Cockapoo dogs were bred and born to be companions. They are sociable, friendly, and thrive on human love and interaction. As toy dogs, they do well in apartments. They should not be kept outside, as they are somewhat fragile and do not easily tolerate being left alone. 

Because they are small and delicate, Cockapoo dogs are not the best choice for families with small children. Puppies, especially, may get hurt if they are dropped or over-hugged. That said, these dogs will make an excellent companion for almost anyone!


  • Although your Cockapoo will want to please you, he/she can be difficult to housetrain. Crate training is recommended.

  • Cockapoo are prone to chills, especially if they are damp or walking in damp areas.

  • If your Cockapoo has long hair, he/she can get sunburned on the skin where the hair is parted on the back.

  • Because of their small size and delicate structure, Cockapoo generally aren’t recommended for households with toddlers or small children.

  • To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests his/her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.

  • Some Cockapoo have delicate digestive systems and may be picky eaters. Eating problems can occur if your Cockapoo has teeth or gum problems as well. If your Maltese is showing discomfort when eating or after eating, take him to the vet for a checkup