Why we love Cockapoos

Cockapoos are one of the nation's most popular dogs, with their friendly personality and moderate exercise requirements, making them a great first dog for many families.


Cockapoos are a cross between a poodle and a Cocker Spaniel (they’re also sometimes called a spoodle)

Known to have low-shedding fur and are hypoallergenic to most humans 

They’re often a social breed who loves to interact with both humans and other dogs

What does John Lewis Pet Insurance include?

Pet insurance could give you peace of mind if your Cockapoo were to become unwell. John Lewis Pet Insurance offers six different Vet Fee cover levels, ranging from £2,000 - £12,000 per year.


Our Pet Insurance includes:


Annual Online Health Checks

Provided by vetfone™, one of the UK’s most trusted pet advice services, who can help you to spot any potential health issues. This is a service to complement your normal annual physical check up with your vet.


Lifetime Cover 

If your pet develops a long-term, chronic illness, there’s no limit to the length of treatment as long as there’s no break in your cover.

Learn about our Lifetime Cover

24/7 vetfone™ helpline

Around the clock access to fully trained veterinary nurses to get the advice and reassurance you need, when you need it.


Dental treatment

Our comprehensive cover provides routine treatments and emergency care, ranging from tooth decay and gum disease to post-illness teeth removal.*


Treatment foods

If prescribed by your vet, we could pay up to £300 per policy year. Cover forms part of vet fees.


Complementary therapies

Whether carried out by your vet or by a specialist under your vet’s direction, we could pay up to £1,500 per policy year. Cover forms part of vet fees.


Behavioural treatment

If your vet suggests some behaviour training, we could pay up to £300 per policy year. Cover forms part of vet fees.

*For dental care up to your chosen Vet Fee limit. If your pet has a dental check every 12 months: once it has had its first check and your vet has done any necessary work, should your pet suffer from tooth decay or gum disease before the next 12 month check, or if tooth decay or gum disease are seen at the time of the next check, we pay. If your pet doesn’t have a check every 12 months, or if the work required is not done, we will only pay;

1) For teeth or gums if they are damaged in an accident,
2) If an underlying illness causes tooth decay or gum disease, or
3) To remove teeth as treatment of an illness which is not gum disease or tooth decay.

Average treatment costs

The cost of treatments for poorly pets can vary depending on the individual price of your vet and whether your furry friend needs any follow-up treatment.


Getting pet insurance gives you the reassurance that if your dog needs to go to the vet for any new conditions that are covered by your policy, you won’t have to foot the bill alone.

These are the average costs of paid claims at John Lewis Pet Insurance from January 2021 - February 2023:

Condition Average cost with
John Lewis Pet Insurance
Poisoning £526.87
Lameness £962.41
Gastro-enteritis £904.32
Vomiting £622.75
Foreign body - gastric £1,133.19
Otitis externa £1,015.77
Grass seed £467.15
Vomiting and diarrhoea £700.43
Ear condition £721.45
Lump £698.75

95% of all Pet Insurance claims through John Lewis Pet Insurance were paid within 5 days between May 2023 and October 2023.


Yes, all dogs shed to an extent, but Cockapoos have been known to shed less than other breeds due to their poodle genetics. If you are looking for a Cockapoo that is likely to be hypoallergenic, the best option could be an F1b (Cockapoo and Poodle mix). Their coat may be mostly poodle and made up of tight curls that shed less.

An F1 Cockapoo is a first-generation Cockapoo, meaning that their parents will be a pedigree Cocker Spaniel and a pedigree poodle. An F2 Cockapoo has two F1 Cockapoos for parents and is, therefore, second generation.

Cockapoo puppies will stop growing around the 9 to 12-month mark.

This article is for promotion or information purposes only. You must not rely on it for advice.

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Pet Insurance through John Lewis is subject to eligibility. Terms and conditions apply.

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