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I am back and still researching and it seems to be the Cockapoo fits in our family as that perfect breed. My husband is a bit hesitant. Any ladies on here with husbands or husbands themselves that were hesitant? I guess he had set in his head what the ideal dog is and the cockapoo is just not what he was thinking. From what i'm being told on average they are about 20 pounds and medium-study dogs. Correct? I guess I am just looking for encouragement on what to tell hubby (I know whatever we decide he would love unconditionally). I have a feeling he is comparing them to 'toy breeds' and I have relatives with smaller breeds (i.e, pekinese, maltese (Abby, is 4.5 pds!).

I would like to make a decision in the next few weeks as I would like to put our deposit down.
 

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they can vairy in size but in general the bigger the pairents the bigger the cockapoo will be.

have you had a chance to meat an cockapoo adults. ?


what us it your OH has in mind as his Ideal dog
 

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My hubbie was reluctant to get any dog! lol Lolly has him wrapped around her little paws and he is more than happy to walk and play with her.

They are certainly not a toy breed. Lolly is about 11 kilos and quite a power house! They are very intelligent and are often used as hearing dogs for the deaf and PAT dogs. Easily trained too but still retaining a cheeky character! The top attraction has to be the lack of fur shedding.
 

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My hubby was a bit unsure at first when I looked at Cockapoo's as he thought they weren't really a 'mans dog'. He was in total agreement though when we got to meet one in the flesh (friend of a friend brought one round for us to meet).
He is now besotted with Billy who is his boy (although he really is a mummy's boy!). We have no regrets whatsoever so just go for it!
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Oh and if your hubby wants a bigger / stockier dog then I would suggest going for a minature as the toys usually don't grow as big. I have read that boys are sometimes a bit bigger than girls too.
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My husband was the same he really didnt want a small dog and i didnt want a large one but when he saw an adult cockapoo he changed his mind ,because of all that fur they dont look small in the sense of the word they look quite stocky and chunky.

When we picked out puppy we did go for a very large pup his mum was big for a cocker and all her pups have been on the large side,they do vary in size alot ,i'd look at the size of the mum to get an idea of how big the pup will be.x
 

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Derek's criteria were it has to look like a dog and not something that has ran into a wall, he' 6ft 1 & 17.5st so new dog must not give him a compled whilst out in public, it needs to be a trainable thing with character ( these fellas come with enough cheek for 2) and one that can sense his bad health days and good health days in terms of how much exercise/running vs lap dog moments & house play.

Stage 1 - choose cockapoo
Stage 2 - ensure 1 conversation in about 5 mentions puppy or said dig breed ... They wear down eventually.
Stage 3 - pick breeder
Stage 4 - select puppy
Stage 5 - homecoming!!
 

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Lol my step dad doesnt get a say. he can get as many moterbikes as he likes or sell any of them and we dont coment. and he dosnt say how many dogs we can have.
 

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Derek's criteria were it has to look like a dog and not something that has ran into a wall, he' 6ft 1 & 17.5st so new dog must not give him a compled whilst out in public, it needs to be a trainable thing with character ( these fellas come with enough cheek for 2) and one that can sense his bad health days and good health days in terms of how much exercise/running vs lap dog moments & house play.

Stage 1 - choose cockapoo
Stage 2 - ensure 1 conversation in about 5 mentions puppy or said dig breed ... They wear down eventually.
Stage 3 - pick breeder
Stage 4 - select puppy
Stage 5 - homecoming!!
haha...I love this!!!
 

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My dad is a massive softy :D I think he was all for cockapoos anyway, he probably found the breed idea & the breeder. But he loves them to bits & even though they're really pretty breeds they're not overly girly, my dad & boyfriend have no problems out with them in public & even men stop us to say how gorgeous they are :D He'll come round if you meet one in person! Where abouts are you from? You could always try to attend a meet or meet up with someone who lives close by from the forum :)

Izzie isn't one of the bigger cockapoos, she is about 14.5" to her shoulders fully grown, but she is quite stocky as well, so she doesn't look skinny with all her fur :) Poppy is still a pup so not sure what she'll be like yet.
 

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Started mentioning that I'd like another... He didnt say no but a maybe. Compromised on tropical fish, (one of OH's passions) will work on poo no. 2 towards end of year if I can sell my house by then. A little brother me thinks. Just need Cara to be angel dog for the next few months whilst he forgets what adolecense was like!!
 

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Long night & morning talking to DH! I think I am wearing him down. He did admit he knew he'd love the puppy even though it wasn't his first choice. So, in the next few weeks I hope to have a definite answer!
 

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I'm sure he'll cave :) & seriously they have such cute faces that even big strong men can't resist ;) My dad is way softer with them than my mum which should say something haha :D They think they're humans i'm sure of it! Good luck with your chat :)
 
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