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Hello all,
I am new to cockapoos;but I'm very excited at the prospect of owning one in the near future. I live in Hampshire and have already found one breeder through a recommendation. I am looking for a couple of others though as I have read that I should visit more than one breeder. If anyone out there knows of a good breeder in my area I would be very grateful for any ideas.

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Penny
A very excited prospective cockapoo owner!
 

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Hi Penny

Have a look on breeders online to find a good selection of breeders ... great to hear you are wanting a cockapoo, you will get loads of good advice on here ... we are a friendly bunch of cockapoo owners xxx

Good luck on your puppy search ... enjoy it xxx
 

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Hi Penny and welcome to the forum. There is lots of great advice on here and lovely helpful people. JoJo's blog has great advice and you could also have a look at out the Owners Club website for information on finding a breeder and health tests. http://www.cockapoo-owners-club.org.uk/cockapoo_finding_a_breeder.html

Good luck and enjoy your puppy search! :D
 

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Hello & welcome! Great choice of breed :) You will love cockapoos ;)
What cocker x poodle cross are you looking for? As that also depends on what breeders you will look into & which ones you will dismiss.
Any particular colour or *** preference?
My two girls are from Anzil in Liverpool but probably too far if you're wanting more local breeders. Good luck with your search :)
 

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Hello and thank you for your replies. The reason I have chosen to buy cockapoo is because of their reputation for being good for asthmatics. I also think they are adorable to look at and from what I've read they have a fantastic temperament. I have never had a dog before but my husband has so although I'm a little nervous at the responsibility ( in spite of the fact that I have raised two wonderful sons) I'm really excited at the prospect of adding to the family.
I also am encouraged by the friendly responses here as to have a group of experienced owners at hand with advice and encouragement is very reassuring.
Thanks again
Penny
 

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Hello Penny
Welcome and good luck with your search. We are in Winchester and are also getting a Marley Doodle pup. 6 days to go! Can't wait. We are getting an apricot girl. What kind of cockapoo appeals to you?
 

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Hi Penny,

Welcome to the forum :welcome:!

My name is Turi and my partner Marcus and I are hoping to get our first Cockapoo from a breeder in Cambridge at the end of Feb. The litter is due today... :eek: We have been waiting for a Cockapoo for nearly a year so 'excited' doesn't quite cover it!

We went to meet three breeders and settled on the fourth. What cross are you interested in? American/English Show/English Working crossed with either Miniature or Toy Poodle? Each cross produces a different look, varying coat types, different sizes, varying exercise requirements and so on. These threads might help...

http://ilovemycockapoo.com/showthread.php?t=5153
http://ilovemycockapoo.com/showthread.php?t=5087

Best of luck and let us know how you get on!

Turi x
 

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Hello and welcome.My daughter has asthma which is why i got my first cockapoo.if you view an f2 litter,dont make your choice until pups are at least 5 weeks old because i breed f2s and there is always a pup that resembles the cocker and will moult.Im very honest with my new owners and am very careful with regards to families with asthma but not all f2 breeders are,if you are interested in an f2 puppy( both parents cockapoos) take a pic and i should be able to tell the coat type.good luck xxx
 

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Hello and welcome.My daughter has asthma which is why i got my first cockapoo.if you view an f2 litter,dont make your choice until pups are at least 5 weeks old because i breed f2s and there is always a pup that resembles the cocker and will moult.Im very honest with my new owners and am very careful with regards to families with asthma but not all f2 breeders are,if you are interested in an f2 puppy( both parents cockapoos) take a pic and i should be able to tell the coat type.good luck xxx
Good F2 advice as always Mandy .. you are right of course not all F2 breeders are honest about this fact...

Basically a Cockapoo either F2 or F1 who looks more Cocker Spaniel can moult and some can moult quite a bit, so this is very important when choosing your puppy .. go for a more poodly looking, tighter curl puppy.. also spend some time with your chosen breeder and possible puppy to ensure no reaction occurs.

Also a F1B cockapoo would be a good option have a look for a Cockapoo bred back with a poodle ... hope this helps a little ... good luck on your search and we will all help you as much as we can ...
 

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Hi,

I am also new to this forum as well as cockapoos! My family and i have decided that a cockerpoo would be a great addition, I'm trying (without much success!) to curb my excitement as I know it may be months before we get our new little family member! It all seems to be a bit of mine field, obviously the health and welfare of a puppy is of primary importance, i really want to make sure we go to a reputable breeder, we are in Devon, we can travel if necessary so that's not too much of a problem, has anyone got any recommendations? Also any tips or advice on the different types of crosses would be most welcome!

Thanks all in anticipation....and Happy New Year!! :)
 

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Hi,

I am also new to this forum as well as cockapoos! My family and i have decided that a cockerpoo would be a great addition, I'm trying (without much success!) to curb my excitement as I know it may be months before we get our new little family member! It all seems to be a bit of mine field, obviously the health and welfare of a puppy is of primary importance, i really want to make sure we go to a reputable breeder, we are in Devon, we can travel if necessary so that's not too much of a problem, has anyone got any recommendations? Also any tips or advice on the different types of crosses would be most welcome!

Thanks all in anticipation....and Happy New Year!! :)
Hi Suzie

Welcome to the forum!

My name is Turi and as I mention earlier on we’re hoping to get our first Cockapoo at the end of February.

Such exciting news that you’re considering a Cockapoo! Do you know what type you’d like? These two threads go into more detail about the different possibilities with a Cockapoo:

http://ilovemycockapoo.com/showthread.php?t=5153
http://ilovemycockapoo.com/showthread.php?t=5087


Turi x
 

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Hi Penny and Suzie

Welcome to the mad and addictive world of cockapoos. Ive only been an owner a couple of weeks but Im totally smitten. They are fantastic wee dogs. Mine are both show cockers x min poodles and I think they are just great. From what Ive seen I'd also like an American x min poodle. I like a medium sized dog so wouldnt want a toy cross.

All the best with your searches
 

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Hi all,

Thanks for the information - really useful.

Turi, those links are really helpful, thankyou, still not sure which crosses i prefer, I think I'll just keep an open mind and base my decision on the breeder and temperament etc of the pup at the time.

Marzy, a breeder in Exeter....that's great, I work in Exeter and we live just up the road in Exmouth, this is all getting very exciting!! Off to have a look them up on the web now :D

Thanks all
 

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Hi again!

Marzy, I've just found Tuckleberry Cockapoos, the photos of their previous litter are gorgeous!!!
How old is Boycie, did you feel confident in the breeder and get lots of hints and advice??! Being completely new to this it all seems a mine field and I'm desperate to do everything right!

Soo, or is it Sheilagh? :eek: sorry please excuse my ignorance! How have the first couple of weeks been? Must be really exciting.....and hard work probably??!

Thanks again for all replies:)

Suzie x
 

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Hi all,

Thanks for the information - really useful.

Turi, those links are really helpful, thankyou, still not sure which crosses i prefer, I think I'll just keep an open mind and base my decision on the breeder and temperament etc of the pup at the time.

Marzy, a breeder in Exeter....that's great, I work in Exeter and we live just up the road in Exmouth, this is all getting very exciting!! Off to have a look them up on the web now :D

Thanks all
Hi again Suzie,

No worries... take your time on the decision making and if you can meet the different crosses. Before we'd decided we went to a meet that had been organised via the forum and met english working crosses, show crosses and American crosses.

In terms of finding a breeder the things that would be on my list (though not necessarily everyones) would be as follows:

- Poodle sire PRA tested clear. PRA is a disease that leads to blindness. The sire being clear his means that the disease will not be passed down to the puppies.

- Puppies raised inside so that they're used to the noise and hussle and bustle of a busy home

- Puppies raised in a home where they will be well socialised. This could mean that there's someone with them all day/that the owners have children and cats etc

Anyway, best of luck with your search and let us know how you get on!

Turi x
 

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Hi Turi,

Yes that's really good advice, thanks, they are all things that are on my list as well support and advice if I need it as we're not experienced dog owners.

That's a good idea, going along to a meet to see some cockapoos. I have been doing a bit of research around different types of crosses, some great advice and pictures on this web forum. I quite like the look of the american cross....they quite often look more "stocky" and sturdy....would that be right???! You may put me right on that! But saying that so do some of the English crosses, all very confusing! Anyway, i think they are all absolutely gorgeous!

I know of someone who has a cockapoo, Alfie, who started all this off, he's adorable, we're planning on going round to spend some time at their home before we do anything as both my husband and I are allergic to dogs so we obviously need to address this first and check out if we start sneezing and wheezing around him first! So we may well be getting ahead of ourselves a bit with all this research etc but I really hope we'll be ok, will be devastated if either of us shoiws signs of being allergic to this breed!:mad:
All being well, i have loads of questions to ask Alfie's parents, they got hi fro a breeder very close to where we live.

Anyway, fingers crossed, thanks again for all the advice.

Suzie
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Oh yes, a supportive breeder was on our check list too as we’re novice dog owners as well.

The American cross is likely to be the smallest of the three main crosses. Do a search for Obi (Jedicrazy) – he’s a beautiful American Cockapoo. They may appear stockier but an American cross owner would have to answer whether they actually are under all that fluff! What you say about it being confusing... I’m afraid that the uncertainty in how an adult Cockapoo will turn out is part and parcel... however, it’s also the beauty of the Cockapoo too as you know yours is likely to be well and truly unique.

You’re being really sensible visiting an adult Cockapoo to see if this sets off your allergies – the adult coat is quite different to the puppy coat.

Let us know how you get on!

Turi x
 
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