Cockapoos (also known as Spoodles) are a mix between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle, which makes them very handsome looking dogs. Their coats can range from light curly to curly - as there is no breed standard it will depend on how dominant this trait is in the puppy's parents. This hybrid breed also comes in various sizes, depending on the size of the Poodle in the mix.
Spoodles are very friendly dogs that show a lot of patience towards children and adults alike. They can play for hours with their humans and don't mind fetching the ball a hundred times or even retrieving it out of the water. Being in water is something they especially enjoy. New situations and encounters are managed fearlessly and Spoodles tend to adjust easily to any new situation.
They are also easy to train, as they have inherited lots of intelligence from their Poodle side (and good looks from their Cocker side!) ... a match that will make you fall in love with this breed.
Spoodles are great for novice dog owners as long they understand that this hybrid breed needs a good amount of daily exercise. Otherwise you might end up with a chewed table leg or two!
|Life expectancy:||12-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Below average|