Cockapoos love to swim! Cockapoos will definitely jump into a clean pool of water, but they are just as comfortable in a muddy stream. The best part is that their coats don’t shed that much, aren’t prone to mess, aren’t thick, heavy, or collect debris, and it’s an excellent dog to take swimming, or even to a lake, because the dog will make for a great lakehouse companion too. They are always up for adventure, and they just love being around people.
If you train your Cockapoo to swim when it’s younger, then it will be more comfortable doing so when it’s older. It is said that a Cockapoo will swim like an otter once you teach it do so. Just try to make sure that you wait until the weather is a little warmer before you take it out onto the water to go swimming. There’s no sense in making your dog shiver unnecessarily when you could just as simply wait and have it go swimming in a pool of warm water. The Cockapoo doesn’t have a double coat like other bigger dogs do, and the cold water will get right down to its skin. Don’t make it cold unnecessarily.
A lot of Cockapoos are happy to paddle, but they might not be quite as water-oriented at first. You have to give your dogs a little time and coaching if you want them to be expert swimmers. Plus, not all Cockapoos are the same. Some of them are much better at swimming than others, and some like to go swimming and have a preference for it, and others don’t. You just have to gauge the situation, and see which dogs like swimming when you first get them. Of course, more time spent in the water when the dogs are young will lead to dogs more inclined to swim in older years.
It is said that Cockapoos are keen swimmers, and they will swim in rivers, streams, and even the sea if they get a chance. They are great dogs to take to the beach, and they are always up for a good time. Poodles were originally bred to retrieve animals and birds from the water, so that is part of the reason that they have such a liking to the water. In fact, if your Cockapoo doesn’t like the water, then there might be something wrong with it altogether.