The Cocker Spaniel Poodle mix is also known as a Cockapoo. This mixed breed can be quite unpredictable in its results, as is the case with any other mix. When this mix is not accidental, the hope is that the resulting puppies will get the best qualities of the parents. More often than not though, that’s not the case, at least not fully. From the Poodle Cocker Spaniel mix the hope is that the Cockapoo will get the coat of the poodle (hypoallergenic and it doesn’t shed) and its intelligence, while the Cocker Spaniel will contribute with the sturdy build of his body, the pleasant personality and its friendliness and mellow ways.
As I mentioned already, the coat of the poodle has two major advantages, which makes breeders mix it with other breeds of dogs. One of them is that it’s hypoallergenic and people that have allergies to dogs will usually have no problem with a poodle. The second advantage is that it doesn’t shed.
When you’re mixing a poodle and a cocker spaniel you have no idea what you’re going to get. Some of the resulting puppies might have all the traits that you don’t want from each breed.
In order for the cocker spaniel poodle mix to be recognized as a breed in the future, a lot more work needs to be done and the cockapoo needs to be more predictable when it’s bred.