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Hi, I'm new to this forum and I'm still looking for my Cockapoo. I've been enjoying reading about everyone else's experiences and the advice for choosing your new puppy.

Does anyone have any experience of Foxisle Gundogs? They have a litter ready to go when I can have a pup, I'm planning the visit but thought it would be great if anyone has a Cockapoo from them.

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hey welcome, i think we have someone with a foxisle gundogs puppy on the forum. bit dont knlw them.personal sorry.

what kind of cockapoo are you after, American/English(show or working) cross. Toy/Mini poodle. do you have a colour in minde. are you looking for a boy or a girl.
 

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Hi Kendal

Thanks for the reply, I'm looking for an english working minature cross with a brown nose! Not fussy about the *** or the body colouring, never owned a dog before, just looked after friends dogs while they holidayed, so this is quite daunting. Our last visitor was a 10 month old Cockapoo and I really missed him when he went home.

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Hello and welcome,i dont have a dog from there but i kno someone ho does,she is a cream english miniature and is an amazing dog,very friendly and loves kids,not to mention gorgeous and they do eye test too xxx
 

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Hi Fifi,

I'd suggest you go and visit them with an open mind.

If you go for a "fact finding tour" ask if you can see their set-up and their dogs before being shown any puppies - that way you can get a feel for them as a breeder first.

Always make sure you meet and get to play with mum - if she is nervy the puppy is likely to be the same etc - and check her condition - she should be fit; healthy and happy. If you can see Dad - it is also best to.

Health checks and tests are useful to check to - so ask to see the paperwork.

When starting out on the Cockapoo trail - we suggest that you look to view 2 or 3 different breeders (as the pup is likely to be with you for the next 12-15 years getting it right now is vital - if you had to wait a week; a month or a couple of months for the right pup it's worth the wait - honest xx)

Handy tip - never take your cheque-book with you - this gives you the perfect chance of walking away and discussing things away from the breeder - any reputable breeder would be happy to hold a puppy for you on your word if you fell for one. Walking away allows you to sleep on it too x

Some breeders choose your puppy for you - some let you choose from a day or two old - we would suggest that selection is normally best at around 6 weeks old - so you get to see the puppy's character and temperament - very important to get that right for you; your family and your lifestyle.

If the pups are ready to go - then ask why they are still available - most reputable breeders will have a waiting list.

Hope that helps and Good Luck with your search x

Stephen xx
 

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Hi FiFi .. have a look on breeders online and contact a few breeders.... it can be a hard task finding the right puppy for you but just shout if you have any concerns or questions xxx I think foxisle gundogs are a licensed breeder and hopefully someone on here with have experience of them .. give them a call or drop them an email xxxx

Good luck .. keep us posted xxx
 

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Hi Fifi I know someone who has a cockapoo from Foxisle and he's a lovely dog, there dogs are health tested and they give you the advice to check if you are to get a pup from else where as I had numerous email contact with Eddie and visited. But obviously re- check would hate to give you wrong info. Victoria has her little Maisie from there and I think is coming to Roundhay on Sunday ... any chance you could make that ( check Venue for Northern Meet).. Im sure she'll post when she sees your thread x
 

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Hi Wilfiboy, thank you for the update, we are actually going to visit Foxisle tomorrow. Being new to this I'm not sure about Roundhay, but I'll check it out.

Thanks Fifi
 

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Thats a shame you could have had a full on cockapoo experience lol... anyway we are meeting at 1 if you can squeeze it in. I presume you are fairly local if you are off to Foxisle. What pups have they at the moment x
 

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Not local at all, live 40 miles north of London, it will take us two and a half hours. Litter I'm interested in is small, only four pups. Would have been fun to watch the fun, but it's just too far. Hope you have a good day and the weather is fine for you all.
 

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Hi Fifi. It is I who has a Foxsile pup. Maisie is 13 weeks tomorrow. She is beautiful and we were chuffed to bits with Foxisle. How did you find them at your visit?

The cockapoo meet yesterday was so great, if you can, get along to one of the meets, they are sooo worth it xx
 

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Hi Victoria

Thanks for the reply, we too were impressed with the cleanliness and behaviour of all the many dogs, they all seemed to be having a great time, a couple even ended up going for a swim as we were leaving. The dogs are friendly but not too demanding, just happy to be among other dogs and people. We spent a couple of hours there and put a deposit on a pup!!
 

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Hi Victoria

Thanks for the reply, we too were impressed with the cleanliness and behaviour of all the many dogs, they all seemed to be having a great time, a couple even ended up going for a swim as we were leaving. The dogs are friendly but not too demanding, just happy to be among other dogs and people. We spent a couple of hours there and put a deposit on a pup!!
How exciting,if your pup is anything like mema the foxisle cockapoo that i know then you will be chuffed to bits with your pup,remember to post some piccies hen you get some of your puppy,we love pics on here xxx
 

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If I could help I would... people usually down load (up load whichever it is!!) their photos from photobucket, set up an account with them, its free, put your pictures on there and then up/down load them from there x
 
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