The Cockapoos are considered to be one of the oldest of the "designer breeds". They have been known to have been selectively breed since the mid 1900's for their long ears, beautiful coats and charming personalities.
The Cockapoo is a cross between the English or American Cocker Spaniel and a variety of poodle. They are currently the most popular of the doodle breeds because of their small compact size and affectionate natures.
The miniature Cockapoo reaches an adult size of 13-18 pounds. Their looks are often a cross between the poodle and the cocker spaniel, with a longer coat and a soft curl. They range in colour with each bringing a distinct look. Their coats are considered to be low to nonshedding, often having any shedding trapped in their longer outer coat and requiring being brushed out. They are considered a hypoallergenic breed and good for most allergy sufferers but the more sensitive may still have reactions.
Cockapoos have been bred as companion animals and therapy dogs. Their smaller size is ideal for city living. They are very people oriented and love to warm the couch, bed or their favourite person's lap. They are easy to train and eager to please often sporting the personality of a clown. They are active and playful and happy to encourage activity in their families.