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Cockapoos, the first designer dog


First bred in the 1950s, the cockapoo is the original hybrid and remains the most popular.

Cocker spaniel: friendly, outgoing, playful temperament

Poodle: low-shedding for people with allergies; intelligent, athletic

Cockapoo: Affectionate, people-oriented, outgoing, happy, easy going, highly trainable

SOURCES: American Cockapoo Club,