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Does £950 seem a lot to other members for a Cockapoo puppy...? That's what I've just been quoted to a South-East based breeder who seems reputable.

I know there are some less than scrupulous breeders out there who are only in it for a fast buck but what represents a fair/realistic price once you've done your homework and satisfied yourself with a breeder's integrity...?

I'm aware that some breeders of KC recognised breeds look down their noses at cross breeds such as Cockapoos and question how on earth prices in the range £650 to £1000 can be justified especially when a buyer is dealing with a breeder who is not KC registered.

What does everyone else think...?
 

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It seems to be supply and demand and they are certainly in demand! I paid £650 for Dylan but the price you have been quoted is at the high end I would say. Lots on here have paid 850 ish I think.
 

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I would say that the average price is £800 and i must say worth every penny,is the pup english or american?reason i ask is i have noticed some american pups priced higher recently x
 

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I paid £750 back in March, should have been £850 but Millie was 9 weeks old so they were keen to sell her.

I did do a lot of research on Breeders Online and most breeders were asking £850. Only one or two were asking £1000 and they seemed to think their puppies had special sort after coloured coats. But it just seems a touch too high and I think the colour of the coat really depends on what each person wants.

I would suggest you research it a bit more and see if the price is going up due to supply and demand.
 

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We paid £500 for Poppy which I thought was an excellent price, and we got the pick of the litter of 7.
The breeder mated his working cocker with a stud poodle as a one off and does not breed on a regular basis. I am more than pleased with poppy and the price I paid, a bargain I think. :D
 

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Yep I'm afraid it's all down to supply and demand and £950 isn't unheard of - would they be one of the more 'in demand' colours??? The most I've seen a breeder asking is £1200 but it did take a while for all the puppies to sell and they still had one or two beyond 8 weeks.

The resulting cross breed isn't KC registered but if both parents are really good KC registered pure breeds then the resulting cross breed has as much value as a pure breed I suppose.
 

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Thanks for the views. Looking on pets4home and similar web-sites, there seem to be some more realistically priced pups advertised as "available now" (ie perhaps couldn't sell at the premium pricing sought).
 

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Thanks for the views. Looking on pets4home and similar web-sites, there seem to be some more realistically priced pups advertised as "available now" (ie perhaps couldn't sell at the premium pricing sought).
That does happen. If you follow breeders and litters (some of us are really obsessed and spend time browsing even when not searching for a puppy :eek::eek::eek:) you will see a litter come up then not sell then reduce in price when they get close to 8 weeks. Once beyond 8 weeks buyers become quite suspicious and think there is something wrong with the puppy and it has not been selected but in most cases the puppy is just fine and acquired at a lower price.

Preloved is a good one to keep an eye on http://www.preloved.co.uk/fuseactio...k/subcat-Dogs/keyword-cockapoos/5e16ca80.html
 

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I paid £950, which was the highest price I'd seen, but I knew people that had got pups from her and they were beautiful. I never tell anyone how much I paid cos I do think its a little bit embarrassing but Mia is so wonderful I'm glad I did now. We got her from Ann Wood at Broadreach Dogs .Check her out on Google.
 

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I feel there are to many people putting any bitch to any dog. Just because they are a cross breed dosent meen you can't have a well bred cross! Breeders need to know there bloodlines it's very important. As for price I would say £850 xx
Agree - there are well bred cross breeds and badly bred cross breeds just as there are well bred pure breeds and badly bred pure breeds and I think that £850 is round about the average for a well bred cross breed from an experienced breeder.
 

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Surely you dont research purely for the fun of it Mandy:laugh::laugh: I've seen.... just if I've happened to browse :eek: pups advertised at £950 as rare colours and they really aren't, I think they are just trying to drum up interest x
 

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When I was looking I found the higher end of the price range provided proof of the poodle father coming from an Optigen eye tested line (DNA test for risk of PRA). Cheaper puppies didn't come with any health records and sometimes no chance to meet Mum and/or Dad. With the eye tests, you'll often see BVA eye tested but this is not the same as the Optigen test and although a pup could pass the BVA eye test there is no guarantee they wouldn't develop PRA at some point in the future. Do lots of searching and visit a few breeders before making your choice. They aren't cheap pups but they're worth it!
 

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I feel there are to many people putting any bitch to any dog. Just because they are a cross breed dosent meen you can't have a well bred cross! Breeders need to know there bloodlines it's very important. As for price I would say £850 xx
I totally agree with Fallon (Sarah) - as there is more to it than just "plugging in" your pet "Fluffy" into the nearest Poodle !!!

We have also seen the ad at £1,200 per pup !!!!!!..........and some people would pay it - just because !

£850 appears to be the norm - BUT you need to visit and see things first hand for yourself - you'll know if the price is right when you get a chance to see their set-up - the breeder should be able to explain their price (and I have posted on earlier threads lists of reasons why prices can be at this level).

ANYONE can ASK £950 - what you have to ask is - Would YOU pay it ??? (without meeting them; their set-up; their dogs; their Mums; their Dads or puppies they have bred ??????).

This is where we (as breeders) strongly feel that putting in the leg-work pays off in the long run xxxxxxxxxxx

Stephen xx
 

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Yes I would pay £950 for a cockapoo, but, big but, I would want to know one parent at least was optigen clear, see both parents, A1 condition parents would be expected, perfectly brought up litter and well socialised pups, a great puppy pack and support from the breeder. I understand some advertise unusual colours and females for higher prices and this is all fair in love and war, but just be aware of breeders advertising a high price for not sure a great pup. Use your common sense, you will know.

I almost purchased a pup for £850, but backed out when I was told no 1st vaccination, no microchip and no 4 weeks insurance was included.... you need to have all of this included whatever you end up paying......

Aim to pay £700-£950 for a good pup.. but make sure all of the above is included and mostly get a relationship going with the breeder, if they are passionate about their litter they will be like a friend to you and want to know as much about you as you know about them.

Hope this helps xxxx
 

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I paid £850 for our dog, I agree it is very expensive but as long as you do your home work on the breeder and are completely happy with ethics,surroundings and of course that you are able to see BOTH parents, PRA checks on the poodle parent are also advantgeous. I believe you get a "feeling" with a good breeder and if they really are good they won't mind in the slightest if you have a hundred questions for them! Good luck....
 

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My advice...stick with breeders online or pets4homes, call a few breeder, go for a nice family hobby breeder who is passionate about there pets or one of the bigger breeders, depending on what type of cockapoo you are looking for...

Please keep us updated on your puppy finding, we are only here to help, no one would tell you what to choose or where to go .. Just enjoy the whole experience; it is such a fun one xxxxx
 
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