Cockapoo Breed Standards:

        TO all breeders: hold health and temperament FOREMOST.  Calm and mellow disposition; sweet and patient nature; intelligence; loyalty; friendliness; sturdiness, stamina and good health.

Additional physical standards:

General: A dog that does not resemble either of the originating breeds. Unclipped/scissored in full coat has the general "Benji" appearance.

Tail: Undocked preferred, carried straight or curled.

Eyes: Large, round well-set brown eyes with a keen, soulful, endearing and intelligent look. Hair should be scissored back so as not to obstruct the eyes or vision.

Ears: Medium to long

Conformation: A sturdy square build with a healthy back structure; compact, well balanced, neither spindly nor coarse..

SIZE:  Size is determined by the height, rather than the weight, of the adult dog. Height is measured to the top of the shoulder in standing position.


10” or less at shoulder height – under 12 pounds as a general rule


11” – 14” at shoulder - usually 12-20 pounds


15” or higher – over 20 pounds

Colors: All colors and combinations are acceptable.

Typical colors:

black, white, buff, cream, apricot, red, chocolate;                                                            any of these colors with white markings


two or more solid colors, one of which must be white


usually a black body with brown color on legs, under tail, eyebrows, side of face


black or dark brown at birth, lightening to a mix of gold, silver, red, brown, or tan; darker points in coloring, usually on the face and ears


parti color with tan markings over eyes, on muzzle, ears, legs and sometimes chest


lighter colors of the base color swirled with the darker base color


single white hairs and white patches intermingled with the base color

Coat: Odorless and non-shedding.  Long and full all over including legs and muzzle. Can range from loose curly but not kinky, to wavy to straight. Hair around the eyes should be trimmed so as not to impair the vision or ability to see the dog's eyes. Long natural well-groomed coats are the most preferred but dogs that are scissored to about 2 or 3 inches are also acceptable. Individual pets not being shown can be groomed to the owner's preference

Disqualifications: Aggressiveness, shyness, genetic diseases, poor health, uncertain lineage.

SHOW STANDARDS: (planned for the future) will most likely judge 75% on disposition and health, 25% on physical

Personality. Cockapoos are highly trainable, with a keen intelligence. They are curious and eager to perform. They do well with one-person owners as well as with families with young children. They are very people-oriented, outgoing and happy dogs.

Hair. Coat is usually dense; may be wavy or curly; usually little-to-no-shedding.

Tails. Tails may be docked or not. (Both are acceptable.)

Lifespan. Generally 14 to 18 years, even into the 20’s.

Activity Level. They adapt well to apartments and homes, but are also “at home” on the largest farm. They have a moderate activity level.

Cockapoos are not meant to be outside dogs.




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"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."

Sophia & Tessie

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All pups have champion pedigree. Adults are CERF clear yearly.

Pups will have age appropriate medical, grooming,socializing and will start crate training when ready.

The puppies tails will be docked.We sell to pet homes so spay/neuter is required by 5.5 months old. Our pups will be Mini and Toy size.

AKC inspected            6/09 and approved

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