An adorable small dog with the personality of a big clown, the Cockapoo is the first of the “designer dogs”.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Cockapoo.
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Also known as the Cockapoodle, Cockerpoo, Cock-a-Poo, or Spoodle, he is a cross between either an American or English Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. These charming dogs first appeared on the scene in the 1950’s when it is thought that breeders in the States decided to create a low-shedding dog. However, some people think they came about by pure accident. Today, the Cockapoo remains one of the most popular “designer dogs” around, thanks to his charming looks and his kind, loyal and affectionate natures.
Cockapoos have hair, so they are not completely hypoallergenic. However, they are low-shedding dogs and have less dander; therefore, the instances of allergic reactions are minimized. Regular grooming can further reduce the amount of dander and hair the dog leaves around the house and over clothing. All in all, Cockapoos are good pets for people with allergies.
3) Intelligent Dog
The Cockapoo is an exceptionally intelligent dog. He is easy to train because he has a strong desire to please his people. New owners are always shocked to see how quickly this crossbreed learns and responds to commands. Many enthusiasts report that by the age of six months, Cockapoos can sit, stand, stay, come, heel and sit up on command! This is a bright mixed breed, coming from pairing two of the brightest parents on the planet.
4) Long Lifespan
Different breeds age at different rates, and the average years a dog will live depends on its size. For example, small dogs live an average of fifteen years while giant breeds last only about eight years. Cockapoos who are well cared for will live anywhere from thirteen to twenty years, so plan on having your canine friend around for a long time.
Because Cockapoos are a cross-breed, they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes with some dogs leaning towards the Cocker Spaniel whereas other inherit more Poodle traits whether it’s their physical traits or their temperaments. Some dogs may have the curly coat of a Poodle and others could have much straighter and longer hair because they inherited more of a Spaniel’s coat, so it really does depend on the luck of the draw as to how a puppy Cockapoo turns out.
6) Family Member
Playful and affectionate, the Cockapoo makes a great family companion. He is sturdy enough to play fetch and ball with the kids and cuddly enough to curl up on your lap for a warm and rejuvenating nap. The Cockapoo bonds quickly with his family and believes that his people should be with him all of the time.
Cockapoos are highly adaptable dogs and they are extremely affectionate and loyal to their families by nature. They are also highly intelligent, having inherited this from both their parent breeds. Poodles are among the smartest dogs on the planet and Cockers boast being very clever too although both the Poodle and the Cocker can be a little too clever for their own good, a trait that Cockapoos certainly know how to use to their advantage.
Cockapoos love playing interactive games and are known to be fast on their feet and very agile. Much like their parent breeds, a tired Cockapoo is a well-behaved, obedient dog and the best way to tire one of these charming, intelligent dogs out, is to give them a ton of exercise that includes lots of interactive playtime. They enjoy all sorts of canine sports which includes activities like agility and flyball which they excel at.
Since the cockapoo sheds infrequently, caring for his coat typically involves weekly grooming. Little vacuuming is required, creating the ideal situation for someone who doesn’t have the time to vacuum every few days.
The cockapoo is often healthier than either a poodle or a cocker spaniel simply because it does not have many of the genetic defects typically found in either breed. Since the animal is healthier, it is often happier as well. He is, however, predisposed to ear infections, simply because of his coated drop ears.