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Cockapoo vs Shorkie vs Maltipoo Comparison - Dog breed selector: Cockerpoo or Cross between the Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier. or Maltepoo? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Cockapoo vs Shorkie vs Maltipoo" Compare Cockapoo and Shorkie. Which is better: Cockapoo or Shorkie or Maltipoo?
Name Cockapoo Shorkie Maltipoo
OriginsUnited States United States Germany France Italy
Group Designer Dogs Designer Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank196597558
Reviews213
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Other Names Cockerpoo, Spoodle (AU), Cockerdoodle Cross between the Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier.
Shorkie Tzu
Yorkie Tzu
Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix
Maltepoo, Maltapoo, Moodle, Malt-A-Poo, Multapoo, Multipoo, Malte-Poo, Maltapoo, Multapoo, Multi-Poo, Maltese-Poodle, Malt-oodles, MaltiPoodle, mPoo
Breed Type Cross Breed Cross Breed Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
American Canine Hybrid Club
International Designer Canine Registry
Continental Kennel Club
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
National Maltipoo Club
Maltipoo Club of America
Price 900-1100 800-1000 $400-$2000

Cockapoo vs Shorkie vs Maltipoo General Appearance Comparison

Size Small Small Small
Medium
Weight 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg) 5-15 pounds (2.3-6.8 kg) 5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg)
Avg. Weight 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg) 12.5 pounds (5,5 kg)
Height 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) 6-14 inches (15-36 cm) 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)
Avg. Height 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) 10 inches (25.5 cm) 11.5 inches (27 cm)

Cockapoo vs Shorkie vs Maltipoo Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Curly
Wavy
Straight
Medium
Fluffy
Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Colors Black
Brown
Silver
Tan
Red
White
Blue
Black
Brown
Fawn
Red
White
Almost all colors
Apricot
Gold
White
Grey
Cream
Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Shorkie doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Maltipoo requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Cockapoos are low shedders.
Shorkies are low shedders.
Maltipoos shed none to minimal.

Cockapoo vs Shorkie vs Maltipoo Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Friendly
Loving
Going
Responsive
Loyal
Energetic
Stubborn
Active
Intelligent
Affectionate
Funny
Obedient
Companionable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cockapoo's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Shorkie's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Maltipoo's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Cockapoos are easy to train.
Shorkies are quite easy to train.
Maltipoos are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Cockapoo is a playful breed.
The Shorkie is a highly playful breed.
The Maltipoo is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Shorkies have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Cockapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Shorkies are highly affectionate dogs.
Maltipoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Cockapoos are a social breed.
Shorkies need a lot of social interaction.
Maltipoos are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Cockapoo barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Shorkie is a vocal breed.
High: The Maltipoo is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Cockapoos are average watchdogs.
Shorkies are average watchdogs.
Maltipoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Cockapoos are average defenders.
Shorkies are average defenders.
Maltipoos are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Cockapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shorkie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cockapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shorkies have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Maltipoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Cockapoos have average wanderlust potential.
Shorkies have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Maltipoo is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Cockapoos don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Shorkies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Maltipoos have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Cockapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Shorkies are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Cockapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shorkies adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Maltipoos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Cockapoos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Shorkies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Maltipoos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Cockapoo vs Shorkie vs Maltipoo Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Cockapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Shorkies are average friendly towards strangers.
Maltipoos are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cockapoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Shorkies are average friendly dogs towards children.
Maltipoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cockapoos are very cat-friendly dogs.
Shorkies are not cat-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Cockapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Shorkies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Maltipoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cockapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Shorkie is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Maltipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cockapoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Shorkies are commonly okay with elderly people.
Maltipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cockapoos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Shorkies do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Maltipoos are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Cockapoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Shorkies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Maltipoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Cockapoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Shorkie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Maltipoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Cockapoo vs Shorkie vs Maltipoo Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Cockapoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Shorkies tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Maltipoos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Brachycephalic Syndrome
Dental Problems
Glaucoma
Hypoglycemia
Lens Luxation
Liver Issues
Spinal Disorders
Respiratory Problems
White Dog Shaker Syndrome
Epilepsy
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Legg-perthes Disease
Life Expectancy 14-18 years 12-16 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Cockapoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Shorkies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Maltipoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Cockapoos have an average exercise need.
Shorkies exercise need is minimal.
Maltipoos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Cockapoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Shorkies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Maltipoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Cockapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Shorkie has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Cockapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shorkie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Maltipoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Cockapoo vs Shorkie vs Maltipoo Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 3-5 puppies 4-6 puppies

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