Q. Why do you breed Cockapoos?
A. We consider the Cockapoo to be the perfect dog. Highly intelligent, low to non shedding, happy and friendly all in a medium sized package. We have two ourselves!
Q. Where do you adult dogs live?
A. Our dogs are much love family pets so live and sleep indoors, not outside kennels.
Q. Are your puppies sold microchipped?
A. Yes puppy is microchipped before 8 weeks old.
Q. Do you have your dogs hip scored and why?
A. No we do not have our dogs hip scored. The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals does not rank either a Miniature Poodle or English Cocker Spaniel high is its Hip Dysplasia Statistics. Therefore there is no need to put our dogs through the unnecessary distress of this procedure.
Q. Where are the puppies raised?
A. Puppies are born in a whelping box in the bedroom where they stay with their Mum 24/7 for the first few weeks of their life. When puppies need more play area, they move to a puppy pen, either in the lounge, or we have huge wooden pen that fills the utility room. Indoors they are involved in all the comings and goings of a family, hear washing machines, TVs, hoovers etc and can say hello to our adult dogs.
Q. Do you have a waiting list for your puppies and how do we go on it?
A. Yes we try to build up a list before each litter. If you are interested in one of our puppies please email us with details of yourself, family, any work commitments etc. We will contact you when puppies are born.
Q. When are puppies ready for their new home?
A. Puppies are ready for their new homes at 8 weeks old, providing that they have had their microchip and vet check.
Q. Are puppies vaccinated when they leave you?
A. No. Puppies immune system is still immature and vaccinating too early can lead to problems in later life. We also sell all over the country and the Channel Islands where they use a different brand of vaccine.
Q. I have seen a litter advertised with one vaccination, do you do that?
A. Puppy is too young for any vaccinations and one offers no protection against disease. Research has shown vaccinating a dog too early in it's life can affect the dogs natural immune system and cause problems in later life. Brands of vaccines also differ from vets to vets and may not be compatible. We would not vaccinate our own dogs until approximately 10 weeks old.
Q. Do you worm your puppies?
A. Yes, we have a comprehensive worming system of which you have copy of the details to pass on to your own Vet.
Q. Do you de-flea your puppies?
A. Certainly not. Why add chemicals to a puppies skin if it is not needed. We keep our adult dogs up to date with flea treatment to prevent any outbreaks in the home.
Q. Will puppy cope with a long car journey?
A. Yes. All our puppies have been out in the car since they were a couple of weeks old and will cope will long journeys if you follow the advice given.
Q. Do you recommend crate training?
A. Yes. It is a safe and secure place for you dog to be, especially whilst travelling in the car.