The Cockapoo might well be one of the dirtiest small hypoallergenic dogs out there. This breed is an incredibly awesome one. Although, I may be biased because the best dog I ever had was a Cockapoo. This breed combines all the great things about the Cocker Spaniel and Poodle and rolls them up into a super cute package.
The Cockapoo – The Dirtiest of the Small Hypoallergenic Dogs
The Cockapoo has all of the characteristics of both the Poodle and the Cocker Spaniel, which means it has an incredibly high prey dive and an equally high propensity for getting dirty. The Cocker Spaniel and Poodle both have their origins as hunting dogs, which means the Cockapoo loves to sniff, roam, and do pretty much everything a dog can do to get dirty.
Cockapoos have one of the highest prey drives of all small hypoallergenic dogs, so you must keep it on a leash when you’re in the yard or fence in the yard so it can run around. Because these guys have such a high prey drive and a desire to explore, you will frequently see your dog in messy places like the underside of the porch, the garden, digging in the yard, and pretty much doing anything that might net it some sort of small animal.
The Cockapoo is also one of the most loving small hypoallergenic dogs. I meant it when I said that the Cockapoo got all of the best of the two breeds. The Cockapoo is as devoted and loving as it is a small animal tracking machine. Because of this, the Cockapoo is one of the best small hypoallergenic dogs for people who love to be active.
Dirty Dog? Clean it Up
You WILL be the Orbitz gum of your Cockapoo’s life. These guys generally range in color from white to an orangish-cream. However if you don’t bathe it regularly, it will be more of a gray color. As always, use an Aloe and Oatmeal shampoo and rinse thoroughly. Like the Cairn Terrier, the Cockapoo has a dense coat, so you’ll want to rinse for an extra minute or two to make sure all of the soap is off of your dog’s skin.
If you love to be outdoors and you don’t mind a dog that likes to play in the dirt, then the Cockapoo might be on of the better choices of small hypoallergenic dogs for you. They have loving, loyal personalities, and they don’t shy away from a good outdoor romp.
As always, make adoption your first option. Whatever breed you’re looking for, always check your local shelter and online rescue sites before buying a dog.
Do you have any questions about the Cockapoo? I’d love to answer them.