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Postby Moley551 » Aug 9th, '16, 18:12

I'm looking for a Cockerpoo puppy, I've see some advertised in Tiverton any info good or bad gratefully received, really after a miniature one, we lost our Tibetan terrier a few weeks ago after 13 years, so I need another noisy smelly mutt or I might have to start talking to wife instead
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Re: Cockerpoo

Postby Robbo87 » Aug 9th, '16, 23:32

We had Labradoodles for well over 20 years - big 'uns, the ones crossed with Standard Poodles. Our last was 29" at the shoulder, weighed nearly 40 kilos and used to enjoy showing the local Farm dogs who was boss. All ours were huge characters - I once took Wooster, our first doodle, for a lap of honour on my grasstrack sidecar at a race meeting near St Erth, Cornwall - I don't know who was holding on tightest, the official passenger or the unofficial one, I got a right royal bollocking from the secretary of the meeting but a few quid in the Air Ambulance kitty helped me over that one. Some locals still remember it I'm told. If our circumstances changed and the wife'd let me I'd have another like a shot, but she wants exactly what you're thinking of getting - cos she owns the sensible gene in the family ...... .
But in my defence M'lud I have done some research, also first hand observation; and here's what I found:

Cockerpoos; there seems to be loads here in East Devon and I'll be honest and say that the more research I've done and the more I've seen of them, the more I've took a real liking to the little fellahs and/or fellahesses. Almost all the ones we've seen are Minature Poodles crossed with Cocker Spaniels. Apparantly the Toy Poodle X Cocker can sometimes gives problems e.g. Toy Poodles are smaller than Minatures and allegedly prone to more health issues, also unless properly trained are sometimes not so good with kids and can even can show behavioural issues like snappiness and general nervousness - sounds a bit like one of my ex's actualy! All the owners we've talked to say the same; that Cockerpoos are smart, adaptable, easy to train, patient and playfull with kids, love being around people and easily form bonds with family members. Most of 'em have loverly silky curly coats, they don't shed much either - if at all. They also never seem to grow up - we met a 13 year old one a week or so ago and it was as perky, friendly and playfull as any pup. Which except for the friendly bit is how I'm happy to be now I'm in my dotage - eh Si? No sniggering in the back there!

So now you -and I, know why we're having a Cockerpoo one day. But he/she won't be going for rides on a racing outfit, apparantly I don't want to do that sort of thing anymore :(
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Re: Cockerpoo

Postby Moley551 » Aug 10th, '16, 13:56

I've got some friends and customers with Cockerpoo's hence the choice, all of them are totally nuts, my last dog was a Tibetan terrier he was a massive character in a small package, he grew up with my Girl's and became like a third child only he never left and went to Uni, he was like 6 year kid, did nothing the first time you asked and I'm sure I've seen him stamp his feet cross his arms and sulk. There are lots of Cockerpoo's advertised, I don't want to get one from someone puppy farming designer dogs.
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Re: Cockerpoo

Postby TLS-Moose » Aug 10th, '16, 14:38

Robbo87 wrote:We had Labradoodles for well over 20 years .........


You can tell who's bored & got time on there hands! :))
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Re: Cockerpoo

Postby TLS-Moose » Aug 10th, '16, 14:41

Moley551 wrote:....... like 6 year kid, did nothing the first time you asked and I'm sure I've seen him stamp his feet cross his arms and sulk.......


:)) :)) Basset hounds are exceptional at selective deafness, sulks, and "woe is me" looks too ....

We regularly see a few Tibetan terriers where we walk, and they seem great dogs 8)
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Re: Cockerpoo

Postby Robbo87 » Aug 10th, '16, 15:43

TLS-Moose wrote:
Robbo87 wrote:We had Labradoodles for well over 20 years .........


You can tell who's bored & got time on there hands! :))

Gottit in one Mr Moose. My enforced lack of biking :(( is starting to show :-l 8-}
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Re: Cockerpoo

Postby Robbo87 » Aug 10th, '16, 15:59

Moley551 wrote:I've got some friends and customers with Cockerpoo's hence the choice, all of them are totally nuts, my last dog was a Tibetan terrier he was a massive character in a small package, he grew up with my Girl's and became like a third child only he never left and went to Uni, he was like 6 year kid, did nothing the first time you asked and I'm sure I've seen him stamp his feet cross his arms and sulk. There are lots of Cockerpoo's advertised, I don't want to get one from someone puppy farming designer dogs.

My old Mum had a Tibetan Terrier - and she was a real character, as was Tilley the dog. My eldest niece now has one and loves it to bits; best mid-sized dog she says.
Gawd, what to do? Choices choices - if you know and like T T's why not stick with 'em? Or have both? Keep us up to speed whatever you decide cos we'll be getting one or the other of them I reckon and it'll interesting to hear how you get on.
Course, by the time we decide to have another dog I'll be back on the flying Fut and the Mrs will have to cope with Mutley - I'll have some bike riding to catch up on :D
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Re: Cockerpoo

Postby Moley551 » Aug 10th, '16, 17:46

The wife won't have another TT yet, as the boy became her focus as the kids left for Uni, he helped a lot with the empty nest thing, he suffered from glaucoma and went blind 2 years ago then a year ago he developed diabetes and needed insulin twice a day, neither condition really seemed to bother him too much, a dogs "smellavision" is amazing, although he was 13 many people thought he was a pup and didn't notice his lack of sight, he even started to do what you told him. It will be nice to get a dog that plays fetch instead of a "you threw it crack on look".
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Re: Cockerpoo

Postby Moley551 » Aug 31st, '16, 20:25

I'm in deep do do, looked at a cockerpoo puppy today. ready on the 17th. hopefully the misses will be talking to me then......no problem if she isn't I'm
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Re: Cockerpoo

Postby billinom8s » Aug 31st, '16, 21:28

Pics of the Puppy then please on the 17th
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Re: Cockerpoo

Postby Moley551 » Sep 1st, '16, 08:08

Well I'm still breathing this morning, I did sleep with one eye open and possibly the body armour can come off later, I didn't think this would stir the "I've bought a new bike" level of aggression but thankfully, it hasn't been a re run of the 1999 "I've bought two new bikes" I definitely won't be making that mistake again.
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Re: Cockerpoo

Postby Moley551 » Sep 2nd, '16, 18:00

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Re: Cockerpoo

Postby MellowYellow » Sep 2nd, '16, 18:09

Tooooooooooo chouette. Looks a bit like 'Sweep' of 'Sooty' fame.
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Re: Cockerpoo

Postby MellowYellow » Sep 2nd, '16, 18:17

Tother day I was turning L into a fairly main residential road, where a man/dog were walking on the far side from my R to L. The dog was looking at me and stopped, as did the owner a second later !

I found a parking spot about 20 yds down the road and, as I dismounted, was hit in the leg by a dog's head. Engine still running, helmet on and yet doggie wanted to say 'hello'.

I took off the hat, sat on the pavement and doggie sat down and rolled over on it's back awaiting belly rubs.

Was a Goldiedoodle. Gorgeous. Owner said the dog likes motorbikes !
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Re: Cockerpoo

Postby Moley551 » Sep 9th, '16, 14:52

I'm more excited about the new Puppy, than any new bike I've ever had, about age 6 Christmas eve level, and still got a week to go....7 more sleeps to go.
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