Frequently asked questions about Cockapoo

The Cockapoo is a cross between a Cocker (spagnel) and a Poodle. It is possible that some Cockapoo can be compatible with allergic people, however, it is not possible to confirm before adulthood.

We have now 2 sizes of Cockapoo:
Standard: 15-30 pounds as an adult.
* Mini: 12-20 pounds as an adult.

Description

The Cockapoo is a cross between a Cocker (spagnel) and a Poodle. Its soft fur is usually more or less completed around 6 to 8 weeks.The more it resembles  the Poodle the more chances to be hypoallergenic . The ears are long and provided with hair. The nose, can be  like a  Poodle or rather square as a Cocker.A variety of coat colors and textures can appear in the same litter.

Characteristics

The Cockapoo is a cross between a Cocker (spagnel) and a Poodle. It is possible that some Cockapoo can agree for allergic people, however, it is not possible to confirm before adulthood. The Cockapoo is known for its pleasant temperament, loyalty and patience. Cockapoos are outgoing and eager for human companionship and attention. The Cockapoo will grow unhappy if it is left alone too often.

Personality

Sweet and loyal, the Cockapoo is easy to educate. As he likes to please, its eojoys to do what his master askes. Unless it is emotionally disturbed, it is not destructive. It often takes the side of dashing Poodle. Sweet and loyal, Cockapoos are known for being easy to train, patient and eager to please. Since Cockapoos glean positive qualities from both the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle, they have indeed of very pleasent temperament .The Cockapoo’s kind disposition makes it an ideal family pet. The Cockapoo is gentle and loving with children and enjoys the company of all living things, including other dogs and pets.

History

Cockapoos have been known in the United States since about 1950. The earliest known dictionary reference was a 1960 . These days they can also be the result of breeding cockapoo to cockapoo rather than of a direct cross between a cocker spaniel and a poodle. Cockapoos have also become very popular in other countries. In Australia they are usually called spoodles, and in Sweden they are called a cockerpoo. They can be the result of mating either the American Cocker Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel with a poodle, or of breeding successive generations of spoodles.

Behaviours

  • Children: excellent with children
  • Sociability: reserved whit foreign
  • Dressage: easy
  • Independence: Moderately dependent
  • Dominance: Moderate
  • Other pets: Generally good with
  • Combativité: usually friendly with other dogs
  • Noise: may like barking

Physical and toileting needs

  • Grooming: Regular
  • Trimming & Stripping: 2 to 3 times per year
  • Coat: fringed dress to curly
  • Shedding: medium to light
  • Exercise: Moderate exercise needed
  • Indoors: moderately active
  • Apartment: Will be OK if given enough exercise
  • Outdoor Space: A small yard is sufficient
  • Climate: All climate most suitable for him
  • Owner: Good for novice owners.
  • Longevity: medium long (12 to 15 years)

Frequently asked questions about Havanese

This little dog looks like a “teddy bear”. A hyper-allergenic Toy breed, the Havanese ranges in height from 8 to 12 inches and weighs from 12 to 18 pounds. He has large, dark and appealing eyes. The non-shedding coat is long, soft, straight to wavy,  like human hair, is odourless when wet. The breed comes in a rainbow of colors, from white to shades of cream, champagne, gold, black, blue, silver, chocolate or any combination of these.

Through the years, the Havanese has been bred for companionship. It’s gorgeous  looks and endearing personality make the breed a wonderful house pet. The Havanese is a VERY social animal, that treats all with a friendly welcome.

 

Weight:  12 to 18 pounds.

Description

The Havanese is a sturdy little dog, low on his legs, with long abundant hair, soft and preferably wavy. His movement is lively and elastic.
He has large, dark and appealing eyes.
Carried high,its tail is either in shape of a hook or preferably rolled over the back; it is furnished with feathering  long silky hair.
Colour: there are two varieties of colour. Rarely completely pure white; fawn in its different shades of light fawn to havana-brown (tobacco colour, reddish brown); patches in those colours of coat; slight blackened overlay admitted. Permissible colours and patches (white, light fawn to havana-brown) with black markings. Black coat.

Characteristics

In conformation competiton : The usage of scissors to even out the length of the coat and all trimming is forbidden. Exception: tidying up the hair on the feet is permitted, the hair on the forehead may be slightly shortened so that it does not cover the eyes and the hair on the muzzle may be slightly tidied up, but it is preferable to leave it in natural length. But as a pet dog, you can carve it as you want.

Personality

Exceptionally bright he is easy to train as a watchdog dog. Affectionate, happy natured, he is amiable, a charmer, playful and even a bit of a clown. He loves children and plays endlessly with them. According to his happy nature, the Havanese has a strikingly light-footed and elastic gait; forelegs with free stride and pointing straight forward, the hindlegs giving them the impulsion and moving in a straight line.

History

The breed comes from the Western Mediterranean region and has developed along the Spanish and Italian coastal region. It would seem that these dogs were imported early to Cuba by sea captains. Erroneously, the most frequent brown colour of these dogs (tobacco) gave birth to the legend which would mean it to be a breed originating from Havana, capital of Cuba. Political events led to the total disappearance of the old bloodlines of the Havanese in Cuba; apparently a few dogs were successfully smuggled out of Cuba whose descendants have survived in the U.S.A.

Behaviours

  • Children: Excellent with children.
  • Friendliness: Loves everyone.
  • Trainability: easy
  • IIndependence: Fairly dependent.
  • Dominance: weak
  • Other Pets: Generally good with other pets.
  • Combativeness: Not generally dog-aggressive.
  • Noise: bark little.

Physical and toileting needs

  • Grooming: Regular
  • Trimming & Stripping: like you want
  • Coat: Fluffy coat.
  • Shedding: Very light.
  • Exercise: Very little exercise needed.
  • Indoors: active indoors.
  • Apartments: Good for apartment living.
  • Outdoor Space: Does all right without a yard.
  • Climate: Prefers cool climates.
  • Owner: Good for novice owners.
  • Longevity: Long (15 or more years).

FAQ about the Cavalier King Charles cross breed

When we choose to cross two breeds, it is important to consider the characteristics of each breed, so we can predict the nature of this cross.

The Cavaliers King Charles also known as dwarf of the  English spaniels: these are great little dogs “without worries”. Always happy when  we give him time, this dog is a natural player, playful, cuddly, always ready to follow its masters in all adventures of your lifestyle: it adapts to all! Its “faults” this little monster has big expressive eyes with the sequence of its ideas and knows quickly how  to use  you if left to  let it; and since it  is a real sponge for feelings it will feels your state of mind , and  it is very sensitive to stress. The Cavalier King Charles is much  happier in the role of a  companion rather than a  hunter. Both ,quiet, dedicated and devoted to his owners this dog only asks one thing: spending time with them. We can trust him to choose the most comfortable corner. Companion of the whole family, it adapts to all situations and likes both appartement and  the country, providing he gets his dose of daily activity. Indeed, there is a spaniel in it and must be able to deploy its energy. Thus, the agility is a sport that suits him.

Height: 32 à 38 cm

Weight: 12 à 18 pounds

Description

Skull almost flat between the ears, big eyes, dark and round but not prominent. The eyes are wide apart. Long ears set high. Fringes abundant. Shortnose about 1 ½ inch (3.8 cm).His eyes are large, round, not prominent, dark. The length of the tail is proportional to the body. It is attached, carried happily but never much above the topline. The tail is not necessarily shortened. Do not remove more than one third. Long, silky, without loops. slight ripple. Fringes abundant.

Characteristics

Active dog , graceful, well proportioned, with soft expression.the natural grace of Cavalier King Charles gives the appearance of preciousness. His body has harmonious effect. Well balanced, silky hair and big eyes full of sweetness and melancholy, this is a good physical match for the kindness of Cavalier King Charles.

Personality

Zippy, affectionate, he is  really not scared of anything. Happy, friendly, not aggressive, no tendency to be fearful .It’s a sportsman’s sweet, affectionate with his master . Its sensitivity precludes any brutality. It is particularly sociable although a little on his guard. Family life and a comfortable home is suitable for him at the highest point.He finds his place quietly and easily adapts to his surroundings. His discretion is accompanied by a very sociable temperament. Very comfortable in society, he especially likes the company of children. No problem either cohabitation with other cats and dogs. Always cheerful, he is particularly sociable.He is calm and gentle. He is very intelligent and observant, he understands why the reprimand and will execute with great attention the trics he is tought.

History

The small size of spaniels has fascinated our ancestors ,centuries ago!. The passion of Charles II (17th century) for these small dogs is the origin of the name “King Charles”. Under the influence of dogs arrived from China, fashion turned to dogs with flat faces and a body more compact so then the old type disappeared. At the beginning of the 19th, an American named Roswell Eldridge, nostalgic for the little dogs he could see in old pictures, decided to motivate some breeders and King Charles ,to produce a breed with long nose and so we know today relives . To differentiate its “cousin”, in reference to an array “The Cavalier’s Pet”, he named the “Cavalier” King Charles.

The breed is known from the sixteenth century. In the seventeenth century, the ancestors of cavalier king charles were  King Charles II favorites in England. It is even said that several parts of the palace was reserved for them. They are now famous for asking repeatedly for the painters Hogarth and Gainsborough. But at that time, arriving in China the first pug, stole the show from King Charles. The breed then moves to facies rather retracted. In 1926, however, there is a sudden return to the original type, probably due to an input of continental spaniels by American Roswell Eldridge. This last trend set by the Kennel Club in 1945. is successfull with the English aristocracy and continues with Princess Margaret.

Behaviours

  • Children: excellent with children
  • Sociability: everyone loves
  • Trainability: Easy
  • Independence: moderate dependent
  • Dominance: low
  • Other pets: good relations in general
  • Combativité: friendly with other dogs
  • Noise: lower parking

Physical and toileting needs

  • Grooming: Regular grooming is best
  • Cup or depilation: requires an expert hand
  • Coat: robe fringes
  • Shedding: average
  • Exercise: moderate exercise
  • Indoors: rather inactive
  • Apartment: adaptto  them if we give him enough exercise
  • Outdoor Space: Does all right without a yard.
  • Climate: Does well in most climates.
  • Owner: Good for novice owners.
  • Longevity: medium (10 to 12 years)

Frequently Asked Questions about the Havanese cross breed

When it comes to crossing, it is important to consider the characteristics of each breed, to be able to predict the nature of this cross.

This little dog looks like a “teddy bear”. A hypo-allergenic Toy breed, the Havanese ranges in height from 8 to 12 inches and weighs from 7 to 16 pounds. He has large, dark and appealing eyes. The non-shedding coat is long, soft, straight to wavy,  like human hair, is odourless when wet. The breed comes in a rainbow of colors, from white to shades of cream, champagne, gold, black, blue, silver, chocolate or any combination of these.

Through the years, the Havanese has been bred for companionship. It’s gorgeous good looks and endearing personality make the breed a wonderful house pet. The Havanese is a VERY social animal, that treats all with a friendly welcome.

Height: from 8-11.4 inches (21-29 cm)

Weight: 7 to 16 pounds

Description

The Havanese is a sturdy little dog, low on his legs, with long abundant hair, soft and preferably wavy. His movement is lively and elastic. He has large, dark and appealing eyes. Its tail carried high, either in shape of a hook or preferably rolled over the back; it is furnished with a feathering long silky hair Hypoallergenic.

Colour: there are two varieties of colour. Rarely completely pure white; fawn in its different shades of light fawn to havana-brown (tobacco colour, reddish brown); patches in those colours of coat; slight blackened overlay admitted. Permissible colours and patches (white, light fawn to havana-brown) with black markings. Black coat.

Characteristics

In competition of conformation, any equalization of the length of the hair with scissors and any hair removal is to be avoided. Exception: a cleansing of the hairs on the feet, the bristles of the front can be slightly shortened so that they do not cover the eyes and the hairs of the muzzle can be also cut, but it is better to leave them natural. But as a pet dog, you can carve it as you want.

Exceptionally bright he is easy to train as a watchdog dog. Affectionate,  happy natured, he is amiable, a charmer, playful and even a bit of a clown. He loves children and plays endlessly with them. According to his happy nature, the Havanese has a strikingly light-footed and elastic gait; forelegs with free stride and pointing straight forward, the hindlegs giving them the impulsion and moving in a straight line.

History

The breed comes from the Western Mediterranean region and has developed along the Spanish and Italian coastal region. It would seem that these dogs were imported early to Cuba by sea captains. Erroneously, the most frequent brown colour of these dogs (tobacco) gave birth to the legend which would mean it to be a breed originating from Havana, capital of Cuba. Political events led to the total disappearance of the old bloodlines of the Havanese in Cuba; apparently a few dogs were successfully smuggled out of Cuba whose descendants have survived in the U.S.A.

Behaviours

  • Children: Excellent with children.
  • Friendliness: Loves everyone.
  • Trainability: easy
  • IIndependence: Fairly dependent.
  • Dominance: weak
  • Other Pets: Generally good with other pets.
  • Combativeness: Not generally dog-aggressive.
  • Noise: bark little.

Physical and toileting needs

  • Grooming: Regular
  • Trimming & Stripping: not recommended
  • Coat: Fluffy coat.
  • Shedding: Very light.
  • Exercise: Very little exercise needed.
  • Indoors: active indoors.
  • Apartments: Good for apartment living.
  • Outdoor Space: Does all right without a yard.
  • Climate: Prefers cool climates.
  • Owner: Good for novice owners.
  • Longevity: Long (15 or more years).

Frequently asked questions about the Cocker

The Cocker is a classic. It was our childhood dog, as it still is for our children. Very good family dogs. Usually without malice is a little sensitive. The Cocker is  emotional, for this reason, it is not uncommon to hear of this puppy that when it is excited, it  “pees” on the ground, it will maturre patience .. When you are sad he will seek to comfort you, it senses that something is wrong … It is one of the dogs who “Connects” to his emotions and those of his environnement.

A gentle firmness is the proper way to educate this dog. Most of the time, it is suffisant to raise your voice  to let it know it did something wrong or is about to. A loving caress  will be his best reward. This puppy  needs love and returns  it very easily. The Cocker is often making sounds like crying when they are  small. Be careful not to let this make you feel guilty when looking at its  eyes and these pitiful sounds when you correct it.

As for the needed care,when it is brushed regularly every week, having it trimed 3-4 times a year will be suffisant. In winter, legs fringes  may cause some inconvenience because of the snow sticking to them. It will therefore be preferable to shortenned them during this period ,especially if your dog spends a lot of time outside. Pay attention to regular care for the  ears, which are a weak point for the Cocker. Today’s Cocker  has no longer much of a hunting instinct, but is more a companion dog who likes to walk in nature.

Height: 37 to 39 cm (14 ½-15 ½ “) (male); de 34 à 37 cm (13 ½-14 ½ po) (female)

Weight: around 12 kg (27 pd) (male); 11 kg (25 lb) (female)

Description

Magnificent spaniel ,ears very long pending around its head and long-haired, rich and silky forming fringes. Head finely chiseled, prononced forhead. Broad muzzle and square jaws. The upper lip completely covers the lower jaw. The teeth cross in a  scissor shape. Black nose  always among black subjects, or it may be brown. Round eyes that look straight ahead. The eyes slightly almond shaped. Trunk short and compact. The ridge line bends gently forward and backward. Back legs  straight and strongly structured. The standard specifies the distribution of marks. It is customary to shorten the tail’s hair with two fifths of its length.

Characteristics

Learning the cleanliness is sometimes difficult. A regular cleaning of eyes is required. Likes sometimes to bark. The type of sport indicates  the type of  hair trim ,usually shorter, which is easier to work with the brush, with one who has a hunter instinct more developed. Both types are good companion dogs. The dress requires regular grooming and shearing with scissors every three months

Personality

Cheerfull dog , friendly with a pulsating tail. Soft and confident. Intelligence average. Playfull and full of vitality. Buddy admirable for children. Allows to obey without much resistance. Sensitive. Promoting socialization of the puppy will keep it from becoming too timid. Dedicated dog who needs human presence.

History

The American cocker spaniel, or American Cocker, was established in the United States from the English cocker spaniel. The American race is smaller and has different standards. The name comes from “Cocker woodcock (woodcock), prefered  game bird for these dogs. Today’s, American Cocker is mostly a companion , and a splendid exposition dog .

Behaviours

  • Children: excellent with children
  • Sociability: loves everyone
  • Trainability: Easy
  • Independence:  dependent
  • Dominance: low
  • Other pets: good relations in general
  • Combativité: friendly with other dogs
  • Noise: may loves barking

Physical and toileting needs

  • Grooming: Regular grooming is best
  • Trimming & Stripping: requires an expert hand
  • Coat: robe fringes
  • Shedding: average
  • Exercise needs: moderate exercise
  • Indoors: rather inactive
  • Apartment: will adapt if we give him enough exercise
  • Outdoor Space: Does all right without a yard.
  • Climate: Does well in most climates.
  • Owner: Good for novice owners.
  • Longevity: medium (10 to 12 years)