The Lifespan of A Cockapoo
It’s one of the immediate questions that comes up when considering which dog breed? And rightfully so because there is a large variance in life expectancy depending on the dog you choose.
Average Lifespan Of A Cockapoo
Although, The American Cockapoo Club estimates the Cockapoo’s life expectancy at 12 to 20 years, I believe the top end of that range is rare. In my experience of knowing many Cockapoo owners I would say 13 to 15 years is a good innings.
Cockapoo Maximum Age
In researching this article, I also noted one reference stating Cockapoo’s have been known to live for up to 22 years. Although there wasn’t any further evidence to back that up. Looking to other breeds though, it’s interesting to look at the top 10 life expectancy of comparing all dog breeds.
Comparing Age To Other Breeds
On this list, the Toy Poodle comes in at Number 5.
Compared to the Cockapoo breeding parents which are of course The American / English Cocker Spaniel breeds + Poodle (often a Miniature Poodle), Cockapoos’ life expectancy falls unsurprisingly in between the two. Cocker spaniels average 12 1/2 years while Miniature poodles average 14 1/2 years.
Average Age of Smaller Dogs
If you compare the life expectancy of the Cockapoo to dogs of the same size. The average for a smaller breed in the western hemisphere is 12.8 years.
Cockapoo Lifespan Compared to Larger Dogs
Large dogs life’s unwind at a faster speed. Although studies have failed to pinpoint exactly why, smaller dogs like the Cockapoo tend to live longer than bigger dogs. For example, the great Irish Wolf Hound averages only 5-7 years.
Research suggests that if you have a miniature or Toy Cockapoo it may outlive a Maxi or Standard size Cockapoo. For more information on Cockapoo sizes click here.
I’d love to know how old you Cockapoo is – please let me know!