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Hi, has anyone recently had a puppy from sylml in Lincolnshire? I have seen both good and some more worrying reviews but they are quite old. I'd be very grateful to hear your experiences.
 

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Hi, I don't have any answers but I've just called Sylvia myself today and she seems pretty sensible. I found out about Syml through a lady's blog called "my year long search for a cockapoo". We've been considering the cavapoo and cockapoo for several months now...going back & forth between the decision. Coming to realise that it's unlikely I'll find a sufficiently health tested cavapoo (this side of 2015 anyway) so have started the search for a cockapoo.
 

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Thanks for responding, I'm going to go to see her this weekend, good luck with your search for a cockapoo and I'll check out that blog :)
 

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Just wondered how you got on at Sylml? I'm now seriously considering the American cocker cross due to smaller size, obviously Sylml is on the list to visit because she breeds these. PM me if you feel it's more appropriate?? X

Thanks for responding, I'm going to go to see her this weekend, good luck with your search for a cockapoo and I'll check out that blog :)
 

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I have posted this previously

It is where Molly came from.

She has fairly severe luxating patella on both back legs which my vet feels are almost certainly inherited. I have only met one other dog from the same breeder and this one is also affected by luxating patella.

When Molly was around 10 months old her owners bought another pup - even a quick examination at that point should have revealed they were barely coping with the one dog they had previously bought from them as she was untrained and barely exercised.

I have heard third hand other less good experiences of how pups are raised but have no personal experience as I took Molly on from her first owner at 17 months when she realised how much she was struggling.

It is always worth googling any breeder name with terms like puppy farm to see if any results turn up.

Do I love my girl? Yes I do very much
Would I ever buy a puppy from her breeder? No
Do I think her breeder failed her? Yes with a lack of health tested parents AND selling her owners a second pup when they were barely coping with one
 

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Hi could you please Pm me your review about Sylml? Thank you!
Hi, I am thinking of buying a puppy from Sylml and wondered what feedback you received? They are not allowing views of the puppies until collection due to covid and I am a bit concerned that I don't know what I am buying!
Thank you
 

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Hi, I am thinking of buying a puppy from Sylml and wondered what feedback you received? They are not allowing views of the puppies until collection due to covid and I am a bit concerned that I don't know what I am buying!
Thank you
Hello i am on the waiting list for sylml cockapoo and have really done a lot of research . I feel a little concerned just wondered how you got on You appear to be the most recent to have posted and hope you could share you experience
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Thank you, yes I have seen this and I admit the reason for my heightened anxiety. I did contact puppy love last week and they could only say that Syml are commercial puppy breeders. This of course comes back to the debate high scale breeding.Not a puppy farm by definition . The adult dogs are tested for many inherited disorders however I don't know what happens to the adults once no longer efficient for breeding. They are also on the recommended breeders list for cockapoo. In essence a huge moral decision or huge No,No?
 

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Large commercial breeders are concerned with churning out numbers and not much else. The mothers are just used as breeding machines and so they have no real idea what characters are and pups will inherit some of their character form her. They will also get minimal handling, socialising and interaction as they are raised, again all of which help them become the family dogs people want. A commercial breeder who does not openly tell you what they do with the bitches they retire also horrifies me, do they sell them, dump them in rescue or put to sleep as no longer needed?

In contrast my last pup (not a cockapoo) was born in a family home, pups and mum spent first few weeks in a quiet area at the bottom of the garden and were then bought into the living room where they were handled every dad and got to explore as well as experience all of the sights and sounds of family life. My pups mum is still living as part of her family as the well loved dog she is.

The recommended breeders list is set up by breeders and ran by breeders - it has standards of testing but very little else.
 

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Thank you so much for your feedback. I totally agree I want the best for puppies, parents with a healthy outlook for all . I have now found a breeder who demonstrates care and so much passion . She is based in South Wales and breeds Cocker Spaniels and Cockapoos.....
The breeding of Cockapoos is a minefield presently with so many cashing in since Covid and so many scams and unethical breeders.Thank you for giving me your time and thoughts . I shall continue my research but feeling pretty certain with the breeder in Wales.
 
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