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Cockinese History

The Cockapoo is a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poochon. However, the Cockapoo is distinguished from the more common coonhound-poodle cross due to the parent breeds being of different sexes. A cocker spaniel female and a poodle male create a cocker spaniel-doodle mix, while a cocker spaniel male and a poodle female form a doodle-cocker spaniel mix. The Cockapoo is a medium-sized, sturdy, and well balanced hybrid. They are fairly intelligent, although they can tend to be quite stubborn. The Cockapoo learns new commands very easily, and can easily retain them when trained. The Cockapoo is a fairly even-tempered, playful, loyal, and friendly family pet. The tail of the Cockapoo is docked, and this, combined with the smooth hair coat, makes the coat fairly easy to groom. The coat of the Cockapoo is hypoallergenic, meaning that it doesn’t cause allergies in many people. The origin of the name “Cockapoo” is uncertain. One possibility is that the word was an abbreviation of Cocker Spaniel/Poodle/Affin, the name given to a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle until the ASPCA officially recognized it as a separate species. Another possible explanation is that the breeder named the dog after someone.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Cockinese Physical Characteristics

The Cockalese is a small, medium-to-large-sized breed of domestic bird. They are renowned for their intelligence, loyalty, and affectionate temperament. They have long, fairly straight tails that are usually held upright. The breed comes in all colors of the rainbow and in many varieties of plumage. They are primarily kept as pets, but some are kept as show birds.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

White, Black, Red, Brown

Height Range

Male Height Range: 9 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 9 – 15 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 15 – 25 lbs

Female Weight Range: 15 – 25 lbs

Cockinese Health

Description of breed health.


12-13 yrs

Cockinese Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Cardiomyopathy, Hip Dysplasia, Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism, Hydrocephalus, Familial Nephropathy, Eye Problems, Skin Fold Dermatitis, Brachycephalic Syndrome, Persistent Pupillary Membrane, Hepatitis, Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia, Cleft Palate

Cockinese Temperament and Behaviour

The Cockinese is an energetic, outgoing and curious breed of dog. They are loving and devoted with their family, but can be stubborn and dominant with new people. They are determined and fearless, but are also playful and are great with kids.

Cockinese Activity Requirements

Cocker Spaniels are small, loving, and loyal. They make great house pets, as they do not do well in outdoor situations. They are intelligent and easy to train, and they make wonderful companions. Although they are small, Cocker Spaniels do require regular exercise. A daily walk around the block or a game of fetch in the yard will help keep them healthy and fit. A bored or lonely Cocker Spaniel will become destructive and start to act out, so be sure to provide enough attention to keep them happy.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cockinese is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cockinese is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Cockinese is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cockinese is part of the Unclassified group.

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