We love the Cockapoo breed. A stunning Poodle mix cross between the hardy and exuberant Cocker Spaniel and the resilient and intelligent Poodle.
They are full of energy, often low shedding, and love to be part of the family!
See Cockapoo images in our gallery below. We love the breed and have written extensively about them. Find out what to do if your Cockapoo barks excessively!
If you have a Cockapoo (alternative spelling is Cockerpoo but much less common)then check out this list of 35 indoor dog games and activities to play with your dog indoors. You can get your Cockapoo to be exercised mentally and physically with the easy DIY and budget friendly actives in our mega article.
Cute Cockapoo Puppies
Even miniature Cockapoo puppies can be brimming with energy. They love to play with their owners and other dogs. Even small Cockapoo puppies love to play outside. Many Cockapoos take to water like fish and love to swim!
Their non-shedding coats are resilient, as as long as you use the correct shampoo and brush frequently, the coat will held up well to outdoor play. Even a muddy coat on a lighter colour Cockapoo like this
There are plenty of games you can play with your Cockapoo indoors if you need to burn some puppy energy quickly.
Cockapoo puppies come in a bunch of different colours. There are even part colour coats that are commonly seen as well. In this photograph you can see how the light coloured coat is stunning.
Cockapoo Puppy Coat Colours
- Golden coats
- Pure white coats also exist
- Cream is different
- Brown, Tan
- Red (Auburn and Apricot)
What does a Cockapoo puppy look like?
Cockapoo puppies look a lot like teddy bears. Of the Poodle Mix breeds they are right up there with the most “teddy bear like” cuteness. Cockapoo puppies actually look quite similar to many Labradoodles.
Cockapoo dogs are sometimes renowned for their energy levels. For fairly small dogs sometimes they will zig, zag and zoom all around the house!
The common types of Cockapoo coats are
Think non-shedding wavy coat, furnishings (facial hair) and a hair coat rather than fur. A F1 or F1b Cockapoo is likely to have a non-shedding coat. They don’t usually have a double coat, rather a single coat of hairs. This means less shedding, but more maintenance.
Expect an incredibly soft coat for a good generation of a Cockapoo cross.
I spoke with a miniature Cockapoo owner and asked her about the energy level of her (very small Cockapoo dog) Milly. Milly is over 2 years old and can still be picked up in one hand!
How much energy does your mini Cockapoo Milly have?
“She has boundless energy. It is really mind blowing just how much she seems to run around! We do a walk in the morning then in the afternoon or evenings the kids play with her to tire her out. We do frozen Kong’s during the day to mentally exercise her and keep her distracted if I am out and Dad and kids are at school and work.”
A great place to plug our article about how to properly pack a Kong!
What does a miniature Cockapoo look like? Cockapoo Images.
Miniature Cockapoos are super cute and small. What do they look like? Here are images of Mini Cockapoos.
Miniature Cockapoos are a super cute blend of their two parent breeds. Much of their appearance will come from the grooming decisions you make. If you do a classic Oodle Dog trim like above, they are super cute teddy bears.
- Special care needs to be taken to make sure that a Miniature Cockapoo does not have its eyesight comprised by hairs in the way
- Irritation and red weeping eyes often occur just because the eyes are irritating by hair
- Excessive eye build up can also drop bacteria and risk infections around the eyes of a Cockapoo
- Without eye cleaner the gunk stains the fur around the eye of the Cockapoo and is a bit of a nightmare to clean away
If you don’t trim or groom your Cockapoo they can end up as a fluff ball!
It is okay to leave your dog as a fluff ball as long as they are comfortable. issues with leaving a cockapoo as a fluff ball include
- Discomfort in hot weather due to the excessive heat trapped by the beautiful fluffy ball of fur
- The paws can get slippery or uncomfortable. You will need to trim the paw hair of your Cockapoo to prevent paw trouble.
- Knots and tangles occurs more frequently – you will need to be a brushing pro to keep it under control!
- Tear stain around the eyes is common, particularly if the hair is annoying or irritating the eyes
What does a chocolate cockapoo look like?
For some reason – many breeders of Cockapoos say that brown, chocolate and black Cockapoos are in less demand than every other colour.
Darker shades of Cockapoo are striking, beautiful and even photograph well! Be open minded and do your research to other shades of this awesome Poodle Mix breed.
Look at those eyes! There will be a change in the coat of the Cockerpoo as it gets older. Most of the change will be a physical change to being less soft and a little denser. Some Cockapoo coats will be actually become lighter over time.
In particular Cockapoo’s with a Chocolate or Red coat sometimes become a little brighter as the puppy ages. Results vary depending on the genetics of the mix.
A beautiful black Cockapoo with a shimmering vibrant coat. How great is it? This Cockapoo haircut is quite short and really defines the shape of the dog.
Even at a short length, the coat of this black Cockapoo will still be soft. Because Cockapoo’s have hair rather than fur – even when clipped short their coat is typically still very soft.
Having clean eyes and a limited fringe also suits some dogs better. It really comes down to your preference and what the dog seems to prefer.
What does a wavy coat Cockapoo look like?
Of the three coat types that are common (Wavy, Straight, and Curly like a Poodle) – Wavy offers the best of all worlds.
Wavy coats are typically low shedding. For some Cockapoo’s they will be no shedding. The coat is soft and has the appearance of a hair that was curled, but has been allowed to relax 80%.
When the sun hits the coat of Dora you can see the length of the hair on her wavy coat. She had a longer Cockapoo hair cut when this photograph was taken.
The furnishings (facial hair) on a Cockapoo can end up very long. Wavy coat Cockapoo’s can have very distinguished beards. Even when owners leave the coat to grow, they typically will still groom four areas
- Around the eyes to keep the vision clear
- Around the paws to prevent knotting or slipping
- Around the butt to prevent smelly butt
- And around the mouth so the dog doesn’t eat and drink its own beard all the time
What does a full-grown Cockapoo look like?
The appearance of a Cockapoo dog will depend greatly on the haircut. In fact once a Cockapoo is fully grown it usually jus looks like a larger version of a Cockapoo puppy.
They do tend to fill out a little in terms of weight and chest appearance. Overall though, you end up with a very large dog that looks pretty much the same as a growing Cockapoo puppy.
The biggest factor that will influence the look is the type of Cockapoo haircut or grooming that you choose. Examples include a Cockapoo with a traditional slimline haircut. I call this the modern Oodle Look, or a Summer cut.
This birthday boy has a traditional Cockapoo groom. Eyes clean, ears long (gotta respect the Cocker Spaniel), rest of body short.
Clearing the eyes without removing the fringe completely is really important. See the image below for a fresh example.
Many DIY at-home groomer trim the eye area of their Cockapoo every 2-3 weeks. You can use a grooming electric shear, or just use a pair of blunt ended scissors.
Do not cut the whiskers! Be on the lookout for dog whiskers. Cockapoos will have whiskers all around their snout. You will be able to identify the whiskers with your fingers. Just groom around them.
The difference between a white or cream Cockapoo and a darker coloured coat. Cockapoos can be taken to the beach, even as puppies. You just need to be prepared and protect the skin of your dog against sunburn.
Mixed Coat Cockapoo Images
Some Cockapoo dogs will have a mixed coat. Splotches of colour are common. The snout, chest and paws are most common for areas of different colours.
Some Cockapoos will even get great hair when they get old. Just like humans! How distinguished.
Given the opportunity, a Cockapoo will nap pretty much anywhere. Luckily they are fairly clean dogs with relatively low odour. Phew!
Some Cockapoo’s will develop a smell or problem. The causes are usually pretty simple and can be easily fixed. See this list of why the similar breed Goldendoodle can stink. It is a definitive guide to beating doggy smells by identifying the cause.
Fix the cause, don’t just deodorise.
Naming your Cockapoo can be a bit of a challenge. Easier if they enjoy wearing costumes like this trooper! Ace? Goose? Hawk?
For something a little different and in another galaxy, check our our list of 53 actually good Star Wars dog names. Some are subtle, all are good!
Beautiful bandana black boy Cockapoo. Love the white patch on this black coat Cockapoo! What a cutie.
You don’t have to wash your Cockapoo with shampoo every single time they come in from outdoors. The Cockapoo coat is typically low odour and doesn’t trap too much dirt.
Mud, dust and I guess leave on the head (see photo above) do need to be addressed though.
I really like Cockapoo coats of all colours, but red coats can be an absolute show stopper. Highlight it all with a beautiful black nose and a red harness! Cute stuff.
- Low allergy
- Low shedding
- Fun loving
- Excellent pets
- Excellent friends
- Kid friendly
If you were a Cockapoo with so many amazing traits you would be leaping for joy too.
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