Because the Cockapoo breed is a mix, the size of a given Cockapoo can vary considerably. You might find that yours weighs as little as approximately 12 lbs (5.5 Kg) but he could also weigh as much as double that. For this reason, you will want to choose an appropriate table for better management of both brushing and clipping.
Cockapoos are adorable dogs with beautiful coats that present groomers with great styling opportunities when they are looking for the best of Cockapoo grooming styles for their doggy client.
Perhaps you have a favorite cut, but if not, check out the Cockapoo haircut styles listed below. I particularly like the Teddy Bear Trim; I think it looks so cute but of course a lot depends on your personal preference as well as the time of year, with respect to temperatures.
The Cockapoo’s Coat
Owners of this cute dog breed love to take proper care of their pet’s coat. Like human hair, the Cockapoo hair grows constantly. Therefore, it should be maintained regularly to ensure it is always looking its best.Naturally the coat type can vary from dog to dog within the same breed. And as you would expect, this variation depends on whether a particular dog has thrown more to the Poodle breed or the Cocker Spaniel breed. Either way, matting can be an issue so it pays to have a top quality grooming brush, one that can do the job needed of a Cockapoo hair brush.
Owners who suffer from allergies generally prefer a hypoallergenic pet. The Cockapoo is one breed that tends to appeal to individuals with allergies, as it doesn’t scatter or drop dander that is so typical of many other dog breeds.
Cockapoo Cuts – Comparing Cockapoo Grooming Styles
Many owners enjoy exploring more sophisticated and unique Cockapoo haircuts with their groomer. The haircut style you select for your pet will of course depend on your own preferences but it should also take into account your particular dog’s hair type.
There is no standard haircut style that suits all of these dogs. So owners often choose Cockapoo cuts that suit their own sense of style; a cut that they believe will enhance their own pet’s appearance.
Achieving that perfect look for your Cockapoo might involve some research at first. You can browse a collection of photos and/or seek the services of a professional groomer.
If you feel brave enough, you might decide to groom your own pet at home. But, then you will require some special equipment, particularly the right dog clippers for Cockapoo not for clippers used for humans.
Plus you will need practice to master your preferred style. The task is quite manageable once you have a pattern to follow. And of course, if you are doing your own Cockapoo grooming then you will save considerable expense over time.
Different Types of Cockapoo Grooming Cuts
Regardless of whether you are attempting your own grooming or employing the services of a professional groomer, it pays to have an idea of the different Cockapoo hairstyles that you prefer. You could study Cockapoo haircut pictures or you could view some videos. I think the latter gives you a much better idea.
This following video can give you a really good visual guide on how to how to trim a Cockapoo and at the same time which of the various Cockapoo haircuts styles you like. I think a video does a much better job of conveying styles than browsing through printed pictures of Cockapoos haircuts..
Here are some of the more popular Cockapoo haricuts that you can try:
The Puppy Cut
Also known as the Cockapoo summer cut, this is a simple and low-maintenance style that entails trimming the fur to a short constant length. This cut is ideal for enabling your pet to remain cool during those hot seasons. However, note that this is not a classic cut. If you want your pet to have an official cut, then it is advisable to try one of the following two recommendations. The summer cut will last for at least three months before requiring another haircut.
The Cockapoo Cocker Cut
You may also want to consider the Classic Cocker cut. Here, the fur on the bottom and head regions of the pet’s body is kept long. The professional groomer will cut the hair near the eyes and trim the hair around the pet’s body, but he or she will generally leave the hair longer than a summer cut. However, this haircut will have to be maintained on a more regular basis, probably every 6-8 weeks. It is also important to keep the hair clean in between.
The Teddy Bear Trim
This haircut leaves more hair on your canine friend and is probably suitable for the cold seasons. The hair is cut to roughly 2 to 3 inches long. Just like the cocker cut, the hair near the eyes and the bottom is kept longer. This haircut also requires frequent maintenance to ensure it is always clean and nice looking. You may want to organise subsequent cuts every 8 weeks. You should brush the pet’s hair to keep in clear and fresh from knots and dirt.
The Cockapoo Temperament
Regardless of whether you are a professional groomer or a dog owner, it pays to know the personality makeup of the different dog breeds you are dealing with, especially when it comes to handling them for grooming. And this is no different when it comes to grooming a cockapoo.
And, I’m sure it will come as no surprise to learn that the Cockapoo has a delightful nature. Being a mix of Poodle and Cocker Spaniel, the Cockapoo is the proud owner or a keen intellect. This of course translates into a dog that is relatively easy to train. But it also means that you will have a dog that needs to be entertained. No boring activities will do for this breed. The intelligent temperament of the Cockapoo demands interesting stimulation.
So, when it comes to tackling a time-consuming Cockapoo cut, you might need to distract him a little and certainly a grooming restraint of some kind can help.
In a word, you can expect the Cockapoo to be playful. In this interesting poll asking for a one-word description of the Cockapoo breed, 70% of those surveyed chose the word friendly.
FAQs About Cockapoo Grooming
Do cockapoos shed?
Well the short answer is that most breeds shed to some extent, naturally some a lot more than others. And Cockapoos belong to the group that shed very little. Poodles are generally regarded as belonging to the “non-shedding” group, and as can be expected, the Cockapoo has inherited this trait, although I prefer the term low-shedding. Even then, it can vary from dog to dog.
Is a Cockapoo hypoallergenic?
This would depend very much on the health of his skin rather than on his coat type. If the Cockapoo is nice and healthy, free of any dander, then the chances of causing allergies are reduced.
Deciding on a Haircut Style for Your Cockapoo
One endearing feature about this dog breed is the fact that no matter the preferred haircut style, a Cockapoo always looks cute. Deciding which of the many Cockapoo haircuts suits your pooch best will really boil down to your own personal needs and preferences. And in some cases, this may involve some trial and error until you find your preferred option.
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