i am probably going to get a cockapoo this summer. before i say anything else, i know they are not a real breed, they are just a hybrid. but i would like to find a place that breeds them near me. (i live in San Diego) i know it is a good idea to get one at a shelter, but it is not very likely there will be one there and there would only be 1 or 2 to choose from. i can't get just anydog at a shelter because i am allergic to dogs so i need a hypo-allergenic one, and i really like cockapoos,also if anyone has a cockapoo, could you tell me more about them or maybe post a pic. thnx :)
There is absolutly no guarantee any hybrid dog will even be low shed, let alone allergy friendly. And since the majority of hybrids come from backyard breeders and petstores, if you find out a few days later you are highly allergic to the dog, what do you do with it then?
There are a great number of actual breeds that are kind to allergies, the poodle is not the only one if you don't like poodles by themselves.
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Alexandra - I have a cockapoo. He is 1.5 years old now, but I got him from a shelter when he was 5 months old. You can get them at a shelter, or many other poodle mixes that would also be good for allergy sufferers.
I would check out all the gentic failts with the poople and the cocker.
I had one that was also terrier so she was struck three times with: Glacoma, moles, and ear problems.
We had to put her down at the age of 10. Her Glacoma was so bad that she didn't want to do much most days, plus no matter what we did we couldn't get the fleas to leave her alone. Then there was also all the moles she got covering her body.
We took her in to have her teeth cleaned and some of her bigger moles removed. They ended up removing thirteen moles off of her. I think she was eight at this time.
Just becareful and know all the ailments that both breeds can get. So you can watch for them and hopefully keep them from getting bad. Like the ears. You should clean them at least once a week if not more. Especally if you find them to be very waxey. They get yeast infections easily.
Good luck finding the right one for you.
You might also want to check into the Havenees I beleive they are hyperalligenic. I could be wrong, but it would hurt to check them out. They are nice dogs.
Alexander DO NOT buy a cockapoo. If you want one that badly adopt one. They are not purebreds, and there are already enough mutts in the world. There are plenty of purebred hypo-allergic dogs if you want a puppy.