A popular dog in the 60’s, and my first very own dog. We had a lot of family pets. Rabbits, fish, chickens, a duck and our English Shepherd dog. But I wanted my own dog so mom found a neighbor who had a litter of pups and we brought home a brother and sister.
Who knew that she was a buying designer dog? My parents liked the fact that Cockapoo dogs are half Poodle, which means less shedding. I liked the Cocker Spaniel, so half was great with me.
When it comes to designer dogs the Cockapoo dog is the first. The result was puppies who were intelligent, almost odorless, had the low-shedding Poodle coat, and showed the loving nature of the Cocker Spaniel. They became popular in the 1960’s, but are believed to have originated in the 1950’s.
The Cockapoo dog can range in size from 6 pounds to over 19 pounds. It all depends on the breed of the Poodle. The Poodle breed can be either Standard (over 15”), Miniature (11-15”) or Toy (under 11”).
My Cockapoo dog was from a Miniature Poodle because she was only about 14” tall. Her brother was slightly more Cocker looking and all black, whereas my girl had more of a Poodle coat and merle black.
I loved her beyond words. She was the sweetest natured dog. Her brother could be a little devil at times. He liked to test my dad to see who was smarter. Let’s say it was a game of figuring out how to get around our security features of keeping him in the yard.
Overall, I can say they are a lot of fun for kids. They are an easy size to handle, enjoyable to groom and ours enjoyed a long and healthy life.
I’m a little disappointed in the quality of resources I was able to find. I don’t agree with the description given for the Cockapoo dog in Wikipedia and many other websites. The writer’s obviously never owned one.