I have just turned 40 and have decided that i don't want to keep waiting for the 'perfect' time to have a dog because there is never a perfect time!! Now is as good as it's going to get, we have our own cafe in Bristol and we are dog friendly, so having our own would be my dream and he would be with us all day. I have fallen in love with the breed since meeting Coco, a chocolate Cockapoo who lives nearby. Can anyone recommend a good breeder of F1 English Cockapoos please? It is my understanding that you can be more certain of how an F1's coat will turn out, am i right? I also think it would be better for me to have a Cockapoo who's mum is a show cocker rather than a working one as i have read that they are a little less lively! I will take him for lots of lovely long walks on the Downs (just up the road from the cafe), but i'm also mindful of the fact that he will be spending lots of time in the cafe with us also. I have contacted Topmac Cockapoos but have yet to hear from them, has anyone else visited them, contacted them, or bought a puppy from them? Also West London Cockapoos? Any information would be appreciated. I'm really really excited but by the looks of things, my research has taught me i might be in for a long wait!!
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Hi I have a Topmac dog, he is 3 now and so chilled and friendly. I have however heard of a few people that have tried to contact them and heard nothing. I don't know why this is, unless waiting lists just mean they are not taking new enquiries.
I believe west London cockapoos are good breeders too, Adam used to use the forum but not so much now.
Thank you for such a quick response! I am still waiting to hear back from both of them, and I'm happy to practice being patient as both breeders stood out for me. How long did you have to wait before getting Weller?
My experience was an odd set of quick coincidences rather than the usual route.
The litter was already four weeks when I contacted the breeder and I think because they were a litter of blacks there were 4 that weren't sold already. So once initial contact was made everything fell into place really quickly. So only had to wait 4 weeks to bring him home. I was very lucky really. I hope you hear from them soon. Good luck!
Ooh one more thing, while the coat is slightly more predictable in F1s. Weller is what I would describe as low shedding, as in doesn't leave hair around the house but I can get a fair bit out with a bath and brush, his litter brother however is described by his owner as a heavy shedder, so it can be pot luck sometimes
Ooh another Bristol person!!! Welcome to the forum! We're from Charfield, near Wotton-under-Edge and got both our pups from a breeder in the village- Cuddlepups cockapoos. They have a website so have a look and see what you think. We didn't have to wait long for either of ours because we found the breeder when she was advertising a litter for sale and then she happened to have another litter available when we started our second search. There are only a few people on here with poos from her and I think we all had good experiences but as there are so few of us here it's maybe not a perfect sample size to base an opinion on!!
Where is your cafe, would love to come and visit you with our monsters some time!
Oh another breeder not too far away is Marley Doodles, again, I've only ever heard good things about them.
Thank you so much for your reply
I will have a look at the breeders you have recommended over the weekend, i can spend literally hours browsing on the internet, i have become a little bit obsessed to say the least! Lozzie looks gorgeous, is she an American or English? It would obviously be much easier if i can find a breeder closer to Bristol.
Our cafe is called The Marmalade Cafe. We are towards the top end of Whiteladies, on a rd called Worrall Rd. Its very near the Durdham Downs which would be a lovely place to walk your dogs before coming for a lovely breakfast or lunch or just a nice cuppa! You would all be very welcome
Oooh I'm in Bristol and walk my poo on the downs everyday! I can thoroughly recommend Thirza at Marley Doodles in Gloucestershire.F1 cockapoos, she owns both mum and dad, is very knowledgable and her poos are totally gorgeous. I was quite fussy when I was looking for my poo as I wanted him to look a specific way. Her poos are totally gorgeous and are very much part of her family. I have an apricot boy called woody and he is 5 months old. He's a total joy and is completely house trained already. If you want some more info please feel free to message me, I can send you pics of woody if you like.....he fab (but then I'm biased!) Lucie
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I just tried to send you a private message but I don't have enough points! I would love to see some pics of Woody please (love the name). Will have a look at the breeder you got him from as others have mentioned Marley Doodles to me and it isn't far away! Feel free to bring him in to our cafe when you're on the downs, you would be most welcome