This is Basil, our new Cockapoo puppy! Yes, it was quite a surprise for us too! We were planning on a new pup next year and had a deposit down for a Spring/Summer 2012 litter with Jukee Doodles, the breeders we got Rufus from. Well, just two weeks ago, Jukee Doodles posted photos of their remaining pups following their puppy selection days. On the list was a beautiful black and white pup which JD were going to keep themselves as they loved everything about him. As he had been a 'keeper' he had not been out on any of the puppy selection days. At the last minute they decided to release him for sale after all. The reason was that for them, black and white is a rare colour. He has lots of ermine spotting on his body, especially his chest and front legs, which is just beginning to show through. If they were to keep him then a waiting list would develop for his colouring and they, as yet, do not quite know the ingredients for his specific colouring. I showed the photo to Gareth and within minutes we were on the phone!
We visited Basil yesterday (on our way up to the Lake District on holiday) to confirm our selection. He is utterly gorgeous. He is full of character, getting on well with people and the other pups that were there. He is generally a happy go lucky chap and we fell completely head over heels in love with him. His coat is, and will be, utterly stunning.
We pick up Basil on our way back from the Lakes on Saturday 13th Aug aged 10 weeks exactly. Hopefully JD will have started some crate training with him .......aren't they great?! I am so happy!
Here are some more pics of our gorgeous Basil by way of a slideshow ......not too long, honest!