A dog is only as smart as you make it.. You are the teacher, they are the student..no matter what type of dog you get, its up to you to put the time and effort into it. If your lazy the dog will be lazy, if your active, the dog will be active. They are just like children..they actually own us because we are at their beck and call. Choose wisely as far as for children in the home but if your alone, really any dog will do! Your time is their knowledge! Good Luck with your choice..just remember..a dog that eats hard food will have healthier teeth and gums. The soft food will not only build up but also will rot the teeth just within a few years..unless your spending a lot of money for doggy dental work :o) HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! btw.. Cockapoos are quite enjoyable, sweet, family type dog with a lot of energy!
I do not have a cockapoo, but they are known to be quite bright little dogs. The poodle is said to be one of the smartest dogs around, which undoubtedly passes along to the mixed breed cockapoo! They are cute little dogs, and very affectionate.