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The Cockapoo is technically a “mixed breed” dog, the result of a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. As with any breed, the offspring may inherit the characteristics of either or both of their parents. This leads to pups who may favor a Cocker Spaniel, or may favor a Poodle, or may be a perfect mix! This makes it difficult to pin down breed specific characteristics, but in general, Cockapoos are loving, cheerful and outgoing. Because both the parent breeds require regular grooming, the Cockapoo will as well.
Although a mixed breed, Cockapoos are still prone to a number of hereditary and congenital conditions that can adversely affect their health – not to mention your budget. Some of the conditions and illnesses Cockapoos are prone to include knee problems such as medial patellar luxation; eye conditions such as progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts and glaucoma; and skin issues such as atopy.
Thankfully, Petplan pet insurance covers all hereditary and chronic conditions as standard. Which means if your Cockapoo inherits more than just a mixed identity, you’re covered.