Welcome to our guide to the Cockapoo.
The Cockapoo is a mix of two different breeds, the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Cockapoo breed of dog.
You can also help too!
If you can answer any of the questions below, then please add your comments to the box at the bottom of the page or you can email us at email@example.com.
We would love to feature your dog and publish any photos or pictures of your Cockapoo you would like to email us.
Are you looking to buy a Cockapoo – then see our list of Cockapoo breeders.
Why Choose a Cockapoo?
What type of owners buy a Cockapoo?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Cockapoo breed?
Why do you think the Cockapoo is special?
What are your favourite things about the Cockapoo?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Cockapoo and not another breed?
How would you describe the Cockapoo temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Cockapoo over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Cockapoo?
About The Breed
What colors of Cockapoo are most popular?
What does the Cockapoo look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Cockapoo breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Cockapoo and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Cockapoo have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Cockapoo?
What is the breed standard/description for the Cockapoo?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Cockapoo that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Cockapoo breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Cockapoo?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Cockapoo breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Cockapoo match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Cockapoo – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Cockapoo puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Cockapoo home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Cockapoo, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Cockapoo weigh?
When the Cockapoo is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Cockapoo ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Cockapoo smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Cockapoo growth chart?
What breed group does the Cockapoo come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Cockapoo is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Cockapoo with children?
Do you think the Cockapoo is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Cockapoo get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Cockapoo owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Cockapoo or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Cockapoo be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Cockapoo during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Cockapoo?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Cockapoo breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Cockapoo puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Cockapoo?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Cockapoo cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Cockapoo and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Cockapoo owners?
What types of people are buying the Cockapoo and why?
Where can I buy Cockapoo rescue dogs or find a Cockapoo for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Cockapoo can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Cockapoo puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Cockapoo?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Cockapoo?
As a Cockapoo breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Cockapoo?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Cockapoo’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Cockapoo puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Cockapoo have popular names?
If my Cockapoo is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Cockapoo be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Cockapoo biting?
How do you prevent a Cockapoo chewing?
How do you stop a Cockapoo jumping up?
Does the Cockapoo have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Cockapoo keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Cockapoo dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Cockapoo and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Cockapoo owners?
As a breeder of the Cockapoo , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Cockapoo breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Cockapoo owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Cockapoo?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Cockapoo compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Cockapoo owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Cockapoo?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Cockapoo shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Cockapoo a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Cockapoo?
Can you offer new Cockapoo owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Cockapoo?
What started your interest in showing the Cockapoo?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Cockapoo – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Cockapoo and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Cockapoo?
What official organisations are there for the new Cockapoo owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Cockapoo, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remains the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Cockapoo out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Cockapoo special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Cockapoo and do you have any tips or advice for new Cockapoo owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Cockapoo home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Cockapoo to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Cockapoo sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Cockapoo owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Cockapoo?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Cockapoo have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Cockapoo have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Cockapoo vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Cockapoo for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Cockapoo be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Cockapoo spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Cockapoo is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Cockapoo not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Cockapoo?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Cockapoo dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Cockapoo?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Cockapoo?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Cockapoo – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Cockapoo dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Cockapoo or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Cockapoo.