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Hi, I'm Tessy. I'm getting my cockapoo Dexter in 4 weeks time so have been reading some of the useful threads on this forum. My last dog was a cavalier who lived till he was 17 and it's only now after 2 years that I'm ready to get another dog. I have seen several cockapoos and they are such delightful dogs I can't wait to own one.
 

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Dexter is from a home-breeder in Kent. His mother is a chocolate roan cocker spaniel and his father is a toy white parti poodle (with a few black patches).He looks sort of blue roan- mostly white with small black patches and speckles.
 

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Hi, I'm Tessy. I'm getting my cockapoo Dexter in 4 weeks time so have been reading some of the useful threads on this forum. My last dog was a cavalier who lived till he was 17 and it's only now after 2 years that I'm ready to get another dog. I have seen several cockapoos and they are such delightful dogs I can't wait to own one.
Hi Tessy. How weird - my previous dog was a cavalier who lived to 17 too! I also had a 2 year gap. You'll find it strange to go back to having a puppy, but will never regret choosing a cockapoo.
 

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Hallo Helen, that's so weird I so nearly called Dexter Dylan! What was your cavalier's name (mine was called Domino) and how old is Dylan?
 

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My cavalier was a tricolour called Ranger (ex-hubby was a QPR supporter) and Dylan is 11 months old. I've had him since 8 weeks of age. You will find a cockapoo a bit more of a challenge than a cav, but lots of fun. I think that a lot of cavs have heart murmurs, but the ones that don't can have pretty long lives. You obviously like names beginning with D!
 

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Oh dear Helen, my cav Domino was a real challenge. He was the dominant one of his litter and pretty much the dominant one in my family of 5! He was angelic in dog-classes but a nightmare off the lead and would never come when called if he didn't feel like it- believe me I tried training him (I had cockers when I was young and took them both to classes very successfully) We loved him dearly but visits to the vet were also a nightmare- he barked at everyone and sprayed everywhere!
Anyway I'm hoping a cockerpoo will be a bit more willing to please and I intend to do things a bit differently- Dexter looks like he might be the runt of the litter so I'm hoping will be less dominant.
 

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They obviously vary a lot - my cav was a complete wuss! Dylan is amazing off lead - the best dog I've ever owned and really eager to please and easy to train. his one flaw is his barking and howling - he is the noisiest dog on earth. He is just a huge personality! We spoil him terribly, but he is just so great to spoil and seems to cope with it all!
 

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His mum was a black working cocker and his dad was a toy poodle - not sure what colour, but the litter were mixed black, chocolate and apricot. He is chocolate with tan markings. Dylan is quite large for a toy cross, but smaller than most of the miniatures. He is about 14 inches at the shoulder and weighs about 9 kilos.
Dexter sounds like he's a lovely colour, and he will be smallish too. I wanted a small dog and I'm really glad I got a toy cross. It was a lucky accident that I stumbled across a toy cross, as I wasn't aware of how large the miniature crosses can be!
 

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His mum was a black working cocker and his dad was a toy poodle - not sure what colour, but the litter were mixed black, chocolate and apricot. He is chocolate with tan markings. Dylan is quite large for a toy cross, but smaller than most of the miniatures. He is about 14 inches at the shoulder and weighs about 9 kilos.
Dexter sounds like he's a lovely colour, and he will be smallish too. I wanted a small dog and I'm really glad I got a toy cross. It was a lucky accident that I stumbled across a toy cross, as I wasn't aware of how large the miniature crosses can be!
 

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Yes I am hoping Dexter will be cav size- it's the ideal size for me. I have seen pretty big cockapoos too with miniature fathers.
 
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