The Cockapoo (also known as Spoodle, Cockerpoo, or Cock-A-Poo) is the cross between a Poodle and an American or English Cocker Spaniel. The resulting dogs are cute, low-shedding, smart, confident, and also easy to train.
Are you looking to add a Cockapoo to your family? Want to know its price and how much it costs to keep on a monthly and annual basis? Then read on, we have all the information you need!
How Much is a Cockapoo?
Our team analyzed over 500 advertisements to bring you Cockapoo prices:
- A Cockapoo puppy usually costs between $700 and $3000. The national average price of a Cockapoo was around $700. (You can read our article here to find out exactly how we arrived at this data).
- We found the maximum price of a Cockapoo pup born to show-winning Poodles and Cocker Spaniels to be around $3000. Certain rare coat colors like merle Cockapoos were sold for over $2500. F1-B Cockapoos (Cockapoos bred back to Poodles) usually cost more because of their hypoallergenic coats.
- Some pet shops sell Cockapoo pups for $250 each. But it is best not to buy from these places since the pups are kept in appalling conditions. Many are products of puppy mills and backyard breeding. Such pups tend to have health issues or behavioral problems.
- The cost of adopting a Cockapoo is a lot cheaper. Most shelters charged $50-$150 for rehoming Cockapoos. Some shelters that charge over $300 usually cover the initial vaccinations and spaying/neutering in that amount.
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Initial Costs – Price of Items Needed for a Cockapoo
It is important to prepare your home for your Cocokapoo’s first night after you bring it from the breeder or shelter. Below is a list of items your pet will need along with a cost range.
|A comfortable bed and some blankets||$30-$100|
|2 stainless steel/ceramic bowls for water and chow||$10-$40|
|Cockapoo collar and leash||$10-$30|
|Dog tag and harness||$10-$30|
|Poo bags or poop scooper, pee pads||$10-$30|
|Puppy toys (rope toys, balls, chew bones, dental toys, Kong toys)||$10-$40|
|Dog grooming brush||$10-$20|
|Cold weather coat||$20-$40|
|Healthy training treats||$5-$20|
|Shampoo, conditioner, nail clippers, hair trimmer||$10-$50|
Most Cockapoo owners spend between $200-$500 on these supplies. You can always save money by picking up some of these items from yard sales or getting them second-hand or pre-owned from friends.
Medical or Veterinary Costs for Cockapoos
Our calculations show that, on average, Cockapoo owners spend $595 on their dog’s medical costs in the first year and around $465 per year after that.
These costs mainly include spay/neuter surgery in the first year, flea and tick prevention, deworming, vaccinations, and two routine health checkups. After the first year, most Cockapoo parents spent on parasite prevention, routine vet visits, and booster shots.
Adult Cockapoos also need dental care and routine blood tests. A senior Cocokapoo could develop health issues like eye problems, heart disease, joint-related problems, etc.
Here is a table showing these costs and their prices:
|Routine checkup||$40 – $120|
|Vaccinations (first year)||$170|
|Parasite prevention (per year)||$150-$300|
|Spaying or neutering||$160-$400|
|X-ray||Up to $200|
Cockapoos, like most hybrid dogs, are usually quite healthy. However, from time to time, some of them are known to develop health issues like progressive retinal atrophy and hip or elbow dysplasia. These can cost thousands of dollars to treat.
You can opt to buy pet medical insurance to offset some of these costs. Most pet parents spend between $100-$300 per year on medical insurance for their Cockapoos. These plans could cover routine and emergency veterinary costs for your little pet.
Cost of Dog Training for Cockapoos
Cockapoos are smart dogs and they learn quickly. You can always train your dog on your own at home. There are many free dog training videos and tips available online. You can also pick up some dog training books from the library.
In case you find it tough to train your Cockapoo on your own, you can always enlist the help of a professional dog trainer. You could also enroll your buddy in group training classes. Here are some options for canine training (along with their prices):
|Type of Dog Training||Cost|
|Private dog training sessions||$50-$120 per session|
|Group dog training classes||$30-$80 per class|
|Specific behavior training||$400-$1000 for 6-8 sessions|
|PetSmart dog training||1-session costs $35 or $119 for 6-week sessions (held once a week)|
|PetCo puppy training||$110-$300 depending on the level or $149 for 6-week sessions|
Dog Food Costs for Cockapoos
Our team found the price ranges of different types of dog foods suitable for Cockapoos. These are priced differently and, accordingly, your monthly and annual dog food costs will vary.
These quantities/amounts will also vary based on your dog’s age, activity levels, and also its overall health. Note that Cockapoos come in four sizes – teacup, toy, mini, and standard.
In general, a Cockapoo weighing 13 lb will need about 10 lb. of food per month. The table below shows the cost range based on this quantity:
|Type of food||Cost of food per pound||Monthly Cost||Annual Cost|
|Cheapest dog food||$2||$20||$250|
Cost of Dog Grooming for Cockapoos
Some Cockapoos inherit the Poodle’s curly, low-shedding coat but others could inherit the Cocker Spaniel’s double coat which sheds seasonally. In either case, your dog will need regular grooming. Without grooming, your Spoodle could suffer from skin issues, parasites, dry-itchy skin, etc.
You can brush your Cockapoo at home and also bathe it once a month. Sometimes though, you need to take your pet to the vet or professional dog groomer for hair trimming, medicated bath, nail trimming, and anal gland expression.
You can expect to pay between $30-$50 per session depending on the services.
Other Costs (Miscellaneous Costs) of Owning a Cockapoo
Cockapoo owners could also incur the following expenses:
Unexpected Vet Bills
A naughty Cockapoo might swallow something or get injured or hurt by another dog. In the event this happens, one could easily spend around $100-$200 on vet bills. Simple wound treatment costs $150. Emergency hospital bills can run into thousands of dollars without pet insurance.
Microchipping and Dog License
The cost of microchipping is between $25-$45 – it is a small procedure done by a vet. Dog license renewal costs between $10-$40 depending on where you live and your dog’s de-sexing status.
Landlords charge these to cover any potential damage to their property due to pets. This amount will vary based on the total rent amount, your location, and also the size of the property. Expect to pay between $200-$1000 for pet deposits.
Travel/Boarding/Pet Sitter Costs
If you travel, you have three options before you:
- You can take your Cockapoo with you. If the journey is by flight, expect to pay between $200-$400 for a round trip – depending on the distance.
- You can board your dog at the pet hostel/dog boarding that usually charges on a daily basis. The amount can be between $30-$75 a night.
- Alternatively, you could hire a pet sitter to stay over and watch your pet. They charge $20-$45 per hour or around $50-$75 a night based on the services/time included.
You can always opt to have a friend or family member keep your dog for the duration of your travel.
The active and energetic Cockapoo needs daily walks and playtime. You need to schedule some time for these activities, but if you are too busy, a dog walking service can help. Expect to pay a monthly amount between $300-$600 for one short walk per day.
Key Takeaways – How Much Does a Cockapoo Cost in the USA?
The national average price of a healthy Cockapoo puppy from a top breeder is around $700.
The first year cost of keeping a Cockapoo comes to $1600-$2000 (mainly spent on food, vaccines, training, de-sexing surgery, etc.) This amount does not include special costs like travel, emergency vet bills, etc.
After the first year, the cost of owning this small dog could come to around $1000-$1200 (without counting special costs like travel, dog walking, etc.).
Since Cockapoo’s lifespan is around 12-14 years, you can expect your lifetime expense to fall between $15,000 and $20,000. This amount can vary greatly based on where you live, your lifestyle choices, etc.