Crossing the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle creates a Cockapoo. As expected of a crossbreed, you’ll find Cockapoos in a variety of sizes and appearances. If you just purchased a Cockapoo puppy or are trying to figure out when they are full-grown, we have some data for you! Cockapoos generally follow a growth curve which makes it relatively easy for you to predict their weight and understand when a Cockapoo is full-grown. So when is a Cockapoo full grown?
In general, Cockapoos are full-grown when they reach 24 months old! However, they grow extremely fast during the first 1 year of their life and will be 95% of their body weight after they are 12 months old! During the first few months of their life, Cockapoo owners think that their puppy won’t stop growing. If you want to estimate the future size of your Cockapoo, you can take a look at some of our data below.
For more information about Cockapoos, we highly suggest you read our in-depth Cockapoo Dog Breed Guide!
What’s the Size of a Cockapoo?
Naturally, most dog owners would want to know how big their Cockapoo will get when it’s an adult. Typically, people purchase a Cockapoo because they want a small and portable dog that they can comfortably keep at home. Since Cockapoos grow extremely fast during the first 1 year of their life, we have a weight chart of what you can expect from your Teacup, Miniature, or Standard sized Cockapoo. A full-grown Cockapoo’s dimensions almost always depends on the parents’ dogs’ physical characteristics.
This is due to the fact that three types of Poodle sizes exist. When Poodles are crossed with a Cocker Spaniel, they generally great three sizes of Cockapoo: Toy/Teacup, Miniature, and Standard. If you want to get a more accurate prediction of how big your Cockapoo will get, we highly suggest that you try the Embark DNA Test. This DNA test was very accurate for our Goldendoodle.
Teacup Cockapoo Size
A Teacup Cockapoo can be as heavy as six pounds and tall as ten inches. These dogs are bred with a Toy Poodle, so they are extremely small. Due to their size, handling and controlling Teacup Cockapoos isn’t difficult. Older people will find it enjoyable while taking this dog for a walk. Also, you won’t need a large household to adequately shelter a Cockapoo.
Miniature Cockapoo Size
A Miniature Cockapoo is slightly larger than a Teacup Cockapoo and weighs fifteen pounds or more. They can also be as tall as sixteen inches. Miniature Cockapoos are bred from Miniature or Moyen Poodles. Typically, Miniature Cockapoos fall within the classification of small to average-sized dogs. They are also an excellent option for small apartment owners who don’t mind the troubles of having an average-sized dog.
Standard Cockapoo Size
The Standard Poodle is the largest of all three Poodle breeds which creates the Standard Cockapoo, also sometimes called the Maxi Cockapoo. Standard Cockapoos are very tall dogs whose heights can reach more than eighteen inches. They can also weigh as much as 19+ pounds. You’ll need to provide ample space for standard Cockapoos to stretch and run. Hence, a house with a yard will be the best place to keep this size dog.
Cockapoo Growth Curve
Cockapoos are considered full-grown when they reach the maturity phase of the lifecycle at 2 years old. However, Cockapoos are 95% of their total body weight at 52 weeks old. To estimate the full-grown size of your Cockapoo, here are some general rules of thumb:
- When your Cockapoo is 4 weeks old, you can multiple its weight by 4 to get its full-grown body weight.
- When your Cockapoo is 12 weeks old, you can double its weight to estimate its full-grown weight.
- When your Cockapoo is 24 weeks old, you can multiply its weight by 1.25 to estimate its full-grown weight.
How to Know if a Cockapoo is Overweight
Cockapoos are small-sized Doodle dog breeds, but they still need exercise! They don’t typically accumulate much body fat, but it would help if you still took them for walks per day to stay in great shape.
You can tell your Cockapoo is overweight when you run your palms along its spine and ribs. You should feel the contour of your Cockapoos ribs. If you cannot feel anything when you press your hand against your Cockapoos ribs then your dog is likely overweight and needs to burn off some fat.
Conclusion for When is a Cockapoo Full Grown?
As a hybrid crossbred from two popular dog breeds, a Cockapoo’s appearance and size differs drastically by the size of Poodle they were bred with. The growth rate of a Cockapoo’s size is almost always determined by its parents’ physical characteristics. On average, smaller Cockapoos reach maturity faster than larger breeds. Also, smaller breeds tend to have a longer lifespan than bigger-sized dogs. Your Cockapoo will be 95% of their total body weight after 12 months old and they will be considered full-grown when they are 24 months old.
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Garrett loves animals and is a huge advocate for all Doodle dog breeds. He owns his own Goldendoodle named Kona. In addition, he volunteers at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, where he fosters dogs and helps animals. Garrett enjoys writing about Doodles and believes that dogs can teach humans more about how to live than humans can teach a dog.
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