Are Cockapoos AKC registered?

Question: Are your parents and puppies registered with the AKC (American Kennel Club)? Answer: Sadly, no. The Cockapoo is not a recognized “breed” by the AKC, despite having been around for over 60 years!! So why isn’t the Cockapoo a recognized breed by the American Kennel Club? The problem with the Cockapoo becoming a fully recognized breed… […]

Breed or Mongrel?

I adore the variety of dog known as the Cockapoo in the USA or the Spoodle in the UK and Australia. The American Cockapoo, specifically, is the breed of dog that I participate in the development of. I breed both the smooth-coated variety (affectionately known as “smoothies”) and the bearded variety (often depicted as the […]

The Perfect Dog

I have worked with many different dog breeds over the years but ultimately I chose this medium sized hybrid dog. Why did I select this dog for a breeding program and all my fascination? Easy I just picked the dog that is, in my opinion anyway, the perfect companion dog. The Cockapoo makes an amazing family pet for […]

What is a Cockapoo Anyway?

An American Cockapoo is a hybrid (cross) between an American cocker spaniel and a poodle. This cross can be achieved by crossing two purebred dogs or by crossing two Cockapoos. The most consistent, reliable Cockapoos have Cockapoo parents and a Cockapoo-only pedigree for several generations. To learn what the Cockapoo should look like, weigh-in at […]

Dog Years; How Old is Your Dog

Dog Years I’ve always found the average computation for “dog years” to be inaccurate. Of course it doesn’t exactly matter. But I happen to need to go do chores so perhaps I’ll delay myself in the name of accuracy 😉   First we need an average age of death for the American Cockapoo. Since there […]

Hypoallergenic Dogs

Question: My wife and I are thinking about bringing a dog into our family. However, my allergies are very sensitive. Recently, my wife’s parents purchased an F2 cockapoo. I can tolerate this dog much better and I was even able to hold the dog. Although my allergies did not bother me as much as when […]

Non Shedding Dog

The Wonderful Non-Shedding Dog with Hair… not Fur I think we’ve all heard of this miraculous shed-free hypoallergenic wonder dog. Now if only he could walk himself and clean up his own poop? (Next thing you know they’ll be selling puppies with severe coprophasia as self-cleaning wonder dogs!) The answer to the question “do Cockapoos shed?” […]