Cockapoos are one of the most popular crossbreed dogs and pets in general. They come in a variety of sizes and coat colours and patterns. If you are considering getting a cockapoo as your next dog or even your first dog, it makes sense that you will want to learn as much as you can about this breed. In the following post, we will look at some of the most fascinating and fun facts about cockapoos.
They Are (Almost) Hypoallergenic
We must be clear and honest here. No dog breed is completely hypoallergenic. When it comes to choosing the right dog for people with allergies that are caused by dog hair or dander, cockapoos are a smart choice. Cockapoos lose a lot of hair and have less dander than other dog breeds, which not only helps anyone with allergies but also helps you to keep your house a lot cleaner.
They Are Incredibly Intelligent
As cockapoos are a crossbreed between cocker spaniels and poodles, both known to be intelligent breeds, they inherit that genetic tendency to be intelligent. This means they are very trainable. It doesn’t just mean they are mentally intelligent though, as they are also emotionally intelligent, so make great companions.
They Are Healthier Than Pure Breed Dogs
Many experts will tell you that cockapoos are a lot healthier, in general than either their cocker spaniel or poodle parents. This is because cockapoos do not share many of the most common genetic conditions that poodles and cocker spaniels suffer from.
They Are Sociable, Dependable and Very Affectionate
If you are looking for a warm and affectionate dog that wants to be around people and other animals, a cockapoo is a good choice. Cockapoos love to be where everyone else in the household is – whether it’s sitting in front of the television at the end of the day or outside on walks and other adventures.
They are so affectionate and friendly that they can develop separation anxiety, so it’s important to prepare yourself for that possibility.
They’re Older Than You Might Think
If you thought that cockapoo were a relatively new crossbreed, you are wrong. In fact, cocker spaniels and poodles have been crossbred across the pond in the US since the 60s. The goal was always to produce a highly dependable, smart, energetic family dog that was free of many of the health issues that are common among the parent breeds.
Cockapoos Have a Long Life Expectancy
You may already know that crossbreed dogs tend to live longer than pure breeds. With regards to cockapoos, they can live for an average of 15 years, according to the reputable American Cockapoo Club. Which is a lot more than the average life expectancy for both poodles and cocker spaniels.
Cockapoos Are Available In a Rich Variety of Colours
Most cockapoos have exceptionally long and unruly coats that need daily grooming. The great thing is that they are available in a rich variety of different colours. You can, if you look for a breeder with those colours available, get cockapoos with cream, white, black, blue, chocolate, and even red coats.
Cockapoos Are Great With Other Animals and Children
We’ve already highlighted the fact that cockapoos are very sociable and affectionate dogs. What’s more, when it comes to other dogs and animals or children you may have in your house, cockapoos are likely to get on with them easily. When you are out and about, cockapoos are also incredibly friendly, and rarely will they chase other animals like cats.
They Don’t Smell As Bad As Other Dogs
It is often said of cockapoos that they do not have a noticeable bad odour. You won’t get that strong doggy odour around your home if you choose to have a cockapoo. However, to make sure they stay odour-free, you need to keep up with a regular and consistent grooming schedule.
Now that you are a bit more clue up about cockapoos with the interesting and fun facts highlighted above, you should find it a bit easier to decide whether they are the dog breed for you or not. These adorable bundles of fun, energy and love will never let you down.