Cockapoos are great companions and wonderful family pets. They are loving, gentle and intelligent. Cockapoos are a cross between the American Cocker Spaniel and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. These sweet and fun-loving pups need moderate exercise.
They love to go for walks or would do get in a home with a fenced in yard. Cockapoos are very social; they love to be with their human families and do not do well being left alone for long periods of time.
Depending on the parents, Cockapoos can differ in size and coat type, and it is not uncommon for a litter of Cockapoo puppies to be different colors and sizes.
Cockapoos are easy to train. They are considered low shedding or “hypoallergenic” but If you are allergic to dogs, you may still most likely be allergic to Cockapoos, or any of the Poo mixes. Most people who have allergic reactions are not allergic to the coat so much as to the dander.
Good with children, Cockapoos are playful and intelligent. Cockapoos are outgoing and eager to love and be with their human families. They do not do well being left alone for long periods of time. Early socialization is important for Cockapoos. Cockapoos tails are usually docked.
Before buying a Cockapoo puppy consider this; Cockapoos’ increased popularity makes them an attractive business model for unscrupulous dog breeders, USDA commercial dog breeders, websites and online puppy brokers that broker Cockapoo puppies, and profit breeders also known as puppy mill breeders.
We do not recommend ever buying a puppy online and having it delivered to you. In order to get a happy healthy puppy, it’s important to meet the puppy and meet the mother dog first. In order to make sure you are not supporting animal cruelty, you must see where the breeders dogs live.
No one thinks the breeder they are talking and texting or emailing with with is a puppy mill but there is no way of knowing unless you see for yourself in person. Photos, videos and even video chats do not take the place of seeing in person.
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It’s for this reason that our Puppy Mill Watchdog monitors and reports on Cockapoo puppy breeders, puppy broker websites and other online puppy sellers.
Please do your research before you buy a Cockapoo puppy online — if the breeder will not let you meet the mother dog and see her condition and where she lives, don’t buy the puppy.
About the Breed: Cockapoos
Cockapoos are often referred to as “designer dogs.” Cockapoos can range in size, but the most common height is around 15 inches tall, and Cockapoos can weigh 8-55 pounds depending on the size of the parents.
Age Expectancy: 11-15 years.
Temperament: Low energy. active, smart, loyal, friendly, and affectionate loving dogs.
Coat: Curly, wavy, flat.
Color: A variety of colors. Black, Fawn, Apricot, Burgundy, Black and White, Black and Brown, Cream.
Grooming: Cockapoos require regular grooming and brushing.
Training: It is suggested to start positive training your Cockapoo puppy at an early age.
Vet Care: Regular vet care is essential for the health and well being of your Cockapoo puppy.
Types of Cockapoo Puppies
FAQ’s About Buying Cockapoo Puppies Online
When buying a Cockapoo puppy, you want to make sure it was born in a loving clean environment. This is one reason why you should never buy a puppy from a picture. Always meet your new puppy in person before you buy it. The Cockapoo puppy should be happy and have an overall healthy look to her. Make sure her eyes are bright and clear of discharge, make sure she is clean and happy.
Look at her overall body language. Is her tail is up and wagging. Is her posture good? Does she hold his head up or cower when you go to pet her? Is she curious? Does she run up to you or is he afraid to approach you? Is the kennel where she lives clean? Is the breeders house and property clean. Listen to your gut.
There are many risks to buying Cockapoo puppies online. We do not recommend ever buying a Cockapoo puppy from a photo or video. Since your Cockapoo puppy will live for 10-15 years, it is important to see firsthand where it was born. Make sure the breeder is not a puppy mill.
Never buy a puppy from a picture. It’s important to pick your puppy up in person, meet the mother dog, and see her mental and physical condition. She should be clean, happy and well adjusted. If you don’t see the kennel in person and meet the mother dog you are taking a big risk and could get an unhealthy and poorly bred puppy that may have mental and physical health issues. Its a red flag if the breeder will not let you meet the mother and puppy first.
It is not safe to buy Cockapoo puppies online. It is not safe to buy any puppy online. It is not safe to have a puppy shipped to you by airplane, truck or nanny service and never meet the breeder halfway or in a parking lot. If you are not able to pick up the puppy in person, see the mother dog and where she and all of the breeder’s dogs live, you are most likely supporting animal cruelty and a puppy mill.
Over 1 million puppy mill puppies are sold online each year and it is in your best interest to make sure your new puppy is not coming from one of these breeders. There is no excuse for a breeder that won’t let you see where the dogs live. That is a red flag.
It takes time to find a new Cockapoo puppy and that is ok. Your Cockapoo puppy will be a part of your family for 11-15 years so it’s important to find a healthy well-bred puppy. You don’t want to buy from a puppy mill or support animal cruelty. Never take a breeder’s word for it, always see for yourself. Photos, video chats and videos do not replace seeing the kennel firsthand.
It’s important to go to the breeders home in person and see where the dogs live and how she treats them. Responsible breeders are proud of how they raise their dogs. Since Cockapoos are not purebreds, and they are so popular lately, many unscrupulous bad breeders are breeding and selling them online. You are taking a risk. Always meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition and where she lives before you buy a puppy. See where she and all of the breeding dogs live.
Puppy mill breeders are selling puppies all over the internet and social media pages. A puppy mill is any dog breeder that puts profit over the health and well-being of the parent breeding dogs. These breeders vary in size from small breeders — ten to twenty dogs — to very large breeders that have hundreds of breeding dogs. Puppy mills are legal.
Puppy mills keep the mother and father dogs pregnant and sell the puppies. The breeding dogs live a life of horror, they are forced to breed twice a year at every heat cycle and they are usually kept in wire cages, many times stacked.
The breeding dogs are not properly groomed, they are not given opportunity to exercise nor do they know the touch of a loving hand. The worst is they are denied basic veterinary care. Most of the breeding dogs are living and breeding with painful conditions such as urinary tract infections, ear infections, rotten teeth, infected eyes, tumors, infected mammary glands and sore feet from standing on wire cage floors — that never get addressed.
It is important to know that any breeder can be a puppy mill. It’s hard to imagine the breeder you are talking or texting with could be a puppy mill. If the breeder has excuses why they won’t let you see where they keep the breeding dogs or you are not able to meet the mother dog in person, we suggest you find new breeder. Walk away. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.