So perhaps your thinking of getting a Cockapoo, or maybe you would like to learn more about the breed? Whatever the reason is, let’s dive in and explain to you my findings. I have been around plenty of Cocker Spaniels, and I know a great deal regarding the fascinating Poodle breed. The Poodle breed is one of the most intelligent dogs around. Combine with a Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle. You will find the Cockapoo personality an active, smart, fluffy, cuddly, playful, and loving dog. Let me explain.
Cockapoos will be hyper if they have no mental or daily physical stimulation. Since Cockapoos are half Poodle, an intelligent breed that requires extra mental stimulation, mixed with the active and alert Cocker Spaniel can result in a hyper Cockerpoo if left to their own devices.
What two breeds make up a Cockapoo?
A Cockerpoo is a hybrid breed mixed from a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. Either the mum or dad needs to be one of each to make a Cockapoo.
Are Cockapoos good with children?
Yes, Cockapoos are one of the best family dogs to have with small children; they love playing all day long and love to be active. They are soft and gentle and never snap out. But, unlike the Yorkshire terrier, this breed can’t handle kids. So if you are an elderly couple, you may want to think twice about getting a Cockapoo. But if you’re an up and coming young family, Cockapoos would fit very nicely in your family.
How much exercise should I give my Cockerpoo?
Exercise will help calm your Cockapoo, and the amount best would be two thirty-minute walks a day or once at an hour. However, they can pretty much walk forever, so, depending on if you have the time, long walks can be beneficial to them, especially the younger ones.
Traits and personalities of a Cockapoo
The hybrid Cockapoo from the Poodle and the Cocker Spaniel will have strong traits or weaker traits from each parent breed. However, combined, they are certainly loveable and energetic. However, their characteristics and personalities will vary between Cockapoos, some will be hyper than others, and some will be more reserved.
The Cockapoo Temperament
- Height: 25 – 38 cm (Adult)
- Mass: 5.4 – 11 kg (Adult)
- Origin: United States
- Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris
How long has the Cockapoo breed been around for?
The Cockapoo was one of the first hybrid breeds dating back to the 1950s in the United States, and it is only lately that they have been trendy among young families. Chosen for their loving, energetic nature, making them perfect dogs for a family with young children.
Please note that any dog has the potential to be hyper, especially left to its own means with no stimulation. By providing your Cockapoo with mental and physical stimulation, you can control the common hyper activeness. They will be happy ages of around sixteen years. I hope this has answered your question, and good luck if you decide to introduce a Cockapoo into your family.
Remember – Provide toys to calm a Cockapoo and give them plenty of daily exercise of no less than an hr, and you can’t go wrong.
About the Author
Teresa has been a pet lover since she was little. She currently lives with two dogs and two cats, and a hamster. Teresa is a qualified dog groomer and canine behaviourist; these days, she spends her time studying canine nutrition. Teresa is the founder of the Dog Friendly Scene and loves sharing her knowledge on pets.