The Cockapoo is half Cocker Spaniel and half Poodle, and it’s thought that the very first litter was an accidental union between the breeds! They’re a lovable breed and are renowned for being loyal, charming and intelligent dogs whose low shedding coats are perfect for people with allergies.
Thinking of getting a Cockapoo?
Learn all about these curly canines with our breed guide.
Breed Health Conditions
There are a few issues that Cockapoos might inherit or be more prone to that you should know about if you’re planning on getting a puppy. These include problems with their joints, like hip dysplasia, issues with their eyes and ears and dental disease.
Want to know what to expect with a Cockerpoo?
Learn more about the breed’s most common health conditions.
Did you know?
Your Animal Friends policy helps animal charities like Jerry Green Dog Rescue who find forever homes for Cockapoos just like yours.
Insurance for Cockapoos made simple
Our step-by-step online quote process can help you determine the level of cover you need for your four-legged best friend. With just some quick information about yourself and some details about your dog, we'll give you quotes that suit you, your dog and your budget.
Want to know a bit more about what policy cover or type is right for you and your dog first? Find out how our award-winning policies work below;
We have 5 types of pet insurance policies, including two options for Lifetime, each with different levels of cover for the cost of vet fees.
This aims to protect your dog if they have an accident. It doesn’t cover you for any illnesses or diseases they might have. If your dog has an accident, the policy offers £2,500 per year towards the cost of treating their injuries. The £2,500 limit applies to each accident your dog might have, and there’s no limit to the number of accidents you can claim for.
Each accident also has a lifetime limit of £15,000 – as long as you renew your policy. So, you can make claims over multiple years if your dog needs long-term treatment for their injuries – up to the £2,500 annual limit.
Time Limited products aim to protect your dog if they become ill or are injured in an accident. You can claim up to a set amount for vet fees for each condition your dog might have.
Each new condition is covered for 12 months – as long as you renew your policy. The 12 months starts from the date your dog first showed signs or symptoms of the condition. Once you reach your vet fee limit – or after 12 months, whichever comes first – we won’t cover that condition anymore, even after you renew.
The annual limit in your schedule is the most we’ll pay in total each year for all conditions.
Maximum Benefit policies aim to protect your dog if they become ill or are injured in an accident. You can claim up to a set amount for vet fees for each condition your dog might have. You can claim for as many conditions as you need to, as long as you stay within the vet fee limit for each condition. Once you reach the limit for a condition, you won't be able to make a claim for it again, even after you renew.
Lifetime Annual Limit
Lifetime Annual Limit policies aim to protect your dog if they become ill or are injured in an accident. This policy allows you to claim up to a set amount for vet fees each policy year. You can claim for as many conditions as you need to each policy year, as long as you stay within your vet fee limit. The limit resets when you renew, and we’ll cover your dog’s conditions for as long as you have a policy with us.
Lifetime Condition Limit
Lifetime Condition Limit policies aim to protect your dog if they become ill or are injured in an accident. This policy allows you to claim up to a set amount for vet fees per policy year for each condition your dog might have. You can claim for as many conditions as you need to each policy year. This limit resets when you renew, and we’ll cover your dog’s conditions for as long as you have a policy with us.
Pet insurance premiums increase as your pet gets older, as the chance of your pet becoming ill increases. Excesses apply to all our policies and a co-payment is currently payable on claims if you renew your policy after your dog turns 8 years old.
Speak to a vet, any time, for free
You can speak to the veterinary experts at Joii Pet Care from the comfort of your own home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Puppy insurance with PupStart
Our policies cover puppies from 4 weeks old, if your dog is under one year old you will also get additional exclusive benefits with PupStart, our uniquely tailored puppy programme.
You'll have access to:
- Puppy clinics and training with our vet experts at Joii Pet Care
- One month free flea and tick treatment
- Online introductory puppy first aid training
- The chance to win a puppy prize bundle worth £200*
Puppies are covered under our dog insurance policies. *Giveaway terms and conditions apply.
Why choose Animal Friends?
With over 25 years' experience, more than £7.8 million donated to support animal welfare, and over one million pets covered, customers choose Animal Friends for:
- Affordable, award-winning cover to suit you and your pet
- Free vet video calls 24/7/365 through the Joii app for dog and cat customers
- Every policy bought helps support animal charities and conservancies around the world
- Fuss-free claiming. Vets can claim on your behalf
- Expert advice and guides for you and your pet.
Frequently hailed as a designer dog, the Cockapoo is a mixed breed of the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle - the clue’s in the name. As they’ve inherited characteristics from two of the most popular dog breeds, it’s no wonder they’re so sought after!
Their cute size, intelligence and affectionate nature make them the perfect companion for any dog lover. However, if you want to truly understand the personality of your Cockapoo, you should find out as much as you can about its two contributing breeds.
If you’re considering getting a Cockapoo, you’ll need to think about how best to look after them. As a breed that needs a good two walks a day and thrives on human company, there’s an awful lot to consider!
At Animal Friends, we provide a range of insurance policies that work with your budget and cover the needs of your Cockapoo.
Whilst prices will differ depending on the level of cover you think is right for your pet, there are also a couple of other major factors to consider when insuring your Cockapoo:
- Their age - As dogs get older, they are more likely to suffer from health issues and injuries. This means that insurance will be pricier for older dogs.
- Their location - Pet insurance prices are generally determined by region in the UK. Areas with lower veterinary costs typically come with cheaper insurance prices than that of areas with higher average costs.
Get a quote to insure your Cockapoo with one of our dog insurance policies.
Cockapoos live, on average, between 15 and 18 years.
Ultimately, this is dependent on the dog’s personal health issues, the level of care the dog has received and its size. Smaller dogs typically have a longer lifespan than medium-sized dogs and large dogs, so these are all important factors to bear in mind.
As the Cockapoo is a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle, it can be susceptible to the health problems of either breed - although the risk is not as high as it is for the purebred dogs.
There are a variety of conditions that Cockapoos can suffer from, mostly involving their joints, ears, eyes, skin, teeth and metabolism.
It’s recommended that you research these health issues before you settle on your insurance for your Cockapoo, to ensure you choose the right level of cover.
It’s also important to ensure you are buying your Cockapoo from the right breeder, who should be able to show you results from necessary health checks they’ve done prior to purchase.
Cockapoos are known to be compatible with allergy-prone people. However, as each one is different, it’s crucial that you buy yours from a reputable breeder to be completely sure of this.
Cockapoos thrive around humans, especially when they’ve been socialised and trained well. With them being friendly dogs who tend to get along with all ages, a family home is a great environment for them.
They’re known for getting along well with children - under supervision, of course. They typically love to spend a lot of time with their owners, whether that’s chilling on the couch together or frolicking about in the garden.
However, they’re not fans of being left alone for lengthy periods of time. This can cause them to develop separation anxiety, which is usually communicated through them crying, barking excessively or becoming destructive when home alone.
At Animal Friends, we don’t cover working dogs. We do, however, cover retired working dogs.
By default, Animal Friends does not classify a Cockapoo as a working dog.
However, were the owner to employ the Cockapoo for a use that fell under the definition of a "working dog" (eg. to use a Cockapoo for hunting purposes, or as a trained sniffer dog) then Animal Friends would not be able to provide cover for it.
Get a quote to insure your Cockapoo with one of our dog insurance policies.