Cockapoo rescues are found all across the United States. One such rescue is the Poo-Mix Rescue. It is a nationwide rescue network that showcases cockapoos at a rescue by state. Cockapoos are also sometimes found in rescues that specialize in either poodles or cocker spaniels.
A cockapoo is hybrid of a poodle and a cocker spaniel. They may be half poodle and half cocker spaniel or genetically lean more toward one breed or the other. Since they are half poodle, cockapoos shed very little or not at all, making them ideal for people who suffer from allergies.
Depending on the size of poodle used to cross-breed, the cockapoo weighs between 5 and 65 pounds. The most common is the miniature cockapoo, which weighs between 12 and 20 pounds and stands between 14 and 15 inches tall.
The hybrid is well known for its even temperament and outgoing personality. They enjoy spending time with people and can get unhappy if left alone for long periods of time. Low exercise demands also make them a good pet for apartment or condominium living. A decent walk and some outdoor play time is sufficient.
As a hybrid, the cockapoo tends to have fewer health problems than its purebred counterparts. However, they can still develop health problems. Common health problems include hip dysplasia, luxating patella, ear infections and eye problems.