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Just browsing through Pre-loved to avoid doing the bathrooms and found this little Cockapoo looking for a new home already! :(

http://www.preloved.co.uk/fuseaction-adverts.showadvert/index-1034450687/54064c4d.html

Whilst looking I came across an advert for F1 Cockapoos for £1200 :eek: :eek: :eek The advertiser describes Show Cockers as 'nasty', and suggests not to buy a Cockapoo if the Poodle is not the Dad as the puppies wont be non moulting. They also describe them as the No.1 choice assistant dogs :confused:! No mention of health checks! Terrible...:( For the bargain price of £1200 :eek:hno: :tapedshut:
 

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I have seen a few pups advertised at £1200... is it worth it, some are, some aren't :S

This like goes to a black pup for £500... dont do it to me Sarah ...ha ha ha
 

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Sarah - it makes me so sad that someone would buy a puppy on impulse only to sell it on three weeks later. In an ideal world people would think about their work commitments before even thinking of getting a puppy. At least the current owner is selling her on – hopefully a more contentious owner will offer her a lovely home.

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Terrible price.
But I guess everything has a value and if someone is prepared to pay £1200 then that's what its worth.
Personally I think that is rather steep and I doubt I would have gone higher than the £850 I paid - that was a push really.

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Sarah step away .. dont look any further ha ha ha... I just flicked preloved ... some adverts just shock me ...
 

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Agree with Sarah (fallon) puppy should go back to breeder...and so young, puppies are hard work ... a good breeder will tell buyers this too...

Would I pay £1200... ummm I think so .. if it was a good breeder and the puppy for me, but it is steep.. I wouldn't buy 3 for sure ha ha ha...
 

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Also the puppy should go back to the breeder ! x
That is what I was thinking. The trouble is though depending on where they bought it from in the first place, they might not be able to? Or maybe they will lose their money and would rather try and sell her :confused: Such a shame for the poor pup!
 

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Agree with Sarah (fallon) puppy should go back to breeder...and so young, puppies are hard work ... a good breeder will tell buyers this too...

Would I pay £1200... ummm I think so .. if it was a good breeder and the puppy for me, but it is steep.. I wouldn't buy 3 for sure ha ha ha...
I wouldn't pay it, it is too much. I would pay up to £900 max and I would want both parents health tested for that. Don't get me wrong, I adore Cockapoos and I would obviously have another :rolleyes: but I don't think they warrant £1200! If that became the norm I would rather not support the breeders. No more work goes onto breeding a Cockapoo than any other type of dog so although they are completely adorable it is unjustifiable IMHO and breeders will only be charging this amount because they feel the puppy buying public will pay it!

Apologies for being so moany, don't want to offend anyone! Most unlike me for a friday lunch time :D, not even had any wine! :rolleyes: That will be for later! :D

P.s No JoJo, too early for no.2 at the moment! :)
 

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Totally agree it is very pricey ...as we are having a girly Friday moan .. I think I will too :)

As you all know I have contacted many breeder when searching for all my cockapoos and yes I have made a few mistakes along the way, I am only human after all... but it amazes me how one breeder can charge eg £850 for a puppy with no injections, no microchip, no health testing and then another breeder can .... don’t get me wrong paying £1200 wouldn’t be ideal at all ... and I agree totally with what Sarah is saying.

I personally I don’t think the price is important .. hence why I would pay whatever for a puppy .. I think the one to one care, love and health is what I am willing to pay for ....

I was going to start waffling them .. but you know what I mean .... I know what is important to me when I am on a puppy search, and if the breeder doesn't tick that box I just don’t consider them at all, the last thing I look at is the price ...
 

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Totally agree it is very pricey ...as we are having a girly Friday moan .. I think I will too :)

As you all know I have contacted many breeder when searching for all my cockapoos and yes I have made a few mistakes along the way, I am only human after all... but it amazes me how one breeder can charge eg £850 for a puppy with no injections, no microchip, no health testing and then another breeder can .... don’t get me wrong paying £1200 wouldn’t be ideal at all ... and I agree totally with what Sarah is saying.

I personally I don’t think the price is important .. hence why I would pay whatever for a puppy .. I think the one to one care, love and health is what I am willing to pay for ....

I was going to start waffling them .. but you know what I mean .... I know what is important to me when I am on a puppy search, and if the breeder doesn't tick that box I just don’t consider them at all, the last thing I look at is the price ...
I do completely agree the price is not the main consideration but I still think there should be a limit. I think health testing etc for the standard price (£850 to £950) should be what is expected, it is a lot of money for some people and as that is at the top end of puppy prices I would expect all of my boxes to be ticked! I am very demanding...can you tell! :rolleyes: ;) :D
 

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I have a pile of ironing I should be doing ha ha ha ...

What do we think the ideal price is for a cockapoo?
What would that breeder offer for this fair price?

I think this could be interesting ...

Also I am sure many of you have searched high and low when looking for your cockapoos, what would you personally be looking for when buying your next puppy ...

I really should be ironing but I hate ironing xxx
 

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I have to pop out to buy my Granny a birthday present but I will answer quickly with spelling mistakes! :rolleyes:

I think a fair price is between £800 and £950 but definitely not over £1000! :eek:

For that I would like to see home breeder, both parents health tested, puppies used to noise, children etc, microchipped, wormed, etc and preferable KC registered so that I knew both parents were pedigree Cocker/Spaniels. The last bit wouldn't be essential re pedigrees but I would prefer this, I would also like traceability of parents, as I think this is important regarding hereditary diseases etc. Lots of etcs! :D I would consider a larger breeder if it ticked all of the above. I think even if you are breeding for the pet market both parents should be health tested, you just never know if accidental matings might occur or Jo Bloggs who wants a cute pet suddenly decides to jump on the 'breeding bandwagon' without thinking about the implications. :(

Anyway off prezzie shopping before the school run! Does my breeder exist JoJo? Maybe I could have one of your puppies when you have some? ;)

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Great wish list ... & not far off my own requirements :)

Agree about the pricing too .. I wouldn't ummm about paying 800-950 but the £1200 does come with an ummmmm ... like I say its not the price its the breeder and the puppy for me.

Does this breeder exist, good question ... yes of course they do :) always stay positive when on your puppy search :) There are some fabulous breeders out there, it is just we all have our own opinion when it comes to puppy shopping ... xxx

Enjoy the pressie shopping xxx
 

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Just browsing through Pre-loved to avoid doing the bathrooms and found this little Cockapoo looking for a new home already! :(

http://www.preloved.co.uk/fuseaction-adverts.showadvert/index-1034450687/54064c4d.html

Whilst looking I came across an advert for F1 Cockapoos for £1200 :eek: :eek: :eek The advertiser describes Show Cockers as 'nasty', and suggests not to buy a Cockapoo if the Poodle is not the Dad as the puppies wont be non moulting. They also describe them as the No.1 choice assistant dogs :confused:! No mention of health checks! Terrible...:( For the bargain price of £1200 :eek:hno: :tapedshut:


You see many a sad advert on there hence why I don't look. :(

The F1 cockapoos advertised for £1200 are shocking- only in it for the money and I hope to god that they don't find any people who would pay that for a non- tested dog that far exceeds it's pedigree parents.:mad:

It's breeders like this who give the good breeders a bad name!!


I think as more and more become familiar with health tests etc... people will demand more from breeders and will be wanting both parents health tested and not just PRA for the poodle stud.

If you are paying £800-950 for a cockapoo then you should expect that all the relevant heath tests have been done on both dogs.

If there are Pedigree breeders out there doing all the tests, selecting the best studs and some having proven dogs in the show ring and can trace their dog lines and are selling puppies for around £ 550-650 ( I know some from another forum) then I can see why cockapoo owners get a lot of stick when we pay £200-300 more for dogs where only one has been tested etc......

( cuteness aside of course ;) )

I actually think cockapoos have become very expensive and would like to see them at around £500-700 mark or what cockers and poodles are going for add together and divide for an average :)


I'm not a tight wad:D:D:D and love cockapoos but just being realistic :)
 

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Whilst looking I came across an advert for F1 Cockapoos for £1200 :eek: :eek: :eek The advertiser describes Show Cockers as 'nasty', and suggests not to buy a Cockapoo if the Poodle is not the Dad as the puppies wont be non moulting. They also describe them as the No.1 choice assistant dogs :confused:! No mention of health checks! Terrible...:( For the bargain price of £1200 :eek:hno: :tapedshut:
I saw that ad as well and given the shocking mis-information in the ad wouldn't touch them with a very long barge pole. Buyer beware.
 

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or what cockers and poodles are going for add together and divide for an average
Perhaps even the more expensive of the 2 breeds would be a "fair" price?
Having been through the "process" once, and found MY ideal breeder, they can hold me to ransom next time :eek: So, what I'd like is a cross between Izzy and her siblings, Honey's pups, George, Rupert, Biscuit, Flo, Oakley...... or maybe a chocolate sable......ooh, can you get apricot sable? :laugh:
 

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I see posts like that with young young pups all the time...it is so sad, I always e-mail the poster and offer that if they are stuck I will take the pup from them, but i guess it is more about the money than the pup it's self....but yes it should go back to the breeder.
 

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Great wish list ... & not far off my own requirements :)

Agree about the pricing too .. I wouldn't ummm about paying 800-950 but the £1200 does come with an ummmmm ... like I say its not the price its the breeder and the puppy for me.

Does this breeder exist, good question ... yes of course they do :) always stay positive when on your puppy search :) There are some fabulous breeders out there, it is just we all have our own opinion when it comes to puppy shopping ... xxx

Enjoy the pressie shopping xxx
Told you I was rushing! Whilst wandering round laura Ashley I remembered I would also check parent dogs temperaments and they would have to meet my breeding requirements for the bitches etc etc more etcs! Not going to drone on! Hahahah!

Agree with M&M Mummy aswell! :twothumbs:

Not typing anymore going to make a brew! :D
 
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