The Toy Cockapoo is a miniaturized American or English Cocker Spaniel and a Toy Poodle mix variation. They weigh 8 to 12 pounds and stand at about 10 inches. Toy Cockapoos are small family companions with huge personalities.
First seen in the 1950s, Toy Cockapoos are sired by Toy Poodle fathers and Cocker Spaniels as the dams (mothers).
So, is this teacup mixed dog right for you? Let’s find out by looking at some facts.
- 1. There are 3 Cockapoo sizes
- 2. This dog is also known as the Teacup Cockapoo
- 3. They have hypoallergenic coats
- 4. They come in several colors
- 5. Teacup Cockapoos are very friendly
- 6. They are intelligent
- 7. Toy Poodle Cocker Spaniel mixes are energetic
- 8. They need frequent brushing
- 9. Toy Cockapoos are fussy eaters
- 10. Teacup Cockapoos are expensive
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 with coats that range from wavy to curly.
Curly coats shed the least and are the most hypoallergenic. This is because they trap dander and loose hair within the curls and do not smell.
Also, with a Teacup Cockapoo, you won’t have to worry about dog odor on your furniture.
However, it is important to remember that no dog is fully hypoallergenic.
Learn more about the Cockapoo mix in this 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;
Recommended read- The Phantom Poodle guide.
5. Teacup Cockapoos are very friendly
The Toy Cockapoo is known for being super friendly, for its contagious smiles, endearing temperaments, and emphasizing people’s feelings.
They inherit these traits from their parent breeds making them super cuddly human companions that are perfect as couch potatoes.
These dogs also make great therapy dogs and will give you comfort when you are feeling down.
However, they can be slightly nervous around strangers including other dogs.
6. They are intelligent
Like other Cockapoo variations, the Toy Cockapoo is an intelligent mixed dog that makes him very trainable.
These dogs will learn basic tricks such as “sit” and “down” with ease but are also capable of grasping more complex tricks and commands.
With that said, ensure you use positive reinforcement for better success. Also, avoid shouting or using any aversive training methods at this very sensitive and emotional pooch.
Their intelligence also makes them good at brain games such as puzzles hence you should have no problem mentally stimulating this dog.
7. Toy Poodle Cocker Spaniel mixes are energetic
Despite being small, the Teacup Cockapoo is a very energetic dog that needs daily physical and mental stimulation. About 30 minutes of daily exercise should be enough for this couch potato.
You can accomplish using indoor exercises, taking this dog for a walk, and brain games such as shell games or puzzles.
Here are some of our top indoor dog exercise ideas
However, when taking this dog for a walk, ensure you use a harness instead of a collar for the leash attachment. This will reduce the risk of trachea collapse common in Teacup dogs.
8. They 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 some time 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 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.
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.
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.
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