COCKAPOOS

About the breed

Cockapoos are wonderful dogs.  We absolutely love them.  The Cockapoo has been bred successfully since the 1960s when an accidental breeding led to the birth of this new crossbreed.  Since then, it has become one of the most popular dogs of all time.

The Cockapoo is an adorable dog with a face that could melt a heart of stone.  The Cockapoo is a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle.  It consistently combines the best of each of the parent breeds.  When most people think of a Cocker Spaniel, the image that comes to mind is that of Lady and the Tramp sharing a bowl of spaghetti in a back alley.  It is hard to imagine anything sweeter.  Cocker Spaniels are known for their sweet and stable temperament and for their beautiful long, silky ears.  Poodles, on the other hand, bring intelligence and loyalty as well as a soft, curly coat.

Cockapoos tend to be very affectionate and easygoing.  They get along with everyone: other dogs, children, adults, and the elderly.  They are often favorites at the dog park because they interact so well with other dogs, encouraging them to play.  They are just as comfortable snuggling on the couch as they are running around outside.  They perk right up when someone throws them a ball or toy, and they look adorable with their long ears flying in the wind.

Cockapoos seem to be eternally happy.  Their attitude is contagious.  They use the famous Cockapoo head tilt to appeal to their owners, and who can resist?   They are also known to be very intuitive, and they make excellent therapy dogs.  They tune in to their owner’s mood and provide comfort, joy, and comic relief.

Words people use about Cockapoos are:

joyful….happy….sweet
friendly….affectionate….funny
quirky….irresistible

Size

Just like other crossbreeds, the Cockapoo comes in different sizes: toy, miniature, and standard.  We only breed miniature Cockapoos because we think they are the perfect size.  We pair an American Cocker Spaniel with a miniature Poodle.  Our Cockapoos typically weigh between 15 and 20 pounds.

 

Coat

Cockapoos are beautiful dogs.  They have long coats that range from straight to wavy to loosely curled.  Their coat is extremely soft, almost silky.  Because Cockapoos are combinations of a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle, they are considered low-shedding.  The more they take after their Poodle parent, the less they will shed.  People with moderate to severe allergies are encouraged to choose a Cockapoo puppy with a curly rather than straight coat.

Cockapoos require regular grooming.  This can be done at home or by a professional groomer.  Most people keep the coat a few inches long.  The groomer will cut the hair around the Cockapoos’ eyes to allow them to see, and the mustache will get a trim to help it looks crisp and adorable.

Cockapoos can be found in many colors since both Cocker Spaniels and Poodles come in various shades.  They can be anything from black to red to white to multi-colored.  It all depends on the parents’ color genetics.  We love the look of our Cockapoos.  They range from cream to buff to apricot and dark red, with some of them having white markings.  These colors are much sought after.

 

Cockapoo moments

We love our Cockapoos.  They have a unique charm.  From the moment they are born, they seem destined to spread joy.  Their soft fur, big eyes, and adorable expressions make it impossible not to fall in love…..and why would anyone want to resist them anyway?