As you would expect, the Cockapoo is actually a cross-breed or as some would express it, a hybrid dog breed. And as the name suggests, it is a mix of Poodle and Cocker Spaniel. So its coat type and personality would depend largely on which breed is the more dominant. But regardless of the coat type, an essential part of any Cockapoo care is having a good grooming routine. The actual clipping can of course be done by a professional groomer. But if you decide to learn the basics of how to groom a Cockapoo yourself so that you can manage the clipping at home, then you will need some pointers on how to go about it.
Cockapoo grooming basics
During puppyhood, you can usually get away with a basic Cockapoo brush and short daily brushing sessions. The Cockapoo — a cross between a Poodle and a Cocker Spaniel — is one of the most popular hybrid dog breeds on the planet. This endearing little bundle of liquid eyes and soft curls pops out looking cute and pretty much just stays that way! Of course, there are some differences between the Poodle and the Cocker Spaniel coat that may show up as your Cockapoo sheds her puppy coat and starts to gain her full adult coat. This often happens around eight months old. This article will look at different adult Cockapoo coats, Cockapoo grooming tools, and grooming basics. The Poodle also needs lots of special attention to the ears. If a Poodle is the closest thing to a hypoallergenic dog, the Cocker Spaniel may be the most far away.
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With doodles and other fluffy breeds on the rise in the last couple of years, grooming is being talked about an awful lot more in the dog world. I have drawers full of grooming kit for all the breeds I groom but I recommend just two simple tools for almost every dog. This is a great starter brush to fluff up their coat and loosen it for you to brush them thoroughly afterwards. If you hold back the fur in the opposite direction that it naturally falls, use the slicker to then brush it out in the normal direction. Fluffing up and loosening the fur will make the next step so much easier for you. Another brush that has been going around social media at the minute is the Pet Teezer from Tangle Teezer. We were actually invited along to their launch party in London and loved it! Fluffy dogs would need the pink one which is for detangling.
Cockapoos are amazing little dogs, but they do need some special care. Since they are a mix of poodle and spaniel, they can have curly hair like a poodle or long, silky hair like a spaniel. They can have any mixture of both of these.