If you are currently looking for the perfect companion at home then there are plenty of reasons for getting a Cockapoo. Ask anyone who already lives with one and expects to hear them gushing about how amazing these dogs are.
What is it that makes them so great, though and why are cockapoos so popular? The following are the 15 best reasons why Cockapoos are the best breed. People are also so crazy about them that there are tons of cool Cockapoo T-Shirts with slogans saying they are the best dog. So let’s see why are cockapoos good dogs.
1. They Are Just So Cute
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Yes, we know you shouldn’t decide what dog to take based on his looks. But seriously, these dudes are so cute that you won’t be able to resist.
The mixture between Cocker Spaniel and Poodle that they contain gives them an irresistibly adorable look. The good news is that the good looks they have as puppies don’t just disappear as they grow up.
2. Find the Perfect Look
They also come in all different sizes and colours, so finding your perfect match is easy. Some look more like Poodles, while in other cases, their Cocker Spaniel heritage shines through more brightly.
When looking for a cute new puppy you are likely to see Cockapoos with various types coats too. All in all, finding the perfect match for your needs and taste isn’t going to be difficult, although don’t be surprised if you fall in love with a dog that is completely different from what you had in mind.
3. Cockapoos Are Friendly
There is nothing that a Cockapoo loves more than to spend time with their family. This makes one perfect if you want to have a loyal companion who never gets bored of being around you.
They also enjoy making new friends, whether they are people or animals. When you see the joy on his face as he goes to the door to welcome you home then you will realise that this is the perfect dog breed for you. For me, this is really one of the good things about cockapoos, you know they are generally very friendly.
4. They Don’t Trigger Allergies
You may sometimes see Cockapoos described as being hypoallergenic dogs. While this isn’t completely true, they are much more suitable than most breeds for someone allergic to dogs.
This is because they don’t shed very much, meaning that the dead skin cells that cause allergies don’t come into contact with the people they live with. If other dogs cause nasty reactions in someone in the house, then a Cockapoo could be the solution.
5. They Don’t Demand hours Exercise (compared to some breeds)
With some breeds of dog, you need to give them an awful lot of exercise every day. Thankfully, Cockapoos aren’t so demanding when getting out and about.
You certainly don’t need to organise an exercise regime that would leave an Olympic champion gasping. This makes them perfect for someone who doesn’t have the time or energy to take them out all the time, and they can live in an apartment easily enough too.
However, we still recommend you get the dogs out twice a day! Maybe one off the lead on a park so that they can burn off some of that energy before bedtime.
6. Cockapoos Love to Play
Despite the last point, you don’t need to worry about your new puppy being lazy. These friendly little fellows love to play and will run or swim as much as you let them.
In this respect, they are brilliant dogs for an active family with children who just want to have lots of fun. Your Cockapoo will never get tired of playing or having a good time.
7. No Strong Dog Smells
This breed is one type of dog that doesn’t have a particularly strong smell. While some dogs give off a powerful odour pretty much all the time, your Cockapoo will normally be free of bad smells.
Of course, the exception is when he gets up to some mischief out in the park or garden and comes home needing a good bath.
8. Smart Dogs
Cockapoos are generally regarded as being fairly easy to train. This is said to come from the Poodle part of their background making them smarter than the average dog.
You should see clear signs of your new dog’s intelligence early on. This is great news, as it is going to make it a whole lot easier to train him quickly and effectively.
9. Easy to Find the Perfect Cockapoo
Cockapoos are wildly popular in the UK so check your local rescue centre for Cockapoos. There are thousands of these wonderful dogs out there, so you can take your time and find the ideal companion for your family.
The fact that there are so many dogs of this type around also means that it is a simple matter to find some company for him. Just go to the local park, and there is a very good chance that he will find a new Cockapoo friend right away.
10. Great with Children
One of the main reasons why are cockapoos so popular is as a friend for their children. These lovable dogs are fantastic with children.
You could find that they soon spend most of their time together, playing and having fun. The mutual friendship between a youngster and a Cockapoo is something that is quite wonderful to see.
11. Great with Other Animals Too
If you have another dog at home then you should find that the two of them soon become the best of friends. While a Cockapoo’s exuberance might take other dogs time to get used to, his laid-back attitude and sense of fun will soon win over another new friend.
Cockapoos also tend to get on well with cats and other types of animals as well such as cats and rabbits. They love socialising, so you should look to give him plenty of opportunities to make friends.
12. They Are Wonderful Dogs for Cuddling
Not every Cockapoo has the same type of hair, as some will have tighter, Poodle-like curls than others. However, the one thing they all have in common is a coat that makes them perfect for cuddling up to bed.
Lots of soft, lovely fur makes it a great idea to cuddle or stroke your puppy at any time. Just remember to groom him regularly to keep his coat looking as good and healthy as it should be.
13. Wonderful Companions
Do you want a faithful companion to stay by your side at all times? In that case, a Cockapoo is going to be perfect for you. These little dogs love being with their family and keep you company all day.
They enjoy nothing more than being by the side of the people they live with. This makes this breed ideal for someone who is perhaps home alone a lot of the time and wants reliable, fun company.
14. They Are Safe to Be Around
Feeling a little wary of bringing a new dog home with you is normal, especially if you have kids around. Although some breeds of dog can be unpredictable or dangerous, a sweet Cockapoo will simply add joy and fun to your home.
These safe dogs want to have a good time and be close to their family.
15. Lots of Reputable Breeders
Lastly on our list of good things about cockapoos are breeders. Due to their massive popularity, you will find that there are lots of good breeders to choose from in the UK. This means you can stay away from dodgy breeders and choose your puppy from someone you can trust.
In this way, you can feel confident that you will get a healthy dog who will be a fantastic companion for years.
That’s all our reasons why cockapoos are the best dogs.
Mike is the proud owner of a 7-year-old Cockapoo named Luna. He loves to share stories, tips and information about owning a Cockapoo. With over7 years of experience as an owner, Mike is passionate about helping others own and care for their dog.
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Hi. Nice article. I have a cockapoo myself. Her father is a toy poodle; her mother is a cocker spaniel – I’m not sure whether she’s a British or American cocker; I suspect American because where I live – Canada – most cockers are of the American variety.
Just one little note: I think whether a cockapoo is hypoallergenic or not depends on how much “poodle” they inherit. My dog is completely poodle in her hair. She doesn’t shed at all (which means she has to get clipped every two months), and people like my niece, who is very allergic to most animals as well as peanuts and other nuts, can tolerate my dog. On the other hand, I have seen cockapoos that are totally cocker spaniel in that they do shed hair. So a cockapoo’s fur really depends on the individual dog.