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Just wondering what previous dog experience most members have or if their cockapoo is their first dog?

I have always had older rescue dogs aranging from my first who was a labrador cross, then onto a whippet cross, a collie/terrier cross and now my cockapoo. As I have had such a mixed bag of crossbreeds I have always enjoyed the variety and different characters and don't think I am ever likely to stick to a particular type.
 

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i had cockers growing up Tico and Mitzi and my gran had Mitzi's sister Kizzi and a cavalear Hidie.

their was a rottie in our street who loved me, she was never walked on a lead so when she saw me out on the stree(toddler me age about 2) she waould make a B line for me and knock me over giving lots of rottie slober kisses. i just dont know what number she was as these people named every Rottie they had (only one rottie at a time) after their first dog Trixie. something i could never do.

i spent the odd weekend at a friend of the familys who had a golden retrever named Quincy

i then went 10 years without any dog interaction, but since getting my girls i think i have deralt with most breeds now in one way or another.
 

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hi i grew up with a good mix of dogs ranging from labs, boxers, jack russell, rottie,another boxer a cross bred of what we werent sure! lol and now my baby wispa. a family friend also trains gun dogs so i was always around dogs. i have to say cockapoo's are the most fun to have around! :D
 

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I have always wanted a dog all my life, every Christmas me and my sister asked for one! But my dad was bitten by a dog as a child so hated the idea of a dog around us :(

But Vincent makes up for the 26 years of waiting! :D He is awwwwwesome!

My boyfriend had a dog called Tess growing up - she was a collie x german shepard cross who they found abandoned after Christmas one year when my boyfriend was only 3 months old. It's funny though cause you'd think she;d have been a crazy energy doggie but apparently she used to sleep in front of the fire everyday! My boyfriend loves that Vincent has a lot of energy so they can play together :p It was a big choice for him to have another dog as he misses Tess everyday even though it's been 10 years since she passed away :(
 

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I grew up with mongrels (rescue puppies) on my Mum's side and German Shepherds on my Dad's. My Mum now had a black lab but is looking for a second dog. She will probably get another rescue but she is quite smitten with Daisy. She just dosn't want to do the puppy thing! :) I will proabably stick to Cockapoos because of my allergies but who knows..... :)
 

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As a child I grew up with a Collie called Ringo followed by an Old English Sheepdog called Polly. My mums favourite type of dog was always a Samoyed so not sure why she didn't get one? After I had left home my Mum discovered the Bichon Frise and fell in love. She showed with some success and had some litters and showed 3 generations of dogs until ultimately she discovered just how bitchy the show world can be and decided to get out. :eek: My first own dog as an adult was one of my Mum's retired show Bichons. Her name was Cindy and I had her until she passed at 13 years old. Here's a picture of her when she was younger with a show cut and then a more relaxed one at home. She was gorgeous and a little madam!



 

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Looks like we all grew up around dogs.. hence why we are now cockapoo crazy :)

Would you have any other breed now you have owned a cockapoo?

I think I would find it hard but I can appreciate a lovely dog what ever the breed... always tend to steer towards labs, doodles and spaniels ... just love dogs really :)
 

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When I was in my teens I had a mongrel called Toby, after we got married an old Lab called Boson a rescue, Rana the Doberman. then Karn a Border Collie, Jess the Springer and Missy the very grumpy old Yorkie a rescue, all at the same time. Now Poppy and Rosie and our sometimes dog Linky the Dachshund.
And when I retire I will be fostering dogs for NESSR.

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Karn. Jess and Missy


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Emily is my first dog. I never had a pet growing up. It's been 10 years of my now 13 year old daughter asking for a dog and now I knew I had the time to take care of one since I knew any dog would end up being my dog. Extensive research led me to cockapoos and I am happy with the decision. She has been hard work but I love Emily so much... Can't imagine another breed for me!
 

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When I eventually get my Cockapoo it will be my first dog!

We've always had cats and I desperately wanted a dog but my Dad always said 'no' as he thought it would be too much of a committment - I was at school Monday through Saturday from 8.30am to 8.30pm so to be fair it would have been my parents' responsibility.

He was still slightly judgemental about my boyfriend Marcus and I getting a dog until he came with us to see Jukee Doodles. I never thought I'd see the day my Dad held a puppy like a baby. He talked about them all the way home and has since said he'd like to take the dog out on the motorbike for his daily trip to Starbucks... we'll have to see about that!

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We grew up with Jack russells at my parents, the last one lived until she was 18 and was your typical JR, nippy and loved squirrels!!!

I remember once while at work at the kennels they found a rat in the kitchen, well I was sent home to get my dads dog, was just down the road, and she was then shoved into the kitchen and we all waited outside while she thought all her christmas' had come at once. It took her 10 mins before Mr rat was located and despatched:eek: She loved nothing more than her hunting!!!!


A bit later on in life when I lived in Berks, we had two Anatolian shepherds, beautiful dogs and excellent but loving and loyal guards.

Then a retired greyhound who was the most soft centered dog ever, he did manage to catch a rabbit once, the poor thing had myxamitosis, Bobby bought it over to me and placed it on the ground and then stood and watched it crawl away, he was definately no killer, bless him. I ended up having to do the poor rabbit a favour, I wasn't happy!!!
Bobby's only bad habit was his farting!!!!!:(

Now we have Weller but feel like we have had him forever and can't imagine life before we got him:ilmc:

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I never had dogs at home, as my dad grew up on a farm surrounded by working dogs, and thought they shouldn't be pets... whereas my mum had border collies, tortoises, rabbits & cats. My sister and I "adopted" my aunty's dogs... Sam the wire-haired fox terrier, and then Barney the god-only-knows Heinz 57 :)

My boyfriend grew up with dogs, westies, boxers, and yorkies. So when he moved in we decided that it was puppy time :-D

As for other breeds... I have a soft spot for border collies and spaniels... and obviously cockapoos :love-eyes:

Kx
 

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When i was a teen we had a Bearded Collie called Ella who lived until she was 16!,she was absolutely gorgeous,but nuts! She would dig under our fence to chase lorries up the road,this happened quite a few times,i think this is common with this breed.She was so gentle but mad as a hatter and would bark at everything(i think she could have done with a bit of training;)) So my mum wasnt sure she wanted another dog,10 years later she got her cockapoo Buffy,and couldnt be without her,she has completed my mum and dads life...ahhhhh and she cant believe how good she is, So i will always stick with Cockapoo's they are truely amazing dogs:D
 
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