppy. To adopt a Cockapoo, stop by Family Puppies today!