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Best Food for Cockapoo

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20 Dec 2020

One of the most popular hybrid dog breeds, Cockapoos combine the cheeky nature of Cocker Spaniels with the razor-sharp intellect of Poodles. Known for their big personalities, friendly attitude and all-round cleverness, they make the perfect family pet.

Ensuring they get the right nourishment goes a long way towards keeping them happy and healthy, which is why it's important to choose the best food for them.

Based on our current customers, we estimate that adult Cockapoos need around 450 calories per day. This can vary based on your pooch’s age, weight and activity level.

Do Cockapoos Shed?

As with all mixed breeds, it’s hard to estimate exactly how much a dog will shed, as it's dependent on their genetics. Poodles are widely recognised as a low-shedding breed, meanwhile Cocker Spaniels are moderate shedders. Generally speaking though, Cockapoos are known to shed very little.

It’s useful to note that no dog breed is considered 100% hypoallergenic. Whilst some breeds are regarded as non-shedding, they will still produce dander (dead skin cells) which can also trigger allergy symptoms.

There are a few things you can do to minimise the effects of shedding from your Cockapoo:

  • Feed your pooch a high-quality food rich in protein sources and veg
  • Maintain a regular brushing schedule, every few days should do the trick
  • Hoover regularly
  • Train your pooch to stay off the furniture and out of certain rooms
  • Make lint rollers your best friend

How Big Do Cockapoos Get?

As cross-breeds, Cockapoos come in a range of sizes, from tiny toy to sturdy standard. This is dependent on their parents and which genetics they inherit. Typically looking at the mother and father dogs will help you to determine the sort of size your pooch could reach.

According to We Love Doodles, a Toy Cockapoo will weigh up to 12 pounds, whilst a miniature Cockapoo will weigh somewhere between 13 and 18 pounds and a standard Cockapoo will weigh from 19 pounds upwards. Typically the max weight for this breed is around 30 pounds.

In terms of height, adult Cockapoos are expected to reach within the range of 14 to 15 inches

Are Cockapoos Easy to Train?

Yes, Cockapoos are easy to train.

These little bundles of joy are made up of two of the most intelligent and obedient dog breeds.

There are a number of different ways you can train your Cockapoo to ensure that they respond effectively. This breed is much more sensory than your average dog breed. Scent retrieval games are a great way to teach them, whilst simultaneously tiring them out.

How Much Exercise Does a Cockapoo Need? 

Most Cockapoos are jet-propelled bundles of energy. As well as clowning around at home, they enjoy nothing more than sprinting after balls at the park and taking long hikes in the countryside.

Exactly how much exercise a Cockapoo needs is dependent on things like their age, build and energy levels.

As a general guide, an adult Cockapoo is likely to be satisfied with two 30 minute walks, in addition to play time and mental stimulation. The quality of exercise is also crucial. It is unlikely that your Cockapoo will be satisfied with a lead walk, they need plenty of opportunities to run, explore and most importantly sniff butts.

Puppies and senior Cockapoos require a less exercise and will usually tell you when they're ready to go home. Cue the stubborn mid-walk sit down.

How Much are Cockapoos?

According to research conducted by Pets4Homes UK as of 2022, the average cost of purchasing a Cockapoo is £1,336.

First and foremost, you should ensure that you’re buying your pup from a reputable breeder or rescue centre. This will ensure that your dog has been bred and cared for in the right circumstances.

A sound woof of advice from us, if it seems too good to be true it’s likely that it is. A dog is a huge investment in time, money and love, so make sure that you take the time to do plenty of research before making any decisions.

As well as the cost to purchase a Cockapoo, it is impawtent to be mindful of the other expenses involved when bringing a pooch into your life, such as:

  • Vaccines
  • Flea and worming treatments (first dosage & boosters)
  • Neutering or spaying (usually from 6 months onwards)
  • Equipment (collar, harness, lead, bed, bowls, brushes, poo bags, toys)
  • Food
  • Insurance
  • Daycare

Butternut Box is Perfect for Cockapoos

Cockapoos often suffer from food allergies and while it might sound easy to avoid common triggers, they're actually used in a lot of dry and canned dog foods. If your dog is allergic to the food they eat, they'll make it known by vigorously itching their painful itchy skin and perfuming the house with unfortunate gas. Neither of you will enjoy that.

At Butternut Box, when we make our perfectly portioned meals, we cut out all of the main culprits that can cause allergic reactions. We know from experience what food intolerances can do to your pooch.

All Butternut Box pouches contain freshly prepped ingredients that you could easily pick up in a health food shop or supermarket. No hidden nasties + drool-worthy meat = irresistible tastiness. We know from talking to Cockapoo parents that they can be very fussy eaters (the Cockapoos, not the parents) so finding tempting meals they'll eagerly tuck into can be tricky. The feedback on Butternut Box recipes? Drooling mouths and polished bowls.

How Much Will it Cost to Feed My Cockapoo Butternut Box?

We estimate that it will cost around £62 each month to feed your Cockapoo a diet of Butternut Box food. This is based on data from our current customers and can vary depending on things like age, weight and activity level.

We generally recommend dividing this into two meals per day, morning and evening, to help sustain your pooch throughout the day.

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