Cockapoo – The Name of the Perfect Lap Dog

Cockapoo

All dogs are lovable, but there are some breeds of dogs who are extremely adorable. And, Cockapoo is one of them. Do you have a soft corner for the small breed of dogs among all others? You will definitely think of petting a Cockapoo. This playful pint-size dog generally likes stylish dog crates as their den. The activities they are involved in throughout the day will get you out of all the stress you have and put a smile on your face.

A mix of Miniature Poodle and Cocker Spaniel results in Cockapoo and it is guaranteed that you will fall in love with it. The furry ball is packed with lots of energy, playfulness and friendly nature.

Here is some more information about cockapoo.

Breed

The originality of the breed old, found since 1960s, long before the conception of designer breed reached the market. It is not sure whether this is a breed of purpose or not, but it is a successful one. It is also known as Cockerpoo, Cock-a-poo and Cockapoodle. Despite being a fur ball, it is low-shredders, hence completely safe for those who are allergic to dog hair.

They gained the popularity in the past few decades and there is no sign of its end as of now. In 2004, the American Cockapoo Club was formed. They insist cross-breeding with pure AKC/CKC Poodles with AKC/CKC Cocker Spaniel.

Appearance

It is typically 15 inches tall and weighs around 19 pounds. If the parent is a Standard Poodle, the height and weight may increase a little. Teacup Cockapoo weighs around 9 pounds and shorter than 10 inches. Toy Cockapoos are 12 pounds and 10 inches tall. Some of these are more to poodle side and have curly hair and some have smooth and long hair like the Spaniel. The color of cockapoo can be various. It includes black, apricot, Auburn, black and red spots, buff, beige, tan, white, silver, roan, merle, sable, cream, grey markings on white or cream etc. The eyes are always bright and shiny. Ears are floppy that goes perfectly well with its personality.

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Nutrition

As the size of this breed may vary, the energy should be considered while deciding its diet. The age is also a factor here. You can discuss with the vet about it. Considering its metabolism rate and activity, you should include protein in its diet. High-quality dry food per day in two separate times would be great for the Cockapoo. The food habit gets changed with age, so you have to keep this in consideration as well. Needless to say, always keep fresh water and encourage it to drink.

Grooming

This is a fur ball and so the maintenance of its coat is the prime thing that comes under its grooming. Regular bath and once a day brush is best to keep the coat healthy. For the different coat, you will need a separate brush. Don’t forget to trim the coat twice a year. Go to the groomer and get proper grooming for it.

Apart from that, keep an eye on its ears. Keep it free of wax. Pay a regular visit to the vet to keep away the problems with infections. Take care of its paws. You can use balms consulting the vet. Don’t forget to clip nails to prevent cracking. Maintain oral hygiene; keep toothpaste and toothbrush to avoid cavities and gum diseases.

Activities

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

Get a cool place for it to stay. You can get stylish dog crates for them and train them to 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 lovely pet.