The Golden Cockapoo. Does a dog get any cuter?
I’d argue not!
Though, I am a little biased.
I’m a proud owner of a charming golden Cockapoo named Bailey, and since welcoming him into our lives, we’ve learnt a thing or two about the breed and this particular coat type in particular.
Today, I’d love to share with you the multifaceted world of golden Cockapoos, weaving in my personal experiences with Bailey, to provide a comprehensive view of what to expect and what life can be like with these golden companions.
What Is A Golden Cockapoo?
A golden Cockapoo is a mix between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle (Standard, Miniature or Toy ) with a golden or light tan coat color. While the coat color is distinctively golden, the type and texture can range from curly, wavy, or straight.
The golden tone is one of the more sought-after and popular colors; even though it can range from a pale, creamy hue to a deeper, rich gold, depending on individual genetics.
While the defining feature of golden Cockapoos is their appealing coat color, it’s essential to remember that their coats can also vary in type, being either curly, wavy, or straight.
Regardless of the coat type, the golden coloration tends to be uniformly distributed across the body, though it might be interspersed with lighter or darker shades, creating a multi-tonal effect.
Regular grooming is crucial to maintain the vibrant golden shade and overall health of the coat, preventing matting and tangling, especially in curly or wavy coat types.
What is the temperament of a golden cockapoo?
A golden Cockapoo boasts a friendly, affectionate, and intelligent temperament, much like Cockapoos of other colors. They are known for their adaptability and sociable nature, getting along well with children and other pets.
The coat color, including golden, does not influence a Cockapoo’s behavior or temperament.
Golden Cockapoos, along with their counterparts of different colors, are eager to please and learn, making them relatively easy to train.
They usually exhibit a balanced mix of energy and calmness, enjoying playtime and cuddles in equal measure.
Consistent training and socialization from a young age are crucial to nurture their adaptable and friendly disposition, preventing the development of unwanted behaviors.
While every dog is an individual with its own unique personality, there is no evidence to suggest that the golden coloration in Cockapoos influences their behavior or temperament compared to other colors.
It is the upbringing, training, socialization, and overall environment that play a significant role in shaping the temperament of a golden Cockapoo, just like any other dog.
How Big Do Golden Cockapoos Get?
The size of a golden Cockapoo can vary greatly, primarily depending on whether the Poodle parent is a standard, miniature, or toy size. Generally, they can weigh between 6 to 65 pounds and stand 10 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder. Their size isn’t influenced by their golden color but rather by the size of the Poodle used in breeding.
When a standard Poodle is used in the mix, the resulting golden Cockapoo can be on the larger end of the scale, potentially reaching up to 65 pounds in weight.
If the breed mix includes a miniature Poodle, the golden Cockapoo may weigh around 13 to 18 pounds, and with a toy Poodle, they can be even smaller, generally not exceeding 12 pounds in weight.
The height of the golden Cockapoo is also contingent on the Poodle parent, with those mixed with standard Poodles being the tallest and those with toy Poodles being the smallest.
So, if you are looking for a specific size of golden Cockapoo, you should inquire about the size of the Poodle parent to get a better estimate of how big your golden cockapoo puppy may get as it grows and develops!
How Much Does A Golden Cockapoo Puppy Cost?
Generally, you can expect to pay between $1,000 to $3,000 (£500-£4000) for a Golden Cockapoo puppy, although prices can be higher or lower depending on various factors.
The price of a golden Cockapoo can vary widely, largely dependent on the supply and demand, especially since golden is a highly sought-after color, often commanding a higher price.
It is crucial to note that a higher or lower price does not necessarily determine the quality or the health of the puppy.
The reputation of the breeder, the geographical location, the health screenings, vaccinations, and the lineage of the parent breeds are other factors that can influence the price of a golden Cockapoo.
A reputable breeder who conducts thorough health screenings and provides proper care will likely charge more.
However, paying a premium price is generally worthwhile – so long as you will be securing a healthy, well-bred puppy.
While it may be tempting to go for a cheaper option, it is essential to be wary of breeders who may not be following ethical breeding practices, as this can lead to health and behavioral issues in the long run.
Similarly, more expensive does not always mean better.
Therefore, if you are set on this dog and coat color, you will need to be willing to spend some time researching for responsible and ethical breeders, and even visiting is strongly recommended.
A Golden Cockapoo can be a delightful addition and they typically make fantastic family pets: bringing warmth, affection, and joy with their charming personality and striking coat.
If you’re contemplating bringing one into your home, it’s crucial to consider not just their appealing aesthetics, but also their needs, characteristics, and suitability.
You need to typically look at the breed standard for this.
Remember, coat color does not influence breed temperament.
From there, if you are keen to get one, it’s all about finding a responsible breeder and going through the process.
Are Golden Cockapoos Hypoallergenic?
Golden Cockapoos are considered hypoallergenic to some extent due to their Poodle heritage, as Poodles have a low-shedding coat that produces fewer allergens. However, no dog is completely hypoallergenic, and individual reactions may vary depending on a person’s specific allergies. Regular grooming can minimize allergens.
Learn more about the cockapoo breed:
- Are Cockapoos Aggressive? [Insights From A Current Owner]
- Can Cockapoos Swim? [Would They Event Want To Try?!]
- When Do Cockapoos Calm Down? [And How To Help Them Do So]
- Do Cockapoos Bark A Lot? [Our Experiences With This Breed]
- Do Cockapoos Shed? [What To Expect & Tips When Grooming]
I am an experienced pet owner with decades of experience owning a number of different pets, from traditional pets like dogs and cats, to the more exotic like reptiles and rodents. I currently own a Cockapoo (pictured) called Bailey. I am also the main writer and chief editor here at Pet Educate; a site dedicated to sharing evidence-based insights and guidance, based on my vast pet ownership knowledge, experience, and extensive research.