Every 35 seconds, someone chooses MORE THAN ^

Every 35 seconds, someone chooses MORE THAN ^

Protecting customers with insurance since 2001

Cockapoo insurance and breed information

The Cockapoo is popularly recognised as a curly-coated cross breed. They’re very playful and thrive on lots of love and attention. This makes them ideal for families.

Cockapoo running with yellow frisbee.Cockapoo running with yellow frisbee.Cockapoo running with yellow frisbee.

At a glance

1+ hours of exercise a day

Life expectancy of 12+ years

Medium, between 2kg and 9kg

Loving, adaptable, loyal

Silhouette showing a Cockapoo can be between 25 and 40cm tall

1+ hours of exercise a day

Life expectancy of 12+ years

Medium, between 2kg and 9kg

Loving, adaptable, loyal

Silhouette showing a Cockapoo can be between 25 and 40cm tall

Small dog with a huge personality? That’s Cockapoos for you…

Cockapoos are a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. They date back to the 1960s and is often referred to as a designer dog. They’re highly adaptable and always excited to try new activities. Cockapoos are natural companions, so expect them to give lots of cuddles and warmth.

Buying or rehoming a Cockapoo

Cockapoos are a lively and loving addition to any household. The first day in their new home is important for setting the tone and boundaries for their new life. Make sure you're prepared for the commitment by considering the following:

  • Make sure your home is a safe environment. Check there is nothing they can chew or choke on
  • Make sure you're aware of their exercise needs and design a schedule. Cockapoos are a mix of two energetic breeds
  • Lay out the ground rules with everyone at home. Your new dog will need space and routine
  • Whether you're getting a new puppy from a reputable breeder or rescuing, make sure they have a soft warm bed. Cockapoos like to snuggle
  • Secure your garden, check for holes in fences and escape routes
  • Buy a collar, ID tag, lead and dog bowls. You’ll also want to decide on the best diet and get some food
  • Learn about grooming at home to keep their coat healthy and prevent matting. Although Cockapoos shed very little, they need regular grooming and care
  • Have a look at pet insurance options. If your Cockapoo gets poorly or has an accident, it can be costly

Fun fact

Cockapoos originated in the United States during the 1960s.

What's it like to own a Cockapoo?

Video duration: 0:35

Top 5 health conditions in Cockapoos

We’ve put together the most common claimed for conditions for Cockapoos. Data is based on MORE THAN pet insurance customer claims.

Condition
Number of claims
Average paid out
233
£550.66
191
£528.12
131
£987.51
118
£980.36
106
£766.51
Condition
Number of claims
233
Average paid out
£550.66
Condition
191
Average paid out
£528.12
Condition
131
Average paid out
£987.51
Condition
118
Average paid out
£980.36
Condition
106
Average paid out
£766.51
Based on MORE THAN data 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023. Average cost paid out includes excess..

Common health issues and problems in Cockapoos

Cockapoos are overall considered a healthy breed, with a usual lifespan of over 12 years.

Some health conditions in Cockapoos can be down to their genetic history. Others may be down to shared traits within the breed.

Click on the hotspots to learn about the most common health issues for Cockapoos. Information is provided by our in-house vet team (October 2022).

Cockapoo illustration
Ear infections
Stomach problems
Lameness
Skin allergies
Luke Mallion, our in house vet, seated.
A green Quote, speech mark.
"There are no breeds of dog that shed no fur, but thanks to the Poodle side of their genetic make-up, Cockapoos tend to shed their hair less than other breeds. If you’re looking for a dog and you are prone to allergies, a Cockapoo could be a great option for you."
Luke Mangion, MORE THAN Vet

Are you looking for insurance for your Cockapoo?

Cockapoo running on grass
Cockapoo sitting on rug
Cockapoo being petted on sofa
Cockapoo running on grass
Cockapoo sitting on rug
Cockapoo running on grass
Cockapoo sitting on rug
Cockapoo being petted on sofa

Frequently asked questions about Cockapoos

Ready to insure your Cockapoo?