About this group
Bright and agile, Cockapoos are the longest-established designer cross-breed, having originated in America in the 1950s.
Combining the affectionate and sociable temperament of the Cocker Spaniel with the hypoallergenic qualities of the Poodle, and with a love of exercise and human interaction, they make ideal pets. And with One Direction’s Harry Styles recently posting a picture of Cockapoo Colin in support of the breed, it seems unlikely that their appeal will wane any time soon!
Why buy pet insurance for your Cockapoo?
Although Cockapoos sometimes develop problems with their knees, eyes, and ears, as a cross-breed they typically experience fewer health issues than pure breed dogs. That means they also spend relatively little time at the vet – and that makes them attractive to pet insurance companies.
Why join the Cockapoo Insurance group?
By joining this group, you can club together with other Cockapoo owners to demand a better deal on pet insurance for your Cockapoo. We've already used the combined buying power of UK Cockapoo owners to negotiate dog insurance at cheaper prices. There is currently an offer available with MORE TH>N, so please join the group to learn more, and to benefit from a 20% discount on pet insurance.
And, if you know other Cockapoo owners, why not invite them to join too?
Top questions answered by us
I have a Poodle cross, but it’s not a Cockapoo, can I join this group?
Unfortunately not. We believe every type of dog is unique, and so requires its own dedicated group. However, you can send us your dog’s breed as a suggestion for a brand new group!
What Cockapoo health problems are particularly common?
Both Cocker Spaniels and Poodles can suffer from luxating patellas (a problem with the knee joint) and eye disorders (including progressive retinal atrophy or PRA). Additionally, as Cockapoos have floppy ears, they are susceptible to ear infections, so their ears should be kept clean and dry at all times. The Cockapoo Club and the online Cockapoo forum I Love My Cockapoo are good places to find out more.
What is an F1B Cockapoo?
Right, pay attention people – this is a little complicated: An F1 Cockapoo is one bred from a pure breed Cocker Spaniel and a pure breed Poodle. An F1b is the offspring of a Cockapoo and either a pure breed Cocker Spaniel or a pure breed Poodle – to create a 75% / 25% balance. Finally, an F2 Cockapoo is one born to two Cockapoo parents – so, a second generation Cockapoo.