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    Maybe I will go for one Cav and one Cavoodle!! Anyway will be doing more research and will only get when we are sure!

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    Have you read the links people have posted about designre dogs? And you still want to get a Cavoodle? *shakes head*

    Why not a Cavalier and a Poodle, why are you so set on a puppy mill or byb dog?

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    Often the cavoodle coats are worse to care for than a poodle coat. Are you prepared to brush 5 times a week? (A thorough brush, not just a quick brush over the top) Are you prepared to get the dog clipped once every 6-8 weeks??
    Poodle coats also go through a coat change around 9-14 months old, which means you can brush the dog and within 1 hour it will have more matts!
    I own a standard poodle, and he is BRILLIANT with children. He is very trainable and his energy level is very easy to deal with.
    Choose either a poodle or a cav or even a lagotto (look a little oodlish), dont buy a crossbred dog with no health testing who was bred by someone with no idea.

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    That is a lot of work, especially if one of your reasons for getting a poodle or poodle x is to reduce work by not having to deal with shedding.

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    Cocker....cocker..... COCKER!!!!!

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    Just get the dog you are happy with.

    If your heart isnt in the breed or cross breed you choose 100% then its not going to work out long term regardless of breeding IMO

    Follow advice though, and if you are going to get a x breed, try and do as much research as possible so that you are prepared for whatever you might end up with. Try and find the most responsible x breeder you can. Stay away from pet shops and puppy mills.

    Good luck in your search for the right dog.

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    Thanks for all you comments - we will only be getting them early next year so my research continues. I will let you all know what we end up getting!

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    paulimouse

    make sure when you're choosing a breeder that you check sources other than their own marketing ie not just their website. I know a few puppy owners who have fallen in love with a website that is beautiful but not a good reflection of the reality.

    And some puppy mills will send the puppies they want to sell from their farm to some home in the burbs for you to see. But you won't see the parents of the puppies... And often their ploy is "it's the last one left - all alone", and next week there is another "the last one left" etc.

    Do get along to some dog shows, you can find out whats on and where through your state dog organisation like dogsnsw or dogssa or cccq etc. And they're listed on ankc website. The dog shows are free for spectators usually.

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    I see what you are saying here.
    When we were on the hunt for a pup after being talked out of a Bullmastiff.
    We started to look at other breeds. One was labrodor's and low and behold we found a local that had pups for sale.
    The way we found them was that they had offered one up for nothing as it has a few problem. Like it was blind and unsteady on its feet were the main ones.
    I put this down to being in the birth canal for too long and being starved of air. But I really don't know as they just wouldn't say a thing about it.
    This should have been warning one.

    We were going to look at this pup knowing it was going to be a tough road ahead for it and us, but we were spared as it was taken that day.
    So we phone to go and see the remaining ones which I think was 6 or so.

    My first impression was to turn around and walk away. The outside was like a tip it had crap every where and I mean every where. We had to step over things to get to the door.
    Inside was like a cyclone had gone through it. And there were pups running loose .
    I grapped one and it was well fed and ther rest of the pups all looked in fine condition.
    We talked and then went home and talked.
    So we made an offer of $250 as they wanted $350. Our offer was declined and then we found Murphy.

    Two weeks later on facebook which has a link to our area and they even had them on the guntree for sale but now it was for waht we offered.

    I honesly think that if you can't see where the pups are living in person or have someone do it for you stay away. If they don't want you there then this has to make the alarm bells go off.

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    I know someone who got a wobbly lab. It was some genetic thing. But by the time they found out the puppy was not going to grow out of it, the kids wouldn't let mum return it. So now she gets to walk the wobbly lab which is almost blind and scared of most everything (except Frosty the crawler), and her kids don't help out at all.

    I know quite a few mutant crippled dogs out there that have ended up in homes because the new owners got emotionally attached.

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