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Labrador Vs Cockerpoo Appearance: The Lab has the kind of appearance you might expect from a hunting dog that is superior in the water. With their floppy ears, kins eyes, webbed feet, and an otter-like tail. The breed is considered a medium-sized breed, and they can weigh up to 75 pounds and grow up to 24 inches tall. The Lab has a short, coarse coat, but don't let it fool you as there is more hair there then it seems since this breed possesses a double coat. The Lab typically comes in three accepted colors: yellow, black, and chocolate.  The Cockerpoo, on the other hand, looks more like a poodle than the cocker spaniel. However, some of them do possess the long floppy ears or high forehead that are so characteristic of the cocker spaniel. The breed is covered in either a straight or wavy coat that is loosely curled. They can be the color of either a cocker spaniel or a poodle. They can grow up to 19 inches and weight up to 10 pounds.  Labrador Vs Cockerpoo Exercise Requirements And Grooming Requirements: The Cockerpoo will be a little less demanding in the exercise department. Even though this breed does have some energy, they aren't as intense with their need for it as a lab is. They can be content with a good play session and a long walk. While the Lab is almost all go. This breed really needs a vigorous workout routine and plenty of mental stimulation to keep them from picking up destructive habits to try and solve their pent up frustration on their own.  When it comes to grooming, the Cockerpoo will again be easier. This is a breed that sheds very little or not at all. Though, they do need to be brushed frequently, so their hair does not get kinked or matted together. Trips to the groomer will also be necessary as their hair will need to be trimmed to keep it from becoming unmanageable. In comparison, the Lab will require weekly brushing to keep them looking their best, and they are regular shedders.  Labrador Vs Cockerpoo Life Expectancy And Health: Being a new breed and having more diverse genetics, the cockapoo can is healthier than the Lab as they suffer from fewer health conditions and then to be longer lived. Life expectancy for a cockerpoo is 12-15 years and 10-12 years for a lab.  Health concerns with a cockapoo include hip and elbow dysplasia, knee problems, and few different eye disorders. The Lab is susceptible to dysplasia in their hips and elbows. The Lab has some other genetic issues to be concerned over as well, such as eye issues, as well as, bloat, and EID (exercise-induced collapse). Labrador Vs Cockerpoo Temperament and Social Needs: As we go forward with the rest of the video, it will be with the assumption that the dog has been given proper socialization and training from a young age. It will also be assumed that the dog is of correct temperament and disposition for its breed.  Both of these breeds have very high social needs. The Lab nor the Cockerpoo do very well being away from their people from extended periods. Nor would they be suited to being outside dogs. These breeds can be something of a shadow and will happily follow their person around the house. If you are hoping for a guard dog, though, the Lab nor the Cockerpoo will do very well in that role. They are incredibly friendly breeds and would probably be more excited to see a burglar and try to ask for some attention. The Lab is exuberant, playful, and intelligent and can be more intense that the Cockerpoo, who tends to be a bit more gentle. Labrador Vs Cockerpoo Intelligence And Trainability: These two breeds are intelligent ones. However, the Lab is going to be easier to train. While both breeds are eager to please and be told they did a good job, the Lab just catches onto things a bit quicker than the cockapoo. Labrador Vs Cockerpoo Child, Small Animal, and Other Dog Friendliness: The Lab and Cockerpoo do equally well with children. Where the Lab is patient and reliable, the Cockerpoo is gentle and sweet. Both also have a playful nature, which many children enjoy. The one downside is that a lab is larger, and when they get too excited, they can easily knock down a child without intending too.  Both of these breeds also do well with small animals. The Lab is a little larger and might need to be monitored a little more closely than the Cockerpoo. But, generally, as long as these breeds have good socialization with small animals, they will do well with them.   And last, how is the Lab and Cockerpoo with other dogs? The answer is- they do excellent with other dogs. Both of these breeds are friendly and playful ones, and they make friends easily. 

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