Cockapoo

Petfix Club
17th December 2020 - 2 min read

Size

What size is a cockapoo?

Adult size

Teacup Toy CockapooLess than 10 inches
Toy Cockapoo10 inches
Miniature Cockapoo11-14 inches
Standard CockapooAt least 15 inches

Weight

Teacup Toy CockapooLess than 6 pounds
Toy Cockapoo12 pounds
Miniature Cockapoo13-18 pounds
Standard CockapooMore than 19 pounds

Exercise

How much exercise does a cockapoo need?

One hour a day as they are hyper, active dogs. They also require mental stimulation.

Coat

Does a cockapoo shed and what length is their coat?

They shed infrequently, and are generally good dogs for people with mild allergies.

cockapoo puppy

Grooming

Cockapoos can have three different basic coat types: straight, wavy/curly and tightly curled.

For straighter coat types, you should brush your Cockapoo’s coat at least twice per week.

With wavy/curly coat types, two to three times per week is a good frequency.

And for tightly curled coat types, you may need to brush your dog daily to keep tangles and mats from forming.

Temperament

What type of personality does a cockapoo have?

The cockapoo is a small dog with a big personality. They are intelligent, affectionate and love attention. They are a great family dog.

Training

The Cockapoo is intelligent and easy to train, but need to be trained from a young age. They can be very playful and hyper so need to be taught to be calm and obedient when necessary.

Lifespan

What is the lifespan of a cockapoo?

A Cockapoo’s lifespan is generally 13+ years.

Health

Familial Nephropathy

  • This is a kidney problem that cocker spaniels sometimes suffer from.

Von Willebrand Disease

  • This is a blot clotting disorder that poodles can sometimes suffer from

Hip Dysplasia

  • Both breeds within this mixture suffer from hip dysplasia, so it can be seen in the Cockapoo.
cockapoo being held by a woman

FAQ

How do I know I am picking the right pug puppy?

You should use our Puppy Adoption Checklist to ensure you are covering all of the basics.

Are Cockapoos and a good family dog?

The Cockapoo can be a great family dog if they are properly trained and socialized. They are great around children and are best suited for families in a home with a backyard that will give them lots of space to run around.