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    Smile Looking for Female Spoodle Puppy QLD

    Does anyone know of available spoodle puppies in QLD. I live in Rockhampton and cannot find a spoodle locally yet, and an not sure if there are any breaders at all locally. I am willing to travel to find my spoodle, but needs to be in QLD preferrably north of Brisbane.

    I am looking for a female puppy and would love black and white colourings but would be fine with any colour really.

    I would appreciate any help you could give me

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    Ok

    Why do you want a "spoodle" and not a poodle or a spaniel?

    Why is the colouring more important to you than temperment or health?

    Did you know there is no guarantee you will get the best of both Spaniel and Poodle with a cross?

    Did you know most "oodles" come from puppy mills which are terrible unhealthy places for both the parent dogs and puppies, and often lead to a puppy racking up ongoing vet bills and with behavioural problems eg dog aggression so you can't take it for a walk in public or let it play with any other dogs. At best the puppy may come from a "back yard breeder" who usually knows nothing about breeding dogs, or genetic health testing.

    Have you considered a pound puppy?

    Is your house underwater - in Rockhampton? Maybe a Portuguese Water Dog (what President Obama has) would be better? At least they like swimming.

    Do you want a responsible breeder - ie one that cares about the future wellfare of the puppy and asks lots of questions about how ready you are to look after their breed of puppy. And then helps you along the way ie provides after sales support, including being willing take the dog back if you are in any way unable to provide a home? And puts this in writing. A breeder who does the health tests on the puppy and parents to give you the best chance of owning a healthy puppy?

    Do you want to meet the parents of the puppy? Note - puppy mill suppliers will usually try to avoid letting you meet the parents, they often say things like the mother died, or the parent dogs live a long way away - often true because that helps hide the puppy farm and disgusting living conditions of the animals.

    Choosing a puppy | RSPCA Australia | For all creatures, great & small.
    How do I avoid supporting puppy farms? - RSPCA Australia knowledgebase

    Read the bit "before you get your puppy":
    Digital Dog Training Textbook | Dog Star Daily

    An interesting guide to choosing a puppy - I'd use what is useful or practical and not worry about the rest too much, you want the friendly puppy.
    Volhard Dog Training and Nutrition: Behavior and Training: Behavior

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    I second all that Hyacinth has said. No breeder who cares about a dog's health and wellbeing will EVER breed a cross breed. If you are dead set on getting a spoodle though, be prepared for it to have health and behaviour issues from being born and raised in a puppy farms (even some dogs advertised in the paper are just fronts for puppy farms where they pretend they're a nice family).

    People who breed these "designer breeds" are only interested in your money.

    But if all this hasn't changed your mind (and you have the time and effort to care for the health and behaviour problems associated), PLEASE look into your local rescue organisations and save a life. They will love you just as much (if not more) than your "designer" puppy.

    With any new dog, you should thoroughly read on the internet about things like breed specific health problems, dietary requirements, grooming, training, etc. Remember, this dog will be around for 12+ years so you should be 100% certain that this is what you want to get yourself into.

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    No breeder who cares about a dog's health and wellbeing will EVER breed a cross breed.
    I don't agree with this at all.


    desperatly, why a spoodle in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    I don't agree with this at all.


    desperatly, why a spoodle in the first place?
    Hmmm... not always. Perhaps someone who is experienced breeder and wants to create a new breed will care. But many, many, MANY don't. Since most "oodles" and designer breeds come from BYBs I would rather stick to Hyacinth's theory.
    Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.

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    Hi Desperatelyseekingspoodle

    If you have your heart set on a "spoodle" please ensure that the parents of your puppy have been health tested. The Cocker Spaniel parent should be DNA tested for PRA/PRCD and FN (Familial Nephropathy). Please do a google search to educate yourself on these two diseases. I'm sorry I am unable to provide information on the health testing required for poodles, there may be some poodle breeders on this forum who can help in this regard. If your puppy is affected by PRA/PRCD it will eventually cause blindness and FN causes kidney problems which can prove fatal. The person you buy your puppy from should show you proof in writing that the parents have been health tested (as above, not just a general check up at the vet), if they cannot do this, please don't touch their puppies, it may save your a lot of heartache and expense in the future. Also, don't be sucked in by breeders who will tell you that a "spoodle" is non-shedding. Cockers do shed (a lot), so it is likely that a puppy will shed to some degree if one of the parents is a Cocker. Good luck!

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    Well I LOVE poodles & some of their crosses BUT you have to be VERY VERY careful who you buy off. PM me I have an idea I can help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellie View Post
    Hi Desperatelyseekingspoodle

    If you have your heart set on a "spoodle" please ensure that the parents of your puppy have been health tested. The Cocker Spaniel parent should be DNA tested for PRA/PRCD and FN (Familial Nephropathy). Please do a google search to educate yourself on these two diseases. I'm sorry I am unable to provide information on the health testing required for poodles, there may be some poodle breeders on this forum who can help in this regard. If your puppy is affected by PRA/PRCD it will eventually cause blindness and FN causes kidney problems which can prove fatal. The person you buy your puppy from should show you proof in writing that the parents have been health tested (as above, not just a general check up at the vet), if they cannot do this, please don't touch their puppies, it may save your a lot of heartache and expense in the future. Also, don't be sucked in by breeders who will tell you that a "spoodle" is non-shedding. Cockers do shed (a lot), so it is likely that a puppy will shed to some degree if one of the parents is a Cocker. Good luck!
    This advise also applies if you decide on a pure bred puppy after all, look for health tested dogs no matter what you get, and do try and see how the parents live and are cared for many oodle breeders do have their dogs at home, treat them very well and have only a couple, they should let you see the dogs, maybe not handle them, that can introduce unwanted disease but to see them should be possible.

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    . No breeder who cares about a dog's health and wellbeing will EVER breed a cross breed. This is absolutely wrong, true far too many breeders do not know what they are doing and others do not care, but you simply cannot make blanket statements like that an remain credible, there are many reasons for cross breeding by breeders who both care for their dogs and know what they are doing.

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    Each to their own I say regarding this statement...No breeder who cares about a dog's health and wellbeing will EVER breed a cross breed.

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