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We are so excited to add a sweet little cockapoo (pictured at 6 weeks) to our family. Any predictions in terms of coat texture and color? We know the apricot color can change hugely. We can't tell if he has a more poodle or more spaniel face! Definitely some curl to his coat though.

So excited to bring this little guy home we can barely wait!
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Hi,

We are so excited to add a sweet little cockapoo (pictured at 6 weeks) to our family. Any predictions in terms of coat texture and color? We know the apricot color can change hugely. We can't tell if he has a more poodle or more spaniel face! Definitely some curl to his coat though.

So excited to bring this little guy home we can barely wait!
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Types of Cockapoo Colors – With Pictures! (2021)
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As with any other Doodle breed, Cockapoos have a lot of color options to choose from. Since the Poodle comes in 10 different standard colors and the Cocker Spaniel comes in 9 colors, the coat color combinations are virtually limitless. Not only are there standard color options but then there are special and more rare coat colors to be familiar with as you choose your Cockapoo colors.

When you are ready to make a decision, the beauty of each Cockapoo color is significant. Whether you have a preference or not, you will think they are all adorable dogs in their fluffy, nonshedding, and hypoallergenic coats. Which, by the way, might actually make it even harder for you to actually settle on a color choice!

In this guide, we will share with you the most common types of Cockapoo colors with some examples and pictures. When we finish, you might just have a clear picture of what’s out there and be one step closer to choosing your favorite Cockapoo color. Let’s take a look!
Common Cockapoo Color Options
Common Cockapoo Color Options


The Cockapoo is a breed that is designed from Cocker Spaniels and Poodles. Since Cocker Spaniels can come in bi-colored coats or even tri-colored coats there are some common and rare coat colors.

In general, Cocker Spaniels are rarely a single solid color, although there are black or blue roan solids. The AKC has some specific colors listed as acceptable for that breed. This is typically why you will see Cockapoos with a dominant color and a more recessive color.

Here are some of the most common types of Cockapoo Colors that you will see:

  • Tri-color Cockapoos
  • Parti Cockapoos
  • Phantom Cockapoos
  • Merle Cockapoos
  • Cream Cockapoos
  • Apricot Cockapoos
  • Red Cockapoos
  • Chocolate Cockapoos
The actual color combinations can vary quite a bit. It is nearly impossible to truly predict the color of a Cockapoo puppy, but you can certainly make an educated guess based on the parent coat colors. However, it’s very difficult to predict the recessive coat colors.

Why Are There So Many Cockapoo Colors?
Why so many Cockapoo Colors


When you mix two unique breeds together, you must first understand that they will bring their own unique colors to the drawing board. In addition, Cocker Spaniels have unique color patterns and shades which make it difficult to predict the coat color of a puppy.
You must consider that some of these will rear as the dominant coloring, leading to a unique color for your Cockapoo. However, every dog carries recessive genetic traits which contain various colors. This is why it’s common to see multi-color Cockapoo litters.

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He’s adorable!
I think you never really know. Our neighbours cockapoo Cooper was really cocker looking as a pup and he’s pretty curly now. He was also quite red at first and is now more apricot/cream with some light red patches.
Our Rufus is 15 weeks and he is wavy, but has some curlier spots on his legs and bum now. He didn’t have any curls really when he came home, just a bit wavy.
So interested in seeing how he turns out!
Here’s a picture of Cooper whose almost three now, and Rufus whose about 10 weeks in the pic. We’re hoping Rufus’s coat ends up like Coopers, but you never know. They have the same dad and their moms are sisters.

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