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Hi, everyone wave:

I've been lurking on the forum for a while now and thought it's about time I joined! I've found the site really useful as we are hoping to get our first Cockapoo late summer so have been doing lots of research on suitable breeders. We would love to have our dog earlier than early September but can't as we will be away for three weeks in August and that wouldn't be fair on the puppy. Thanks to this forum I've found Marley Doodles and spoke to Thirza today, so, hopefully, subject to all the relevant checks on both sides we will be on the waiting list for a summer Cockapoo. Hoping to have a boy but quite open on colour as I feel the personality is most important.
I look forward to chatting to new and experienced owners alike.:)
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum!

September will give you plenty of time to prepare and look forward to your pup. Looking forward to hearing more nearer the time.
 

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:welcome:
Have you had a dog before? If not, you'll find this site invaluable in terms of information & support, I know I have :)
Thanks for the welcome, :wave:. No, never had a dog before mostly because of work and family commitments but have always wanted one. I agree there is so much info on this site, great for novices like me. Your Pepper is beautiful, Cockapoos are such beautiful dogs!
 

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Good that you're waiting till after your holidays to get your pup. We did the same and I am so glad we did, we didn't want to leave her. I thought it would be easy and that we'd just put her in kennels, but then we got her and she really is one of the family and now I can't bring myself to leave her in kennels. We've been lucky and my in-laws have had her for us and now she's a bit older I feel more comfortable to leave her with a minder.
Have fun getting ready for your new puppy :)
 

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Hi & welcome!
You do right to wait til after you're holiday, my parents were going away for two weeks at the beginning of November before we brought Izzie home so we got her just after they got back :D
& then this year we had to leave her in kennels for 6 days, I was so upset leaving her that I cried! (after the 6 days my auntie & uncle were picking her up who she'd staying with the last time we went on holiday for two weeks - she loves them!)
Bet you can't wait :D
 

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Thanks for the welcome, it is difficult to wait until after our holiday but know it's the right thing to do as it wouldn't be fair to leave a young dog for three weeks! This sight has been great though, as it has helped us select a potential breeder for our puppy and as we have at least 9 months to wait it gives me plenty of time to research and prepare as we are novice dog owners. :)
 

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Hi Claire,

Welcome to the forum! :welcome:

And congratulations on your first Cockapoo – a few of Thirza’s puppies are on here. Do a search for Oakley, Dave the Dog, Whinny and Sequin. They're all beautiful!

My name is Turi and my partner Marcus and I are getting our first Cockapoo on Tuesday 28th February to be exact!!! She will be half working-type English Cocker Spaniel and half Miniature Poodle and will be light. We’re quite prepared (I feel like I’ve been getting ready for the arrival of this darling puppy half my life!) but we’re undecided about the name…

The forum is great for advise and being ‘armed’ for when your little one comes home. I already feel like I’ve learned so much in just a few months! Now to put it to the test…
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Hi Claire,

Welcome to the forum! :welcome:

And congratulations on your first Cockapoo – a few of Thirza’s puppies are on here. Do a search for Oakley, Dave the Dog, Whinny and Sequin. They're all beautiful!

My name is Turi and my partner Marcus and I are getting our first Cockapoo on Tuesday 28th February to be exact!!! She will be half working-type English Cocker Spaniel and half Miniature Poodle and will be light. We’re quite prepared (I feel like I’ve been getting ready for the arrival of this darling puppy half my life!) but we’re undecided about the name…

The forum is great for advise and being ‘armed’ for when your little one comes home. I already feel like I’ve learned so much in just a few months! Now to put it to the test…
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Thanks for the welcome everyone, love coming on here, some fab advice and lots of gorgeous pictures! :D
Turi, sounds as if you're super organised ( I've read some of your posts re preparing for your little girl :) ) and thanks for the tip re Marley Doodles pups, I've looked and they are indeed all gorgeous ! Not too long for you to wait now, I expect you are counting down the days.
 

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Cockapoo puppy wanted

Dear all

We are thinking of getting a puppy sometime this year and after much research have decided to go for a Cockapoo. So glad to have discovered this fantastic site and have been reading some of the postings on the forum with great interest.

This will be our second dog. Our first, a much adored black lab died aged 14 years, three years ago. We (hubby, me and 9 year old son) feel so ready to love another pet. The problem is that we have no idea where to get our puppy from.Help!! Can anyone recommend a breeder who is not too far away - we live in Twickenham, Middlesex?

Many thanks
 

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Hi Monica & welcome!
You may want to introduce yourself in the introductions to get more answers.
Turi is really good with where breeders are, she has a spread sheet & i'm sure she'll help out!
Although what mix ar you looking for & how far would you be willing to travel? x
 

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Thanks for the welcome everyone, love coming on here, some fab advice and lots of gorgeous pictures! :D
Turi, sounds as if you're super organised ( I've read some of your posts re preparing for your little girl :) ) and thanks for the tip re Marley Doodles pups, I've looked and they are indeed all gorgeous ! Not too long for you to wait now, I expect you are counting down the days.
Claire I’m only organised because I’ve been planning for this puppy forever! Work is so quiet at the moment and planning for a puppy seems like a very nice way to while the day away!

We are counting down the days but now that there is a date in sight I know to keep very busy so I’m not too impatient!

Dear all

We are thinking of getting a puppy sometime this year and after much research have decided to go for a Cockapoo. So glad to have discovered this fantastic site and have been reading some of the postings on the forum with great interest.

This will be our second dog. Our first, a much adored black lab died aged 14 years, three years ago. We (hubby, me and 9 year old son) feel so ready to love another pet. The problem is that we have no idea where to get our puppy from.Help!! Can anyone recommend a breeder who is not too far away - we live in Twickenham, Middlesex?

Many thanks
Hi Monica,

Welcome to the forum!

I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your black lab… that must have been really hard.

What sort of Cockapoo would you like? There are three main ‘types’:

English show-type Cocker x Miniature Poodle – look at Laura (L) Izzy’ s pics for an idea of looks
English working-type Cocker x Miniature Poodle – do a search for Rufini. Her Vincent is gorgeous!
American Cocker x Miniature Poodle – do a search for Jedicrazy. Claire’s Obi is so cute!

All three can be mated with a Poodle too for smaller offspring. The three ‘types’ produce different looks, often different coats and generally different energy levels. A good place to start would be to work out how much exercise you’d be able to offer a dog each day – there would be nothing worse than getting a highly energetic dog when your family can’t cater for it! Once you have a better idea I’ll be more than happy to send you ideas of breeders – I’ve a list of 99 at the moment and don’t want to inundate you!

My partner Marcus and I are getting our first Cockapoo (English working-type Cocker x Miniature Poodle) on the 28th Feb. Cannot wait! We’re based on the Putney/Barnes border – we’re organising a meet on the 25th March in Bushy Park. All three types of Cockapoo will be there and you’d be more than welcome even though you don’t yet have a Cockapoo.

Newbie also today !
I was going to do a new intro but felt happier to join this one .. Sorry xxxx
I've not got a Cockapoo yet as I'm new to the breed being asthmatic so I'm after direction first and formost. I'd like to hear of the benefits to those with allergies then I'd be happy to visit breeders as I'm allergic to dogs.
New post new person new focus. I'd always always wanted a dog.
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Hi Mo

Welcome to the forum!

I’d advise spending time with an adult Cockapoo before committing – adult coats are different to puppy coats. Most breeders should encourage this as it would be heartbreaking for you and for the puppy if you got it home and months later found you were allergic.

You might want to consider an F1b Cockapoo which is an F1 Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel x Miniature Poodle) bred back to a Poodle – often their coats tend to be even lower shedding than an F1 Cockapoo.

Best of luck!
 
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