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A cockapoo also known as a spoodle or cockerdoodle (portmanteaux of cocker spaniel and poodle) is a dog crossbreed bred from a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle, most commonly the Miniature Poodle. The Cockapoo was first bred by designer dog breeders in the United States with the aim of producing a healthy companion dog that, it is claimed by its supporters, does not inherit many of the health defects common in the two parent breeds due to hybrid vigour. Cocker Spaniels and Poodles have been deliberately crossed in the United States since the 1960s.

As with most animal crossbreeds, there is a great deal of variability in the Cockapoo's dimensions and appearance. All colors or combinations of colors can be found and the coat can be straight, wavy, or curled. Individual dogs that weigh less than 12 pounds (5.4 kg) are labelled toy Cockapoos, dogs that weigh between 13 and 18 pounds (5.9 and 8.2 kg) miniature Cockapoos and dogs weighing over 19 pounds (8.6 kg) standard Cockapoos. Cockapoos can vary in temperament and in need for exercise.                                                 ]

In order to promote the crossbreed in the United States a dedicated club has been formed, the Cockapoo Club of America. In 2021, Cockapoos were one of the most expensive dog varieties in the United Kingdom, costing an average of £2,471. Between 2019 and 2020, the average price in the UK rose by 168 percent, a result of increased demand caused by a national lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemi

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