You may or may not have heard of an F1B Cockapoo before. The F followed by a number indicates which generation of Cockapoo this pup comes from exactly. This generation of Cockapoos, in particular, is created when there is one Cockapoo parent and the other parent is a Poodle. This makes the Cockapoo 75% Poodle, meaning they will look slightly different from the traditional Cockapoo and be even more hypoallergenic. It is no surprise that this generation of Cockapoo has more of a Poodle's temperament than the classic 50/50 mix.
The affectionate and playful F1B Cockapoo packs a lot of personality into a small package! These sweet-tempered pups have all the loving nature of the Cockapoo and all the intelligence of the Poodle. If you are looking for a small, hypoallergenic pet that will have unwavering loyalty to you and your family, you have come to the right place.
Standing on average 10-15 inches tall and weighing anywhere from 6-19 pounds, this breed is perfect for owners looking for a small dog with a lot of pizzazz. The size of your F1B Cockapoo will depend on the size of the Poodle used during breeding. However, even at their "largest," all Cockapoos are classified as small dogs.
These happy-go-lucky pups have a lot to offer; their friendly, outgoing, and silly nature makes them the perfect family pet. You can expect lots of laughs, hugs, and lots of love the moment they step foot in their new home. There will never be a dull moment with your little furry friend; these little jokesters will surely keep you and your loved ones entertained.
As popular as this dog is, you may be shocked to learn that it is relatively new! During the 1960s in the United States, the intelligent Poodle was crossed with the loving Cocker Spaniel to create the precious, curly pup we know today. While the Poodle had been popular for many years, the Cocker Spaniel saw a significant increase in popularity due to Disney's 1955 classic Lady and the Tramp. People fell in love with the Cockapoo, which seemed to be the perfect mix of its two parent breeds, leading their popularity to soar. Over time, different generations of Cockapoo have come into existence due to backcrossing. Cockapoos will differ slightly in appearance and temperament depending on the specific generation.
In the late 1990s, the Cockapoo Club of America was formed to have the breed recognized as its breed instead of being considered a mixed-breed, or crossbreed, dog. Over the years, several other organizations have been formed to push the same message, but to this day the American Kennel Club does not recognize the Cockapoo as its own individual breed.
F1B Cockapoos have inherited some of the best traits from their parent breeds; they are brilliant, exceptionally loving, and have the perfect playfulness to keep you and your family entertained for years. The F1B Cockapoo loves to express its love for its owners, which many parents find endearing, but with that comes a sense of codependence on their owners; your pet will always want to be in your company. These dogs are not known to be particularly loud, so you do not have to worry about your new furry friend barking all hours of the night! Whether they are in the mood to jump around with a ball or are in need of a good nap, expect to find your F1B Cockapoo close by.
The F1B Cockapoo's friendly and outgoing disposition makes them a wonderful addition to families of all types; this playful pup has a lot of love to give owners of all ages and personality types. They are eager to please their owners, making them incredibly easy to train. Like any dog, proper training from an early age is vital in ensuring your pup grows to be a well-behaved, well-rounded adult. Introduce your pet to new people, new pets, and new experiences to accustom them.
The F1B Cockapoo is extremely adaptable and will find happiness in any home; their compact size allows them to live comfortably in smaller spaces, such as apartments, so long as their exercise needs are met. From condos to the suburbs, this pet will do well in any home where there is lots of love. All that matters to your puppy is that you are there with them keeping them company. They love curling up on the couch with their owners and watching a good movie. The social F1B Cockapoo is prone to separation anxiety; behavioral problems arise when your pet feels abandoned or lonely. Do not leave your pet alone for longer than necessary to prevent unwanted barking or other destructive behaviors. If you are looking for an independent dog that requires little interaction, you may want to consider other options.
These dogs are happiest when surrounded by loved ones who will give them all the affection they seek; from children to seniors, the F1B Cockapoo makes a great family pet for owners of all ages. If properly socialized early, the F1B Cockapoo will get along swimmingly with other pets and children. Positive reinforcement goes a long way with these furry friends, and they do not respond well to yelling or other intimidations. The Cockapoo must be trained from an early age, though, to learn your household expectations and begin forming healthy habits, as bad habits may be a struggle to break later on down the line.
Crating will help your pet learn how to control their bathroom habits and teach them not to get into things they shouldn't. Crate training is very effective but should not be used excessively. Introduce the crate when your F1B Cockapoo is very young to familiarize them; this will come in handy later on should they ever need to be hospitalized or boarded. As your pup grows older, you may find that the Cockapoo finds peace in the crate and may retreat to it for a nice nap or rest.
Although the F1B Cockapoo is a non-shedding dog, they still require daily brushing to maintain their hair, skin quality, and health. A textbook trait of the F1B Cockapoo is their precious, loose curls. However, it is essential to ensure that while their hair is curly, it is not becoming tangled nor matted, hence the need for a good, daily brushing session. Depending on their coat's curly, they will need to visit the groomer more frequently. A good rule of thumb is to take your pet to the groomers every 4-6 weeks to keep their hair in tip-top shape and make adjustments to their grooming schedule as necessary.
In addition to brushing your puppy's hair, it is important to brush their teeth at least twice a week to remove tartar buildup, which may be housing various bacteria that could make your pet sick. If you notice foul-smelling breath, consider brushing their teeth once daily. Nails should be trimmed once or twice a month. Dogs' nails are sensitive and filled with blood vessels, so if you are uncomfortable trimming your furry friend's nails, take them to a professional to get this done.
Every week or so, examine your pet's ears, keeping a close eye out for any dirt buildup, redness, or foul odor, which can signal an infection. The F1B Cockapoo's floppy ears allow for an environment in which bacteria grows rapidly. To remove dirt, gently wipe their ears with a cotton ball dampened with a dog-friendly ear cleanser. If you notice any sign of an ear infection, take your pet to the vet's office to be professionally examined.
While many dogs get stinky without frequent baths, the F1B Cockapoo is an "odorless breed." Just like humans, pets have natural oils that nourish their gorgeous locks. Unnecessary bathing will strip your pup's hair of these oils and negatively impact their mane. Unless otherwise stated by your pet's vet or groomer, avoid bathing your F1B Cockapoo until necessary. If you notice a change in your pup's skin, take them to the vet to be examined appropriately.
While F1B Cockapoos are pretty bouncy and love playing around, they only need about 15 minutes of exercise per day. Your pet may get a little too comfortable lying down with you on the couch all afternoon, so make sure you set aside time for your pup to get the necessary exercise vital to their health.
Your pet will enjoy three forms of exercise: walks, playing with toys, or mental stimulation. A nice, brisk walk or a little play session in the backyard for 15 minutes a day is more than enough to keep your pup happy and healthy. Another idea is to try playing scenting games or other various mind puzzles to enrich your F1B Cockapoo's mental capabilities. Some F1B Cockapoos even love swimming; once your pet is accustomed to swimming in a safe area, you will be able to take your pet with you the next time your family heads out to the lake!
Due to their intelligent and curious nature, F1B Cockapoos excel in training. These fast learners are easy to train and live to impress you! While some Cockapoos are easily distracted, the majority respond well to agility and obedience training by using treats and positive reinforcements. Steer clear from yelling and reprimanding your dog during the training process, resulting in an uncooperative pup. Some owners choose to enroll their pets in agility and obedience training. These fast learners can thrive in this environment! These training events allow your dog to exercise physically, but it also allows them to exercise their minds. Above all else, your pet will form a special bond with you through all of this, and after all, all they want is to spend as much time with you as possible.
Every dog is unique; you may find that your pet has more energy than the average F1B Cockapoo and requires a bit more exercise. But believe it or not, your Lil pup can be over-exercised! Some tell-tale signs that it is time for a bit of break include excessive panting, excessive thirst, limping, stiffness, or any other abnormalities in your dog's behavior. It is best that you cut back on the exercise for a few days to give your pup a chance to bounce back. Once they have recouped, they will be good to go!
A healthy F1B Cockapoo lives on average 12-15 years. One of the keys to ensuring your pet lives a long, full life is giving them proper nutrition. Like people, each dog is unique and requires its specific diet; this is especially true for the F1B Cockapoo, whose sizes range from 6 to 19 pounds! For F1B Cockapoo puppies, you will want to read the food bag to provide them with the recommended amount of kibble for their weight. Divide the daily amount into four separate meals. Once your pup reaches nine months old, you can decrease their food intake slightly and divide the meals up into two instead of 4. Assuming your F1B Cockapoo is of average size and weight, you can expect to feed them 1-1 ¾ cups of food per day, making adjustments as needed. Regardless of their age, be sure to provide your pet regularly; this will help make potty training that much easier! If you are struggling to find a food your dog responds well to, or if you are wondering if they are getting all of the proper nutrients, meet with your vet to get suggestions.
Since F1B cockapoos are very receptive to training and thrive on positive reinforcement, you may likely use treats to train or motivate your pet. While this is effective, be sure not to overfeed your dog. Giving your pet too many treats may inadvertently result in unwanted weight gain or obesity. If you suspect your pet is becoming overweight, try the hands-on test and the eye test in your own home.
For this test, you will need to look down at your pet. Place your hands on their back with your thumbs along the spine, and your other fingers faced downwards. Without having to press hard, you should be able to feel (not see) your dog's ribs. If you can't, lower their daily food intake and make sure they get some extra exercise.
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