Cock-A-Poo

About

Cock-a-poos are the offspring of a cocker spaniel and a poodle. Other common names include the cockerpoo and cockapoodle. They originate back in the 1960s and are one of the first brands of “designer dogs”, bred for their intelligence, physical appearance and friendliness. Cocker spaniels and poodles are both very intelligent dogs, and the cock-a-poo is no different.

Physical Description

The cock-a-poo is a dogs of varying sizes, but most of them are medium-sized. The Teacup Toy weighs less than 6 pounds in weight and doesn’t get taller than 10 inches. The Toy Cockapoo is slightly bigger and has a sturdier build, weighing an average of 12 pounds. The Miniature Cockapoo weighs 13 to 18 pounds and can be 11 to 14 inches tall. The Standard Cockapoo, also known as the Maxi Cockapoo, will weigh even more and be at least 15 inches in height. They are normally light brown and white with slightly curly fur. They have floppy ears and a medium-sized snout.

Temperament

Cock-a-poos are known for their clown like personality. Luckily for potential owners, they are very easy to train as they are highly intelligent and learn very quickly. Because of their ability to be trained quickly, they make a great choice for novice dog owners. They are great around kids and are extremely affectionate, giving you an amazing companion and the perfect option for a family pet. These dogs are very happy and never seem to have a sad moment. Cock-a-poos are also highly energetic and love going for walks and runs. Thanks to their poodle genes, they do not require a lot of shedding and don’t shed much at all.

Health

If you are looking into getting a Cock-a-poo, it is good to look into what is known as hybrid vigor, which occurs when new blood is brought in from outside of the usual breeding circle. However, there is a low risk of this, and most cock-a-poos are very healthy, reaching an average age of 12 to 15 years. Some diseases to be aware of if you choose to get a cock-a-poo include cataracts, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, and allergies to certain foods, certain topical substances such as shampoos, and inhalant allergies.

Cock-A-Poo