Perhaps you are an aspiring homeowner. In any case, our guide will teach you all about this charming designer dog. From the history of cockapoos to their price, to their health profile and temperament, you’ll get a solid foundation. In addition to that, we are also going to cover the different Variations of the Cockapoo. Whether you want to own one or become a breeder, you need to be aware of all the facts, in order to come to a decision. This is where we will help you do it.

What is a cockapoo? 

A cockapoo is a mix between a Cocker and a Poodle, and is the first designer dog in history, dating back to the 1960s. Therefore, unlike other hybrids, they have clearly defined appearance standards, improving best practices and are recognized by the following institutions: designer canine registry Dogs Kennel Club International Designer Breed Registry Designer American Canine Hybrid Club American Cockapoo Club (ACC) Cockapoo Club of America (CCA) The Cockapoo Club of GB (CCGB) Additionally, there are cockapoo clubs working to actively standardize the breed, in order to gain full breed recognition.

Cockapoo breeding background 

Now that you know what a cockapoo is, let’s take a closer look at their background, reviewing their origins and the breed clubs that endorse them. 


Cockapoos are some of the oldest hybrid dogs dating back to the 1950s. However, the first solid reference to this crossbreeding was a quote from the Oxford English Dictionary, dating back to 1960. Therefore, given having been around for decades, it’s easier to find dedicated breeders with a long history of successfully raising a healthy litter of Cockapoo Puppies for sale. However, despite efforts, breeders have not yet been able to standardize the cross, and therefore have no official recognition. Also, it is important to note that the American Cocker Spaniel is the primary specimen used for cockapoo breeding compared to the English Cocker Spaniel. However, it is also possible to find specimens whose father is an English Cocker Spaniel, although such cases are a rarity

Breeding club

We have seen institutions and breeding clubs that recognize parrots. To be fair, these are the main three: American Cockapoo Club (ACC) American Cockapoo Club (CCA) The Cockapoo Club of GB (CCGB) we recommend you visit their website as you will find a lot of information about Cockapoos and List breeders that will help you buy a healthy puppy. Plus, they allow you to register your cockapoo just like you can at an American Cockapoo club. Or, if you are an aspiring breeder, it allows you to integrate into the community. However, it is important to know that in all breed clubs


To tell you more about this crossbreed, below you will find its ideal appearance standards, as well as its temperament.


The cockapoo is distinctive thanks to certain physical characteristics such as its coat, skull, body structure and ears. Let’s review them all below.


The head is small and proportional to the body. Also, keep the following in mind: Skull: Moderately condemning Eyes: They are expressive and should not look droopy. Also, most of the time they are dark brown Ears: Hands close to head, similar to cocker spaniel ears Muzzle: Narrow


According to breeders, they have three types of coat: flat, tightly curly and medium. However, they are all long and complete. Also, it comes in many different colors like white, black, fawn, peach, blue, etc. All colors are accepted.

Size change

Cockapoos come in different sizes, and the genes of the parents determine this. Breeders divide Poodles into three groups based on accepted poodle size: Toy: 8 to 10 inches tall and weigh up to 12 pounds Miniature: 11 to 14 inches tall and weigh between 13 and 18 pounds Standard: 15 inches and over and weigh Up to 19 pounds, so you can get the ideal size cockapoo for your needs. If you have a large house with a large backyard, a standard cockapoo will be more suitable as he can run around at will. For apartment living, however, a toy parrot would be great. If you are interested in breeding, you should know that changes such as reducing or increasing size or changing coat texture require genetic research.


 In general, cockapoos are popular because they combine the best temperament characteristics of poodles and cocker spaniels. We boil it down to three parts: pros, cons, and ideal owner.


Cockapoos are popular for being happy and outgoing, which makes them social with people and other dogs. Therefore, they make excellent family companions. On top of that, they are loving and loyal. So, if you want a dog that loves to cuddle and that will thrive on attention from her, then the cockapoo will meet all her expectations.