Breed At A Glance: Cockapoo - Wagr Petcare

    Breed At A Glance: Cockapoo



    • Lifespan: 12-15 years
    • Size: Small to Medium (10-18 inches in height)
    • Maintenance Level: Medium
    • Shed Level: Low
    • Temperament: Friendly, Intelligent, Sweet-Natured
    • Friendliness: High
    • Barking Tendency: Moderate
    • Coat Colours: Variety of colours including cream, white, red, chocolate, and black

    Best For

    • Families or individuals seeking a smart and affectionate pet
    • Those who prefer a dog with low-shedding fur


    • Height varies (10-18 inches) depending on Poodle parent size
    • Weight ranges between 7-10 kilograms
    • Can have either long-haired or short-haired coats
    • Two distinct skull shapes: “apple head” and “deer head”


    • Exuberant, friendly, and enjoys companionship
    • Great with children, but interactions should be supervised
    • Calm demeanour with a moderate energy level

    Care Guide

    • Grooming: Requires regular grooming and coat care
    • Training: Intelligent and responsive to training
    • Diet & Nutrition: Balanced diet, watchful for obesity
    • Exercise: Moderate exercise, including walks and play
    • Ideal Environment: Adaptable to various living conditions


    • Cataracts: Common in older dogs, surgical removal possible
    • Glaucoma: Can lead to blindness if untreated
    • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): Leads to blindness, no cure available
    • Hip Dysplasia: Genetic condition, can be managed with medication or surgery
    • Obesity: Prone to weight gain, requires diet management

    Additional Information

    • Feeding Recommendations: AAFCO-approved food, appropriate for life stage
    • Training Challenges: Generally easy to train, positive reinforcement recommended
    • Grooming Needs: Frequent grooming, especially for long-haired varieties
    • Good Family Dog: Yes, especially in households that can provide attention and care
    • Intelligence: High, inherits intelligence from Poodle lineage
    • Energy Level: Moderate, requires daily exercise but not overly demanding
    • Suitability for Allergy Sufferers: More allergen-friendly than many breeds

    Grooming Guide

    • Skin Care: Regular baths and grooming to maintain coat health
    • Coat Care: Brushing frequency depends on coat type
    • Ear Care: Regular cleaning, especially for long-eared dogs
    • Eye Care: Regular checks for signs of eye problems
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