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Were you happy with the price of your cockapoo?
What did it cost you?

I think my puppy was worth every penny, but some of my friends have fallen over when I said I (my hubby) paid £850 for our puppy.....
 

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yes i agree
pricy :) for a so called cross breed... but:eek:
worth every penny
non smelly non moulting intelligent loving dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
its priceless
i love my boycie and if i knew what i now know about owning a cockapoo
i would probably pay more!!!!!:D:D
marzy

ps i paid 750 but also had to pay for 1st 1nd 2nd inj
ive seen some pay 750 inc inj.....

cockapoos are brilliant in my opinion
what about you guys????
 

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My little lady had first injections and came with a puppy care kit, and due to the fact that she was the last in her litter to go she was very inexpensive.
She was only $250
usually they go from $400-$1200
I lucked out big time
 

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I wish breeders would charge a more realistic price and there is no reason why a cockapoo should cost any more than the parent breeds but I'm afraid it's supply and demand - if lots of people want them and there's not many good puppies about then the breeder will charge what they think they can get. I saw a litter advertised recently £1000 for boys and £1200 for girls! Most peoples primary aim when breeding puppies is to make as much money as possible :(
 

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Yes cockapoos are brill......

£750 plus injections seems a fair price ... I know its alot but as we both agree a cockapoo is worth it.

I have seen some ads for cockapoos as low as £650.. but, big but these are from working spaniels and why are they cheaper!!!!! IMO.....

On the other side, I have recently seen an advert for £1000 per pup ... wow wee!!!!
 

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I saw a litter advertised recently £1000 for boys and £1200 for girls! Most peoples primary aim when breeding puppies is to make as much money as possible :(
Oh think we saw the same ad.... I think around £700-£850 for a well brought up puppy is pricey but acceptable .... £1000 no way .. money making business.

Not fair different prices for *** or colours of puppies!!!!!
 

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Yes cockapoos are brill......

£750 plus injections seems a fair price ... I know its alot but as we both agree a cockapoo is worth it.

I have seen some ads for cockapoos as low as £650.. but, big but these are from working spaniels and why are they cheaper!!!!! IMO.....

On the other side, I have recently seen an advert for £1000 per pup ... wow wee!!!!
I think those who breed and work working dogs (and cockapoos from working cockers) are just a bit more grounded as they move within the working community where I imagine people are less prone to being exploited and paying over the odds. Also I think those looking for a family pet look more for a show cross than a working cross as a lot of anecdotal evidence suggests that a working cross is more demanding and needs more time and exercise so there may be a little less demand for them as a family pet.
 

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Gypsy and Incas litters were priced at £650 with Gypsy we payed extra for her second vacc as she was with the breeder longer than normal but we were not charged for her staying longer. Echo and Deltas litters were priced around £850.


not eactly sure why they are more espencive cockers are normaly priced at £650, i think it popularaty, if something is saught after then the price is higher.
 

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Wow weeeee Kendal I was waiting for your comments :) with 4 cockapoos... a very expensive hobby ... but look at your gorgeous gals ..... worth even more tbh....

Beautiful things are costly .. diamonds ... houses ... cars ... designer handbag ... women (in general are expensive - hubbys comment there) ... cockapoos!!!
 

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Oh think we saw the same ad.... I think around £700-£850 for a well brought up puppy is pricey but acceptable .... £1000 no way .. money making business.

Not fair different prices for *** or colours of puppies!!!!!

the price difference between boys and girls is standered acras most animals, girls are more exspencime because if you intend to beed them you will make money off them.

then for colour its agoain popularaty, solid colours are prefered and lighter colours go first.

unusual coulers that are sauht after can be more espencive depending on whether or not people want them.
 

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Also I think those looking for a family pet look more for a show cross than a working cross as a lot of anecdotal evidence suggests that a working cross is more demanding and needs more time and exercise so there may be a little less demand for them as a family pet.
I have been advised by several sources that cockapoos from working spaniel are not ideal for family pets, and are a little hyper ... so I would steer clear personally ...
 

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You see some adverts asking ridiculous prices then saying ... chocolate pups very rare ... ermm !!! as though you are getting something really unusual and therefore they can justify the price. Have seen some adverts asking big money then as the weeks go by the price slowly starts to come down to stop the possibility of being left with the pups. If you get answers to your questions, the pups are healthily raised and socialised and you feeel happy with the breeder then I suppose its how much you are willing to pay. I feel sorry for people who would love to have a cockapoo but are out priced x
 

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I wanted show cockapoo s for that reason but there are working cockapoos on here and there does nt appear to be a great difference from what people post. Mandy is nt Flo a working cockapoo and I feel like Dylan is as well unless my memory is failing me again lol. So if I had my time again ( note I have nt said next time) I wouldnt limit my choice i would be open to both working and show x
 

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Wow weeeee Kendal I was waiting for your comments :) with 4 cockapoos... a very expensive hobby ... but look at your gorgeous gals ..... worth even more tbh....

Beautiful things are costly .. diamonds ... houses ... cars ... designer handbag ... women (in general are expensive - hubbys comment there) ... cockapoos!!!
lol at your hubby lol i dont do dimonds, like hoses but wouldnt want one, dont have a car, no interest in bags, shoes, dont smoke,drink or do drugs.
so lol cockapoos arent a bad thing to spend money on lol

Echo and Deltas litters werent priced because of their colours it was just the standered price, their was also not difference between male and female in the litter either.
 

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Mandy's Flo is excellently trained ... trained like a working dog .. so I guess it does work for some.... I am just a little worried I would have a very energetic puppy when I want a pet for the family.... with kids!!!
 

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lol at your hubby lol i dont do dimonds, like hoses but wouldnt want one, dont have a car, no interest in bags, shoes, dont smoke,drink or do drugs.
so lol cockapoos arent a bad thing to spend money on lol
Well if that’s all we ask for from our hubby's ... then what’s a cockapoo or 2 or 3 or 4 .... to keep a happy marriage ha ha ha
 

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Mandy's Flo is excellently trained ... trained like a working dog .. so I guess it does work for some.... I am just a little worried I would have a very energetic puppy when I want a pet for the family.... with kids!!!
Delta is from a show american and is the most exitable off all my girls, Gypsys mum was working type cocker although not a trained gundog. and gypsy was the easiest to train.

to be honest i think its the way you are with them. my brothers girlfriends mums cockapoo is so exatable, but at ours she is so calm.
 

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Yes, the excitability does seem to change depending on who is around. Teddy can be as quiet as a mouse all day but the minute my granddauhgter comes in, all arms and legs and squeals, he goes crazy. Actually he really just comes alive when she appears - I think he is just bored with us oldies all day:rolleyes: poor wee soul.
He was quite expensive, too, but it is just pure economics - supply and demand rule in dog breeding just as elsewhere in the market place.
Anyway, we think he was worth it (except when he chews the gussets out of my daughters best knickers!! lol)
 

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I wanted show cockapoo s for that reason but there are working cockapoos on here and there does nt appear to be a great difference from what people post. Mandy is nt Flo a working cockapoo and I feel like Dylan is as well unless my memory is failing me again lol. So if I had my time again ( note I have nt said next time) I wouldnt limit my choice i would be open to both working and show x
Flo has FTCH in her cocker line but her mum wasn't bred to work as she was not docked. I would probably avoid a working cocker parent who is docked as they would have been from a litter bred primarily to work (otherwise they wouldn't have been allowed to dock the litter). I visited one breeder where the mum was a working, docked cocker who had been run on by the breeder they acquired her from so her puppies would probably have a higher than average chance of having a strong working temperament and the energy that goes along with it. But some people would want a working x poodle if intending to use the cockapoo as a gundog or for agility for example.
 

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Mandy's Flo is excellently trained ... trained like a working dog .. so I guess it does work for some.... I am just a little worried I would have a very energetic puppy when I want a pet for the family.... with kids!!!
She's not trained like a working dog at all it is just basic training that's covered at intermediate class with a whole range of other dogs. I go along as it is fun for her, she gets to meet a whole range of dogs as the class is preceded by 30 minutes social and I find it is enabling us to bond and understand each other better. She isn't overly energetic and, as long as she gets 1 hour a day of good off lead or ball retrieving exercise, she is very quiet and settled around the house. I have 3 kids to look after as well and she is my first dog so I'm no expert! But I have taken her training to 1 or even 2 sessions per week constantly since she was 10 weeks old.
 
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