Toy Cockapoo- 10 facts you should know before buying

Toy Cockapoo

The Toy Cockapoo is the smallest Cockapoo and a mix between an American or English Cocker Spaniel and a Toy Poodle. Toy Cockapoos are great companions and family dogs that love playing and spending time with their family. 

The Toy Poodle is the sire (father) while the Cocker Spaniel is the dam (mother).

Toy Cockapoos are very popular, first being seen in the 1950s though not much is known about their history.

If you think the Toy Cockapoo would make a perfect addition for you, here are 10 facts about this dog.

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1. There are 3 Cockapoo sizes

Cockapoos come in three main sizes;

  • Standard Cockapoo– Mix between a Standard Poodle and Cocker Spaniel.
  • Miniature Cockapoo– Cocker Spaniel Miniature Poodle mix.
  • Toy Cockapoo– Toy Poodle Cocker Spaniel mix.

The Toy Cockapoo stands at under 10 inches and weighs between 8 and 12 pounds.

2. This dog is also known as the Teacup Cockapoo

Toy Cockapoos are also known as;

  • Teacup Cockapoos
  • Micro Cockapoos

3. They have hypoallergenic coats

A Toy Cockapoo can resemble either a Toy Poodle or a Cocker Spaniel.

Their coat can therefore range from wavy to curly. The curly coats shed the least are the most hypoallergenic.

This is because they trap dander and loose hair within the curls and they also do not smell.

With a Teacup Cockapoo, you will not have to worry about odor on your furniture and home in general.

However, it is important to remember that no dog is fully hypoallergenic.

You can learn more about the Cockapoo mix by visiting our definitive Cockapoo guide.

4. They come in several colors

The most common Toy Cockapoo colors are cream and white. However, they can come in other colors and colors combinations that include;

  • Black
  • Red
  • Phantom
  • Chocolate
  • Merle
  • Sable
  • Apricot

Recommended read- The Phantom Poodle guide.

Teacup Cockapoos

5. Teacup Cockapoos are very friendly

The Toy Cockapoo is known for being super friendly, for their smiles and endearing temperament.

These are traits they get from both of their parent breeds that are known for being very friendly.

They are super cuddly and love being around their human companions which makes them perfect couch potatoes.

These dogs make great therapy dogs and will provide comfort for people that have been hit by a disaster, the elderly, patients, and many more.

However, they can be slightly nervous around strange dogs and people they do not know.

6. They are intelligent

Just like the other Cockapoo sizes, the Toy Cockapoo is a very intelligent mixed dog that is also very trainable.

These dogs will learn basic tricks such as sit with ease but they are also capable of learning more complicated tricks and routines.

With that said, you will need to use positive reinforcement to increase your chances of success. You should also avoid shouting at this dog or using any aversive training methods because he is very sensitive.

Their intelligence also means that they are good at brain games such as dog puzzles and you should not have a problem mentally stimulating this dog.

7. Toy Poodle Cocker Spaniel mixes are very energetic

Despite being small, the Teacup Cockapoo is a very energetic dog that will need daily physical and mental stimulation.

About 30 minutes of daily exercise will be needed for this couch potato.

You can accomplish this through indoor exercises, taking this dog for a walk or a trek, and even brain games.

Here are some of our top indoor dog exercise ideas

However, when you are taking this dog for a walk make sure that you use a harness instead of a leash as you attach your leash. This will help to reduce the risk of trachea collapse which is common in Teacup dogs.

8. They will need frequent brushing

Toy Cockapoo coats are prone to tangling and matting, especially behind the ears, the neck, and the armpits.

This mixed dog will, therefore, need frequent brushing at least 3 times a week to get rid of these tangles that can make this dog extremely uncomfortable.

The ears will also need frequent cleaning to reduce the risk of ear infections.

9. Toy Cockapoos are fussy eaters

A Toy Cockapoo will not eat everything you throw at him and so, it will take you sometime before you find the best diet for him.

The diet should have the right amount of proteins, fats, vitamins, omega fatty acids, and carbs.

Choosing a diet formulated for small dogs is highly recommended. This can be dry or raw food.

You should also make sure that he is not overfed to prevent him from getting overweight.

10. Teacup Cockapoos are expensive

On average a Teacup Cockapoo litter will comprise of between 2 and 3 puppies.

To get one of these puppies from a reputable breeder you may have to spend between $1000 to upwards of $2500. This is a pretty high price tag.

However, you can check around your local dog shelters for any chance that you can get this teacup dog which is way cheaper than getting one from a breeder.

You should also keep in mind that most Toy Cockapoo breeders will have waiting lines for most of their litters.

Summary

The Toy Cockapoo is a perfect companion for apartment dwellers and families.

However, he will need you to spend a lot of time with him and does not tolerate being left alone for extended periods. You can spend time with this dog by playing with him, taking him for walks, and even cuddling.

If you can provide these dogs with these things then he will be perfect for you.

Let us know what you think about this couch potato in the comment section below.

There your go, WOOF!

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