Cavapoo vs Cockapoo: Key Similarities and Differences

Cavapoo Cross Cocker Spaniel Mixes

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about cockspies are their appearance. They have very large heads, round bodies, long legs and thick coats. Their coats range from white to grayish brown with black markings. Most often they are known as “cappuccino” because of the way their coat looks like a coffee cup topped with cream or chocolate sauce.

Some of these dogs look similar to each other but most do not. Some are small, some are medium sized and some are huge! These breeds vary greatly in size. There is no standard breed size so it’s hard to say what the average size would be.

A typical male cockspie weighs between 25-35 pounds while a female cockspy weighs around 15-25 pounds. Males tend to be taller than females.

These dogs are very intelligent and they make great family pets. They love children especially babies and will play fetch with them. If you want a dog that is easy going then this might not be the best choice for your needs. However if you’re looking for a companion that loves to spend time playing with kids, watching TV or just hanging out at home, then these dogs could fit the bill perfectly!


These dogs have a double coat which means they have an undercoat and an outer coat for extra protection from the elements. They typically shed twice a year and it is not uncommon for them to shed all year round. Make sure you’re prepared to clean up after these dogs and have a lint roller handy because these dogs shed majorly. Also brush their coats often so you can avoid mats.

Now let’s talk about their coats and the tasks these dogs were bred to do. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a short, easy-to-groom coat that sheds little to no fur at all. They are great at herding animals because of their easy going nature, but they are also great working dogs in general and they can adjust to most any climate or temperature change.

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a long, thick, weather-resistant coat that sheds a lot. Unlike the Pembroke, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi was bred as a cattle-herding dog and they were bred to be very protective of their herd. They’re larger than the Pembroke which makes them excellent watch dogs and agile herders.

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The Manchester Terrier comes in a variety of colors and sizes! They are typically a medium sized dog, but some can be large and others can be small. They have a silky coat that is easy to groom and shed very little. They also have very few dander allergies which makes them a great choice for families with people who suffer from allergies.

The Jack Russell Terrier comes in a variety of colors and their coats do not shed at all! They have a short coat that is easy to maintain and they do not smell at all. These dogs are great for outdoor activities like hunting, herding, agility, and much more! They are also great for people with allergies and they are very friendly.

The Miniature Schnauzer has two different varieties, one with a longhaired coat and one with a short-haired coat. Both varieties shed very little to none! They also both come in a variety of colors and sizes.

Sources & references used in this article:

Scoping research on the sourcing of pet dogs from illegal importation and puppy farms 2016-17 by T Wyatt, M Jennifer, B Paul – 2017 –

Canine and Feline Behaviour Association by S Mucke –