Hybrid Vigor

Hybrid vigor is a term you’ll read a lot when searching through Cockapoo breeders. Unfortunately there are too few breeders that actually understand this phenomenon and therefore pass along misinformation to their new puppy parents. So what is this potential benefit to the cockapoo hybrid? Hybrid vigor is all about DNA. Genes are little bits […]

What is a Hybrid

I often read critics of new or developing (and improving) dog breeds state that dogs like the Cockapoo are not hybrids, as they are not the cross between two species of animal. Unfortunately, this particular belief regarding the definition of the word ‘hybrid’ is quite incorrect. To help you (and any critic who may choose […]

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 […]

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 […]