Joyful and endearing, the Cockapoo is the original "designer dog."
Height: Teacup Toy, under 10 inches at shoulder; Toy, up to 10 inches at shoulder; Miniature, 11 to 14 inches at shoulder; Standard/Maxi, at least 15 inches at shoulder
Weight: Teacup Toy, under 6 pounds; Toy, up to 12 pounds; Miniature, 13 to 18 pounds; Standard/Maxi, at least 19 pounds
Coat: straight to loose curls
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Hybrid Dogs
An adorable small dog with the personality of a big clown, the Cockapoo is the first of the "designer dogs," dating back to the 1960s rather than to just a few years ago. Completely people-oriented, the Cockapoo is intelligent enough to train easily, hardly sheds, forgives quickly, and is so affectionate that you'll never feel alone. You might even have to shut the bathroom door for a minute of privacy. He's happy running around an agility course, showing off his tricks to company, being petted as a therapy dog, or just hanging out on your lap. Your lap is his, by the way.
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General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Cold tolerance
Dog friendly
Drooling potential
Ease at being home alone
Friendly toward strangers
Need for exercise
Predatory tendencies
Tendency to bark or howl
Potential for weight gain
Easy to groom
General health