Cockapoo Information
House Training Your Puppy

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.
10” or less at shoulder height – under 12 pounds as a general rule
11” – 14” at shoulder - usually 12-20 pounds
15” or higher – over 20 pounds

Typical colors black, white, buff, cream, apricot, red, chocolate; any of these colors with white markings
Parti two or more solid colors, one of which must be white
Phantom usually a black body with brown color 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 coloring, usually on the face and ears
Tri-color parti color with tan markings over eyes, on muzzle, ears, legs and sometimes chest
Merle lighter colors of the base color swirled with the darker base color
Roan single white hairs and white patches intermingled with the base color
Above: Chocolate Merle Cockapoo Puppy
Below: Roan Parti Cockapoo Puppy

Personality. Cockapoos 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.

Tails. Tails may be docked or not. (Both are acceptable.)

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

Activity Level. They adapt well to apartments and homes, but are also “at home” on the largest farm. They have a moderate activity level. Cockapoos are not meant to be outside dogs.



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