Breed-specific dog books can be a helpful aid for a potential buyer trying to decide if a particular breed is for them. Information about health issues, temperament and breed-specific traits and characteristics is an essential part of the research a puppy buyer is recommended to carry out and this book ticks that box very nicely albeit that as the author points out, the Cockapoo is a crossbreed, not a breed. The debate, often heated, about designer crossbreeds no doubt will continue but the reality is, as anyone who runs pet classes will tell you, pet dog buyers are actively choosing Cockapoos. A book which helps them understand better what they might be taking on can only be helpful. Plenty of excellent illustrations, beautifully produced and well written, a lot of space is devoted to what constitutes a Cockapoo. Author David Alderton addresses the need to be sure both parents are health checked and examines the potential health problems. Some excellent information on grooming, rearing, management and socialising, plus good coverage of health topics and excellent photos makes this a good buy. --Dog Training Weekly
Crossbreeding between different types of dog is not a new phenomenon, and, over recent years, interest in crossbreeding has grown, partly due to curiosity but more significantly because the role of dogs in our lives has undergone a dramatic change as they have become one of the family. As a result, breeders are seeking to create new, distinctive, friendly companion dogs that will thrive in domestic surroundings.
The lovable Cockapoo is one of the oldest members of the so-called ‘designer dog' group, and, ion this essential guide, you will find everything you need to know about choosing, buying and enjoying your Cockapoo, including breed background, settling in your new arrival, establishing a daily routine and what to expect as your canine companion grows up. Over 100 illustrations – many specially commissioned – colourfully illustrate and describe these captivating dogs.