Cockapoo Puppy
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Cockapoo Puppy

Cockapoo puppies

A true Cockapoo puppy is half Cocker Spaniel and half Poodle, looking neither like a true Poodle nor like a true Cocker Spaniel. Usually, the breeders try to retain the small build of the Cocker Spaniel while keeping the wavy and hairy quality of the Poodles coat. There are some Cockapoo puppies that have curlier coats and longer muzzles, looking more like the Poodle; while some have a more Cocker Spaniel like body and face. The main reason why the Cockapoo puppies neither look like the one or the other is because most pups are derived from poor sub-standard looking parents. The show-type Cockers and Poodles are rarely used for breeding. Besides, many Cockapoo breeders never started off as breeders of high-quality Poodles or Cocker Spaniels. Sometimes, breeders even use small breeds like Maltese, small terriers and mutts and pass off the resulting breed as Cockapoo puppies. The puppies of a Cockapoo may not look like a genuine Cockapoo puppy because of the Cocker Spaniel and Poodle genes contributed by both the parents.

Whatever their looks, Cockapoo puppies are very cute and most buyers dont have a clue as to how a Cockapoo puppy is supposed to look. Almost all first-generation Cockapoo puppies look like a Cockapoo puppy should. These puppies all grow up to have a full beard and mustache and a thick body coat with waves and soft curls that cries Poodle from a mile away. In the subsequent generations, pups may look more like Cocker Spaniels or Poodles.

Cockapoo puppy comes in 3 sizes - toy, mini and standard. Toy-sized Cockapoo puppies are very difficult to come by in the first generation. Generally, a Cockapoo puppy weighs 20-24 pounds when he matures and stands 14-18 inches at the withers. Like their parents, Cockapoo puppies come in a variety of coat colors, both combinations as well as solid colors. By nature, Cocker Spaniels shed a lot, but Poodles do not. A Cockapoo therefore may or may not shed. But their thick coat does require extensive grooming. These are clean dogs; they neither smell not slobber. They are completely odorless. Since they are on the smaller side, they are not voracious eaters either.

A Cockapoo puppy is a loyal friend. Deeply attached to their owner, Cockapoo puppies even feel jealous when their owner pays more attention to anything else. Since they are a mix of two energetic and intelligent breeds, most Cockapoo puppies are generally very intelligent and very trainable. Since they are eager to please, they are easy to train. Most Cockapoo puppies are very energetic, though this trait may vary from dog to dog. A small yard is all that the Cockapoo puppy needs by way of exercise-ground. Cockapoo pups are famous family pets. Their gentle and loving disposition and their sweet temper make them good companions for children. They also come with oodles of patience. .

A Cockapoo puppy may inherit any of the diseases or medical problems associated with Cocker Spaniels or Poodles. But, as a breed, they are generally very sturdy and healthy. So vet bills are more likely to be very low. The popularity of the Cockapoo puppy in USA is in itself a loud statement of the ease with which this dog can be maintained and brought up in a household. Cockapoo puppies are resilient and can easily be accommodated in small houses or even apartments. Though they do not like too much isolation, they are fairly stable and tolerant in temperament.

Strictly speaking, the Cockapoo is not a breed. In trainers terms, a breed is obtained by mixing two parents of the same breed, whereby the offspring has certain predictable and well-known characteristics.

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