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Cockapoo Dog Registration

Breed Standard for Cockapoo:

General Appearance:

  • The Cockapoo is a small to medium-sized dog with a well-proportioned body and a sturdy build.

  • They should have a friendly and alert expression, reflecting their sociable and intelligent nature.

  • The overall appearance should be balanced, with no exaggerated features.


  • The Cockapoo typically ranges in height from 10 to 15 inches (25 to 38 cm) at the shoulder.

  • Weight can vary depending on the size of the Poodle parent, but generally falls between 10 to 30 pounds (4.5 to 13.6 kg).


  • The coat of the Cockapoo can vary widely depending on the genetic contribution from the Poodle parent.

  • It may be curly, wavy, or straight, and may be of various colors, including white, black, brown, cream, or a combination of these colors.

  • The coat should be of medium length, dense, and may be low-shedding or hypoallergenic, like the Poodle parent.


  • The head should be proportionate to the body, with a slightly rounded skull.

  • Eyes are typically round or almond-shaped, expressing a bright and intelligent demeanor.

  • Ears may be drop or semi-prick in shape, and they should be set high on the head.


  • The body of the Cockapoo should be well-muscled and compact, with a level topline.

  • Chest should be deep and well-developed, providing ample room for lung capacity.

  • Legs are straight and sturdy, providing agility and grace in movement.


  • The tail may be docked or left natural, depending on individual preference and local regulations.

  • When undocked, the tail is typically of medium length and may be carried erect or slightly curved.


  • Cockapoos are known for their affectionate, playful, and outgoing nature.

  • They are intelligent dogs that thrive on human companionship and enjoy participating in various activities, including obedience training, agility, and interactive play.

  • Cockapoos are typically good with children and other pets when properly socialized from a young age.


The Cockapoo, a beloved crossbreed resulting from the combination of a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle, has captured the hearts of dog lovers around the world with its charming personality and endearing traits. As this popular hybrid continues to rise in popularity, questions arise regarding registration and recognition within the canine community. In this article, we explore what defines a Cockapoo and why registering with the Designer Kennel Club (DKC) holds significance for breeders and owners alike.

Understanding the Cockapoo:

The Cockapoo inherits traits from both the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle, resulting in a delightful blend of characteristics that make it a cherished companion in countless households. These dogs are known for their affectionate nature, intelligence, and playful demeanor, making them well-suited for families, singles, and seniors alike.


Cockapoos come in various sizes, ranging from toy to standard, depending on the size of the Poodle parent. They typically have a soft, curly or wavy coat that can be of various colors, including white, black, brown, cream, or a combination thereof. Their expressive eyes and friendly disposition add to their irresistible appeal.


The Importance of Registration:
While the Cockapoo may not be recognized as a breed by traditional kennel clubs like the American Kennel Club (AKC) or the Kennel Club (UK), registering your Cockapoo with the Designer Kennel Club offers several benefits:


Breed Recognition: Registering your Cockapoo with the Designer Kennel Club provides official recognition of this beloved crossbreed. It acknowledges the unique qualities and characteristics that define the Cockapoo, contributing to its status as a recognized designer breed.

Pedigree Documentation: Registration with the Designer Kennel Club ensures that your Cockapoo's lineage is documented, offering valuable insight into its genetic background. This information can be beneficial for breeders seeking to make informed breeding decisions and for owners interested in understanding their dog's heritage.

Health Monitoring: The Designer Kennel Club maintains records of registered Cockapoos, allowing for the tracking of health information and genetic data within the breed. This helps identify potential health concerns and promotes responsible breeding practices aimed at preserving the well-being of Cockapoos.

Community Engagement: Registering your Cockapoo with the Designer Kennel Club facilitates connections with fellow enthusiasts and breeders within the Cockapoo community. It provides opportunities for networking, sharing knowledge, and participating in events and activities dedicated to celebrating this beloved crossbreed.

the Cockapoo embodies the best traits of its parent breeds, combining the affectionate nature of the Cocker Spaniel with the intelligence and hypoallergenic coat of the Poodle. While not recognized as a breed by traditional kennel clubs, registering your Cockapoo with the Designer Kennel Club offers numerous advantages, including breed recognition, pedigree documentation, health monitoring, and community engagement.


By taking this important step, you contribute to the ongoing recognition and preservation of the Cockapoo breed, ensuring that these wonderful dogs continue to bring joy and companionship to families for years to come.

Question & Answer

Can You Register a Cockapoo?

Yes, you can register your puppy or dog with the Designer Kennel Club. The DKC is the best registry for the designer dog breed. 

Can I get Papers for a Cockapoo?

Yes, you can receive registration papers for your puppy or dog. Register your puppy or dog as a Foundation dog.

Can I register my Cockapoo puppy litter?

Litter registration is offered by the Designer Kennel Club. To register your puppy litter, you must register both parents as Foundation dog, then register your puppy litter. 

Can I register my dog without AKC papers? Yes, you can register your dog as a Foundation dog

How to prove my dog is purebred without papers? registration papers will show proof of breed & ownership. 

What is the best registration for a dog? DKC registration papers are the best for all designer dog breeds. 

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