Cockapoo Breed Information
in Bonita Springs, Florida
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Cockapoos are low maintenance when it comes to grooming. A thorough brushing two or three times a week is required in order to avoid any tangles, matting, or knots forming. A bath every few months is beneficial in keeping their coats soft and clean. Their nails should be clipped and their ears cleaned every couple of months. A Cockapoo haircut is also beneficial once every few months.
Cockapoo Exercise Needs
Cockapoos are generally energetic dogs (active vs relaxed dogs – part2). They love to compete in canine sports, they enjoy having a job to do, and they have a great love for outdoor games and activities. They enjoy mentally stimulating puzzles, games like Frisbee, chase, and fetch, and activities like hiking, swimming, running and jogging. A few walks every day and some active playtime at home are enough to keep the Cockapoo content and in excellent condition.
As a doodle dog (or hybrid), the Cockapoo pups benefit from hybrid vigor and are less like to develop any of the health issues that their purebred parent breeds are prone to. That being said, there are a few common conditions that, although rare, can be inherited from their Cocker Spaniel and Poodle parents. Among those health issues are eyes conditions like glaucoma or cataracts, hip dysplasia, and kidney problems.
The Cockapoo lifespan is 13 to 15 years. The Cockapoo life expectancy can go beyond 15 years with regular vet checks, high-quality kibble, and proper exercise.
Cockapoos are smart, easy to train dogs. They love the training process as much as they love any playtime session. They have eager to please personalities and are fast learners. Training Cockapoos should be as easy as cuddling them. They are eager learners and they love to impress by any means.
Socializing Cockapoo puppies shouldn’t be an issue either, as they are easygoing and open to meeting new people. They make fast friends with other pets, get along with cats, and make wonderful playmates for children.
Cockapoos crave human interaction and don’t do very well when they are left alone. It is best to train them and get them used to being alone for short periods of time when they are still puppies in order to protect them from separation anxiety.