Cockapoos, Cockerdoodles, or even Spoodles, Take your pick!
Cocker Spaniel Poodle Mixes are one of the most sort after mixes today, and they’re also one of the first poodle mixes to be developed.
There’s so much to love with Cockapoos. From their gorgeous looks, superior intelligence, fun-loving nature and kind temperament, there’s not much that can go wrong. Or is there?
If you’re interested in Cockapoos then you’re in the right place. We answer all of the most important questions about this breed.
What Are Cocker Spaniel Poodle Mixes Called?
Cockapoos is the most commonly used name for cocker spaniel poodle mixes. But they also have other nicknames like Cockerdoodles, Cockadoodles, and Spoodles
What Do Cocker Spaniel Poodle Mixes Look Like?
The Cockapoos are the perfect blend between a cocker spaniel and poodle in terms of looks. They are usually small to medium in size with gorgeous light-golden brown curly/wavy hair.
♥ Cockapoo size: small-medium (depending on poodle)
♥ Cockapoo coat color: brown, gold, white, black and gray
♥ Cockapoo build: strong, athletic and compact
The result? Perhaps one of the most beautiful mixes out there!
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How Big Do Cocker Spaniel Poodles Mixes Get?
The average size of a cocker spaniel poodle mix (cockapoo) is 15 pounds (6.8 kg), and 14 inches (35.5 cm) from the shoulder to the floor.
Cockapoos are most commonly created using Miniature Poodles (which are the medium-sized poodles).
But remember, poodles come in three sizes!
♥ Cockapoo with toy poodle parent:
12 pounds – 9.8 inches (5.5 kg – 25 cm)
♥ Cockapoo with miniature poodle parent:
15 pounds – 14 inches (6.8 kg – 35 cm)
♥ Cockapoo with standard poodle parent:
25 pounds – 20 inches (11 kg – 51 cm)
There are many cases of Cockapoos with either Toy or Standard poodles involved. Which as you can imagine affects their size greatly.
When Do Cockapoos Stop Growing?
Cockapoos stop growing in terms of height at 10-12 months of age, and stop growing in terms of weight between 18-24 months (depending on gender).
And just like before, it also depends on which poodle parent your cockapoos has!
Cockapoos with a standard poodles parent will continue adding muscle mass significantly longer than a cockapoos made with a toy poodle parent!
Cocker Spaniel Toy Poodle Mix
One of the smallest cockapoos (apart from teacup cockapoos). Cocker spaniel toy poodle mixes are small dogs with an average weight of 12 pounds and 9.8 inch wither height.
Toy poodles must measure under 10 inch wither height in order to be considered “toy” poodles.
Cocker Spaniel Miniature Poodle Mix
Cocker spaniel miniature poodle mixes are the most common kind of cockapoo. These are small to medium sized dogs with an average weight of 15 pounds and 14 inch wither height.
Cocker Spaniel Standard Poodle Mix
Cocker spaniel standard poodle mixes are the biggest cockapoos and can range quite a big in their overall size. They are considered medium to large dogs with an average weight of 25 pounds and 20 inch wither height.
Cockapoos Generations Explained
There’s a lot of confusion about cocker spaniel generations. So let’s explain it in the most simple terms.
Note, there can be more generations extending down to F3 but for the sake of simplicity, we’ll explain F1s and F2 as most cockapoos fall into these generations.
What is an F1 Cockapoo:
F1 cockapoo is when you breed a purebred cocker spaniel with a purebred poodle. This produces an equal 50/50% DNA split and is known as a first generation cockapoo.
What is an F1b Cockapoo:
F1b cockapoo comes from one parent being a cockapoo (F1) and the other parent being a poodle or spaniel. This is known as a first generation backcross cockapoo.
The DNA result is 75/25% in favor of the purebred parent.
What is an F2 Cockapoo:
F2 cockapoo is when you breed two F1 cockapoos together. This is considered a second generation cockapoo.
This still results in a 50/50% DNA split between cocker spaniel and poodle.
What is an F2b Cockapoo
F2b cockapoo is when you breed an F1 cockapoo with an F1b cockapoo. This is a second generation backcross cockapoo.
The DNA results in 62.5/37.5% in favor of whatever the purebred parent of the F1b cockapoo was.
You can also breed together two F1b cockapoos which results in a DNA split of 75/25% in favor of the purebred parents of each F1b.
We hope this wasn’t too confusing! Shoot us a message if you have a specific question about cockapoo generations.
What Are Cockapoos Like: Temperament
Pros: Cocker spaniel mixes have one of the most desirable temperaments any dog owner could ask for. A perfect blend of intelligence and playfulness with affection and obedience makes them not only easy to raise, but wonderful to be around. Cockapoos are excellent with kids, new people, seniors, and love being around people in general.
- Great with kids and families in general
Cons: One thing owners might want to take note of is that cockapoos do not handle being left alone too long very well, and they are known to be “barkers”. But with the correct training and daily routine, these issues are easily managed or prevented.
- Can’t be left alone very long
- Can be barkers
- High energy and need extensive physical & mental stimulation
Do Cocker Spaniel Poodle Mixes Shed?
Owners who aren’t into dog hair will love the cockapoo!
Simply put, Cocker spaniel poodle mixes hardly shed at all. There is still some light shedding happening throughout the year but in general, it’s extremely minimal.
We can thank the poodle genes for that, not so much the cocker spaniel genes!
And if you have an F1b or F2b that’s backcross with a purebred poodle, the shedding will be even less than a regular F1 cockapoo. Due to having more poodle genes.
Are cockapoos hypoallergenic?
No. In fact there is no dog breed considered truly hypoallergenic as all of them will drop some amount of hair and dander. Still, for those with pet allergies, a cockapoo is definitely one of the better breeds to own.
How Long Do Cocker Spaniel Poodles Mixes Live?
Both cocker spaniels and poodles are relatively healthy breeds to begin with, and it’s known the mixed breeds usually live longer as they are less likely to inherit recessive diseases.
This means that on average cocker spaniel poodle mixes (cockapoos) live between 13-16 years of age.
Of course it’s recommended that owners keep upto date with health check ups and do all the usualls to keep their pup healthy and fit.
Lifespan is heavily affected by things we can control, like their diet, exercise, and general well being.
What Color Cockapoos Are There?
The most common solid colored cockapoos are black, beige, white, red, chocolate, tan/brown, and apricot.
So many beautiful colors! Still, the most common colors for a cockapoo remains to be apricot, tan/brown, and beige.
Cockapoos can also be bi-colored (two colors) or tri-colored (three colors). When this happens you usually get one overall dominating color with one or two more colors splashed around the coat randomly, but still very noticeable.
Black cockapoo photo
Cream cockapoo photo
White cockapoo photo
Red cockapoo photo
Cocker Spaniel Poodle Mix Cost?
Cockapoos are a “designer” dog breed and are always in fashion, meaning they have a fairly high price tag.
Cocker spaniel poodle mixes (Cockapoos) cost anywhere between $1500-$3500 USD depending on location and the current demand/supply levels.
We often find that good-looking mixed breeds tend to be “trendy” dogs to own, meaning breeders bump up their price.