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has anyone heard of/ brought a puppy from a "corrine o connor "in maldon essex? pups are PRA clear, and she says she is a licensened breeder, but pups are raised in the home?
 

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Sorry, can't help you. I've never heard of her.

My understanding was that you only needed to become a licensed breeder if you were to have more than four litters a year.

If her pups are raised inside then she must have a very large house!
 

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Hi. We got our puppy from Corrine at Willows. I called the council to find out as much info about her as I could and the lady I spoke to sang her praises. They are really down to earth and seemed really nice people saying we could call them for any advice. Frankie our puppy is so lovely, loves everyone and she's fantastic with our kids. They are all home reared and are handled all the time and consequently we have an incredibly well socialised puppy (lots of our hard work too though!!) Teddy, Frankie's dad is DNA PRA tested and they also said they were getting their other breeding poodle tested. We got all the paperwork. All in all we were happy. Hope that helps and good luck in your search!
 

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Hi. We got our puppy from Corrine at Willows. I called the council to find out as much info about her as I could and the lady I spoke to sang her praises. They are really down to earth and seemed really nice people saying we could call them for any advice. Frankie our puppy is so lovely, loves everyone and she's fantastic with our kids. They are all home reared and are handled all the time and consequently we have an incredibly well socialised puppy (lots of our hard work too though!!) Teddy, Frankie's dad is DNA PRA tested and they also said they were getting their other breeding poodle tested. We got all the paperwork. All in all we were happy. Hope that helps and good luck in your search!
thankyou so much! this is a big help! the only thing i am a bit worried about is she seems to keep changing her mind about how many pups she actually has for sale! but your reply has been really helpful x
 

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That made me laugh out loud! Don't worry, I won't. I can only handle one pup I think :p
 

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before i found my bertie i was going to go forward with this breeder but the timing of the litter wasn't right for me....do you live in the surrounding area near maldon? im from colchester and are getting bertie from colnevalleycockerpoos.com which is in colchester too x
 

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yes we live about 20 mins from her, did you go and see the pups from the breeder in maldon, i am not rushing into this, am going to sleep on it, as originally wanted a slightly older pup, however, they are hard to come by, especially as i want one from PRA tested parentage, but there is still the issue with me working 4 days a week , 10 til 3, and we have a female dog coming up for 7, she is well socialised, taken out twice a day, we have a dog come to stay as well . i have looked at colne valley as well , they look a good breeder x
 

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no i only spoke to her on the phone im afraid but she seemed nice and i have heard she is a good reliable breeder too. We have been happy with colne valley been really helpfull have seen bertie twice now once at three weeks and saturday just gone when he was 5 weeks and has answered any questions ...so i would recomment colne valley deffinatley too so im sure joe would be more than happy to answer any questions you have etc

here are some pictures of bertie




 

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OMG he is beautiful, you lucky thing! sorry i dont come on here very often .. because we have yet to get ours, hopefully that will be very soon , then i will be on here all the time!
 

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yes we live about 20 mins from her, did you go and see the pups from the breeder in maldon, i am not rushing into this, am going to sleep on it, as originally wanted a slightly older pup, however, they are hard to come by, especially as i want one from PRA tested parentage, but there is still the issue with me working 4 days a week , 10 til 3, and we have a female dog coming up for 7, she is well socialised, taken out twice a day, we have a dog come to stay as well . i have looked at colne valley as well , they look a good breeder x
Hi Crazy lady,

I think most on here would certainly suggest that you do actually visit at least one - if not two or even three different breeders - treat it as a fact finding tour and never take a cheque book - that way you have to walk away and sleep on it.

I often say - "Now find the right puppy !" is far better than "Find the puppy right now !" - and given that it is likely to be with you for the next 15 / 16 years then putting in the research now should lead you being a happy owner with a happy dog.

If you are still doing the research - then your'd be more than welcome to join any of the "meets / walks" that are organised on both here and via the Cockapoo Club of GB - that way you actually get to meet dogs, their owners and hear lots of good first-hand advise.

Good Luck with your search.

Stephen x
 

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hello guess what? we have brought a puppy from corrine o connor! he is an apricot f1 10 week old puppy, absolutely beautiful, and we are all in love with him! we only brought him home today, and our other dog peggy is being very good, only told him off when he tried to hump her! we found corrine to be really helpful, lots of advice given, certificate given for PRA on fathers side, saw mum, a really friendly little cockerspaniel. i will post pic soon .
 

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new baby has just slept from 10.45 til 615! he has had breakfast and found paper and did a poo on it, clever boy still have nt got a name !
 

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Deefer is from this breeder. We were really pleased with them. They do breed within the home, but she encouraged us to meet both mum and dad, and the other pets in the home. The have rescused a couple of dogs who are part of the family and yes they bred other breeds before including cockers. They only have one litter per year with each bitch rather than lots (and had some of the most amazing chickens I have ever seen).

Sue
 
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