She really is adorable I can see why you are looking for a second. I would be interested in how you get on especially due to Covid.. How big is Lottie compared to others, am I right in thinking the American Cocker is slightly smaller ?
Re Sylml did they provide a contract to support after care?
Lottie is fairly small though weighs around 11kg, being American Cocker cross and female makes her slightly smaller than the working cocker cross. I did feel that SYML were there to support if needed after the purchase of the puppy and 14 days free insurance was given. The puppies were vet checked prior to owners collecting them and a support pack given with each puppy. The environment the puppies were reared in was very professional and the location beautiful. The puppies are brought up amongst other animals - ponies, sheep, goats and gradually get introduced, at a distance to these. I have to say I can’t fault SYML.
Hi. We bought our Cockapoo in February 2020 from Sylvia at Sylml Cockapoos.
I had done much research into breeds and breeders and Sylvia was by far the best breeder for us. Some don’t respond to messages or emails and visits before you buy seem too much trouble - not for Sylvia.
Obviously things are different because of COVID but Sylvia explains in detail why visits are not allowed during the pandemic, on her website.
Joules is our adorable Cockapoo, her mother is Gigi who is a chocolate show cocker and her Dad is the handsome Zack who is a red miniature poodle. We visited Pinetrees, Sylvia’s lovely house and breeding facilities, 5 times before we collected Joules and can assure any purchaser of the total professionalism shown by Sylvia and that her knowledge and experience is second to none! I was having an operation in a weeks time and Joules was nearly 8 weeks old on our first visit. Sylvia was more than happy to keep Joules until she was 12 weeks old and I was recovered enough to care for her. Sylvia arranged her second vaccines as well as a kennel cough vaccine and kept progressing Joules with her socialisation and training. No extra cost involved! The pack you get with your puppy is superb and both parents have their pedigree lines and proof of all DNA tests in the pack. Our vet was very impressed!
Joules has a calm and loving temperament, does not shed, is totally tolerant of all grooming and since lockdown in March I have been doing all the grooming and clipping myself - no prior experience so took a long time at first, 3+hrs. Joules was no trouble and stood still until I had finished, with a couple of refreshment breaks. She is energetic but does not require hours of exercise every day. We walk her for an hour or two depending on the weather but she is happy with a walk round the block if that’s all we have time for. She was easy to crate train and is generally very obedient. We are so happy to have Joules in our life and would recommend Sylml Cockapoos without hesitation. Sylvia may be a breeder of some size but with that comes so much experience and knowledge that we as first time owners found invaluable! Her whelping pens are in an amazing area purpose built under her house but with plenty of natural light. Each time we went in there, every dog was so pleased to see her as were her mature dogs outside. That shows the care and love given by Sylvia to all her dogs. You will not be disappointed with a Sylml puppy.