Dog Breed Profile

Cockapoo History

The Cockapoo is a mixed-breed dog with its origins in Australia. The mix was originally started in the late 1950s by breeding Cocker Spaniels with poodles. The cocker spaniel was crossed with the poodle, creating a toy-sized hybrid. The popularity of the Cocker-Poodle hybrids grew, and in the 1960s Australian breeders added English Springer Spaniels to the mix of the two breeds. The Cockapoo is a versatile hybrid that does well in a wide variety of environments. The mix is intelligent, easy to train, and eager to please. The Cockapoo is an ideal pet for active and athletic families. The mix is smart, energetic, and loyal.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Cockapoo Physical Characteristics

The Cockapoo is a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle and is usually a first generation hybrid. The Cockapoo’s appearance is varied, as there are several different breed combinations that can result in the same look. These dogs usually stand between 13 and 19 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 20 and 35 pounds, but some are larger. They have a thick, double-layered, curly or wavy coat that is either white or parti-colored. They have broad heads and flat, wide muzzles and large, round eyes. The Cockapoo is friendly, intelligent, and affectionate, though they can be somewhat stubborn and have a tendency to bark excessively.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Silver, Cream, White, Black, Brown, Red

Height Range

Male Height Range: 12 – 14 inches

Female Height Range: 11 – 13 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 13 – 18 lbs

Female Weight Range: 13 – 16 lbs

Cockapoo Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Cockapoo Health Concerns

Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Ear Infections, Patellar Luxation

Cockapoo Temperament and Behaviour

The Cockapoo is a great companion and family pet. They are friendly and outgoing, and get along well with children. They are very intelligent, and are easy to train. They are lively and energetic, but are also adaptable to just about any environment.

Cockapoo Activity Requirements

The Cockapoo is the hybrid of two of the most popular companion dog breeds, the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle. They are a happy, loving, and affectionate breed that loves human companionship. While Cockapoos are happy lounging around the house, they also love to get out and explore. They can get in plenty of exercise and adventure by taking a daily walk. Cockapoos do fine in apartments or small homes. While they do not need a lot of space, they still require interaction with their people. A walk around the block or a trip to the dog park will keep your Cockapoo happy, healthy, and socialized.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cockapoo is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cockapoo is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Cockapoo is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cockapoo is part of the Unclassified group.

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