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Hello all! another newbie, here. I recently looked at a pup locally, but he was the last one unreserved in the litter, and the first puppy we had visited & my husband would have preferred a choice of puppies, though I could have talked him round (!) But basically I had an attack of cold feet and procrastination (my specialist subject!) and he was snapped up by someone else (the puppy, not my husband). So I'm on the hunt again and I'm hoping you may be able to help with any breeder recommendations in the Yorkshire area (ideally North Yorkshire). The only preference I have is for english cocker as oppose to american and of course that parents are fully tested. I've done loads of research online, which has thrown up some fairly strong views on cockapoos, breeders, dog owners and just about everything else, but have found members on here to be a balanced and friendly lot, and would therefore greatly appreciate any recommendations.
 

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Hi and welcome! :D

I am afraid that I can't help on the breeder front other than to suggest www.breedersonline.co.uk.

Well done for only considering a puppy from health tested parents and good luck with your search. I look forward to hearing how you get on! :D
 

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Hi Willow, I started with breedersonline.co.uk too, only additional advice I would give is to be prepared to travel further if you need to. Many of us travelled some considerable distances to find our perfect pups from our chosen breeders, you may not find a breeder that suits your expectations in such a limited radius, or you may strike it lucky! Good luck with your search, look forward to seeing the result :)
 

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Hi Willow

Sorry to hear someone grabbed your hubby .. sorry I mean the last puppy :)

We are a funny bunch on here and we will help you out as much as possible .. although buying a puppy is a very personal experience .. you sound like you have done your research and know what you want .. have a look on breeders online, pets4homes etc and email as many breeders as you can, after a few emails you will know if you would like to buy from them or not ... have a chat with them too...

Have a read of the puppy buying guide I posted on My Dogs Life ... it may help you find the right breeder for you ....

and most of all keep us posted on your puppy search .. enjoy it xxx
 

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Yes I would say maybe try not to stick to being local if you think somewhere a little further afield would be better, I got my pup from Anzil cockapoos in Liverpool, not too much further, & my second is on the way :) I would recommend him to anyone! Good luck with your search :D
 

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Thanks for your replies. I'm currently looking at two litters at breedersonline & have emailed the owners. JoJo, I love your website, it was one of the first ones I came across when I started researching. you mentioned some puppies having more of a spaniel type coat and that this was obvious from around four weeks. Can you give me any more info on how to predict how the coat will develop when looking at puppies. I posted earlier that my only real preference was for english as opposed to american, but in fact I'm looking for F1 English Cocker x Miniature Poodle, and in my dreams it would be solid choc...... or black and tan, or blonde, or blonde parti (there I go again!!). A boy would balance things up for my husband at home!
 

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Willow if you check out the thread about Remy you can see how her coat is developing, the thickness and wave that is there means she'll have a wavier/curlier coat rather than a shaggy/straighter coat x
 

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Thanks Karen, thats really helpful. I see your in Halifax and found Remy close by, I wonder if she is from either of the litters that I'm looking at?
 

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Chocolate

Hi Willow

I have just reserved a chocolate boy ready 6 Nov
Both parents are with the breeder
Mum choc cocker spaniel Dad red phantom toy poodle
Are you wanting boy/girl?
Breeder is at Pickering I visit every week to see the pups and also 3 times to visit Mum prior to birth
 

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Hi Willow

I have just reserved a chocolate boy ready 6 Nov
Both parents are with the breeder
Mum choc cocker spaniel Dad red phantom toy poodle
Are you wanting boy/girl?
Breeder is at Pickering I visit every week to see the pups and also 3 times to visit Mum prior to birth
That's my birthday :) so I think you should be giving him to me as a birthday pressie :D:D:D
 

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Thanks for your replies. I'm currently looking at two litters at breedersonline & have emailed the owners. JoJo, I love your website, it was one of the first ones I came across when I started researching. you mentioned some puppies having more of a spaniel type coat and that this was obvious from around four weeks. Can you give me any more info on how to predict how the coat will develop when looking at puppies. I posted earlier that my only real preference was for english as opposed to american, but in fact I'm looking for F1 English Cocker x Miniature Poodle, and in my dreams it would be solid choc...... or black and tan, or blonde, or blonde parti (there I go again!!). A boy would balance things up for my husband at home!
Hi Willow ... I am so pleased you are enjoying My Dogs Life .. we are really enjoying creating it .. thank you xxx

I am working on a new feature for My Dogs Life, with much help from my cockapoo friends :) . This new feature will be really useful regarding coat colour, texture and appearance ... so please check back soon .. I think you will love it.. it will answer all your questions regarding cockapoo coats :)

Regarding texture I have seen quite a few litters and the subtle kink or wave can be seen sometimes as young as four weeks ... by 5-6 weeks it is even clearer ...

Read this post by MandyM (a valued contributer on My Dogs Life) which show the coat and overall difference with throwbacks etc .. its a great read too

http://www.mydogslife.co.uk/2011/09/12/my-breeding/

Please feel free to contact me via My Dogs Life if you need any further help .. I would be willing to help you in anyway I can..
 
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