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Cockapoo - Comprehensive Information on the Dog Breed, Puppies, Breeders, Appearance and Temperament

The cockapoo is a cross breed dog that is largely American.

It is a cross between the cocker spaniel and the poodle. As the dog was introduced in 1950, today many breeders are trying to establish this breed as a pure breed.

Cockapoo Puppies, Breeders, Appearance and Temperament

Some breeders breed cockapoos with other cockapoos while other breeders follow the original mix.

You should check with your cockapoo breeder regarding the origin of the dog you are interested in. If you want to get cockapoo puppies, you might want to look at different rescue sites and groups.

The cockapoo dogs are known to have even temperaments. The cockapoo are a popular dog especially due to popular culture as many actors have this dog breed.

These dogs are extremely likable with outdoor loving personalities and some amount of intelligent too. These dogs are eager to please and can be trained easily. Their personalities can also traits of dominant aggression so getting all information on the cockapoo parents makes a lot of sense. These dogs are good around children and other pets as well. These dogs do not often bark but will if they notice a stranger or if they are left alone for too long. The dogs do best if they have a fenced in yard but can also learn to love an apartment if exercised properly. As it is an intelligent dog, it needs a variation of exercises to keep active and playing. Each dog’s nature is different as they are hybrids.

These dogs are healthy and generally live to about 14 years. This breed is generally about 15 inches in height and can weigh up to 24 pounds.  You can find them in different colors and coasts to reflect its parentage. Colors can range from black, tan, and brown, white and shades in between, with stripes or mottled appearances or even in solid colors. Some cockapoos also have a merle coat.

The hair on the coat can be a mixture between a poodle and a cocker spaniel, resulting in a fine, long haired coat or a coat with curly hair. These dogs also are prone to eye infections like cocker spaniels so they need constant checkups. The grooming for cockapoos is considerably lower than the grooming needed for poodles or spaniels. Their coats need a daily brushing with an occasional nail trim. As these dogs do not shed much, they can be good dogs to have around people who are allergic to dogs.

  Submitted on October 19, 2011  

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