Joyful and endearing, the Cockapoo is the original "designer dog."
Height: Teacup Toy, under 10 inches at shoulder; Toy, up to 10 inches at shoulder; Miniature, 11 to 14 inches at shoulder; Standard/Maxi, at least 15 inches at shoulder Weight: Teacup Toy, under 6 pounds; Toy, up to 12 pounds; Miniature, 13 to 18 pounds; Standard/Maxi, at least 19 pounds Coat: straight to loose curls Life span: 12 to 15 years Breed Group: Hybrid Dogs
An adorable small dog with the personality of a big clown, the Cockapoo is the first of the "designer dogs," dating back to the 1960s rather than to just a few years ago. Completely people-oriented, the Cockapoo is intelligent enough to train easily, hardly sheds, forgives quickly, and is so affectionate that you'll never feel alone. You might even have to shut the bathroom door for a minute of privacy. He's happy running around an agility course, showing off his tricks to company, being petted as a therapy dog, or just hanging out on your lap. Your lap is his, by the way.