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We are getting a new puppy in a few weeks and I am going through all my buying of equipment phase. Me and my partner go on long hikes and I know puppys aren't really ready for that since they are all grown (I've read at about 1 years old they will be ready for that) so, I have a few questions and wondering if anyone knows the answers or has experience.

First I am wondering if after 1 years of age the average cockapoo would be able to hike up to 6 hours? I am thinking of buying a dog backpack for it if this is going to be too much for her so she can rest when she needs.

Secondly, I am definately going to get a front carrier for for socialization etc for when she is little and not allowed on the ground and wondering if anyone had any recommendations?
 

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Hello and welcome - for early socialisation I would just carry in your arms or use an existing normal rucksac worn on your front so you can get out and about.

My girl is only tiny for a cockapoo (6kg) but has been very able to do long walks and enjoy life - although she has also been badly affected by joint problems and at coming up to 11 is no longer able to do the long walks she used to love - I have a sling carrier for her to ride in when she wishes to. I would say wait and see how your pup is and what they enjoy and with gradual building up no reason why she should not enjoy long walks.

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