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Hi everyone,
I have never been a member of any forum before but my family and I are on the verge of bringing a lovely new 'Jukee Doodles' puppy into our family. I thought I would check out this forum to make sure I am doing everything right. I suppose everyone here learns from others mistakes and knowledge!
We are choosing our new puppy next week and we are all very excited. I am very open minded as I think the puppy will choose us but I have been particular with which Mums I choose our puppy from! They are all totally lovely but we did warm to Lucy and Lilly from the photos and videos.
I wonder how much the Mums miss their puppies as they go to new homes? Do they notice at all or pine for their babies just for a short while. I may be being soppy but I hope that when we actually collect our puppy, I can give the mum a pat and a thank you!
 

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Hi! I am also awaiting a JD pup, we're visiting to choose a puppy on the 16th July! Lucy and Lilly do look lovely, but then they all do of course! Molly is my favourite so we're going to view her pups.

Sarah xx
 

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Oh don't you will have me in tears...

I have heard of a collie mummy who did pine for her pups, but I believe if the pups are weaned then gradually separated from their mum, this can avoid any pining, I have also heard from a cockapoo breeder that sometimes the mums have had enough by this time and want that space from the pups, so no pining occurs.

Don't you worry about the mum, JD's will love her and look after her ever need, you just enjoy picking one of her lovely puppies and the best thing you can do for the mum is to love and cherish the pup you choose, adore him/ her forever, it’s a lovely time picking your puppy... enjoy it ..... xxxxx
 

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Hello and welcome!! I'm hoping to get a choc roan girl from Lucy so we're visiting on 9th. Let us know how you get on! I'm so jealous you're going next week!

Harri x
 

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Hi Gillyflower,We too are getting a Jd puppy,and cant wait! You lucky lot getting to go next week!!!:) You must be very excited,what colour are you hoping for and boy or girl or are you willing to let the right pup pick you? We are going on the 9th and are really hoping for a pair of molly's girls(me and my mum) Choc and choc roan,let us know how you get on....and enjoy this forum as its great! x
 

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You must be very excited,what colour are you hoping for and boy or girl or are you willing to let the right pup pick you? x
I personally would be a bit wary of this philosophy, as the pup who appears to "pick" you is likely to be the most dominant pup in the litter who is not necessarily going to make the best pet, but will be the first to jump all over you and demand attention. When we chose Dylan, my daughter begged for the mad apricot girl who was all over her, but Dylan, although friendly, was one of the "second wave" of slightly more laid back pups and I recognised that he would be a better temperament. So I would avoid being "chosen" by the alpha pup, unless that is the temperament you are seeking, and give the others careful attention to find the temperament that suits you, not just the pushiest! Hard though - they are all so gorgeous!
 

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Hi Gillyflower,We too are getting a Jd puppy,and cant wait! You lucky lot getting to go next week!!!:) You must be very excited,what colour are you hoping for and boy or girl or are you willing to let the right pup pick you? We are going on the 9th and are really hoping for a pair of molly's girls(me and my mum) Choc and choc roan,let us know how you get on....and enjoy this forum as its great! x
So are you not going on the 16th then? Would have been nice to meet you :) xx
 

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Hi were also getting a JD puppy but will be going on the 9th,I think abit like you also and do feel a pang on guilt that i will be seperateing a pup from its brothers and sisters.

Keep us posted as to which pup you pick Dx
 

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I personally would be a bit wary of this philosophy, as the pup who appears to "pick" you is likely to be the most dominant pup in the litter who is not necessarily going to make the best pet, but will be the first to jump all over you and demand attention. When we chose Dylan, my daughter begged for the mad apricot girl who was all over her, but Dylan, although friendly, was one of the "second wave" of slightly more laid back pups and I recognised that he would be a better temperament. So I would avoid being "chosen" by the alpha pup, unless that is the temperament you are seeking, and give the others careful attention to find the temperament that suits you, not just the pushiest! Hard though - they are all so gorgeous!
That's an interesting view. In practice it is much more subtle than being seduced by the most gregarious puppy. Like us being attracted to another person, it's not always the most forward person that you notice, it may indeed be the one standing quietly to one side that takes your eye. Being 'chosen' is another way of saying listen to your instincts and let a natural attraction become part of the selection process.
We have deliberately kept Buzz and Yum-Yum to show two extremes of puppy temperament now developed in our adults. Buzz was the biggest most gregarious puppy in the litter, who has always believed that everyone will automatically love him. Yum-Yum was a quiet considered puppy who sat back and observed what all the others did first, before joining in. Both are loving family pets but still carry the same basic character traits that they were born with. The reason we hold off and wait for the selection process to take place at 6 weeks old is because at that age you can clearly start to see how their characters are developing. The key is to hopefully match the most suitable puppy to the appropriate buyer. A happy customer means a happy puppy and the best advert we can have.

Julia x
 

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Hi GillyFlower, I'm off on the 16th to choose my puppy, I'm planning to have a blonde parti, I'm looking at Honey's litter (first .....) Look forward to seeing who you have chosen.
 

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Hi were also getting a JD puppy but will be going on the 9th,I think abit like you also and do feel a pang on guilt that i will be seperateing a pup from its brothers and sisters.

Keep us posted as to which pup you pick Dx
I do feel slightly bad about this also. We'll be picking our pup up a week+ later than 8 weeks though, so at least the pup will have seen some of it's siblings go already, it'll just be Mum who I will feel bad about...

BUT, if our Norfolk meet(s) goes well, it could be a regular thing, and the pups would all get to meet up with dog family members every once in a while!

It's hot, I didn't sleep well, I may be babbling now..!!
 

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That's an interesting view. In practice it is much more subtle than being seduced by the most gregarious puppy. Like us being attracted to another person, it's not always the most forward person that you notice, it may indeed be the one standing quietly to one side that takes your eye. Being 'chosen' is another way of saying listen to your instincts and let a natural attraction become part of the selection process.
We have deliberately kept Buzz and Yum-Yum to show two extremes of puppy temperament now developed in our adults. Buzz was the biggest most gregarious puppy in the litter, who has always believed that everyone will automatically love him. Yum-Yum was a quiet considered puppy who sat back and observed what all the others did first, before joining in. Both are loving family pets but still carry the same basic character traits that they were born with. The reason we hold off and wait for the selection process to take place at 6 weeks old is because at that age you can clearly start to see how their characters are developing. The key is to hopefully match the most suitable puppy to the appropriate buyer. A happy customer means a happy puppy and the best advert we can have.

Julia x
I totally agree with Julia. When we went to choose our puppy we set out wanting a more smooth coated blonde girl and they were gorgeous and all over us but at the back of the puppy cage was a blonde/apricot very wavy girl who just sat back and watched what was going on and she was the one we fell in love with and brought home with us. Beau is gorgeous and has a great loving nature. :)
 

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I do feel slightly bad about this also. We'll be picking our pup up a week+ later than 8 weeks though, so at least the pup will have seen some of it's siblings go already, it'll just be Mum who I will feel bad about...

BUT, if our Norfolk meet(s) goes well, it could be a regular thing, and the pups would all get to meet up with dog family members every once in a while!

It's hot, I didn't sleep well, I may be babbling now..!!
Hi Sarah

I hadn't seen that there is going to be a Norfolk meet. Is it open to everyone who has a Cockapoo as we live in Norwich and would love to come along and meet everyone if we are free as don't know anyone else who has one.

Thank you

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So are you not going on the 16th then? Would have been nice to meet you :) xx
Hi Sarah,we are going on 9th now as we are viewing Mia's pups aswell and can see molly's at same time,but are really hoping for molly's pair, would have been great to have met you,maybe we can meet up as your not that far from us really! especially if we get siblings:)
 

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I do feel slightly bad about this also. We'll be picking our pup up a week+ later than 8 weeks though, so at least the pup will have seen some of it's siblings go already, it'll just be Mum who I will feel bad about...

If we are lucky to have the pair we want from Molly then we will be picking ours up a week later too so dont feel bad! Maybe we can meet then,or at the Norfolk meet up! Are you still after Molly boy? xx
 

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Hi Sarah

I hadn't seen that there is going to be a Norfolk meet. Is it open to everyone who has a Cockapoo as we live in Norwich and would love to come along and meet everyone if we are free as don't know anyone else who has one.

Thank you

Ali X
Hi Ali the more the merrier i say! and when i get pup you will have to pop over for a bit of puppy socialising with Beau if you like:)
 

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I agree JD ,when i went to pick my persian cat she was the smallest one there and even though the others were friendly towards us she held back then when they'd all moved she wouldnt leave us alone,because she was a house cat me and her were very very close ,she would never venture far if i was outside she would always stay close by me.

It was hard to say good bye to her last year after 12 years together,im hopeing my new pup and me will be just as close .:)
 

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Hi Ali the more the merrier i say! and when i get pup you will have to pop over for a bit of puppy socialising with Beau if you like:)
Hi

Do you know when and where the Norfolk meet is? Would love to meet your pup and bet you can't wait :)
 

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Think the plan is in its infancy at mo,but i guess when all our puppies are ready to go out and about,maybe Sept/oct time..i dont know really!!!! We could meet up in summer hols if u like? Or anybody who fancies a bit of puppy socialising:):)
 

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Yes the plan is definitely in it's infancy, we were discussing it on another thread (all of us are getting JD pups so it followed on from that really). All will be welcome of course! We'll decide on a location and date at some point...

Becky, yes we definitely would love one of Molly's boys! Black tuxedo guy is still my fave on the pics and vids, but we also love the black and white ones, so you never know! We'll be collecting anytime from 8th August (depends when is good for JD), when are you hoping to collect? xx
 
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