If you are thinking off adding a cool Cockapoo to your family then you probably have got a lot of questions that you like to find out the answers to first of all.
This is why we have gathered together a selection of the most common questions about Cockapoos. As well as the answers, of course.
Why Do Some Cockapoos Look Different from Others?
Cockapoos are the result of breeding Cocker Spaniels and Poodles together. Therefore, the exact amount of heritage they contain for each of these breeds will go a long way towards determining what the pooch looks like.
What Colours Do Cockapoos Come In?
There are many different colours of Cockapoo around. Apricot, chocolate, black and white are a few of the most common tones you will see. There are also some that have two or three different colours in their coats.
Do Cockapoos Need a Lot of Grooming?
With typically short, curly coats Cockapoos aren’t the most demanding dogs in terms of grooming. However, there are some basic grooming tasks that you won’t want to overlook, such as brushing his hair and bathing him fairly regularly.
How Long Do Cockapoos Live For?
Estimates for the average life span of a Cockapoo tend to range at between 12 and 15 years. However, the estimates for how long they can live for runs as high as the twenties.
Do Cockapoos Need a Lot of Exercise?
Cockapoos are more active and energetic dogs than many breeds, but not as much as the likes of Huskies, Retrievers and Collies. They will want to get out for regular exercise but aren’t going to leave you exhausted every day.
Can They Be Left at Home Alone?
These are dogs that like to have company around them at all times. Leaving a Cockapoo alone at home isn’t a good idea, either for his well-being or for the state of your home.
Are They Easy to Train?
As fairly intelligent dogs, Cockapoos are relatively easy to train. They tend to be quick and keen learners.
Are They Good with Kids?
Cockapoos are excellent with kids. If you are looking for a friendly, loving dog then this is one of the best choices you can make.
Are Cockapoos Good Guard Dogs?
Cockapoos aren’t exactly renowned for being ferocious guard dogs or for looking very threatening. Having said that, the fact that they are likely to bark when a stranger is around the house means that they could scare an intruder off in this way.
Are They Good with Other Dogs?
They are regarded as being highly sociable, friendly dogs. Most Cockapoos can mix with other dogs and have fun with no problems at all.
Do Cockapoos Bark a Lot?
From what I’ve read, it seems it is total luck as to whether your Cockapoo will bark. Some people say theirs barks at everything (planes, birds, people, other dogs) while others report that they barely bark at all.
Are They Hypoallergenic?
Some people think that Cockapoos are hypoallergenic but they aren’t really. However, the fact that they have short hair and don’t tend to shed much means that they don’t usually cause too many problems in terms of allergic reactions.
Do Cockapoos Shed?
The exact amount of hair shed by a Cockapoo will depend upon whether their hair is more like that of a Cocker Spaniel or a Poodle. Generally speaking, they will shed a modest amount of hair but some shed more than others.
Should They Live Indoors or Indoors?
Your Cockapoo will love being around his family, so you should look to find an indoors spots for him to sleep in. Some people let their dogs in sleep in bed with them, while others set up a sleeping area for them elsewhere with a dog bed in it.
How Much Do They Weigh?
Cockapoos typically weight between 9 to 18 kilos.
Are They Big or Small?
Cockapoos are small to medium dogs that usually measure between 10 and 15 inches in height, although some are taller than this.