What Is The Right Hair Cut For A Cock-a-poo?

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As you may have worked out the Cockapoo in a cross breed gets its unusual name from the cocker spaniel and Poodle which have been mated.
Therefore the right haircut for a cockapoo reflects the dog’s breeding, however purists can get quite sniffy about what is the actual definitive Cockapoo cut.
The Cockapoo is usually the body shape of a spaniel and the face and coat of a poodle and so the correct hair cut is important. While fairly difficult to articulate pictures of what is widely regarded as a the correct haircut for a Cockapoo can be found on www.mulberryfarm.com/before-and-after These are the standard Cockapoo cut but some owners like a small piece of individuality and so will sometimes go for a bit more of a tousled look especially around the face, which is usually referred to as a Benjie-look.
Although originally crossed in England using the English working cocker spaniel and toy poodles the Americans quickly caught on and also use American cocker spaniels and miniature poodles. The dogs have also proved popular in Australia, Sweden and other countries where they are often called Spoodles.
As they generally have far less genetic defects than is often the case in pure breds, Cockapoos have less health problems and so can live to 20-22 years.
Highly intelligent these dogs are easy to train, they have a wonderful temperament, very patient with a good disposition and show great loyalty, so tend to make good family pets.
Once the right haircut is in place and maintained the open and friendly Cockapoo is a pleasure to look after and doesn’t have the usual doggy smell.
Depending on its genes a Cockapoo comes in a variety of colours and sizes, although the average height is between 10 to 15 inches and they usually weigh in around 12 to 20 pounds.
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A cockapoo is a breed that was created by mating a poodle to a cocker spaniel, however, this breed is not "breed true", meaning that every puppy will look different as they inherit different traits from their parents. Since there is no one "true" look for this kind of dog, you should get it a hair cut depending on whether it looks more like a poodle, or a spaniel.
If it has a poodle look, then you might want to clip off all the hair on certain parts of the body (muzzle, tail except tip and paws). If it is a spaniel, then you should leave the hair long and ensure that it is groomed frequently.
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We have two cock-a-poos. We have them shaved with a 7 blade three times/year. They look like little puppies when they get shaved and it feels velvety soft. They are adorable + there's no maintenance.

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