Family, Pets

Cockapoo Or Labradoodle? Which Ones The Best Family Pet

When you are looking for a new family dog, there are lots of options to choose from.  Cockapoos and Labradoodles cross-breed between cocker spaniels and Labradors with poodles, respectively.

How do you choose between these two breeds?  In the following guide, we will look at some of the main differences between the two, which should indicate which is better for your own lifestyle and circumstances.

Their Personalities

It has to be said that both cockapoos and Labradoodles have lovely personalities and are a lot of fun to play with.  A cockapoo is a dog that is very laid back and will interact nicely with anyone or thing of any age.  Labradoodles are a little livelier though, so if you have young babies or someone older, you may want to reconsider it.

Maintenance And Grooming

One of the biggest differences between any breeds of dogs is how much maintenance they require.  Truthfully though, there is not much difference between them.

However, owning a labradoodle will require less effort because it will require less grooming.  Although cockapoos are not exactly particularly demanding breed, they still need to be groomed to prevent the hair becoming matted.

It doesn’t really make a big difference but could be enough to decide one breed over the other.

Best As Watchdog

Another aspect of choosing the right breed is whether or not it makes a good watchdog.  Again, there is not much difference between these breeds, as neither are especially frightening.  However, they are both reasonably good watchdogs.  Both breeds will bark loudly and continuously if they sense there may be an intruder around the outside or inside your home, alerting you quickly to any danger.

Amount Of Exercise They Need

Everyone has different needs when it comes to dogs when it comes to exercise especially.  Perhaps you are looking for a dog that you and your family can have adventures and fun with, or you may prefer a companion that will just sit with you in the house.  Although there is not much in it, a cockapoo will require less exercise compared to a labradoodle.  While he will love getting out and about to run and chase after people and things, they will just be as happy to chill out.  As Labradoodles become easily bored and restless, it is necessary to get them out more often.


Neither a cockapoo or labradoodle is difficult to train, it is a little bit easier to train a labradoodle.  They are usually much better at listening and understanding what you require from them.  Cockapoos, on the other hand, can be a little trickier and you could need expert assistance to sufficiently train them.

As you can see, whether a cockapoo or labradoodle is best for you as a family pet will depend on your own needs and requirements.  Don’t be swayed by what other people say though, as everyone’s situation is different and their choice might not be right for you.

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