Gradually the fame about this little adorable hybrid spread out and it has become a trendy family dog. There are two major approaches to breeding of the Cockapoo. One group of fanciers strives to make the dog purebred and insists on using multigenerational crossing while other resorts to standard Poodle/Cocker cross.
The Cockapoo Club of America was established in 1999 and it set up the standard of the Cockapoo to promote and support good breeding practises. The Club adhered to the philosophy of creating multigenerational dogs since this method is assumed to assist in preserving certain traits that aren’t revealed in all first-generation dogs.
In 2004 the American Cockapoo Club was organized. It also wrote the Coockapoo’s standard but the Club concentrates mainly on breeding first-class Cocker Spaniels with prime Poodles which means it stands for first-generation Cockapoo. The same opinion also holds the North American Cockapoo Registry, which was formed in 1999. It offers certification for the Cockapoos and aims for it to be recognised as a singular breed.
The popularity of the breed keeps growing so there is a hope that in some not so distant future it will be acknowledged as being much more than a «designer dog».
The Cockapoo is deeply sensitive to the emotions and sentiments of its master so it excels as therapy dog. If you feel moody, worried, insecure or simply sad your dog will discern it and try to lift your spirit by the number of ways. It’s recommended to demonstrate calm and reserved temper in the presence of this dog since your temperament highly influences the demeanour and behaviour of the Cockapoo.
This breed is a solely family companion and isn’t appropriate for performing the responsibilities of guardian or watchdog. It comfortably lives in an apartment setting so the adventures of the rural terrain are not for him.
The Cockapoo is universally amicable and gets on just fine with strange people. Most of dogs have extremely low level of aggression towards other animals (cats, dogs, hamsters, etc.) and almost immediately make friends with them. Therefore it won’t be difficult to introduce it to the household with other living pet.
• eye problems;
• patellar luxation;
• canine hip dysplasia;
• liver disease;
• ear infections.
The dog’s drooping ears are apt to be infected easily without proper care. Clean them regularly with soft watered cloth avoiding getting deep into ear canals. The Cockapoo will need a bath only occasionally. The rest is basic care. The owner should trim dog’s nails every two months and remove tartar from its teeth with a brush several times a week.
The first and foremost requirement in training of this breed is consistency and repetitiveness. Secondly, the trainer should never resort to screaming or physical punishment otherwise it the Cockapoo will turn into intimidated and shy creature. And finally, tasty treats and gentle encouragement play a key role in training of this dog.