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I'm Victoria. I'm married with 2 indoor pedigree cats. I've never had a dog before but after meeting a couple of Cockerpoos i fell in love with them.
We're saving at the moment and plan to get one around Oct/Nov time this year. Think we'll be getting one from a highly recommended breeders in Doncaster when we do get one.
I plan to crate train as we both work full time. I only work about 7 minutes away so would pop home on lunch to let it out. Does anyone else have a dog and work full time? Is is managable? I'd hate to think we were neglecting it.
I'm enjoying reading all your view on here. Thanks Victoria x :)
 

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hey welcome, sounds perfect that you live so close.


do you know what your looking for boy or girl, generation, colour, English/American cocker X Mini/Toy poodle
 

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Hi. Thank you.

Yes, i'd like a 1st generation girl, english cocker/mini poodle. I like the chocolate and blue roan ones but not that fussy about the colour as they're all beautiful!! x
 

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No, i will have a look on there also. I know a couple of ladies who both have got their dogs from Foxile Gun Dogs in Doncaster and absolutely RAVE about them. Going to have a visit on Sunday
 

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Have you been there Victoria ... I have !!! and when I was desperately looking for a blue roan pup Eddie told me they did nt exist ... I wanted to post him a picture of Mable but thought I was just being stroppy x
 

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Hi. Yes, i am going tomorrow, i will let you know how it goes. Think they may only produce apricot/cream/chocolate there but i have definitely seen brown and blue roan on the internet x
 

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Not sure if you mean on their site or just on the internet .. I knew that you could get a cockapoo in blue roan as I had seen one but was finding it hard to find one so i contacted Eddie, even though I had already been3 years previously and had "strange" dealings with him when I was looking to get my first pup. He then told me that you could nt get a cockapoo with those markings, I did nt tell him differently, but when I got Mable I was tempted to show him. They do alot of black and black with white tux I know a lady who got a black one from them x
 

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I plan to crate train as we both work full time.
Crating for that duration wouldn't work for a young pup, instead you should think about outfitting a small room, or getting a exercise pen. He'd need something like the below for when you will be gone longer then two hours.

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I only work about 7 minutes away so would pop home on lunch to let it out.
Thats good, he'll love the play break. I'd be sire to have it all set up for really exciting high gear play, like fetch or running around ect.

Does anyone else have a dog and work full time?
I don't, but some of our grooming clients do and their dogs are still sane. :p

Is is managable? I'd hate to think we were neglecting it.
It's not neglect. Just spend lots of time with the dog during the morning, lunch break, and evening. Make sure it's tired out physically and mentally. Even with a full work day, this dog will still be happier and more satisfied then millions of dogs out on chains or ignored.
 

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Thanks Enneirda. Any advice greatly received.

Just back from Foxile in Doncaster. We both thought it was a wonderful place full of happy and well looked after dogs. In a nice setting too with lots of surrounding fields and a river bank. We will definitely be putting a deposit down within the next few weeks to secure a pup for nearer the end of the year. Eeeek. So exciting! x
 

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Erm not my experience.. I suppose it depends what your looking for I was more than happy to get away from the place,I felt like Adrienne said in another post that by buying pup I would be endorsing the breeder and I could "save" a pup. I felt there were too many dogs, too many pups, they even had dalmation put to poodle and every other doodle going. The pup I d seen adverised that he said he would keep for me until after my holiday, when I went to see it did nt even exist, if I d just gone a head over the phone I dont know what I would have been picking up after my holiday. However having said all this I have met two of their dogs and they are lovely x
 

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Gosh I ve tried replying twice now and both times when I get to the end of a long post it wont let me add it and says Im not logged in . Dont know if Im taking too long . Ill send you a message see if I can do that. Dont want to put a damper on your cockapoo enthusiasm ... I ll give the breeder their due the dogs were health checked and eddie gave me great advice about what to look for if I did nt end up getting a pup from him x
 

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Thank you. I can't wait. Seems like ages away until Oct time but also can't believe that it is April tomorrow!! Scared at the same time as never had a dog before let alone a puppy so will be scouring this website for hints and tips until the big day arrives!! xx
 

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Well, you are not alone in that! Teddy is our very first dog and it has been a very steep learning curve. Having said that, this forum and the other (UK) one have been absolutly invaluable for help, training, and sometimes just for support when we felt we had lost our grip on things. :) It has been a rollercoaster - and always absolutely wonderful to have a cockerpoo - so lovable and such fun. I wish I could post a picture of him tonight - my granddaughter cuddled him in with a pillow and blanket and he looks so cute. Unfortunately I am computer illiterate in these things. But soon I will take the time to work it out. Welcome to the forum!
 

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Well, you are not alone in that! Teddy is our very first dog and it has been a very steep learning curve. Having said that, this forum and the other (UK) one have been absolutly invaluable for help, training, and sometimes just for support when we felt we had lost our grip on things. :) It has been a rollercoaster - and always absolutely wonderful to have a cockerpoo - so lovable and such fun. I wish I could post a picture of him tonight - my granddaughter cuddled him in with a pillow and blanket and he looks so cute. Unfortunately I am computer illiterate in these things. But soon I will take the time to work it out. Welcome to the forum!
Hi Tressa i agree this is all new to us too and it is quite hard . Can you let me know which is the other site you mention as would be interested to have a look. Oh and i am not sure how to put photos on or if i am using this site correctly ! glad someone else is maybe as bad as me .x
 

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Hi Tressa i agree this is all new to us too and it is quite hard . Can you let me know which is the other site you mention as would be interested to have a look. Oh and i am not sure how to put photos on or if i am using this site correctly ! glad someone else is maybe as bad as me .x
Just pm'd you the other forum you might be interested in.
T.
 
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