Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What kind of temperament can I expect from my Cockapoo?

This breed is eager to please, vigorous, and friendly, making him a popular choice as a companion. They are very teachable and are an ideal pet for children.

Question: Do Cockapoo's shed?

The Cockapoo should be brushed and combed regularly. It is said that this breed is little to no shedding, however when being brushed hair does come out making shedding even less common. Clipping is required at least once a year.

Question: What breed of poodle is the Father?

The Father of the Cockapoo's is a Toy Poodle. He is silver in color.

Question: How big will the Puppies get when they are fully mature?

Our cockapoos will be around 18-20 lbs when fully grown.

Question: Are the Cockapoos First or Second generation?

Mindy and her puppies are second generation cockapoos. Cookie and her puppies are first generation cockapoos. Second generation cockapoos tend to be even less shedding and hypo-allergetic. Their hair is a lot more curly and they look very cute.

Question: How tall will the Cockapoo puppies be?

The puppies will be 11" to 14" tall when they are mature.

Question: Driving Distance from Major Cities

Columbus: 2 hrs

Cleveland 1.5 hrs

Detroit 3.5 hrs

Pittsburg 2 hrs

Chicago 6 hrs

Indianapolis 4.5 hrs

Question: How do I pay for my puppy?

We have 4 methods of Payment: 

  • Venmo - (preferred for deposits)
  • Zelle - (prefered for final payment)
  • Cash - (at pick up)
  • Paypal - (Okay for deposit - Not recommended for final payment. see below)

If you pay the full amount of the puppy with Paypal, we will ad an additional $30 fee on to cover Paypals added fees. 

Venmo and Zelle do not require addtional fees. 

Question: Why do you ask for a deposit?

Putting a deposit down on a dog is the only way we have found that makes it fair for everyone. It keeps things orderly and helps ensure that people are committed to the puppy. We have had a number of people "say" they want a dog, we hold the puppy for them and then change their mind. Meanwhile we have a potential puppy owners that we turn away thinking the puppy is spoken for. It is the best way we have found to keep things fair for everyone. 

Question: What should I feed my puppy?

We recommend: Diamond Naturals or Taste of the Wild - both are excellent dog foods 

Question: Male vs Female

Male vs Female
Many people believe that female dogs make better pets... Well folks, this is not true. Most don't know that females display the alpha behaviors like "marking" and or "humping". They believe that they are more docile and attentive and do not participate in fighting. In reality, most fights will usually break out between 2 females. This is where the term "bitch" referring to a female dog, originated.

In the dog pack, females usually rule the roost and determine the pecking order. The females as a result are more independent, stubborn, and territorial than their male counterparts. Males on the other hand are usually more affectionate, attentive, and more demanding of attention. They are very attached to their people. They also tend to be more steadfast, reliable, and less moody and are quicker to take to children. Most boys are easily motivated by food and praise and so eager to please that they are housetrained easily. However males can be more easily distracted during training because they like to play so often. No matter what age he is more likely to act silly and be more puppy like than the female. Boys are fun loving until the day they die. Girls tend to be more reserved or dignified as they age.

Boys do tend to get a little bigger than girls. Neutered males rarely exhibit the behavior of marking or humping. Once the testosterone level recedes after neutering, most of these behaviors will disappear. Most people do not know that male dogs who are neutered early (by 5 months of age) usually don't ever raise their leg to pee!

Before deciding on male or female give careful thought to other animals and people in your home. A female usually only bonds with one person (usually the main caregiver) and a male tends to bond with the whole family.

However, if you spay a female before her first heat she will tend not to have the behavior hormones of humping present. If you do not intend to breed your dog the best thing to do is have them fixed at around 5 months of age.

Question: What is a Cavapoo?

Country of Origin: The Cavapoo, also known as a Cavoodle, is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Poodle. Poodle crossbreeds are meant to produce a dog with mixed traits and the Poodle's signature nonshedding coat. As a crossbreed, the Cavapoo is not eligible for registration with purebred registries such as the American Kennel Club, but it can be registered with the American Canine Hybrid Club. The Cavapoo is not considered a purebred because it doesn't 'breed true', meaning that it doesn't display a consistent set of characteristics. Like other 'designer breeds', the Cavapoo has seen a recent surge in popularity. Some breeders produce Cavapoos by crossing a purebred Poodle with a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (called a 'first generation' cross), but others allow crossing Cavapoos with Poodles or Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (called a backcross) or with other Cavapoos (called a multi-generation cross). Different crosses can result in different characteristics.

Size: The Cavapoo has a shoulder height of 9-14 in (23-35 cm) and can weigh anywhere between 7-18 lbs. Cavapoos can vary in appearance depending on the genetic influence of the parents. Most have a compact face with long, floppy ears and large brows.

Coat: The Cavapoo is known for its soft, Poodle-like coat, though a few have the Cav's longer, silkier, wavy coat. The Cavapoo can be a wide variety of colors including gold, black, white, Blenheim (brown and white), or tricolor (black, white, and tan). The Cavalier coat sheds, but the Poodle coat sheds little or not at all.

Character: The Cavapoo is friendly and energetic, thriving on human companionship. It is intelligent and can be somewhat hyper. Cavapoos tend to follow their owner from room to room, eager to play or just cuddle up. They may get into mischief or snoop around where you want to keep them out. Some Cavapoos are so attached to their owners that they suffer separation anxiety, barking and whining when their owner leaves without them.

Temperament: Cavapoos make great companions for anyone, from small children to an older people. They are friendly to everyone, including strangers, dogs, and other pets. Young children should be supervised around the Cavapoo to ensure they treat it with respect.

Care: The Cavapoo requires weekly brushing as its hair tends to knot frequently. Those with a Poodle coat require more frequent brushing. The toenails should be regularly inspected for snags in the fur, which must be gently uncaught. Cavapoos require clipping several times a year. The Cavapoo has a lifespan of 10-14 years, though some live up to 20 years. Cavapoos are susceptible to health problems affecting the parent breeds, such as mitral valve disease (a heart condition), syringomyelia (a spinal condition), cataracts, or other eye problems, though generally crossbreeds are less likely than purebreds to suffer health conditions (known as 'hybrid vigor').

Training: The Cavapoo is intelligent and easily trained. A gentle and well varied approach is recommended. Most Cavapoos can learn a wide variety of tricks and are eager to please their owner. The Cavapoo can be housetrained fairly quickly.

Activity: The Cavapoo requires daily exercise. Most of its needs can be met by indoor play, but it also enjoys walks, games, fetch, and outdoor exercise or a visit to the dog park. The Cavapoo is well suited to apartment life.

Question: Do the Puppies have their Shots?

Yes, Our puppies have the starter 5-Way Puppy shot, the Parvo Shot and are wormed every two weeks.

We send along these health records with the description of the shot for your vet.

Question: Are the Tails Dock?

Cockapoo and Shihpoo pups have docked tails.

Cavapoo's are not docked. 

Question: Are the Dew Claws Removed?

No, the dew claws are not removed.

Question: What if I live far away, do you ship?

We don't ship our puppies personally. You can contact one of our recommended carriers and they can help you get your puppy delivered to your home. 

Christy's Canine Carriage - 614-206-1104

Rob's Pet Hauling - 330-473-3761 (Use Rob if you are flying a puppy)

62 Pet Transport - 330-691-5280

What you need to know from us. 

  • Pick-up location: Mt. Hope - 44654 zip
  • Puppy Breed: Cockapoo, Shihpoo or Cavapoo

What you need to let them know.

  • Destination
  • Full Name and Address
  • Date and Time of Delivery

We charge an extra $75 for all pups that have to be flown. This covers the additional Veternarian Exam, Flight Paperwork, Transportation Costs.