Cockapoo Puppies for Sale in Scotland
The cockapoo is appealing on the eye; cute and soft with doe eyes, most will look like an adorable curly or wavy poodly, spaniel! The cockapoo is a cross between a cocker spaniel (English or American spaniel) and a poodle, usually a toy or miniature poodle. For this reason, the cockapoo comes in various guises – some will have curly coats more like the poodle, while others will have a smoother coat like the spaniel.
They can differ in size too depending on what kind of spaniel or poodle (toy or miniature) that’s been crossed. The breed can also been known as a cockerpoo or a spoodle - although this is more of an Australian term for the crossbreed.
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If you’re looking for a cockapoo for sale in Scotland, then it’s worth considering this dog’s gentle and happy temperament, which makes it the perfect family pet.
Happy to run and play with the family, yet happy to settle on a favoured lap for the evening, the cockapoo puppy is delightful in every sense of the word.
Cuddly and clever, the cockapoo makes for a loving and loyal pet. Personality-wise, the cockapoo puppy is like a real-live teddy bear; eager to please and relatively easy to train and always available for cuddles. He is a social butterfly who is likely to show affection to most people he comes across.
Intelligent just like both its parent pure breeds, the poodle and spaniel, yet, without the high maintenance that can come with each of these breeds, the cockapoo is both intelligent and easy-going which makes for a well-loved pet that doesn’t need to dominate a particular member of the family.
The cockapoo has a sweet nature and while exercise is important to this kind of dog, he or she is just as happy to snuggle up to watch TV with the family in the evening. The playful cockapoo is equally happy to play around well-behaved children.
Description of the cockapoo
Cockapoos can vary in appearance due to the fact they are a hybrid breed and can take on the characteristics of the poodle and the spaniel. For this reason, they can vary from small to medium- sized dogs, however, there are some characteristics that are very common. Their coats are usually curly or quite smooth, yet, feathered. They have quite long necks and a straight back and they normally have rather long legs in comparison to their bodies. They usually have a rounded head and a reasonably long muzzle, while their ears are long and hang low beneath their chin and they have long, feathery tails. They can be golden, champagne and apricot in colour as well as black, and chocolate brown and every variation with white and cream markings too.
Cockapoos can vary in height and weight generally coming in between the height range of 25 to 38 cm and weight range averaging between 5.4 to 10.9 kilos, so it’s worth asking all you can about a puppy’s parentage to try to gauge the size of dog your pup will grow into. It’s always a good idea to see the puppy’s parents when buying your dog from the breeder.
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Cockapoos can live for between 14 – 18 years old. It’s a fair lifespan for a dog and a fair commitment for ownership, but a cockapoo really does make a friend for life!
The cockapoo needs to be well-exercised to avoid boredom. He needs physical and mental stimulation. Ideally, the cockapoo needs forty-to-sixty minutes in the park each day to make for a tired, happy and well-behaved dog. A short walk in the morning is fine, but a more interesting, longer walk in the afternoon is a definite requirement.
These dogs also love nothing better than to be able to roam in the backyard, if there’s one available – as long as they’re fenced in – otherwise, inquisitive cockapoos can go AWOL and get into all sorts of trouble!
Cockapoos are energetic and excel in doggy sports including flyball, obedience training and agility.
As well as exercising your dog to keep him fit and healthy, cockapoos need to be groomed to keep their coats and skin in peak condition. Since the cockapoo can have a long and curly/ wavy coat, this will mean combing and brushing the dog’s coat on a regular basis to try to prevent the coat from matting. The cockapoo will also need groomed every two-to-three months to keep its coat in ship-shape. Keeping the dog relatively short and clean will also keep your domestic chores to a minimum.
If you get a cockapoo puppy from a breeder, they will be likely to give you a feeding schedule and some of the food that the dog has already been weaned on. It’s wise to continue feeding your puppy the same kind of food and to follow the same routine in order that your dog doesn’t have any stomach upsets. Your local vet can guide you in the direction of the best wet or dry food for your cockapoo and the right feeding plan.
Once the dog becomes an adult, the best practice is to feed your dog twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening, and making sure that drinking water is always available.
Cost of keeping a cockapoo
If you’re looking for a cockapoo puppy for sale in Scotland, bear in mind that the initial outlay to buy a cockapoo puppy can be anything between £600 to £1200 depending on the breeder and the colourings or markings that you prefer in your pup.
Over its lifetime, expect to spend around £60 – £90 per month on your cockapoo, between insurance, grooming and feeding your dog. Other key expenditures will be on operations for spaying a female cockapoo or neutering your cockapoo dog which come in between £80 and £250 per dog depending on where you go.
Having a cockapoo in your life will cost roughly the same as an average pet, but you will make a loyal and loving friend for life!