If you’re looking to add a furry friend to your family, and are hoping to find a dog that is playful, joyful and isn’t very big, a cockapoo is a great option. Cockapoos are becoming increasingly popular, and it’s pretty clear why. Here are some of the top questions and answers about cockapoos.
What are the parent breeds: Poodle (usually mini poodle) + cocker spaniel
Do cockapoos shed? Yes, but they’re low-shedding.
How big do cockapoos get? Depends on the size, but usually around 11-19 pounds.
How much is a cockapoo? $1000-2500
How long do cockapoos live? Between 12-15 years.
What’s a cockapoos temperament? Sweet and loving.
Do cockapoos shed?
Because a cockapoo is a mix between a poodle and a cocker spaniel (a breed that sheds), cockapoos do shed. However, they don’t shed nearly as much as purebred cocker spaniels, and in the grand scheme of dog breeds, they don’t shed much comparatively.
The amount of shedding depends on the type of coat they inherit. Cocker spaniels can either have a shorter coat (coat resembles more of a poodle), or it can be a bit longer (resembling the coat of a cocker spaniel). If it’s the latter, a cockapoo will shed more.
Are cockapoos hypoallergenic?
Unfortunately, there is no dog breed that is truly 100% hypoallergenic. All dogs have fur that can shed, making it a potential issue for individuals with allergies. Despite being completely hypoallergenic, cockapoos are one of the most allergy-friendly dog breeds on the market.
This is due to the incorporation of poodles into the breed mix. Pet dander, saliva, and urine are the three elements that produce allergic reaction symptoms in individuals who have allergies. Luckily, poodles have only a single coat with low dander, and their fur is non-shedding. Therefore, if your cockapoo is more poodle than cocker spaniel, your pet will be more allergy-friendly. In other words, a f1b cockapoo (cockapoo + a poodle) will be more allergy friendly than a f1 cockapoo (cocker spaniel + poodle).
How big do cockapoos get?
When it comes to cockapoo size, there are generally three classes: toy cockapoos, mini cockapoos, and maxi or standard cockapoos.
Toy cockapoos are under 12 pounds when they’re full grown cockapoos. They’ll stand around 9-10 inches.
Miniature cockapoos are a bit bigger than toy cockapoos, and will generally weigh between 13-18 pounds when they’re fully grown. These dogs will usually stand at 11-14 inches tall.
Standard cockapoos weigh up to 19 pounds, and will stand at about 15-18 inches tall. Because this is the biggest type of cockapoo, these dogs usually need more space to run around and play.
How much does a cockapoo cost?
Pricing for cockapoos depends on a number of factors, although a general price tag will fall between $1000-2500.
Due to their hypoallergenic nature and their cute looks, these breeds are more expensive than other dog breeds. There are also a number of factors that affect their price, such as:
Color: There are a number of different cockapoo colors. In addition to the typical apricot cockapoo or brown cockapoo colors, you can find breeders who specialize in breeding black cockapoos, white cockapoos, black and white cockapoos, merle cockapoos, red cockapoos and blue merle cockapoos. The more exotic the color, the higher the price tag.
Size: Because the most common size of cockapoo is the miniature size, you can expect to pay more money for a smaller version or larger version of a cockapoo.
Location & Demand: Prices can fluctuate based on where you live along with how high the demand is for a cockapoo. Bigger metropolitan cities like Los Angeles or New York will often have higher price tags, both because of the higher general cost of living, but also because these cities usually have a higher demand for allergy-friendly dogs.
Reputation of the Breeder: When it comes to purchasing a cockapoo from a breeder, you certainly want to do your research so that you purchase from a reputable, established breeder. While it may be cheaper to buy your doodle from an at-home breeder or from Craigslist, a good breeder can mean a world of difference. If you want a healthy, long-living dog, then it can certainly be worth spending the extra money on a reliable breeder who has done their due diligence in producing healthy pups.
How long do cockapoos live?
In general, the cockapoo lifespan is between 12-15 years. There are a few factors that can result in outliers to this generalization. For example, smaller dogs usually live longer than larger dogs. Therefore, a toy cockapoo or mini cockapoo will be expected to live longer than standard or maxi cockapoos. An increased lifespan can also be attributed to crossbreeding (crossbred dogs usually outlive their purebred counterparts) and purchasing a dog from a reputable breeder.
What’s a cockapoo’s temperament?
Because of their sweet, loving temperament, cockapoos are perfect family dogs and are great around children. They are incredibly intelligent and usually easy to train. They are also very social dogs and can develop social anxiety if you leave them alone for long periods of time.
If you’re thinking of adding a doodle to your family, a cockapoo might be the perfect fit. Once you’ve thought about what size, color, and coat you’d like in your dog, you’re ready to do your research on reputable breeders or rescue options. Whether you opt for a cockapoo puppy or for rescuing an older doodle, you really can’t go wrong. Be prepared for the addition of a loyal, playful and furry new family member!