Cockapoo breed information: facts and features

The Cockapoo is one of the dog breeds known as original and designer. This puppy is the product of the Poodle and the Cocker Spaniel. It has been around for so long that it has almost become a breed of its own. But not yet! It goes by many other names, with Cockapoodle, Cockerpoo, Cock-a-Poo, and Spoodle being the most common variants. The Cockapoo is one of the most popular Doodle mixes, as well as the most popular Cocker Spaniel cross. Cockapoos come in three sizes, and to avoid surprises, you need to know which size best suits your lifestyle. With the needs that you will have to meet, you need to make sure that you can meet them all. And here in this Cockapoo guide, we will walk you through everything you need to know about the Cockapoo. So, let’s take a closer look at this beautiful pup in all the glory of him.

Cockapoo overview

  • Weight: 5 -23kg
  • Height: 20-50cm
  • Average lifespan: 14-18 years

 What are the characteristics of Cockapoo?

  • kindness of children
  • canine friendliness
  • training difficulty
  • Maintenance of the preparation
  • health of the breed
  • exercise needs
  • puppy costs

History of the Cockapoo

Cockapoos are designer dogs, and like most, their history is not as clear-cut as that of most purebred dog breeds. But this is what we know. The first litter of Cockapoos is believed to have been born in the 1960s. That’s when they were first talked about, and they may have been an accident or planned. Nobody knows! But his loving, calm nature, combined with his odorless, low-shedding coat, was a big hit. Since its inception, it has become one of the most popular designer dog breeds. Because it is not a purebred dog and has not been around for that long, it is not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). But with their rise in popularity and several generations of Cockapoo Breeders, it may not be long until the AKC accepts them into the Foundation Stock Service group.

American Cockapoo

The American Cockapoo Club was established in 1999 as the first attempt at standardizing the breed. The group breeds multiple generations of cocapos among them. The American Cockapoo Club was founded in 2004 and they don’t mix generations. Instead, they created a new generation that dates back to AKC-registered poodles and cocker spaniels. In addition to breeding rules, a lot of work is being done to standardize this popular breed. The Cockapoo world can be a little confusing! Cockapoo is usually a mix of standard poodle and cocker spaniel. Sometimes it can be a cross between a Poodle and an English Cocker Spaniel. Some breeders refer to these puppies as Spoodles, while some refer to both as Cockapoo/Spoodle. Across the pond in England, cockapoos are usually a cross between a poodle and an English cocker spaniel. Ultimately, there is little difference between the variants. But if this is an important factor, you should ask your breeder which Cocker Spaniel line it is from. It’s worth mentioning that Cockapoo is also not to be confused with Sproodle. It is a cross breed of poodle and springer spaniel.

Cockapoo temperament

Cockapoos are known for their balanced personalities, which is one of the main reasons for their popularity. While not all designer breeds are guaranteed to inherit the best of both worlds, the Cockapoo has benefited from decades of selective breeding. This means that cockatoos with a good balance of desirable traits are bred, adding the most desirable traits each time. And overtime standardized varieties. Above all, he worships humans. His ridiculous influence means he adores his family and is willing to do anything for them. This is a welcome trait of the Cockapoo breed. Its eagerness to please its owner, combined with its intelligence, makes it a very easy-to-train puppy. It also means he’s prone to separation anxiety and doesn’t like friends who don’t have two legs.


He is a goofy puppy and has been described as very happy. If you are looking for a canine with an infectious smile and warmth, this is the puppy for you. He’s disgustingly cute, but it’s that trait that makes him a great family pet. You can step on his tail and he will choke you in a kiss. Obviously don’t try this, but I will. He accepts strangers and visitors and greets them with tail wagging and kisses. However, he’s not overly and respectful enough not to jump on them.

Cockapoos have energy packs, especially the larger cockapoos (we’ll explain the size differences below). So you can look forward to a fun-loving canine that is always up for a game of fetch or tug of war. There is never a dull moment with a Cockapoo, that’s for sure. Unfortunately, some people, especially those looking for a small Cockapoo, are hoping for a lapdog. But the Poodle and Cocker Spaniel are working and hunting dogs, which means the Cockapoo has a lot of energy.

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