The Cockapoo is not a pure bred dog. It is a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. This hybrid cross is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club.
Weight: Teacup Toy - under 6 pounds (3 kg.) grown weight Toy - under 12 pounds (5 kg.) Miniature/Mini - 13 to 18 pounds ( 5.5 - 8 kg.) Maxi - over 19 pounds. (9 kg.) Height: 14-15 inches (35-38 cm.) ACHC, NACR, CCA
I suggest bringing the german shepherd inside or giving it away to a family that will appreciate it for the working dog it is. Then I'd educate yourself about why dogs shouldnt live outside. Then you can stop by the pound and get a mutt, instead of supporting an irresponsible breeder.
I really wish you'd bring your Shepard inside and give him the life he DESERVES. A dog that stays outside all the time is no life at all. He is probably bored out of his mind. If you can't bring him inside, like lifeofriley said, it would be best for the dog to be in a home where they allow the dog the life he was bred to have.
To the nit wit who told me that i don't appreciate my dog.I care for my dog as if he lived in the house i appreciate him for all his features i make sure he has enough water and food and I take him to the park every saturday.and on top of he gets to run freely through out the yard protecting his territory giving him a sense of pride and leadership so don't tell me to give my dog away just beacause he lives outside.
Dogs are pack animals. They do not thrive being stuck alone outdoors unless they have a 24/7 job like protecting a flock of animals. Taking your dog to the park once a week and making sure you don't starve and dehydrate it barely classifies as responsible pet ownership. It just means you aren't fully neglecting it.
Dogs are PACK animals. If we didn't own them, they'd be in a pack of dogs in the woods somewhere. They don't live alone. Your dog should not be living alone outside, its not natural for him. The only pack your dog has is YOU and your family. He is not part of that pack when he is outside. How sad for him.
Do you spend anytime during the week playing with you GSD? Or is that just a Saturday thing. Because lord knows if he has food and water and you play with him once a week all will be fine. (yes add sarcasm).
As for the tips on the poo dog. Look up the temperment of the cocker look up the temperment of the poodle. And know that your pup personality and looks could be anywhere on the specturm.
I really wish some of you would give people a break. Just because the dog is kept outside gives no one the right to judge weather the dog is kept properly or not. Do gooders arent always correct you know.
Cocker-pos are mixed breeds but very popular and I cant tell you about any breeders but I can tell you that the ones I've met are very smart and loveable!
o.k all these comments about my dog are making me extremely mad.o.k let me brake this down for you all.throughout the week he sleeps outside and comes in the house during the day.he has toys for inside and out.the reason why he is not fully outside is because he has loose bowls.He's getting treated for it but he has to live with it for a long time.I know you about to say well give him to someone who can afford to clean up his watery mess .Well no I won't.I love him and I would never neglect him.
and while looking at the temperment look at all the hereditary deseases common to both breeds then add any number of them to your new pup since no breeder of mutts or"designer dogs" does health testing to ensure that your dog doesn't get something past 1 year of age, and since that is about the longest health garentee you will get from a mutt breeder good luck finding a healthy well bred mutt at that.
Just so you know a good breeder has no problem giving a lifetime or at least a 5 year health guarentee.
I'm am not trying to be rude, just stating my opinion.....Why have a dog if it will ultimatly live outside? I've always considered the purchase, or adoption of a dog to be for companionship. Not much of a companion if you have to look out the window to see him. I'm assuming that there must be some sort of a reason for your Shepard to be living outside. Hopefully the new dog will not find himself out there as well.
You guys we dont know her.I dont agree that all dogs should live inside.She obviously cares about this dog.
To the OP, I dont think you should get rid of your GSD.I do think that if you want a mutt then go to the shelter.There are plenty of them in there,even cockapoos.I think you should look at www.petfinder.org and see what is up for adoption there. You will find cockapoos on there.Please dont buy a mutt from a "breeder". Those breeders are not good.Good breeders do not breed mutts.You can find mixes like cockapoos in shelters and rescues,same as purebreds.Please look at that site.