- This breed is a minimal shedder and is great for people with allergies.
- There are different types of cockapoos, depending on how they are bred.
- They come in a variety of colors.
Welcome to the Cockapoo Quiz, where you can test your knowledge and learn more about one of the most mystical dogs! These dogs are known for their temperament as they inherit their sweet, friendly, loving nature from both of their parent breeds – the poodle and the cocker spaniel – as well as their high intellect.
Take the quiz to test your knowledge of Cockapoos if you believe you know everything there is to know about them or if you simply want to learn more about these intelligent animals!
History Of The Breed
The cockapoo got its start in the United States by a breeder in the 1960s, although some claims have it starting in the 1950s. Unlike many designer dogs that are crossbred intentionally, the cockapoo is believed to have been an unintentional creation. This mix resulted in puppies that had the hypoallergenic traits of the poodle and the easy-going temperament of the cocker spaniel. After seeing these results, it is thought that this is when intentional breeding began. They have been purposely bred with the goal of creating a dog that does not have the same genetic health defects as its parent breeds, who wanted a companion dog that was allergy friendly.
Types Of Cockapoos
While there is only one specific breed type of Cockapoo, they are available in different types, called generations. Depending on how they are bred, meaning who their parent dogs are, you can have many mixes. There are many different types that you can choose from: (F= Filial; 1 or 2 = Generation; B= Backcross)
- F1 – bred from a purebred Poodle and a Cocker Spaniel
- F1B – created by crossing an F1 Cockapoo with a purebred Poodle
- F2 – this is created when two F1 Cockapoos are bred together
- F2B – created by crossing an F1 Cockapoo with an F1B Cockapoo OR by crossing an F2 Cockapoo with a purebred Poodle
There are also 3 different sizes to select from as well. This breed comes in toy, mini and standard. The size is dependent on which poodle they were bred with.
Interesting Cockapoo Facts
Cockapoos are usually good for people that have allergies because they produce low quantities of dander and hair. They were developed to be companion dogs and are usually friendly and extremely happy. Read on to find out more interesting facts:
- F1 Cockapoos are not as hypoallergenic as cross-back generations like F1b, F1bb or F2b.
- They can sometimes be confused for Cavapoos (poodle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix).
- This dog makes an excellent companion dog.
- Cockapoos do not smell, so if you notice they look dirty, it may be time for a bath.
- They are incredibly bright and love to learn new tricks.