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Hello All,

I am new to this site and thought i would say hello. I am the VERY proud owner of a 10month old cockapoo named Eric.

After having a very badly behaved and aggresive Cocker Spaniel as a child I was anxious about getting a dog but my partner's mum used to breed and show spaniels and she showed me that my bad experience with my childhood pet didn't have to be repeated.

Eric was actually bought for my friends children for Christmas but they were allergic to him and he needed a new home. So I gave him one and am delighted I did as he is a very loyal and important part of our family now.

My issue now is that I would really like to introduce another cockapoo to the family but wonder if it is too soon with Eric still only being 10 months.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Thanks and nice to be in the group.

Sara
 

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woops miss read you post.


how long have you had him for ?

how is Eric with other dogs?

i dont see a proble, he might be a littl off with the puppy for a bit, but he will settle dxown, do you know what you are wanting a boy or a girl, is eric nutered.


if you do get a new puppy get a new toy or treat for Eric and give it to him so that puppy coming into the house its i nice exspearience.
 

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Welcome Sara and Eric

Sorry I have no experience of introducing a 2nd dog to the household, but just wanted to welcome you all the same. :D
 

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Hi Sara.... I thought Id read your post before as its very similar to one posted not long ago there are quite alot of people who have more than one cockapoo and a few who have just got a second puppy. In the last thread no one posted that they regretted it, so if you think no.2 will suite your family then I think people would say go for it.... we delayed cos we did nt want to do the wrong thing but with hind sight would have done it earlier, but sitting here typing as they are playing... on the sofa :D
 

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Introducing a new pup to Eric

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for welcoming me so quickly.

Kendal : We have had Eric since the first couple of weeks of january 2011 so I guess about 8 months. He is very well socialised as has attending a dog creche since about 4 months old and plays nice with our friends 2 cockapoo's. He is nutered and is fun and playful but generally a big softie.

I would like to get a little girl but am worried that we have been so so lucky with Eric that it is going to be difficult to find and equally adorable friend for him.

I was thinking if we did get a new pup it might be good to introduce them at creche in a nuteral environment.

If anyone knows of any breeders or you are one yourself then please let me know.

Sara
 

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where abouts are you, have you tried breedersonline epupz,, are you after and English/america(working or show) cross mini/toy poodle. what about colour.


we introduced all our pups in the house, its more older dogs meating eachother that it should be on nutural ground.
 

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Sara thats exactly what we thought... but everyone on here has fab experiences of cockapoos and how friendly and sociable they are .. check out "the venue for northern meet" photos all the dogs just interacted, ran around and played... just like Eric sounds to be . We read differing advice about introducing a new puppy and went for the approach of having your dog out when you brought the puppy home. Let the puppy have a look around then put the pup in its crate. Then when your dog comes home let your dog "find" the pup then act like you do when the kids come down on Christmas morning , all excited at what he's found. Then let them sniff each other through the crate and when your happy let the pup out. Good luck with your search x
 

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Hi, we introduced Scamp when Rascal was 13 mths, they hit it off from day 1, Rascal was really gentle with Scamp and he was tiny in comparison ( altho he's actually bigger now ! )
They are both intact boys and still get on, Rascal is definitely the boss !
 

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Hi sara, welcome to the forum,Eric sounds delightful! I have 8 dogs and there is just 7 months between the last two and they love each other.Sometimes the older one can be a bit off with the new comer for a while even snappy sometimes but dont because it doesnt last long.10 months is a nice gao between them,i would never recommend 2 young pups together at the same time no matter how experienced you are because they tend to bond with each other and can fight when they reach sexual maturity but you will be fine with Eric because he has had a few months bonding time with you on his own.When i get a new puppy i always set up a playpen in the livingroom to begin with where pup and older dogs can see and smell each other but not get too close to begin with.Good luck,would love to see pics of Eric xxx
 

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Pictures of Eric

Thanks so much everyone,

I am all systems go now you have convinced me it is as great an idea as I thought to introduce a new puppy. I just need to do my reseach into who has litters coming up for being ready.

I have tried to attach some picc's for Eric but am still gettign to grips with how this site works. I am a bit of a technophobe!!

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Hi Sara ... Eric sounds lovely and therefore it should be fine introducing a new puppy... if you want another puppy then get one would be my advice, you will make it work. xx

Keep us posted on your puppy search xx
 

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Eric

Hi Karen

I have just seen that a lot of the site members met up yesterday in Leeds. I am so disappointed I didn't find this site sooner. Me and Eric would have loved to have come.

How do I find out of things like this in the future?

Also i am looking for a little girl pup.

We were lucky with Eric as we inherited him from friends and didn't do any research into his breed line. So are being careful to do things properly this time.

I have spoken to the lady who Eric came form and she is due a little soon, so fingers crossed. Ideally looking for a chocolate brown girl, from a working mum and miniture dad. I think.

I still have research to do.

Sara
 

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Its a shame you missed it Sara, if you look up at the top left hand corner where it says User Menu then scroll down the list all the different catagories of threads/posts are there, you'll see Cockapoo Meets if you click this it will show any meets being organised. Some people are meeting at Loughborough on the 24th if you can make that x
 

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Hi again - just responded to your other thread, but I have very recent experience of introducing second pup, and there is only 3 months between mine. I was initially concerned we had done the wrong thing, but they get on great now - eating and sleeping together (have yet to master sharing toys though). Good luck with your puppy search.
 

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Puppy search

Hey Jojo,

Thanks for the tip off about the pup but timing is crucial as we are off on hols soon s need to time it for ur return.

I got in touch with the breeder we got Eric from and she has a litter due in 2 weeks and it will be from similar blood lines Eric came from. The same dad and the daughter of the mother (if that makes sense).

I am very excited.

Sara
 

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lol it woild be a half neice half sister to Eric, its nice when you get a family conection. i have two sets of half sisters the older sistrers are the aunts to the younger sister.
 
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