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Hi everyone,

I have been wanted to buy a puppy for a few years now, and after much research on different breeds I now have my heart set on a Cockapoo.

I am in 35 and have a house with a large garden and will be looking after the puppy on my own (with some help from dad when I am at work). I have never had a dog, so owning one will be a totally new experience for me.

Despite all the research I have done, the one thing I have not manged to get any information on is the cost of owning a puppy. By that I don't mean the one off cost like buying the puppy, it's bed, crate, toys etc. I am intrested to know what the on going costs are (preferably on a monthly basis). I know this will be different for every dog, but any sort of information would be a big help.

How much do people spend each money on food, grooming, insurance, vet bills, necessary procedures like spaying/netuering etc, puppy classes, and anything else that I may have missed.

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I think that’s a really difficult question. I’d guess approximately around £50
Insurance, pet cover, food, odd toys
 

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One thing you need to be prepared for is the cost of emergency vet care! Molly is insured but generally you pay first and then claim back so it is wise to think ahead about how you will handle a 10pm at night emergency when the vet is estimating a cost of several hundred pounds which you need to pay before they admit your dog. Credit cards come into their own here but it just needs to be thought about and is much easier if you have a plan in mind.
 

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The cost that surprised me was grooming. I didn't realize that cockapoo's hair grows all the time, not like a Lab, for example, where their hair grows and then stops. I'm fairly new with my pup, but I'm thinking I might have to have her groomed once a month.

I tried having her face done at 4 weeks from the last grooming, but it's only been a week or so, and she's starting to look shaggy. Might just have to go with every month.

I thought I could just groom her myself since I don't want any fancy cut. But, until she settles down a bit (she's about 7 months now and still full of energy) I don't see how I can even try it. I bought a grooming table, but find that she's much better for the groomers than she is for me. When I try, she just wants to play!!
 
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