Ear Health Part II: Preventing Ear Infections in Dogs

Have you read “Ear Health Part I: All About Ears” ? Proper ear cleaning is critical to avoid common ear ailments. My mother always said “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and, as always with the maxims of mothers, this is worthy advice. With occasional maintenance and a few simple steps, […]

Cockapoo Coat Texture Part II

It is very difficult to tell what kind of coat a particular puppy will have until that puppy is about 7-12 weeks old (and by then, well, that puppy is already reserved or in his/her forever home). {Pictures: far right is a sweet, smooth and silky infant-puppy Josie. She was a favorite in the litter […]

Cockapoo Coat Texture Part I

There are two coat varieties within the Cockapoo breed. Just when you think this amazing breed couldn’t get any better you learn that there is literally a coat type for every taste. Sometimes you might hear a person refer to a Cockapoo as having a “proper” or an “improper” coat. These terms are very often used […]

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 […]

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?” […]