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The Cockapoo is a hybrid breed that is a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle. This breed is also sometimes known as Spoodles, particularly in Australia. Cockapoos are available in a wide variety of sizes due to the fact that the size will typically depend upon the size of the parents, especially the Poodle. A toy Poodle will naturally produce a Cockapoo that is a smaller size while a larger Poodle will usually result in a Cockapoo offspring that is larger.

The coat of the Cockapoo will also largely depend upon which parent the dog takes after as well. Some Cockapoos will have a coat that is curlier if they take more after the Poodle than the Cocker Spaniel. Grooming will depend upon the type of coat that the dog inherits. A Cockapoo may have one of three different types of coats. They are a tight, curly coat; a medium coat and a coat that is flat. All of these different coats are usually long with fur that is silky.

In addition, the color of the coat of this dog will vary as well. There are typically many different colors available, depending on the color of the parents, especially the Poodle, which typically ranges in colors. Some of the most common as well as popular colors or colors and markings include solid black as well as black with tan markings. The tails of the Cockapoo may be docked.

Cockapoos are hybrid dogs that are not able to be registered with purebred registries. There are usually first generation Cockapoos as well as second generation Cockapoos. A first generation Cockapoo is produced from a purebred Poodle and a purebred Cocker Spaniel. A second generation Cockapoo is produced by breeding two Cockapoos.

Also known as a Cockerpoo or a Cock-A-Poo.

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Character


The temperament of the Cockapoo is usually quite affectionate and loving. This is a sweet dog, but it should be noted that this dog can also be exuberant at times as well. As a result, this dog often does best when it is receives training early on in order to curb that exuberance, which can sometimes get out of hand and even leave the dog vulnerable. This dog may be prone to running off, so it is important for this dog to be trained to come on command. As the Cockapoo is a sweet and affectionate dog, it tends to get along well with children as well as with other animals and makes an excellent family dog.

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Size

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13 inches
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Weight

12-20 pounds

12-30 pounds
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General Health


Cockapoos are a smaller breed dog and they tend to have a long life expectancy, provided that they receive adequate care and regular check-ups. This is a breed that will require exercise on a regular basis in order to make sure that it stays healthy. In addition, it is important to note that this dog breed may also be prone to ear infections from its Cocker Spaniel heritage. This problem can be reduced by ensuring the ears are kept clean and checking them regularly. Other health concerns that Cockapoos may suffer from include progressive retinal atrophy, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation and epilepsy. Prospective owners should investigate parentage to determine the extent of such problems.

When given proper care and regular checkups, the average life expectancy of a Cockapoo is about 14-16 years.

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History


The Cockapoo has been a popular dog breed in the United States since about 1950. This is a long time for a hybrid breed, as most hybrid or designer breeds have not become popular until just the last few years. As a result of the popularity of this breed of dog, many are now second generation Cockapoos which have been produced by breeding just Cockapoos.

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Maintenance


Prospective owners should understand that Cockapoos are considered to be high maintenance dogs that will need to be brushed and groomed on a frequent basis in order to prevent their coat from becoming matted. In addition, the dog’s ears will need to be checked regularly as well. The Cockapoo should be bathed and shampooed as necessary when the coat becomes dirty.

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Ideal Environment


The Cockapoo will be equally at home in an apartment as a home, but it should be understood that the Cockapoo needs frequent exercise so if the dog will be living in an apartment it is important to ensure it receives adequate exercise. Cockapoos tend to be quite energetic and will need exercise daily in order to stay in shape and burn off excess energy. This is a dog that is adaptable and will be able to live in a variety of environments, including rural and city. The Cockapoo is also able to live in any climate as well. These dogs are very people oriented and require human companionship. They are not dogs that can do well when left alone for long periods of time.

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I have (2) seven year old cats and a 10 week old cockapoo. My goal is for them to get along, when the cats come to see him, he starts to bark at them and they leave. How should I handle this so they can become friends and live in peacefull harmony?

Make sure that both the animals are calmed down before you put them together. If the dog has just walked and is tired then would be a goodtime to put them together.

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My dog has small bumps that tun into dry scabs ,itchy skin.we thought she was allergic to grains so we tried raw food.she has done well till recently. Can anyone help.

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