Do Cockapoos sleep a lot?

  • By: Kirsty Lunn
  • Date: October 8, 2021
  • Time to read: 3 min.
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This is a question that many people have had on their minds for years. The answer to this question, however, is not easy to find. Each Cockapoo is an individual, just as us humans are, and we all know that not every human’s sleep patterns are the same.

Many Cockapoos sleep between 12-14 hours per day and will nap often during the day. They are also known as “bundle of joys” because they like to cuddle with their owners or other family members. They are very affectionate, which means they want to be close most of the time.

Cockapoos may not always sleep when their owners do because that is just how they are wired genetically.

The amount of sleep your Cockapoo gets will really depend on a few different factors –

Age

When your Cockapoo is a puppy, they will generally sleep more, just as new-born babies tend to sleep for the majority of the day!

Then, once they get out of the puppy stage, they tend to go through a bit of a “crazy” stage where they want to play all the time and have a whole load of energy which means that sleep is not always a priority!

Once they get out of that stage and get a little older, they then tend to calm down again and sleep more throughout the day.

Our Cockapoo Lottie is now 2, and she has calmed down a lot recently. I now work from home, and Lottie will spend a lot of her day going between carrying out her neighbourhood watch duties and spying on everything that’s going on out of the window!, napping and playing.

How much exercise do they get?

Cockapoos generally have lots of energy and most will absolutely love getting outdoors for a walk or a good run around off their lead. If your Cockapoo is anything like Lottie, then they will have so much energy when they’re out, running around at 100mph and then crash when they get back home and sleep for most of the rest of the day!

However, not getting enough exercise can of course also have an effect on your Cockapoos energy levels and they may be sleeping a lot because they are feeling a little lazy or maybe becoming overweight!

It’s important to get your Cockapoo out for regular exercise to keep them fit and healthy, and again, each Cockapoo is an individual and you will know how much exercise your Cockapoo will need based on their personality and energy levels, not all Cockapoos have endless amounts of energy, some are more chilled than others.

They may be feeling unwell

Just the same as us humans when we’re feeling unwell, we generally just want to have lots of rest and sleep to feel better. It will be the same for your Cockapoo, so if your Cockapoo has been feeling unwell and seems to be sleeping more than usual, this could just be them getting the rest they need to make themselves feel better and recover.

So this is not a one solution fits all question, the amount your Cockapoo sleeps will depend on your Cockapoo as an individual, but it is not abnormal for them to spend lots of their day napping, something as a human I’m totally jealous of!

If your Cockapoo’s sleeping habits change and become something you are concerned about then consult with your vet.