Why Do Cockapoos Have Long Eyelashes?

In an article on the Daily Mail website in 2021, there was a report about a dog groomer from Essex that was stopped and asked regularly if her 10-month-old cockapoo puppy named Walt had fake eyelashes. Although interesting, this is by no means an isolated case. Many cockapoo owners have posted online in various forums and other places about the length of their canine’s eyelashes, looking for answers to why they are so long and if they can cut or trim them.

In the following post, we will address both of these questions.

First things first.

Why Are Cockapoo Eyelashes Long?

Generally, eyelash thickness and length depending on the type and length of the coat of your cockapoo. If your cockapoo has a naturally longer and thicker coat, it is likely to have similar eyelashes. Long eyelashes are there for more than just aesthetic value, though. As with our eyelashes, a cockapoo’s eyelashes are designed to keep all harmful and irritating dirt, debris, sweat, and dust from their eyes.

Can You Trim Cockapoo Eyelashes?

While it is perfectly natural for cockapoos to have long eyelashes, if they are especially long like the dog in the Daily Mail article, you may wonder about trimming them. Grooming, that is, washing, brushing and trimming a cockapoo’s luscious coat, is an important part of owning this breed of dog.

However, given the vital role eyelashes play in protecting your cockapoos eyes, you should give it some serious thought before trimming them.

You also need to think about whether you are going to do it yourself or hire a professional groomer.  

The right decision for you depends a lot on how confident you are in your abilities regarding grooming and specifically trimming your cockapoos eyelashes. While there may be some margin for error with the hair on their body, you must be incredibly careful when working on their eyelashes. The last thing you want to do is trim them too short and create more problems for your cockapoo and the health of their eyes.


Therefore, if your cockapoo has extremely long eyelashes, you must decide what is best for the dog. If they are not causing a problem, then there is no need to worry about them. If they are getting in the way and look out of place with the rest of their fur, you may want to trim them. Think carefully before you decide whether to do it yourself or hire a professional.

If you want to read more about Cockapoos eyes, then have a read about tear stains that might appear on your cockapoo.