A Cockapoo is a crossbred designer dog.It is the cross of an American Cocker Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle{in most cases a miniature or toy poodle}.Overall Cockapoos are usually healthy and happy with a lot of smaller dogs they tend to be quite long-lived and it’s not unusual for Cockerpoos to live to 16 or more.Cockapoos have become popular because the generally combine the outgoing,loving personality of the cocker spaniel with the low -shedding,low dander of the poodle.Cockapoos are intelligent and active, and thrive when they receieve regular exercise.Cockapoos can be one solid color or can have complex markings.They can be white with patches of any color.They can also have spots or freckles of color,called ticking. Cockapoos may also have a merle coat,where random portions are diluted to create a mottled appearance.