MINIATURE COCKAPOO PUPPIES
Also called a Cockapoodle, the Miniature Cockapoo has a huge and winning personality packed into an adorable small frame. The breed dates back to the 1960s, so it has a longer history than many hybrid dogs. Cockapoos are intelligent, affectionate, and very people-oriented. They will adore your family and only want to please you. They hardly shed and require minimal maintenance. They’re so smart that they are talented in agility and learning tricks and can be an ideal therapy dog. Mostly though, they will just love basking in your love and attention.
Your Cockapoo puppy is eager to please and will do anything to make you happy. Early training and socialization are important to ensure they are obedient and can interact well with children and other animals alike.
Their coats vary from sleek to curlier. Rates of shedding vary. They come in a variety of colors:
- Parti (one dominant color with other color markings)
Cockapoos are considered hypoallergenic; some allergy-sufferers may still experience symptoms around your dog.
Their size varies but they typically grow to between 14 and 15 inches tall and weigh between 6 and 25 pounds.
We recommend 60 minutes of activity per day and about 8 miles walking per week.
Cockapoos are a cross between a Poodle and an American or English Cocker Spaniel. One of the first designer breeds, it is thought to have been accidentally bred in the 1950s. The resulting puppies were so cute, sweet, and easy-going that the breed has been popular ever since. Breeders then started the arduous process of making the Cockapoo a pure breed and establishing standards for it. As a result of trying to create consistency in breeding, the Cockapoo Club of America was formed in 1999. The American Cockapoo Club started in 2004 aiming to breed genuine Cockapoo puppies whose lineage could be traced back to its original roots. The North American Cockapoo Registry is also attempting to get Cockapoos accepted as a viable breed. There are many people working to get this dog accepted into higher circles, like the pure-bred classification.
Major health concerns to be aware of:
- Hip Dysplasia
Minor health concerns to be aware of:
- Ear Infections
- Patellar Luxation
Cockapoo parents usually leave their coats natural, but some prefer regular clipping to keep the coats only two or three inches in length. You may have to trim long hair around the eyes in between haircuts to ensure they can see clearly and avoid eye infections. They will need to be brushed regularly. This breed’s ears are sensitive, so gently wiping inside the ears when you brush will help. (Redness or foul odor are signs you need to get a vet involved for proper cleaning and/or medication to treat infection.) Brush their teeth two to three times a week, and ensure their nails are trimmed regularly.