When is a Cockapoo Full Grown?
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.
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
Miniature Cockapoos are small to mid-size dogs, measuring anywhere from over ten to 16 inches tall. They typically weigh in the 15-pound range.
The Miniature Cockapoo results from breeding a Cocker Spaniel with a Miniature Poodle.
Because of a Cocker Spaniel’s small size, breeding this pair together rarely results in an excessively large Cockapoo. However, gene variations can cause anything to happen.
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.
Understanding a Cockapoo Parent’s Sizes
Before we talk about the many Cockapoo size variations, it’s important to understand the why behind it. That boils down to a Cockapoo’s genetics from its parents.
The Cockapoo is a mix between the Cocker Spaniel, a naturally small dog, and the Poodle, which ranges in size.
Cocker Spaniel Size
The Kennel Clubs, which dictate official dog breeds, states that the Cocker Spaniel is the smallest sporting Spaniel registered with them.
These dogs grow 13.5 to 14.5 inches tall and weigh between 20 to 30 pounds.
Unlike the Poodle, there’s little variation in the Cocker Spaniel’s size. You can expect female Cocker Spaniels to be at the lower height range and males to be at the higher end.
A Cockapoo’s size varies because of its Poodle parent. That’s because Poodles come in the following three varieties:
- Miniature Poodle: Between 10 to 15 inches tall, weighs 10 to 15 pounds.
- Standard Poodle: Over 15 inches tall, weighs 40 to 70 pounds.
- Toy Poodle: Less than 10 inches tall, 4 to 6 pounds.
Although Poodles have a range of sizes, that’s the only differentiator between them; they come in the same colors and coat types and have the same genetic makeup that causes them to be loyal, family-oriented pets.
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 Support Cockapoo Growth?
You might want your Cockapoo to stay a puppy forever, but we all know this isn’t possible. So, you should follow the guidelines below to help your puppy grow into a healthy and genetically predisposed size.
- Purchase high-quality food.
- Ensure the food has balanced macronutrients.
- Exercise your puppy in moderation.
Cockapoo puppies require more protein than when they’re adults (29% compared to 18%), which is why it’s so important to feed your puppy age-appropriate dog food.
That said, feeding your puppy too much protein can also lead to issues, particularly with their skeletal functioning and joint development.
Since Cockapoo puppies range in size even when they’re the same age, it’s also important to feed them a quantity of food tailored to their growth. Your veterinarian can help you determine what and how much food to feed your Cockapoo puppy to help them achieve ultimate growth.
Ensuring your Cockapoo puppy gets exercise is vital, and they’ll need increased amounts of exercise as they get older. But exercising your puppy too long and intensely before their growth plates solidify can cause joint damage and stunted growth.
As a general rule, it’s safe to increase the amount of time you exercise your puppy by five minutes for each month of age. So, a three-month-old Cockapoo puppy can have 15 minutes of exercise per day. It’s best to break up this exercise into two sessions to stimulate them physically and mentally.
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.
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.