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    5 Things You Need To Know About The Cockapoo

    Articlegeneral dog adviceFriday 07 June 2013
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    The Cockapoo is one of many breeds of dogs that are the result of cross breeding with a poodle. Cockapoo puppies are the result of a cocker spaniel being bred with a poodle. 

    Cockapoo puppies can display desirable qualities of both which is the reason why they are gaining in popularity.

    To find out more about Cockapoo puppies, read on.

     

    Cockapoos Can Vary Dramatically 

    Like any cross breed, cockapoo can come in a variety of sizes, colours and shapes. Poodles can vary a lot in size and this gets passed on to their offspring.

    Cockapoos are now being bred with each other to produce more uniform characteristics.

     

    Cockapoo Puppies Have Good Temperaments 

    Both parents of Cockapoo puppies are known for their friendly temperaments and this is usually passed on to the Cockapoos. The high intelligence usually found in both parents (especially in poodles) also helps to produce a very trainable dog.

    Cockapoo puppies are usually very good with children and other dogs.

     

    Cockapoo Puppies Can Be Better For Allergy Sufferers 

    Because they have poodle genetics, a lot of Cockapoos have the non-shedding, hypoallergenic coat found on poodles. The degree to which a cockapoo can have the poodle coat can vary but this breed is definitely a great option for people with pet allergies.

     

    Cockapoo Puppies are Very Active

    Cockapoo puppies inherit the genes of two very active dogs and consequently they are very active themselves. Despite their fairly small size, cockapoos need to have lots of exercise.

    This breed creates surprisingly agile and athletic dogs that would do well with a garden to run around in.

     

    Cockapoo Puppies Are Quite Healthy

    Like a lot of cross breed dogs, cockapoos naturally avoid a lot of genetic conditions that may affect other pedigree breeds. Poodles and Cockers both suffer with certain joint and eye conditions so the parents of a cockapoo puppy needs to be previously screened.

    It is not unusual for cockapoos to live up to 15 years.

     

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