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I'm just really wanting to let off some steam.. Sorry..

So we have been searching for a while now to find the perfect cockapoo bitch puppy. I want one from a home environment (mainly as I have kids and want a pup who is use to the noises etc of family life etc).
We found one however sadly she was not quite what we were wanting (mainly down to a fussy husband).

I have been on breedersonline and others and they mainly all look like large scale breeders and not the sort of breeders that I want to fund (some of which looking like puppy farms). I have then rung a couple of people that stated they were pets etc and after arranging visits and getting addresses I have seen on google earth (the wonders of technology) that they are not in fact pets that at the end of the gardens you can see kennels..

I feel sad that so many people out there are breeding these dogs for the money that they can give them from breeding. It makes it so hard for people like me to find a puppy and I can say I will not give up the search if it takes me months and months, there is no way I will put money in these peoples pockets.

I know people on here regularly ask for breeders details however if anyone knows of a hobby breeder (there pet dog is having pups) then do message me. I'm in the south east but my priority is to find a pup from a lovely home (obviously with all the checks etc) and distance is not the be all..

Well thanks guys for reading my rant and hey fingers crossed I find a happy healthy pup soon...
 

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Sorry to hear your search is not going well :( ....

Where have you visited? There are some great home or hobby breeders out there so please don't be put off by the not so ethical ones :( .. with a real love of the breed and their own dogs, plus puppies raised fully in the home along with adult dogs, children and great socialisation.

A few hobby breeders on here Mandy (MandyM), Adam (HappyAds) and Katie (Lola24).
 

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Hi jojo
Latest was in Essex, she said they were pets however on google earth it appeared the back garden has lots of kennels and runs.
It's just so hard working out who's telling the truth as when I speak to them they seem so upfront. What upsets me the most is not that it may take us longer than expected to find a puppy but more that I feel so sorry for all these poor dogs that they are breeding time after time.
We nearly rehomed a Labradoodle (via someone who was fostering it at my dog training club) the poor thing was going to be taken to the vets to be PTS as it had not been a great mum to its first litter of pups ( probably as it had only just turned 1) so a friend said they would take it and foster it until a permenant home could be found. It's so sad that this is what these poor dogs have to go through.

I will find a pup in the end. Where did you get your to lovelies from they are gorgeous... There are so many stunning dogs on his forum... I do look forward to adding a pic one day..
 

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Don't forget google earth can show old or outdated images! It might be a good breeder bought a house that used to have kennels and they knocked them down....

Best thing to do is actually go to the breeder and see for yourself. The hobby breeder we got Vincent from had kennels in her garden, but as it turned out she had kept the pups indoors the whole time and they were well socialised.
 

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I am sure you will find a lovely puppy soon enough :)

Yes Katie does have a lovely litter at the moment, fully raised in the home, caring and loving hobby breeder and our friend :) ... Mrs K Tallett on breeders online :) she is based in York .. send her an email tell her Karen & JoJo mentioned her pups :) she will laugh at that ....
 

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Hi jojo
Latest was in Essex, she said they were pets however on google earth it appeared the back garden has lots of kennels and runs.

sorry to hear this ...I understand you want a home breeder, but some do have websites which gives an open approach to breeding... visit and build a friendship with your b reeder...

It's just so hard working out who's telling the truth as when I speak to them they seem so upfront. What upsets me the most is not that it may take us longer than expected to find a puppy but more that I feel so sorry for all these poor dogs that they are breeding time after time.

I do understand but a good breeder will want the best for their own dogs .. and there are some out there :)

We nearly rehomed a Labradoodle (via someone who was fostering it at my dog training club) the poor thing was going to be taken to the vets to be PTS as it had not been a great mum to its first litter of pups ( probably as it had only just turned 1) so a friend said they would take it and foster it until a permenant home could be found. It's so sad that this is what these poor dogs have to go through.

Labradoodles are gorgeous ... very sad .. a good breeder will treat each bitch as an individual .. ethical breeding is important for the quality of the puppies and care of any breeding dog.

I will find a pup in the end. Where did you get your to lovelies from they are gorgeous... There are so many stunning dogs on his forum... I do look forward to adding a pic one day..

Honey I adopted when young, Picnic was from Debra Hutton (fab home breeder and good friend) but no longer breeds :( and ..... well, number 3 will be from another good breeder :) lol and number 4 ... ha ha ha :) :)
Your puppy day will come and we all be excited to meet him or her ... worth the wait for the right puppy xxx
 

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Ooooo, I didn't know that Katie has another litter! That will explain why she hasn't been on here a lot!

Clare have you tried Ian & Claire in Kent, they're on breeders' online. They're a small arable farmer that have one litter a year from their working girls. We went to see them and LOVED their puppies - the only reason we didn't go for them is that they weren't due to have a litter ready within our desired time-frame.
 

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It is a bit like searching for houses online do not take what you see on the internet as the actual situation. Unless you visit breeders you cannot possibly tell how they breed and keep pups. Hatties breeder has two outdoor kennels which are not used but would show up on a satalite image. Unless you visit and get a feel you will never know.
 

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Hi Clare, I'm from South Kent and have recently found a hobby breeder in my hometown who I have reserved a boy from; the pups ready to go end of May if this interests you? (or anyone else from the South East!) Plus the pups are socialised with cats, tortoise(s) and lizards(if you require this!) Best of luck in your search.
 

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Hi Clare, I'm from South Kent and have recently found a hobby breeder in my hometown who I have reserved a boy from; the pups ready to go end of May if this interests you? (or anyone else from the South East!) Plus the pups are socialised with cats, tortoise(s) and lizards(if you require this!) Best of luck in your search.
Fab post Joe :D - I am pondering on the question of how many people have on their checklist for things to ask the breeder, "are the puppies socialised with tortoises and lizards?"
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 
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