We did not make it into this one. The labradoodle did and the way they were described might as well be us cockapoos:
“… One part Labrador (in our case, Cocker Spaniel) retriever plus one part poodle equals a dog with that extra something – temperament, intelligence, and physical characteristics to be fit for hypoallergenic pet owners … bred … with a view to mixing the low-shedding aspects of a poodle’s coat with the trainability of a (cocker spaniel) … . Cute looks and biddable character …”
And then the killer line – “…despite having superior attributes the labradoodle (cockapoo) remains a crossbreed, which means that no matter how popular it gets it may never win the recognition of the official kennel clubs.” That applies to us too.
But who cares – as long as we are loved at home, what does it matter whether the kennel clubs accept us or not!
May’s comment: This is not just a picture book about dogs, though wish there was a picture of our cute cockapoos. This is Tim Flach’s celebration of our love affair with this four-legged animal – delving deep into the psyche of our bond with mans best friend. And the truth be told – we love dogs because of self-love – they meet our needs, they are substitutes, they love us unconditionally.