Cockapoo Health Overview
Although the cockapoo is a generally healthy breed, there are several things to keep in mind…
Overall, the Cockapoo is generally thought of as a healthy dog. However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t things that you should pay attention to. Special care in selecting your breeder, preparing for your puppy, bringing your pup home, and caring for your little one should pay off in enjoying your new family member for many years to come!
We feel like the first important step is making sure the Cockapoo is right for you! Please do your research on the breed, and be sure to visit our page on why we choose Cockapoos! It is important that you make sure that the dog breed you select is based on more than their adorable looks, but on understanding their care, maintenance, life expectancy, and how that integrates to your lifestyle. This will give you a much better chance of enjoying your dog for years to come!
In moving on with health, I feel that is important to address the issue of hybrid vigor. I touch on it in our reasons that we breed only F1 Cockapoos (this links to the same page as the last paragraph), but there is a LOT of misinformation out there (even among breeders!!) on what it is and how much it can be “depended on” for puppy health. This is a topic I intend to share more on in the future——however, until then, here’s the short (at least my somewhat long winded version of “short”, haha!) of it.
With that out of the way, I guess the next step is to go over some of the issues that may arise with a puppy——Cockapoo or otherwise :) Some of these links are very short descriptions as that is all that is required, while others have longer more in depth explanations and research as well as links to how we prevent, and how you can prevent. Some of these topics even tie back to each other!
We have attempted to make these topics easy to understand, and easy to navigate. We hope the information gathered here starts you on your own journey of research in order to find the right breeder, and then to keep your pet happy and healthy for many years!