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

Summary
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 DogTime.com

Dog friendly:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
General health:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)