Now, more and more people are becoming allergic to pets, especially dogs. The main reason for this allergy is the danders (dead skin cells) that sheds with the coat.
Many families are trying to find a solution to this problem. They also want to have such a dog in whose presence they won’t sneeze. Their hunt has led them towards the Cockapoos.
So, Do Cockapoos Shed?
Yes! Like all dog breeds, Cockapoos also shed. However, the good thing is that Cockapoos do not shed as much as other dog breeds. Cockapoo is a cross between two different pure dog breeds — Poodle and Cocker Spaniel.
Both Poodle and Cocker Spaniel are known for their low-shedding qualities. They were bred to create an ultimate low-shedding breed, which is known as Cockapoo.
Does Cockapoo Have a Puppy Coat?
Yes, Cockapoos do have a puppy coat that needs to be shed once in a lifetime in order to gain an adult coat. This process is known as molting. It starts when your Cockapoo pup reaches eight months old.
At this time, you will find your furry friend shedding more than usual. So, you don’t need to get worried because your pup would be shedding its puppy coat. The adult coat will not only shed less but also be thicker and more durable.
Why is my Cockapoo Shedding So Much?
If you think that your Cockapoo is shedding more than usual, the following can be one of the culprits:
- Your Cockapoo might be molting its puppy coat to replace it with an adult coat.
- Cockapoos also shed more depending on the weather. For instance, if it’s summer and the temperature is warm, the Cockapoo will shed more to keep itself cool.
- Extensive shedding can also be a sign of some diseases. Common skin problems that cause more shedding are parasites and infections. Dry and irritated skin is also more liable to shedding.
- Last but not least, stress also accounts for more shedding. For example, if your Cockapoo is mentally or physically stressed, it will shed more. So, keep an eye out on your furry friend’s health to keep him from shedding.
How to Manage Shedding?
You can minimize your allergies through simple tips:
As the saying goes, “A healthy diet ensures a healthy coat.” Make sure you are giving your Cockapoo organic food filled with essential nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. A wholesome diet will keep your dog’s coat shiny, lustrous, and safe from too much shedding.
Grooming is a great way to prevent mats and tangles. Depending on your Cockapoo’s coat, you need to invest a different amount of time.
For straight-coat Cockapoos, you would only have to brush them twice or thrice a week. Whereas a bath once every 2-3 months would suffice to keep their coat from shedding extensively.
Whereas for wavy-coat Cockapoos, it’s good to brush them 4-5 times a week. The brushing should be done for almost 10 minutes. It would be best to visit a groomer to keep the hair short. Short fur is less likely to shed and cause allergies.