Here at Essex Cockapoos, we have worked for many years to produce solid, happy, healthy cockapoos. As part of our breeding program, it was always our intention to 'move forward' and create our own
Essex Cockapoo lines.
As a result, we are just as proud of our F2 and F1b breeding as we have always been about our F1 American Cockapoos.
F1b...a cross (in our case) between an American Cockapoo girl and a Poodle boy. So, a first generation cockapoo put 'back' (hence the 'b') to a poodle.
We have found this breeding method very consistent. We produce cockapoos that look F1. All very similar in type, although they do have a tendency to be smaller. I have not found these puppies to look more 'poodle-like' as some would believe. We do seem to get an extra small puppy in every litter, although they are all born approximately the same weight.
...and below we have an F1 and F1b American cockapoo, side by side.
To date, our F2 puppies have been born looking exactly the same as our other generations. Same weight, coat type etc. They have all developed at the same rate, with similar coats, right up to about 6 weeks old. At this age, we found 2 puppies (from a litter of 7) and 3 puppies (from a litter of 9) started to develop 'fluffy' rather than curly, with tufty ears, legs and bellies. When they left us, at 8 weeks old, you could see the difference, although the fluff and curls were definitely starting to sprout.
We have tried to illustrate this in pictures, below. You will see from the bottom photographs, by the time they have reached 5 months old, both coats have developed beautifully.
I hope this has helped to explain a few things about the different generations.
Getting Watson was the best decision we've ever made; not only is he a gorgeous looking dog but he has the best temperament and is fantastic with the kids who absolutely adore him. He's fitted in with our family life beautifully. He loves his walks, especially if it involves a ball and a cooling swim and he's just as mad as the rest of us! We can't thank Danny and Donna enough for allowing us to look after one of their precious pups we're very lucky....
This is Ava she is 2.5years . We thought long and hard before getting another dog when our lab died , we did our research and a cockapoo was our chosen breed then we had to look for a breeder
which isn't a easy task. I wanted a pup that was loved from the beginning a responsible caring breeder which we found in essex cockapoo's. Ava has been a pure pleasure from the beginning ( yes
training is hard work but it's well worth it) she has given so much love and enjoyment to our family and helped me personally through some difficult times ( we have struggled for years with our son
who has now been diagnosed with autism) she has given us all so
Much that we went on to get a second cockapoo Buddy .... And now we are waiting to get our third Triple the pleasure x
This is Buddy and he's five months old. We waited five years before deciding to get a dog and bringing him into our family. From day one he's made us smile with his mischief. He's taught our kids responsibility and us what's really important again. He's slept in his crate every night and was toilet trained within weeks. He gets attention everywhere he goes and is a lovable chap. We can't thank you enough Donna and Essex Cockapoos!
Here is our Essex cockapoo Tilly who arrived four years ago in June and our lives have never quite been the same since! Such a huge personality she has ruled the roost from day one. She is a cuddle monster and will happily lie with you all day. Four years on and our first cockapoo Albie and her still play every day and we have enjoyed many holidays and long walks together. Thank you Donna for choosing us to be her new family!
This is Bear who will be 1 on May 18th. We planned for a pup for many years and then when we felt our son was old enough and we had found the right breeder we embarked on the ride of our lives! It's been a crazy one but worth every minute?! Admittedly there have been times when I felt overwhelmed but the joy he has brought us all is worth it! Bear is a true part of the family and we wouldn't be without him. We are so thankful that we were chosen to be part of the Essex Cockapoo family.
These are Dolly and Charlie Bear .
We got them from Donna at Essex Cockerpoos they are the best dogs you could wish for with their own sweet personalities. Donna is a fantastic breeder who is professional and caring right up the the very last minute you walk out the door of her house . I could not recommend her highly enough . Excellent Breeder with
Superb Cockerpoos .
Hope you are ok and hope your cat is fine now. Just attaching some photos of
Radar who has just had his first haircut and is now six months old. He's a
dog and is certainly firmly one of the family, we can't imagine life with out
Love and best wishes
Tracy,Ian, Jack and of course Radar! X
Happy new year to you.
Hope all is well with you?
Sorry it's taken so long to send an update on Maisie. As you can see she is
still such a cutie, she is really well behaved and a total joy to have. She's still quite wee, I don't think she is actually going to get much bigger.
She gets so much attention when we're out, I think it's the eyebrows that everyone loves.
I'll send some regular photos if you'd like?
Hi Donna Happy New Year to you... I thought you would like to see a photo of Chester now that he's four months old... He has really grown, now double in size and is absolutely adorable.... We get stopped where ever we go, with everyone loving his colouring... Numerous people have asked for your details as his breeder, so don't be surprised when lots contact you.... He has slotted in so well into our family and is such a good boy and still very chilled... This picture was taken yesterday, New Year's Day, on the beach in Devon where he had a great time running around on the beach... Hope all is well with you... I will keep in touch and send you photos as he grows.... Tara xx
Hi guys, Thought I would send you an update on Buddy the super pup! He is adorable, an attention seeking sock thief, and shredder of TV guides! He is such a loutish boy - and the most doggish dog
we have ever met. He eats with his mouth open, and scatters his dog food around the kitchen. He hates being brushed, and likes being scruffy. He is bathed ever 2 weeks. We have him clipped and
groomed every 5 weeks, and he still looks like he has been shot from a cannon, generally speaking he looks like Chewbacca the Wookie - a more adorable hound could not be found!
Everyone locally knows him, and we have volunteers who want to take him for walks!!! He recently caused chaos in Euston station, on the way to Blackpool, as he was mobbed (literally) during rush hour by people stopping to pet him. Suited businessmen were on their knees in the station playing with him, a couple even took photos of him. One woman even chased us down the platform to find out if he was an American Cockerpoo - he is indeed a crowd stopper, and it seems every local childs dream dog - part teddybear, part wookie and now he bears an uncanny resemblance to a cartoon character called The Lorax, with his bushy ginger mustache! The photo is of Buddy and Stevie,in Blackpool after a heavy afternoon chasing balls on the beach.
You seriously dont have to worry about Buddy, he is as happy as a wookie could be and much much loved - even though we have bouts of sibling rivallary and fights for who gets to sit on our laps. If he doesnt get on the lap first, he drapes himself across the back of the sofa and nibbles ears. He is also partial to wrestling - like we said, he is a loutish boy!!
Love to you both!
Beki, Hazell, Stevie & Buddy Budmeister.
Humphrey is just fantastic...more than we could have ever wished for! We all absolutely love him to bits and can't imagine life without him. He stayed over at
Grandmas last week as we were out all day and we missed him like crazy!!! Couldn't wait to pick him up and get him home. The girls are besotted and him with them. Everybody says how he has fitted in
with our family- he is sparky, loveable and up for it! The girls now want a friend for him- oh no the bug has bitten!
I have sent you some recent photos.
Take care, Nic and the gang xx
We just wanted to let you know Tiger has settled in and is just so perfect! Everyone who sees him has commented on how shiny his coat is, how healthy and happy he looks and how well behaved he is. He is adorable in every way, he loves cuddles, loves to play, follows us around everywhere (he is asleep next to us on the sofa as we write this, although we have to lift him on and off the sofa as he's still so small!). He is so bold and happy all the time. Our friends Simon and Gemma came to stay the other weekend and fell in love with him! All our friends and family make jokes about sneaking him out in their bag!
When we collected Tiger we were quietly hoping for the 'perfect puppy' but had very realistic expectations of how much hard work it would be to settle a little 8week old puppy into a completely new home. We are very happy to say he has exceeded what we imagined the perfect puppy to be!
Everything about Tiger is a real credit to you Donna, he is more perfect than we could have imagined and we are so grateful you allowed us to have him.
I hope you are well.
We are doing very well in Norway, it is good to be home. Charlie has settled in without problems, and is doing really well. He is so calm and wellbehaved that we have strangers commenting on it when we are out walking. When we are off the road I can easily let him off his lead without worrying about him not coming back. He was neutered about a month ago, and I'm sure that makes a difference in this area....
He loves to play with toys he can shake, and is also getting very good at fetch!
He is a real charmer, and loves to meet new people. After initally being a bit frightened when we met other dogs, he is now also approaching them with confidence and is eager to play! He has made several friends, in particular two small dogs just next door!
Charlie had his first proper haircut last week and looks absolutely adorable!
Charlie loves to learn new things and picks up on anything we try to teach him after trying just a few times. Before we moved back here, I took him to some puppy classes at pets at home, and they just called him "their little star pupil"!!!
I've had a lot of questions about his breed, I think he may be the only one of his kind in Stavanger, and you just may get some requests for more puppies to come over here!! When are you planning your next litter?
Inger and Martin started their new school today, and of course Charlie walked with us all to school, and met even more dogs!
Donna, Oh my goodness Digger is to die for……what wonderful dogs you breed! Not only is he good looking but a sweetie too. I am babysitting him today and Frodo is brilliant with him, even to the point of sharing his toys and his chew! I am proud of my boy. They are both asleep on me at the moment ! I will send photos later. Now I am tempted again ! !
Well done Donna on your beautiful, intelligent dogs.
Poppy (Frodo's Mum) xx
Thought you would like to know how our little angel Jonty is doing! He is the best little puppy ever. We have only had two accidents in the house and he has been dry at night virtually since we brought him home. He is very obedient, knows the word 'no' and is beginning to sit, come and wait on command. Everyone who visits goes mad when they see him and we have a job to get them to leave! I have sent you a couple of pictures where he stays in the office with us most of the day. He takes himself off to bed for a sleep when he gets tired, so sweet!
love Jenny and Chris xxx
Hi donna , here are some photos of Oscar as promised, sorry it's been so late. As you can see, he is doing really well and has settled in beautifully. Thankyou so much for letting Oscar come into our lives, he has been such a joy to have around, we can't now imagine ourselves without him. On Wednesday, he went to his obedience class and has already learnt to 'sit' and just about 'stay'!! He is one smart puppy. We can't get over on how many people stop to comment on what a handsome puppy he is, everyone who meets him, fall in love with him.Let's put it this way, he is a great asset to you as a breeder and we would deffinately be recommending you!!