Cockapoos are a hybrid breed created by crossing a poodle and a cocker spaniel. This “designer” breed began in the 1960’s. Cockapoos are known for their friendly, affectionate, and playful personality, intelligence and trainability, lack of shedding, and low odor. They make excellent family pets, as well as one-person owners. Cockapoos are very social and people orientated, therefore they are not suited to being left alone for long periods of time. They do well in any environment, from an apartment in the city to a farm in the country, as long as they are given your attention and love.