1. The Cockapoo Teddy Bear Cut
American Cockapoo owners seem to prefer the teddy-bear shaped face. This amps up the cute factor considerably and has added the Cockapoo to the menagerie of so-called Teddy Bear dogs
How Do I give my Cockapoo a Teddy Bear cut?
The hair would be trimmed to about two to three inches and the face is left a little longer.
Trim back the fur around the eyes which will accentuate your poos’s muzzle.
I personally prefer this cut over all others. It makes use of the American Cockapoo’s shorter muzzle length (inherited from the American Cocker Spaniel) and large eyes and finer bone structure.
2. The English Bearded Cut
The popular style for English Cockapoos is the long-bearded cut. The longer hair gives the face a longer narrow oval look. The upside is its less maintenance and not everyone wants to max out the cute factor of an already cute dog.
On the downside they tend hold the smell of their last meal. If you like kissing your Cockapoo a lot it’s a bit like having a spouse with a long moustache. But hey, it’s all about personal preference.
Most Cockapoo face-shapes will fall somewhere in between these two styles. It will depend on the thickness of the coat and the texture of the hair and the intensity of the curl on the individual dog as to how round a face can be made.
The type of coat and hair texture often decides the right look. Cocker-style silkier hair just lays flat so aren’t as good to make the Teddy Bear cut and very close-knit Poodle- curls will never grow that long to make the bearded look.
Eventually you’ll wind up with the perfect cut for your tastes and your Cockapoo.
Cockapoos can keep the length au-naturel with a thorough brush 2 to 3 times a week and bathing every 2 – 3 months. However, it may still be necessary to trim back overgrowing hair from between the eyes and fringe area with thinning scissors, to provide your dog with clear vision- and so that you can see their pretty eyes!
Some people will also choose to trim off the beard from the bottom jaw as it does get water logged when drinking…that wet face often then gets offered up to its owner for a cuddle!
3. The Puppy Cut
For those owners that want the eternal puppy dog, this cut is simple. Just cut all over a fairly even length that is mostly short all over.
You can tell your groomer that you want a low-maintenance cut that will last at least three months before growing out.
Be warned though, the puppy cut is not going to look like a pure breed cut, so if you like the Classic Poodle or Cocker look, you may not want to go with this. Another name for this cut is the Summer Cut.
It’s good for hotter weather because it is short and will help your dog stay cool!
This cut needs redoing every 4 weeks.
4. The Cocker Cut
This cut is very popular and what most people now identify with a Cockapoo.
This is when the hair on the head and the bottom of your Cockapoo’s body is left long.
Hair around the eyes is still cut back but the torso and back is left medium curl – longer than the Summer cut.
To maintain this look you need to groom about 6-8 weeks.
What’s your favourite style for your Cockapoo – let me know below!