Since breed standards have not been set by breeders and enthusiasts, the appearance of Cockapoos varies. The size and weight depend on the type of parents used. It can range from 25 to 38 centimetres at the withers and 6 to 12 pounds.
The coat also differs from one dog to another in terms of length or whether it is straight or curly. Like most mixed breeds, the offspring tends to be somewhere in between. It should inherit the odorless and hypoallergenic coat of the Poodle. Cockapoos come in all colours and combinations seen in Cockers and Poodles like white, black, tan, red, brown, and brindle.
Cockapoos require minimal grooming and its hair is typically kept in its natural state. Unlike Poodles, they do not require regular trips to the groomers. All it needs is daily brushing to avoid matting. It can be bathed once a few months or as needed. Some choose to have the coat clipped but it should only be trimmed a few inches around the eyes.
Besides coat grooming, dog owners must not forget to trim the dog’s nails regularly, clean its ears and check for ticks or fleas. Oral hygiene is also very important to prevent tartar buildup. One way to help strengthen your dog’s teeth is to buy chew toys. Simply put, grooming must include checking everything visible physically in your pet.