It is a well-known secret: cockapoos are wonderful dogs. They make great family pets as they combine the desirable traits of being sweet, smart, and low-shedding. They are gentle and eager to please. often cocking their head in the adorable cockapoo head tilt that says “Love me.” For more information about cockapoos, please head to Our Breeds-Cockapoos. As you scroll down on this page, you will meet some of our past cockapoo litters. Please enjoy.
Born February 5, 2021
Luna – Cocker Spaniel
Apollo – Miniature Poodle
A second-time mother, Luna knew exactly what to do. When the first puppy arrived, she burst the amniotic sac, cut the umbilical cord with her teeth, and started licking the newborn. All seven puppies arrived strong, healthy, and on the move. Yes, on the move. They immediately started army crawling towards her teats to find her milk. These seven wonders continued to amaze us by meeting all developmental milestones many days before expected.
Anticipated adult weight: 15-20 pounds
Colors: Buff, apricot, black with white markings, and tri-colored phantoms
Coat: Soft, fluffy, wavy coats with limited shedding (well suited for people with light allergies)
The cartography litter
Luna’s puppies were born in the winter, a time to dream of travel and other places. The theme for the litter became cartography, the science of maps. Creating and reading maps seems to be a vanishing art. We have become so dependent on GPS systems and navigation apps that the maps that used to sit in the side pocket of the front door of our cars have made it to the back seat, the trunk, or a shelf at home. Yet I have so many good memories of reading maps from when I was a kid. Sometimes I just enjoyed browsing the atlas and dreaming of visiting other countries and continents. Welcome to the world of maps.
MERCATOR – Male
LEGEND – Male
MERIDIAN – Female
TOPO – Male
HEMI – Female
COMPASS ROSE – Female
ATLAS – Male
Born on November 26, 2020
Stella – Cocker Spaniel
Zeus – Phantom Poodle
Stella, our lovely cocker spaniel, chose Thanksgiving Day as the day to give birth to her first litter of puppies. We are thankful to her for waiting until after the big meal of turkey, trimmings, and pie. She went into labor shortly before midnight and proceeded to deliver six gorgeous puppies, all of them good-size and healthy. Stella needed a little help in freeing the puppies from their amniotic sacs and severing their umbilical cords, but then instinct kicked in. She had become a mother, in every sense of the word. Stella is a very caring, gentle, and responsible mother.
Anticipated adult weight: 20-30 pounds
Colors: Buff, apricot, black, and phantom, some with white markings
Coat: Soft, wavy coats, well suited for people with light allergies
Litter theme: Close to home
Stella’s puppies arrived on Thanksgiving. We had just completed our family Thanksgiving on Zoom and were grateful that we could, indeed, find a way to be together, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The theme for this litter came naturally. We had been staying close to home since March due to the pandemic. We looked around our neighborhood for puppy names, and there they were. Northeast Iowa is dotted with small towns with incredible histories, often tied to the building of the railroad. Despite fires, tornadoes, and economic hardship, these small towns survive and find new ways to thrive.
CASTALIA – Female
CHESTER – Male
GUNDER – Male
ELMA – Female
McGREGOR – Male
HARPER – Female
Born July 1, 2020
Luna – American Cocker Spaniel
Zeus – Phantom Poodle
Luna gave birth to her first litter of Cockapoo puppies a few days before her projected due date. Young and strong, she persisted through 14 hours of labor and a puppy stuck in the birth canal in breech position. At the end of the night, Luna had delivered eight beautiful puppies. The change in her was palpable. She went from being a carefree youngster to being a very responsible mother: caring for her newborns by gently nudging them and encouraging them to nurse.
Anticipated adult weight: 20-25 pounds
Colors: Apricot, red, phantom, parti (white with black markings), and black with white markings
Coat: Soft, silky coats with limited shedding (well suited for people with light allergies)
Luna’s due date was the Fourth of July. We had anticipated being busy in the whelping room. Instead we got to celebrate the day with the newborn puppies.
As we looked at the array of colors and compared it to the night sky, it was obvious that there could only be one theme: fireworks. Fireworks are mesmerizing, as is a litter of newborn puppies. They seem almost magical as they fill the sky with stars, comets, candles, flowers, and waterfalls of light. Like the impending birth of a puppy, fireworks leave us in suspense. We know they are coming, yet we are on the edge of our seats before each burst of light. The same was true with Luna’s litter. Each puppy burst out of the amniotic sac, with some help from mom, and emerged, dripping wet, in a beautiful color to become part of Luna’s Fireworks.
BLAZE – Female
COMET – Female
STAR – Female
BOOM – Male
FLARE – Male
SPARKLE – Female
ROCKET – Male
FLASH – Male