Doodle breeds are wildly popular these days and for good reason. However, it can be overwhelming to understand the difference between all of the doodles and which one is right for your family.
A Cockapoo was actually one of the first doodle breeds. It is considered by many old breeders as the original Doodle. This is a popular smaller Doodle breed that is a mix between a Cocker Spaniel and a Miniature Poodle.
Labradoodles are one of the most common and recognizable hybrid dog breeds, only behind the Goldendoodle. This Doodle is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle.
There are three sizes of Labradoodles that common amongst breeders: standard, medium, and mini. Breeders have started to realize that everyone doesn’t want a 60 lb lap dog and have changed their programs accordingly.
The Cockapoo is typically a very loving and fun breed of dog. They have tons of energy and need to walk and play every day, even into late adulthood. Because the Cockapoo is very smart, they tend to get bored often.
The Labradoodle does have the traditional Doodle temperament because the Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador and a Standard Poodle they can inherit any part of the two breed temperaments.
A Cockapoo has a general life expectancy of 15 years. The Labradoodle does have a shorter life expectancy than the Cockapoo. They generally live to be between 12 and 15 years old.