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Old 05-15-2006, 08:24 AM
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Does anyone know of any good cockapoo breeders in NJ???


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Old 05-15-2006, 08:50 AM
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I'm not going to restart the debate on designer breeds, but keep in mind that 95% of breeders that breed cockapoo are just in for the money, and you might very well end up with a dog that has lots of health issues.

If you really want a cockapoo, I suggest adopting one from a shelter or a rescue, but if you really want one from a breeder, make sure both the parents have all testings done - hips, eyes etc.
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:09 AM
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I don't know any breeders in NJ, but if you're going to spend some money on a puppy and want to reduce the chances of a health problem down the line, here's something to consider.

There are genetic diseases common to some breeds of dog. The cockapoo, as a mix of cocker and poodle, is at particular risk for those diseases common to cockers and poodles.

For cockers:
cherry eye, cataracts, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy and hemophilia.
Cockers are also prone to ear infections and seborrhea (greasy, flaky skin

For poodles:
Addison's,Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (Bloat), Cushings, Epilepsy,
Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Legg-Calve-Perthes, Patellar Luxation, progressive retinal atrophy, Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, Sebaceous Adenitis (SA), Von Willebrand's disease

It's worth knowing this in advance. Some of these problems can be screened out of a breeding program (no good breeder will knowingly reproduce dogs with severe Hip Dysplasia, for example; a good breeder will be able to prove to you that their puppies' parents passed hip screening checks.

I would be particularly careful of eye and ear problems, as both breeds have a problem with progressive retinal atrophy, and Cockers are notorious for having ear problems.

I don't mean to scare you, just that you should get your money's worth when you buy a puppy from a breeder. Get a buyer's contract that they'll take the puppy back for any reason (something a reputable breeder will do) and that they'll refund your money if, for instance, the puppy has heartworm or something else that their care should have prevented.

Good luck with finding a dog! There are many NJ rescue groups which specialize in small dogs, so if you're interested in adoption, that's also an option.
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:41 PM
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y dont we just ask a mod to close this before the 5 page fights start.
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I think we've known you on here long enough to know that you have plenty of common sense and will not choose just any breeder. I truly think (and hope) that she has done her research and really does want this kind of dog. (If you haven't, please do so, as with any other breed! ) And I know many breeders who are very responsible and are breeding to improve the cockapoo, not to sell the cockapoo. Yes, many are indeed bybs (no doubt that is true), but I'm just saying that it isn't impossible to find a fantastic one.
Good luck!

You might want to check out these cockapoo clubs, they have breeder lists.

http://www.cockapooclub.com/

http://www.cockapoos.com/
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http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/...?petid=5759408

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I think we've known you on here long enough to know that you have plenty of common sense and will not choose just any breeder. I truly think (and hope) that she has done her research and really does want this kind of dog. (If you haven't, please do so, as with any other breed! ) And I know many breeders who are very responsible and are breeding to improve the cockapoo, not to sell the cockapoo. Yes, many are indeed bybs (no doubt that is true), but I'm just saying that it isn't impossible to find a fantastic one.
Good luck!

You might want to check out these cockapoo clubs, they have breeder lists.

http://www.cockapooclub.com/

http://www.cockapoos.com/
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What happened to that pup is horrible. And cockapoos most certainly have many health risks from both relatives, I AM NOT saying that they don't, I'm sorry if you misunderstood. But, all breeds and mixes can have many health problems from birth, some a result of poor breeding, and some not. I can give you plenty of purebred, adorable golden retriever puppies on petfinder who have serious medical/behavioral problems due to poor breeding. I am just saying, if she decides she would like a pup from a breeder, we shouldn't have to give a lecture on mixed breeds and should respect her decision if she understands them and gets her pup from a breeder who wants to IMPROVE the cockapoo, even if we have differing opinions.
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:29 PM
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Sorry MK&C, my post was directed towards the OP. I was posting the "Cockapoo" puppy, as a reference to the OP's signature which encourages adopting homeless animals in shelters. Charlie is one of the many Poodle mix puppies in shelters, healthy & unhealthy.

My Aunt & my Grandmother seperately got Cockapoo puppies from rescue. I just find it mildly ironic that some one pushing Petfinder is asking for links to Cockapoo breeders in NJ!!! Sorry, I don't know the OP at all, so I can't judge them. However, I don't agree with buying any mixed breed puppy and supporting mix breeders, EVER. Whether it's a hobby breeder or a pet store breeder, the underlined fact is that the parents of their puppies cannot possibly be shown - and the breeder cannot possibly be in approval of the AKC - because the AKC and any respectable club is horrified by intentional mixed breeding. I have no problem with people buying from a reputable breeder, but the OP could search the world over and never, ever find a single truly reputable Cockapoo breeder. That's just IMO! And the explanation for my post. I know there are plenty of these discussions here, but it's still my opinion.
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