The Pros and Cons of Cockapoos

  • By: Kirsty Lunn
  • Date: November 9, 2021
  • Time to read: 3 min.

In our opinion, Cockapoos are one of the best dogs around! They make great family dogs, are super friendly and great for people with allergies. However, as with all dogs, they are not completely perfect and it’s important to know the good and the bad about Cockapoos if you are thinking of owning your own.

Please read below our list of pros and cons to help you make your decision!

Pros –

  • They are hypoallergenic and don’t shed so they are great for people with allergies. Also, no hairs all over the house!
  • Very good temperament – Cockapoos are very friendly and good with kids, other dogs etc so they make a fantastic family pet.
  • Super cute! – Cockapoos are one of the cutest dogs in our opinion, you cannot say no to their cute little faces!
  • Easy to train – We found our Cockapoo Lottie really easy to train in lots of aspects such as toilet training, sleep training and recall training. Cockapoos are super intelligent dogs and if you put the time and effort into it, you can teach them lots of cool tricks!
  • Love to play and go out for walks – If you are looking for a dog to take out on lots of walks and have lots of fun with, Cockapoos are the dog for you! It sometimes seems they have an endless amount of energy!
  • Loyal – Cockapoos are so loyal, they love to be around you and make the best companions. You’ll never feel lonely if you have a Cockapoo in your life!

Cons –

  • High maintenance – Cockapoos can require lots of brushing and grooming, especially if they have really tight curly fur that can become matted easily. Be prepared for regular brushing and grooms every few weeks which can become expensive!
  • Too much energy? – Now we mentioned earlier that Cockapoos do generally have lots of energy, whilst this can be a pro for many people, it can also be a con for some who are looking for a more laid back and chilled out dog!
  • Can be expensive – As mentioned before, the regular grooms can become expensive, but also for us and our dog Lottie who has to have regular medical appointments for her anal glands, hypoallergenic food because she has allergies, all of these things can add up to become quite expensive.
  • Health problems – Cockapoos can have health problems such as needing their anal glands expressed frequently and other health conditions that need to be considered if you are thinking of getting a Cockapoo.
  • Clingy – I have heard Cockapoos referred to as ‘velcro’ dogs many times because they love to be close to you, follow you around the house and whilst this makes you feel super loved, this can sometimes lead to separation anxiety! This is something that you need to consider if your Cockapoo is going to be left on their own at home for a long time if you are out at work etc.

So whilst there are pros and cons to consider when getting a Cockapoo, as there are with any breed of dog, we feel that the pros MASSIVELY outweigh the cons and we wouldn’t change our Cockapoo for the world, she brings us so much happiness every day and we have the best times together!

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