Food & Hydration:
While you might not think it, raw food is actually better for a cockapoo than kibble. A dog’s stomach cannot properly digest and ferment carbohydrates (the main ingredient found in most kibble), so they are constantly under metabolic stress whenever they eat these foods. This also causes spikes in insulin, glucagon, and cortisol throughout the day, which can lead to inflammation and damage vital organs over time.
Their diet should consist of biologically appropriate proteins, healthy fats, ground bones and vegetables – which are packed with essential vitamins and minerals – for optimum health and performance. You should pay specific attention to your dog’s weight and physical appearance as they adapt to their diet.
On average, a medium sized cockapoo will need to eat around 1-1 ¾ cups of food per day.
Although cockapoos of any size make good apartment dogs, maxi cockapoos may have a harder time adjusting to small living spaces than miniature or toy-sized varieties. They do not bark excessively but will let you know when someone’s at the door.
They have moderate amount of energy and can be quite bouncy, but they are also happy to curl up in your lap or next to you on the sofa. They generally require about 15 minutes of exercise a day, which playing in the backyard or with a quick walk around suffice.
It is tough to predict or manage the appearance of a Cockapoo’s coat since it all comes down to which parent breed’s genes are more dominate. Their coat could be straight, wavy, or curly; long, medium, or short. However, most Cockapoos usually inherit the low-shedding quality from a poodle.
Cockapoos usually don’t have a strong smell, and they don’t need baths as frequently as other dog breeds. Even though their coats don’t need to be trimmed like poodles, cockapoos’ fur still requires regular brushing to stop mats from forming and remove any dirt or debris that gets stuck in the coat.