Cockapoos are sweet dogs that can bring a happy little light into anyone's life. However, how much do Cockapoo puppies cost?
Buying a Cockapoo puppy from a breeder will cost anywhere from $1,300 to $3,500. Adopting one from a shelter will cost between $700 and $1,200. The cost will vary depending on the breeder and the pattern of the Cockapoo's fur, as Cockapoos with rare fur patterns are more valuable than others.
Let's take a look at the conditions that determine the price of any given Cockapoo.
What Determines the Price of a Cockapoo Puppy?
Cockapoos are high-end dogs, with some having show dog pedigrees and uncommon coat patterns. However, even less “special” puppies can command a high price because of the breed's sweet demeanor and silky coat. If you're not looking for anything rare, most Cockapoo puppies will cost between $1,200 and $1,600.
The most sought-after breeds tend to be those that display multiple colors on their coat. This includes the tricolor Cockapoo, which has three different colors of coat, and the Phantom pattern, which has an intricate marbled pattern across its fur. These are the kinds of pups that command prices upwards of $2,000, along with those that have prize-winning pedigrees.
While it is possible to find Cockapoo puppies for less money, some of them use unethical techniques that disregard the health of the parents, the puppies, or both. when looking to buy a new puppy, you should only buy from breeders that will let you tour their facility and are members of the AKC (American Kennel Club).
You can find local Cockapoo breeders on the American Cockapoo Club website. Most of the breeders listed there still exist and are producing very sweet Cockapoo puppies.
Adopting a Cockapoo
It's hard to give an estimate of adoption fees, as they tend to vary pretty significantly based on the organization. However, most organizations that rescue and rehome Cockapoos will ask for between $700 and $1,200 for a Cockapoo. Because of the nature of adopting, these are less likely to be puppies but just as likely to need a new home.
When adopting a new dog, it's important to always ask the shelter about its past. This is because it's always possible that the dog is suffering some trauma that will cost you (monetarily or physically) somewhere down the line. That is not to say that you shouldn't adopt, all dogs deserve a home. However, you should always know what you're getting into when adopting a dog so you can prepare.
First-Year Care Costs
When you first purchase any puppy, you need to invest in all of the things that will make you able to take care of them. Food and water bowls, vaccinations, toys, dog beds, and maybe even some training will all add to first-year-of-care costs, whether you adopt an older dog or are raising a puppy.
Fortunately, Cockapoos don't really need any special training since most of them are fairly calm by nature. If you do decide to send your Cockapoo to a trainer, it will likely cost between $30 and $80 per class. Otherwise, the only cost will be your own efforts and the cost of dog treats.
As for basic needs (food bowl, leash, doggy bed, etc.), those will cost about $400 total. They will need to be replaced every once in a while over the course of the dog's lifespan, however, you won't need to purchase them all at once unless you choose to get another dog.
The first round of vaccinations that your new dog will require will cost around $80. They will need to be redone each year to keep the dog up to date and safe around other dogs. This cost will need to be added to the cost of getting the dog spayed or neutered ($200), and the initial medical exam, which will cost another $70. However, if you don't want to get your new dog spayed or neutered, you will save a lot of money.
Finally, you'll likely be spending $30 to $50 on doggy toys on top of all that to keep your new friend entertained. Making sure your dog has the toys they need to feel good about their life and be entertained is an important step to keeping them well-behaved and deepening your friendship.
After the first year of owning your dog, there will still be a number of costs that you need to pay throughout the dog's life. Some of these, such as the price of food or insurance, will be paid in the first year as well as all subsequent years. Others are likely to come up over your dog's lifetime but are unlikely to happen every year.
You'll need to keep bringing your dog to the vet for annual checkups each year, which shouldn't cost more than $100. These yearly checkups may also include the price of vaccines, which under some circumstances can be quite high.
Pet insurance is a monthly cost, and considering that Cockapoos have several common congenital defects, it will likely need to be used sooner or later. It will also increase in cost as the dog ages, which makes the first ten years of ownership a bit cheaper than your friend's final years.
For a younger Cockapoo, the price will be between $18 per month and $46 per month. Multiply the monthly cost of your pet insurance by twelve to get the cost per year.
While it may seem expensive in the short term, it is essential in the long term, as most Cockapoos will eventually encounter some kind of accident or illness, and having pet insurance will mean that the price of veterinary care won't heavily impact your budget.
This is because the out-of-pocket cost of most of the big surgeries that a Cockapoo will need is upwards of $1,000. Fortunately, with insurance, this should become a much more manageable amount.
Most dog owners spend between $250 and $750 on food every year. This is about the same for a Cockapoo, which is a fairly average size and weight for a dog.
You'll also need to keep buying your dog new toys. These can be anywhere between $10 and $100 per year, depending on how quickly your Cockapoo ruins them.
Cindy is a prolific writer and online researcher who can't imagine life without dogs. There is scarcely a dog topic she has not researched or written about. Her love for dogs and helping dog parents is evident by the thousands of dogtemperament.com visitors who read her articles monthly. Most of all, each topic Cindy writes on helps forge a stronger bond and understanding between her and her happy Catahoula Leopard Dog Jossie.
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