What Kind of Dog Is Skye from PAW Patrol? Breed Information, Pictures, and Facts

Written by Kellianne Matthews
Published: April 6, 2023
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With their lovable personalities, impressive abilities, and their readiness to protect and help others, the canine heroes of PAW Patrol have quickly captured the hearts of children around the world. PAW Patrol is a children’s television series that features a young boy named Ryder and his very special team of rescue dogs. Each dog on the team is a different breed and brings a distinct set of skills and special tools to each mission. Together, they face thrilling challenges in Adventure Bay. Skye, one of the extraordinary canine heroes of the PAW Patrol pack, is the smallest of the group but she also has the biggest heart! But what kind of dog is Skye? Let’s dig a little deeper into Skye’s breed and genetics to uncover what makes this pup so special!

Who is Skye?

Skye is the air rescue pup on the PAW Patrol team, with her very own helicopter and even an individual set of wings in her pup-pack. She is the smallest member of the team, but what she lacks in size she makes up for in charisma and energy. Skye is a smart and energetic pup who is always excited to help others. She is an excellent acrobat and a bit of a daredevil, although she does suffer from aetophobia (the fear of eagles). However, if it means helping someone, she can overcome her fear. Skye loves to play and can be competitive, but overall, she is an emotional and extremely loving character. 

Skye is a rather feminine character who enjoys going to Katie’s Pet Parlor and dressing up in all her pink accessories. She even has magenta-colored eyes to match her many pink outfits! Skye has golden brown fur and full, floppy ears with lots of wavy hair. Her wavy tail, the fluffy tuft on her forehead, and the patches around her eyes are a darker golden brown color, and she has cream coloring on her muzzle, belly, and legs. 

What Kind of Dog Is Skye from PAW Patrol?

Skye is a golden-brown cockapoo — the crossbreed of a cocker spaniel and a poodle. Her portrayal on PAW Patrol fits well with the breed. Skye is the smallest member of the PAW Patrol team, and cockapoos are usually a small breed of dog.

However, just like any crossbreed or mixed-breed dog, you never really know what you’re going to get with a cockapoo. From their size and color to their coat type and temperament, each puppy inherits a unique set of traits from both cocker spaniels and poodles that makes it one-of-a-kind. So, let’s take a quick look at some of the general traits of these two breeds and see what other possible features and behaviors a cockapoo might inherit!

Cocker Spaniel

These charming pups are not only smart but also incredibly happy and gentle.


It is easy to fall in love with a cocker spaniel, especially if you look into their sparkling, almond-shaped eyes. These charming pups are not only smart but also incredibly happy and gentle. They love showering their humans with affection, and their sunny disposition will always make you smile. Cocker spaniels are known for their friendly and gentle demeanor, making them the perfect playmates for young children and other four-legged friends. These cute pups come in a variety of colors like black, brown, and buff, and usually weigh between 20 to 30 pounds. Cocker spaniels have long, floppy ears and a soft and silky coat that just begs to be touched. 

Miniature Poodle

Miniature poodle

They have a reputation for being fiercely loyal and affectionate with their owners and families and are quick to learn new tricks.


With a wide variety of colors and a distinctively curly coat, the miniature poodle is a true beauty. These dogs are intelligent and playful but also hold themselves with elegance and grace. They have a reputation for being fiercely loyal and affectionate with their owners and families and are quick to learn new tricks. They are incredibly smart and excel at obedience training, making them wonderful family pets. These adorable puffballs are small and weigh under 15 pounds. 


tan cockapoo

These lovable pups have a reputation for being some of the friendliest and most playful companions around.


Now that you know the basic characteristics of both poodles and cocker spaniels, you can see why some people want a dog with the best of both breeds! Cockapoos were originally bred as companion dogs, and even today they are one of the most popular crossbreed dogs in the U.S. and the U.K. These dogs are smart, loyal, and always up for some fun — just like Skye! 

In fact, these lovable pups have a reputation for being some of the friendliest and most playful companions around. Just like real-life cockapoos, Skye also loves playing games and is always up for an adventure. In addition, cockapoos are usually gentle and affectionate, which makes them excellent family dogs. In PAW Patrol, Skye is known for her loving and gentle nature and often cares for small animals (especially bunnies).

Cockapoo: Behavior and Personality

Not only are cockapoos incredibly affectionate and easy to love, but they are highly intelligent. Cockapoos are quick learners and are eager to please their owners. They are highly trainable and respond well to positive reinforcement methods. Cockapoos learn new things quickly and are usually quite cooperative. Likewise, Skye is a very clever pup who often takes on complex tasks that require lots of smarts and adaptive thinking. 

Cockapoos possess the intelligence and playful spirit of the poodle, along with the tender and devoted nature of the cocker spaniel. However, each individual cockapoo inherits its own unique combination of traits from both cocker spaniels and poodles. Some may seem more poodle-like, while others behave more like their cocker spaniel ancestors. Many cockapoos are energetic and active, but some are also calm or may have a strong prey drive. 

Cockapoo: Appearance

A cockapoo is usually a small to medium-sized dog. Cocker spaniels are 13.5 to 15.5 inches tall and weigh 20 to 30 pounds, while miniature poodles are 10 to 15 inches tall and weigh 10 to 15 pounds. In general, cockapoos weigh less than 30 pounds, but if one of their parents or ancestors is a standard poodle, they could potentially be bigger.

However, each cockapoo has a unique look — even cockapoo puppies from the same litter can look nothing alike! Some cockapoos sport wiry, coarse fur, while others have a soft, wooly texture or even dense, curly hair like a poodle. In PAW Patrol, Skye appears to have inherited a soft and wavy type of dog fur, with some beautiful golden-brown colors. These scruffy yet fluffy furballs also come in all types of shades and color combinations. Many cockapoos have small floppy cocker spaniel-like ears like Skye, but on occasion, they may inherit a different ear shape. 

Now, you may have heard that cockapoos are “hypoallergenic”, but this isn’t exactly true. Some cockapoos inherit fur coats more like poodles and are less prone to cause allergies in humans. However, allergies are also caused by dander (pesky dead skin cells that shed and flake off). In fact, there is no scientific evidence to prove that any breed of dog is 100% hypoallergenic. While no reputable breeder will guarantee a hypoallergenic pup, you still might find one that activates your allergies less than others. 

Final Thoughts

Skye is certainly a unique character on PAW Patrol, but she does share many similar characteristics with her real-life canine counterparts. Like a cockapoo, Skye is fun-loving, energetic, and playful. Her unwavering loyalty, impressive intelligence, and endless reserve of energy embody the characteristics of the cockapoo breed. In addition, Skye has a beautiful fur coat and loves being pampered and groomed, although she is equally enthusiastic about jumping into adventure.

The photo featured at the top of this post is © Maria Bell/Shutterstock.com

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About the Author

Kellianne Matthews is a writer at A-Z Animals where her primary focus is on anthrozoology, conservation, human-animal relationships, and animal behavior. Kellianne has been writing and researching animals for over ten years and has decades of hands-on experience working with a variety of different animals. She holds a Master’s Degree from Brigham Young University, which she earned in 2017. A resident of Utah, Kellianne enjoys creating, exploring and learning new things, analyzing movies, caring for animals, and playing with her cats.

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