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I also have English, there are a few Americans on here to look at as well though, Clare has Obi & one of Kendals girls is American, the other 3 are English.

I think you have to go by what you prefer personally, looks wise & size wise etc.
Then if you choose English you also have to decide between working or show lines...

My two are English show line cocker spaniels crossed with miniature poodles (they both have the same poodle dad - different cocker mums).

Hope some of that helps, let us know what you're thinking :)
 

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My lady is American, I think she is perfect. There is another thread on here about the difference between the two with many pictures. I have no personal experience with English howerver
 

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Vincent is English, but to be honest some American don't look that different! You can have a really weeny English cockapoo, then a huuuuuge American cockapoo ^^
If we were to get another cockapoo I wouldn't care, I would love it just the same :)
 

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Hi there .. its all down to personal preference .. have a look at pics of cockapoos and pick a look you like ... yes generally American mixes will be smaller .. if you want a little cockapoo go for a American Toy Poodle mix..

Please keep us posted .. we would love to hear all about your search and of course see pics of your chosen puppy xxx
 

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OMG I sounded so horrible on my post !!!!!! Sorry so sorry.
I mean that the American / Toy cross to me is a nervy timid yappy snappy little thing. I've met a few and they all show that and it's not for me sorry.
I read that the American to a Miniature can be the same size as an English to a miniature so does that make a difference with the dog ? The English Show dogs always look a little vacant to me but some breeders tell me working are manic ? I thought F1 but a breeder says F2 are best as they are born from two cockapoos ! Does that make them more Cockapoo than F1 ?
No sure where you got all this info from but in my experience this is not all true ... and this info is misleading and some incorrect .. sounds like a breeder may be misinforming you here :S

All dogs are different ..
 

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I would say that I have no preference, Archie's mum is an English show cocker, his dad is a miniature poodle. And he is huge, adorable, lively, attentive, inquisitive, bundles of fun & energy, sleeps for England and gives so much back to us in a very loving and genuine way.

The size between 'poos is amazing - there is another cockapoo at the puppy club we go to - she's a gorgeous Jukee Doodle puppy so has a working cocker mum. She's older than Archie (1 year old I think??) and is half the size of him. Does that make her any better or less of a good dog than Archie? Not at all - they are both beautiful and give their respective owners exactly what they wanted from this breed :)
 

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Ha ha ha .. a troll ??? ummm .. A troll is a trouble maker who posts on forums .. so no I am not a troll at all???? well, not in that meaning anyway ... ha ha ha

You will get lots of great advice on here about cockapoos and yes a cockapoo would give you lots of love, company and fun whilst your son is away ...

I hope you find the perfect puppy :)
 

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Oh Thank-You Jo
Are you a Troll ?
The breeder I spoke to suggested that I joined this site as I did not really want a really small dog. She suggested I came on here and looked for a Troll as they would be the best people to talk to.
I've never had a dog and my son wants one saying it would be good for me when he leaves for University this year. With Hubby asthmatic there is not much choice and we need a dog that does not moult at all.
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If you don't want a small dog then the English/American x Miniature poodle mix is probally the best. I think statistically the English working x Mini is the bigger sized (I don't think there are many standard poodle crosses... Anyone here have one?).
To echo Jojo, the temperament can't be souly judged on type. I am sure there are some show crosses that have bundles of energy and working crosses who want to relax all the time, more like a lap dog!

My Vincent is a perfect mix, he loves walks (an hour and a half might just about tire him out!) but his favourite thing is chilling on the sofa :) Also he hardly barks! Only if he's asleep and hears someone outside, like he's just woken up and it's a reaction thing!
 

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Jojo has put together a wonderful site with lots of cockapoo information on it....yes there is some contrast in what you will get with a cockapoo. SOem will shed. some wont but it is a mix. Follow the link on my signature it will take you to Jojo's website, alot of members on here contribute to the site.
And yes....a troll is not a good thing. You can always ask lots of questions on here as well, people will tell you their experiences.

In my experience. I have an American/ mini poodle cross. Lady is not yappy or snappy she is on the small size...one of the smaller but no where near the smallest. she weighs about 16 pounds. but they are as small as around 10, and can go up to 45 all dependent on parents. you can approximate the general weight based on the parents. She is an extrememly loving and cuddly dog.
 

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Hi Mojo! I have an F!B cockapoo which means he is 1/2 American toy cockapoo and 1/2 miniature poodle, so 75% english poodle overall. Our breeder said he was a working cocker mix so obviously didn't know what sort of cockapoo she had:confused: We found out through Jandaz what sort we actually had, which was quite a surprise but explains his smaller size and his very 'chilled' character in that after exercise he easily settles. I also walked with another American toy cockapoo from Jandaz yesterday and we have both said how sweet and loving we have found our dogs are and not barkers or snappy at all. However, I don't find your post offensive - just perhaps a bit misinformed. I think the most important factor is the temperament of the parents that are bred which makes a huge difference to the character of your dog. I don't think you can define particular characters to specific crosses. It's more important you go for the type of cockapoo you like the look of and then find an informed breeder who not only health tests but breeds for temperament.
 

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So so sorry Jo Jo I didn't mean to offend :(
That breeder did sounded nice though but obvious not so nice !
Who do I talk to to get information from then ?
I've been told they don't moult then they do. I've been told that English are more relaxed then they are not and now the Workers are the biggest !
I spoke to another breeder who said American and English Show statistically represent the two ends of the size scale in that that are generally bred to a breed standard set by the Kennel Club. Working Cocker Spaniels are not bound by a standard and can range in size greatly !
I know a saying "when playing Tennis make sure you aren't the ball !!!" And that's just how I feel :( !!!!
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Don't worry about things ^^
I can understand, it is a big choice and you want to know the best dog for you!

A good breeder should at least show you photos of past litters all grown up, so you should ask for some to help! :)
 

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Our Monty is an american/toy poodle from syml and he is soooo intelligent and has the best nature!! Not yappy and certainly not nervous! He so loving and friendly towards everyone!! If i could upload a video on here of all his tricks he can do as well, i would ;) He even rings a bell when we needs to go out for a pee pee :rolleyes: :D
 

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Our Monty is an american/toy poodle from syml and he is soooo intelligent and has the best nature!! Not yappy and certainly not nervous! He so loving and friendly towards everyone!! If i could upload a video on here of all his tricks he can do as well, i would ;) He even rings a bell when we needs to go out for a pee pee :rolleyes: :D
Lady too! the bell is so handy!!!!
 

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OMG I sounded so horrible on my post !!!!!! Sorry so sorry.
I mean that the American / Toy cross to me is a nervy timid yappy snappy little thing. I've met a few and they all show that and it's not for me sorry.
I read that the American to a Miniature can be the same size as an English to a miniature so does that make a difference with the dog ? The English Show dogs always look a little vacant to me but some breeders tell me working are manic ? I thought F1 but a breeder says F2 are best as they are born from two cockapoos ! Does that make them more Cockapoo than F1 ?
This is not true at all, we have one and he is not a nervy, timid, yappy or snappy little thing!!! :p
 
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