Despite not being a Kennel Club recognised breed, the crossbreed of a Cocker Spaniel and Poodle is one of the most popular dog breeds in the country. In fact, as a result of the Top 100 Dogs Live 2019, a show hosted by Ben Fogle and Sara Cox on ITV, viewers voted the Cockapoo to second place just behind the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. There is a wide variety of Cockapoos with different coat colours available. One of the most popular, though, is undoubtedly the Golden Cockapoo.
If you are interested in making a home for a dog from a litter of Golden Cockapoo puppies, there are things you will want to know in addition to just how popular dogs with a golden coat are.
A Friendly Temperament and a Playful Spirit
One of the defining qualities of the breed, as a Golden Cockapoo full-grown or puppy, is undoubtedly its temperament. Thanks to its parent breeds and their intelligent and loving nature, a Cockapoo will normally be very loyal, happy and sociable. The thing you need to keep in mind when considering one of these beautiful mixed breeds is the fact that they often, from the smallest to the biggest variety, have a lot of energy to expel.
So, be prepared to train, play and exercise with your Golden Cockapoo.
Smart and Almost Hypoallergenic Coat
Another reason why the Cockapoo, and in particular the Golden Cockapoo, is so popular is down to its stunning coat. You will find with an F1 Golden Cockapoo that it has a very wavy or curled coat, similar to the Poodle half of its parentage. Though sometimes it will have a flatter more Cocker Spaniel-style coat. Either way, the coat is not just famed for its aesthetic qualities, but the dog is often considered (wrongly) to be hypoallergenic.
The truth is that no dog can be 100% hypoallergenic. However, thanks to the low-shedding quality of the Poodle, a Golden Cockapoo, like all other varieties, can be a great option for someone with allergies.
A Golden Cockapoo Full Grown is a Perfectly Manageable Size
Obviously, there is no exact science that you can trust when it comes to the potential size of a crossbreed dog, there are indications of the size a Golden Cockapoo is likely to be when it’s fully grown. If, for instance, the dog you are interested in was bred from a Cocker and Poodle that were a similar medium-size, the puppy would measure 15-inches when measured to its shoulder.
If that sounds too big for you and your household though, don’t worry. There are teacup, toy and miniature Cockapoo options out there too.
Where Are You Going to Get Your Golden Cockapoo?
The best chance you have of getting specifically a Cockapoo with a golden coat is by choosing a reputable breeder. For tips on navigating the designer dog market in the UK, check out this post we published all about breeders. As well as information about how to choose a breeder, you will also find the details of some of the most popular and reputable dealers in the country.
We also want to highlight the option of adopting a cockapoo. Okay, there is no guarantee you will find a Golden Cockapoo requiring a new home, but as it’s an enormously popular colour, it is still a possibility. And you would be doing a good thing by giving an unwanted pet a new home.