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The Cockapoo: History and Appearance
History
The Cockapoo is a mixed breed, or hybrid dog bred from the Cocker Spaniel and the Toy Poodle. The Cockapoo is now considered a “designer dog” like its counterparts, the Labradoodle and the Puggle. Unlike newer “designer dogs,” however, the Cockapoo has a bit of history behind it. It is believed that the Cockapoo became a pet in either the 1950’s or the 1960’s. It is the oldest known planned hybrid dog.
The Cockapoo comes from the Cocker Spaniel, an American Kennel Club recognized breed that originated in Britain. The Cocker Spaniel, the smallest dog of the sporting breeds, is prized for its stamina and intelligence. The breed’s function as a sporting dog was to find and flush birds out from the bushes. The dog would also retrieve fallen birds, and was prized for its swimming skill. The Cocker Spaniel is said to have a gentle and affectionate personality.
The Cockapoo also comes from the the Miniature, Standard, or Toy Poodle, another American Kennel Club recognized breed. The Standard Poodle was initially used as a water retriever, while the Miniature or Toy Poodle was used for truffle hunting. Poodles were valued for their intelligence, dignified air, and active nature.
The Cockapoo seems to have inherited some excellent characteristics from both breeds. The Cockapoo is intelligent, nearly odorless, and features the low shedding, dander free Poodle coat. The breed also has the loving and easy going nature of the Cocker Spaniel. It seems to have inherited energy and agility from both. The first litters of Cockapoo puppies were well received, and planned breeding of this hybrid dog began.
The Cockapoo is not recognized be the American Kennel Club, though there are efforts to establish a breed standard and work towards establishing this hybrid as a “true breed.” There are two schools of thought in regards to breeding a Cockapoo standard. One leans toward multigenerational crossing of the breeds in order to weed out unwanted characteristics. The other school of thought leans toward continuing with the basic Poodle/Cocker Spaniel cross in order to remain true to form. There are currently several Cockapoo clubs interested in developing a breed standard, but they remain unaffiliated due to the conflict of the two breeding philosophies.
In developing a breed standard, the difficulty lies in determining what traits are favored and what should be weeded out. From then, breeding must be done in a manner that produces consistent, desired traits in the animals’ offspring.
The Cockapoo Club of America was formed in 1999. This club believes in multi-generational breeding, which is breeding different aged Cockapoos to each other, in order to produce and maintain the desired qualities. The goal of this group is to create breeding consistency while working to get the Cockapoo declared as a true breed.
On the opposite side, The American Cockapoo Club was formed in 2004. This group has also developed a breed standard, though they don’t practice multigenerational breeding or the practice of breeding Poodles to Cocker Spaniels. Instead, they are attempting to meet their standards by breeding “genuine Cockapoos” bred with lines that are traced back to AKC Cocker Spaniels and AKC Poodles.
The North American Cockapoo Registry is yet another group working hard to establish the breed. This group, formed in 1999, works to provide certifications for only those dogs that are the result of 1st through 6th generation breedings. The Registry states that a “true Cockapoo” comes only from the planned crossing of a purebred Poodle with a purebred Cocker Spaniel.
Apart from the varied breeding philosophies, the Cockapoo remains a very popular hybrid dog. With so many excellent qualities, as well as good health and a long lifespan, they are very much desired as a pet.
Appearance
Because the Cockapoo is a hybrid dog, and separate breeding standards have been established by so many different groups, there are significant variations in the dog’s appearance. Even dogs in the same litter can show a great deal of variation.
Generally, the Cockapoo weighs less than 30 lbs. Although there is no one true standard, the Cockapoo’s size depends on the size of the poodle it was bred from. Like the Poodle, the Cockapoo’s sizing is based on weight and height. The Teacup is less than 6 lbs. and 10 inches. The Toy is 10 inches, and reaches 12 lbs. The Standard is the largest at 19-30 lbs. and 15 inches in height or more. The Miniature weighs 13 to 18 lbs. and reaches up to 14 inches high.
The coat of the Cockapoo is just as varied as its size. It possesses a single that is either straight or forming loose curls. The breed possesses more possibilities for coat colors than most dogs, given that it can inherit the full range of colors the Poodle and the Cocker Spaniel have. The breed is often called “hypoallergenic,” and though low in dander, this is not something that can be guaranteed.
The Cockapoo has inherited the floppy ears of both breeds, and usually has dark, soulful eyes. The body of the breed is considered square. Both the body and the legs should be compact and sturdy. The head does not resemble one breed more than the other. Instead, it is a blend of the two. In the Cockapoo, a scissors bite is preferred, meaning the bite should not be undershot or overshot. There is some debate about whether or not the tail should be docked, as that is the standard practice with Poodles and Cocker Spaniels. Currently, many tails are left undocked, and are usually curled or straight, with full, thick hair.
While the Cockapoo clearly has a long way to go in becoming a “true breed” with a “recognized standard”, it is very clear that it has captured the heart of America. Cockapoos are valued as family pets due to their affectionate, sweet nature and their intelligence. Easy to train, with moderate energy, and great with children, they make a wonderful and loving companion.

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