F2 Cockapoo’s are the crossing of any generation Cockapoo with an F1 Cockapoo (which is the original cross of English Show, English Working or American Cocker Spaniel with either Toy or Miniature Poodle) as the classification only allows a jump of one denominator from the lowest generation i.e. F1 x F1 = F2 but also F1 x F2, F3, F4 etc also = F2. The F2's and later generations will give us the variety of Cockapoo types that we are being asked for today. Within the same litter all the puppies will have their own individual characters but all the typical charm and intelligence of the Cockapoo cross-breed dog. In looks however, they can have four very desirable variations in coat types to suit all our customers’ requirements and sometime these will all be in the same litter.
The Flat Coat that looks very similar to the Cocker Spaniel and as such is a very low maintenance this coat will be low shedding and will not need clipping.
The Straight Coat with very loose waves is only medium maintenance will need regular grooming and will need clipping 3 to 4 times a year, this coat will be low/medium shedding.
The Wavy Ringlet Coat, this looks like a teddy bear from 6-7 weeks old but becomes a high maintenance coat that will need regular attention and clipping/trimming to prevent matting. It will probably be none shedding.
The Poodle Type Coat is a tighter corkscrew coat that will need to be kept well groomed, clipped and trimmed. This will be a non-shedding coat.
To avoid confusion on what you are going to get, puppies should not be selected until they are at least 6 weeks old as by that stage an experienced breeder should be able to see and advise on what coat type is likely to develop and what character traits each individual puppy is trending.