Are Cockapoos hyper? Traits and Personality

Brown Cockapoo standing

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 get the Cockapoo commonly results in an active, smart, fluffy, cuddly, playful, loving dog. Let me explain.

Cockapoos will become hyper if they have no mental or daily physical stimulation. Since Cockapoos are half Poodle, an intelligent breed which 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. Unlike the Yorkshire terrier, this breed can’t handle kids. 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

Cockapoo laying on floor

The hybrid Cockapoo can take from the Poodle and the Cocker Spaniel strong traits or weaker traits from each breed, 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

  • Playful
  • Alert
  • Cuddly
  • Intelligent
  • Outgoing
  • Loving
  • Soft
  • Sensitive

More Details:

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, which makes them perfect dogs for a family that have young children.


Please note that any dog has the potential to be hyper, especially left to their own means with no stimulation. By providing your Cockapoo with mental and physical stimulation, you can control the hyper activeness that is common. 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.

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