Cockapoo – The Name of the Perfect Lap Dog

Cockapoo

All dogs are lovable, but there are some breeds of dog who are extremely adorable. The Cockapoo is one of them. Do you have a soft spot for small breed dogs above all others? If so, you will definitely love the Cockapoo. This playful pint-size dog generally enjoys their stylish dog crates as a den. After a long day at work, stressed, you will feel it all melt away and replace it with a smile when you see them as you come in the door.

The Cockapoo is a Cocker Spaniel-Miniature Poodle mix, and it is guaranteed lovable. The furry ball is packed with lots of energy, playfulness and a friendly nature.

Here is some more information about the cockapoo.

Breed

The breed dates back to the 1960s, well before designer breeds were trendy. It is not clear whether this breed came about on purpose, but people loved it nonetheless. It is also called Cockerpoo, Cock-a-poo and Cockapoodle. Despite being a fur ball, they don’t shed much, so are therefore safe for those who have dog hair allergies.

They gained popularity since inception and there is no sign of declining, indeed, the American Cockapoo Club was formed in 2004. They insist cross-breeding purebred Poodles with purebred Cocker Spaniels.

Appearance

They are typically fifteen inches in height and weigh just under 20 pounds. If the parent is a Standard or Toy Poodle, the height and weight may increase or decrease a little, respectively. Teacup Cockapoos are the smallest, weighing just under 10 pounds and less than 10 inches tall. Some of these take more from the Poodle parent and have curly hair and some have smooth and long hair like the Cocker Spaniel. The color of cockapoo can vary. It includes black, apricot, auburn, black and red spots, buff, beige, tan, white, silver, roan, merle, sable, cream, and grey on white or cream. Their eyes are always bright and shiny and their ears flop around which goes perfectly well with their personality.

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Nutrition

As the size of this breed may vary, their energy needs should be considered when deciding the diet. Their age is also a factor here. Ask your vet for more information for your dog. Taking into Consideration its metabolism rate and activity, you can then decide on the amount of protein needed in its diet. High-quality dry food twice daily would be great for the Cockapoo. Their food habit do change with age, so you have to keep this in the back of your mind as well. Needless to say, always keep fresh water and encourage hydration.

Grooming

This is a fur ball and so maintenance of its coat is a prime concern when it comes to grooming. Regular baths and a once a day brush is best to keep the coat healthy. Every coat is different, therefore, you’ll have to make sure you are using the right brush. Don’t forget to trim the coat every 6 months. Go to a groomer and get proper grooming for it.

Apart from that, keep an eye on its ears to avoid earwax buildup. Pay a regular visit to the vet to keep away problems with infections. Take care of its paws. You can use balms after consulting a vet. Don’t forget to clip nails to prevent cracking. Maintain oral hygiene; Use toothpaste and a toothbrush once a week to avoid gingivitis and cavities.

Activities

To keep them mentally and physically healthy, you should involve them in activities every day. 30 minutes of walking every day, playing ‘fetch the ball’ or games where they can physically be active are good. They are attached to humans, pet them often. Get them toys and teach them various tricks as they are an intelligent breed.

Get a cool place for them to stay. You can get stylish dog crates for them and train them with crate habits. For more information and suggestions, come to us at Puppy Paws Salon and Spa where you can get a wide range of crates and accessories for your lovable pet.