What do you get when you cross a Cocker Spaniel with a Poodle? A Cockapoo! Known for its adorable looks and playful personality, the Cockapoo is a hybrid, designer breed that emerged from the United States during the 1960s.
As a small breed, they’re perfect for owners living in apartments, units, or inner-city housing. Cockapoos are intelligent and enjoy the company of humans, so you’ll have no problem socialising them from an early age.
If you’re looking for a little more joy in life, the Cockapoo can definitely provide you with some! Read our guide below to see if Cockapoos are the pet for you.
One look at their friendly faces, and you’ll realise why Cockapoos are a very sought-after dog breed. Cockapoos are charming, intelligent, and a great companion for any type of owner. Their small size, coupled with their temperament, makes them a great dog for apartments with limited backyard space. If you’re looking for a pet that loves to cuddle up on the couch, the Cockapoo will provide endless affection, but Cockapoo owners will have to reciprocate the love with walks and exercise!
Depending on their genes, Cockapoo dogs have long coats with various textures, straight to curly fur, and different colour combinations. Brush Cockapoos daily to maintain their coat's health. Because of their Cocker Spaniel heritage, you need to clean their ears regularly to prevent infection and bacteria from building up.
Cockapoos have low exercise needs, but you still need to incorporate some into their schedule. Aim for about 30 minutes of walking or playing per day. Getting out for walks is important if you live in an apartment or inner-city housing with limited outdoor space.
Diet often depends on the size and age of your Cockapoo, but in general, aim to feed them 1/4 to 3/4 cups of healthy, high-quality dry food twice daily. Prioritise scheduled feeding over free feeding to ensure your Cockapoo maintains its weight.
If you’re thinking about getting pet insurance for your Cockapoo, factors like age and location will affect the cost of your premium. Woolworths Pet Insurance offers Basic, Standard, Comprehensive and Comprehensive Plus cover that helps protect you and your furry friend. Check what each insurance cover includes.
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