The Cockapoo is a moderate to high maintenance dog when it comes to grooming. The extent of the maintenance varies by the coat type he/she inherited. Your Cockapoo may have the flatter coat like that of the Cocker, a curly Poodle-like coat, or (most likely) somewhere in between. Also note that puppy grooming will be much easier and less involved, but still necessary to get your pet used to the grooming experience. Regardless of coat type brushing at least every other day, trimming the hair in front of the eyes, and bathing every 2-3 months will be necessary. In addition, the ears should be checked regularly for excess hairs, wax and debris. Brush your Cockapoo's teeth on a schedule and check the nails every week or so, keeping them trimmed will help keep him comfortable.
This routine is quite a bit of work for the average owner with daily responsibilities, so many choose to get their Cockapoo professionally groomed. If you decide to try grooming yours on your own, make sure to keep your tone calm and patient; offering praise and treats will make this new experience less stressful.