Anyone with a cockapoo knows they make great pets. These hybrid dog breeds inherited the intelligent nature of poodles and the easygoing temperament of cocker spaniels, resulting in a sweet, friendly dog that’s eager to please. Their ability to get along with anyone, from young children to fellow puppies, makes them perfect for any family.

At Pride & Prejudoodles, we offer an array of hypoallergenic, non-shedding cockapoo puppies. Each one of our cockapoos undergoes extensive training, which helps them assimilate well into different environments. This blog offers extensive information about these designer dogs to help you determine whether a cockapoo is the right choice for your home.

Physical Traits

When it comes to sizes and colors, there’s no shortage of options for cockapoos. Some cockapoos have long curly coats and dark hair, while others are bright white with straight fur. Most cockapoos come from American or English cocker spaniels and miniature poodles and thus tend to be on the small side when it comes to size.

The typical miniature cockapoo is less than 15 inches in length and weighs approximately 15 pounds. Even smaller cockapoos can be bred using toy poodles. These dogs, known as teacup cockapoos, are generally less than 10 inches in height and weigh less than six pounds. On the opposite end of the spectrum are maxi cockapoos, which are taller than 16 inches and can weigh anywhere between 20 and 65 pounds. While the cockapoo breed is highly adaptable to different environments, smaller apartments are generally more suited to the miniature or teacup variations.

Cockapoos from a reputable breeder are usually hypoallergenic and undergo minimal shedding, making them the perfect pets for anyone susceptible to allergies. However, these dogs also require frequent grooming to prevent their fur from matting, as well as baths to keep them clean. If you’ve ever tried to bathe a dog before, you probably know many dogs don’t react well to water. However, with the proper training, cockapoos can be taught to enjoy tasks like grooming, bathing and trimming.

Health Problems

Most cockapoos have a lifespan of about 15 years, which is standard for a small dog. However, as a crossbreed, cockapoos are more susceptible to the health issues found in their purebred parents. These include:

  • Ear infections
  • Glaucoma and cataracts
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Patellar luxation

It’s important to keep an eye out for any symptoms of major health issues, such as lethargy, itching or limping. Proper grooming and regular veterinarian checkups can also help guarantee the health of your puppy and extend its lifespan. Of course, the easiest way to reduce the risk of health problems is to get your dog from a cockapoo breeder that provides a health guarantee, such as Pride & Prejudoodles. We test all our dogs to make sure they’re in prime condition before introducing them to new homes.

Personality Traits

Although cockapoos vary when it comes to appearance, they all share some key personality traits. No matter what size your cockapoo pup is, you can expect it to be friendly, affectionate and obedient. Bred to be companion dogs, these designer breeds can get along with just about anyone, including strangers, young children and other dogs. They fit well into families of all shapes and sizes and love nothing more than spending time with their owners.

While cockapoo dogs are very enthusiastic, they’re typically not too high-energy. Most cockapoos have moderate energy levels and need about 15 minutes of exercise per day. Their needs can be satisfied with a walk around the block or a game of fetch in the yard, which makes them easy to care for. You don’t have to worry about your cockapoo running off to chase a squirrel or digging holes all over your yard — fortunately, these dogs tend to have low prey drives and usually aren’t interested in digging.

Another trait commonly found in cockapoos is intelligence. Cockapoos tend to have high brainpower and benefit from mental stimulation, which can come in the form of chew toys or scavenger hunts. Their ability to pick up on new commands, combined with their desire to please their owners, results in a dog that’s typically easy to train. For the best results, training should be implemented at an early age. Teaching a puppy fundamental behaviors when it’s young helps it grow into a respectful, well-functioning adult dog.

Tried & Tested Training

If there’s one thing better than a cockapoo, it’s a cockapoo with training. At Pride & Prejudoodles, we take the time to properly train all our dogs before sending them out to new homes. Our training includes:

  • Housebreaking
  • Basic obedience
  • Socialization
  • Unwelcome behavior prevention
  • Leash reactivity

We use positive reinforcement to teach our Doodle dogs how to listen to commands, interact with other dogs and walk on the road safely. Our training also addresses problem behaviors such as jumping, play-biting and hyperactivity. Finally, our cockapoos are accustomed to different environments, loud noises and health professionals, which helps them quickly adapt to new homes.

Our mission is to promote canine well-being while giving new pet parents peace of mind. Thanks to our training, you don’t have to worry about your new dog chewing up wires or running away if it gets off-leash. Of course, any dog entering a new environment may need some time to adjust. To ease the transition, we give dog owners training tips and recommended routines that are unique to their cockapoo.

Along with training, we conduct extensive health tests. This includes genetic testing for common canine diseases, monthly worming, vaccinations and grooming. We also feed our animals premium dog foods and provide daily NuVet Health Supplements. The result is a cockapoo that’s happy, healthy, hypoallergenic and ready to become part of a new family!

Cockapoo Puppies for Sale Today!

Their sweet temperaments, people-oriented attitudes and obedient natures make cockapoos the perfect family dogs. Enjoy all the perks of a new puppy without the troubles of training and behavior modification by getting your cockapoo puppy through Pride & Prejudoodles. Just contact us and we’ll set you up with your new furry family member in no time!

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