My husband and I adopted a very well trained 6 year old cockapoo from an animal shelter. He was not neutered at his advanced age. My question is has any one gotten their cockapoo from a shelter? Was your dog already well trained at that time, I mean to the extent that the dog will obey off leash 100% of the time. He was picked up as a stray and he is so well behaved that I do not think he ran away from his previous owner. My suspicion is that he was used for breeding and thrown out when he got to old to breed. Is 6 years old too old for a male cockapoo to breed? My husband and I are amazed daily that such a good and well behaved dog would end up in an animal shelter along side pit bulls, rottweilers, german shepherds, and dogs with disabilities. I just do not know much about this breed other than what I have read and things like this is never discussed in information on the breed.