Should You Get A Cavapoo Or A Cockapoo?

Should You Get A Cavapoo Or A Cockapoo?

A new dog can be a great addition to the family and household and if you like spaniels and poodles, you may already be interested in Cavapoos and Cockapoos.  These are cross-breeds of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels with Poodles respectively.  As you undoubtedly know already, this leads to a very stunning looking dog.

However, what one would be best for you – cavapoo or cockapoo?  In the following post, we will look at some of the factors you can weigh up to make your decision.

The Size

If size is a particularly important factor for you when it comes to choosing a dog, then you should be aware that cavapoos are generally a little shorter than cockapoos.  This is related to the mix of breeds they both come from, though you should note that the size can vary a little.

You should make sure, if possible, to take a look at the parents of a puppy you are interested in as this will indicate how big they are likely to be when they are fully grown.


Although it will depend on the dog as an individual, cavapoos tend to be a bit easier than cockapoos to train.  this is why those who lack confidence when it comes to training and first-time dog owners often opt for cavapoos.  Don’t let that put you off cockapoos though, if they really are the breed you prefer.  It just means that they are known to a little bit harder to train and require a greater amount of patience.

Protection For Your Home

Choosing the right dog breed will not only provide you with happiness and company; it could give you extra security for your home.  It can be a weight off your mind, knowing you can go to bed at night knowing your dog will chase off any intruders.  Although it is fair to say that neither cockapoos or cavapoos look particularly ferocious, a cockapoo is particularly useful as a deterrent as it will bark louder than a cavapoo if there are burglars or even guests.

Maintenance And Grooming

Owning and taking care of a dog should be a joy and not a chore; however, you might not have the time to carry out the essential grooming and care.  The great thing is that thanks to the breed mix, the poodle element, in particular, cockapoos and cavapoos are not especially time-consuming or difficult to maintain and look after.

Though some work is still required and they could rightly be classified as medium maintenance dogs; they still require less work than many other breeds.

The Exercise

Would you rather have a dog that stays at home and keeps you company or that likes to get out and about burning off all that energy?  While there are only slight differences between these breeds in terms of their exercise needs; the difference is big enough to consider.  If you are looking for a more laid-back dog, the cavapoo is definitely a better choice than cockapoo as they have less energy and are happy to just sit and watch the day roll by.

As you can see there is a lot to consider if you are trying to decide if you want to get a cavapoo or cockapoo.  Although these breeds are very similar, the slight differences could be the points that help you decide the best one for you.