Joyful and endearing, the Cockapoo is the original “designer dog.”

Vital Stats

Height: Teacup Toy, under 10 inches at shoulder; Toy, up to 10 inches at shoulder; Miniature, 11 to 14 inches at shoulder; Standard/Maxi, at least 15 inches at shoulder
Weight: Teacup Toy, under 6 pounds; Toy, up to 12 pounds; Miniature, 13 to 18 pounds; Standard/Maxi, at least 19 pounds
Coat: straight to loose curls
Life span: 12 to 15 years

An adorable small dog with the personality of a big clown, the Cockapoo is the first of the “designer dogs,” dating back to the 1960s rather than to just a few years ago. Completely people-oriented, the Cockapoo is intelligent enough to train easily, hardly sheds, forgives quickly, and is so affectionate that you’ll never feel alone.

You might even have to shut the bathroom door for a minute of privacy. He’s happy running around an agility course, showing off his tricks to company, being petted as a therapy dog, or just hanging out on your lap. Your lap is his, by the way. Full Cockapoo profile on
[usrlist “Dog friendly:5” “Good for new owners:5” “Ease of training:4” “Potential for weight gain:4” “Sensitivity:3” “Tendency to bark or howl:4” “Wanderlust:3” “Predatory tendencies:3” “Energy Level:3” “Intelligence:3” “Compatible with kids:3” “Amount of shedding:2” “Drooling potential:2” “General health:2”]