The Cockapoo is the result of breeding Cocker Spaniels with Poodles. Their appearance varies depending on the breeding pair, as with all hybrid breeds. Most Cockapoos have a Miniature Poodle parent because the smaller dogs are most popular. Cockapoos have rounded heads, bushy eyebrows, wide, dark eyes, and black noses. They have a well-proportioned body, straight front legs, and small, rounded paws. The coat is typically soft and curly.

Cockapoos are people-oriented and affectionate, and they get along well with children and other dogs, making them a great family pet. They are generally happy, friendly, and eager to please. They will typically keep themselves busy with games around the home, exploring their yard (if they have one), and just visiting with all of their humans, but they will still need regular walks for both exercise and socialization with people and other pups. Cockapoos are intelligent enough that training should be a snap, and they also excel at agility training and learning new tricks. They can be ideal therapy dogs. As active as they are, don’t be surprised if their favorite thing to do is just snuggle up and soak up your love and affection.

Exercise Recommendations

  • Moderate activity level
  • 60 minutes of activity per day

Grooming Tips

  • Brush at least twice a week
  • Bathe as necessary
  • Trim long hair around eyes regularly
  • Trim nails; brush teeth; clean & dry ears regularly

Temperament & Behavior

  • Happy, friendly, affectionate
  • People-oriented; good with kids and dogs
  • Intelligent; easy to train