About Cockapoo’s

Size

Size is determined by the height, rather than the weight, of the adult dog. Height is measured to the top of the shoulder in standing position.

Toy:

10” or less at shoulder height – under 5 kg as a general rule

Mini:    

11” – 14” at shoulder - usually 5-8kg     

Colour and markings

Typical colours:  

Black, white,  cream, apricot, red, chocolate; any of these colours with white markings

Parti    

Two or more solid colours, one of which must be white

Phantom:    

Usually a black body with brown colour on legs, under tail, eyebrows, side of face

Sable:

Black or dark brown at birth, lightening to a mix of gold, silver, red, brown, or tan; darker points in colourings, usually on the face and ears.

Tri-colour    

Parti colour with tan markings over eyes, on muzzle, ears, legs and sometimes chest

Roan

Single white hairs and white patches intermingled with the base colour

Personality

Cockapoo’s are highly trainable, with a keen intelligence. They are curious and eager to perform. They do well with one-person owners as well as with families with young children. They are very people-oriented, outgoing and happy dogs.

Hair

Coat is usually dense; may be wavy or curly; usually little-to-no-shedding.

Lifespan

Generally 14 to 18 years, even into the 20’s.

Activity Level

They adapt well to apartments and homes, they have a moderate activity level. Cockapoo’s are not meant to be outside dogs.