The Copica was developed from the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cockapoo. While the origins are unknown, the Copica is a breed created for families. It is important to be able to review both parent breeds to understand the Copica's background. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi originated from the Spitz family. In the 1100s, Flemish weavers were responsible for the development of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The breed's original purpose was to herd sheep and ponies and to drive cattle by biting at their heels. In 1926, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was brought to the show ring for the first time. Around the same time, the breed was beginning to be distinguished by its counterpart – the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Queen Elizabeth II is a fan of this affectionate breed, which led to a popularity surge when they were seen everywhere with her. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was considered an effective working dog which still rings true today. In 1934, the breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Cockapoo is one of the oldest designer dogs in existence, leading back to the 1960s. The original litter was known to be intelligent, odorless, and low-shedding. His easy-going and eager personality became a favorite among families. Since then, the Cockapoo has been working on establishing breed standards in order to create consistent traits. The Cockapoo grew in popularity throughout the years and has not stopped. In 1999, the Cockapoo Club of America was established in order to create a breeding consistency. In 2004, the American Cockapoo Club was founded in order to breed Cockapoos to their roots. In 1999, the North American Cockapoo Registry was created to establish the Cockapoo as a viable breed. The breed is not officially recognized by the AKC.