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.
To say Donna and Danny changed our world is the understatement of the century.
Meet Buddy - the absolute love of our lives. He is the sweetest, funniest, cheekiest little genius. What a personality he has. He steals everyone’s hearts and we are constantly getting stopped in the street to be told how beautiful he is.
We were looking for a toy poodle for a while but were never convinced by the breeders intentions and we’d seen a lot! Nobody ever felt ‘right’. Then I came across Essex Cockapoos. From the very start, I could tell Donna loved her babies and she only wanted the best homes for them. Through the whole process, we were always updated with pictures and videos of our new fur baby. But it didn’t stop there… Essex Cockapoos is a little family and we love sharing and seeing updates of the babies. Donna is always on hand, should we ever have any questions or want some advice.
Hopefully in the (very very) near future, we want to get Buddy a sibling. I wouldn’t look anywhere else to find him one.
If you want the best of the best, look no further. If you plan on getting a doggy to be a part of the family, and become a part of a wider family. Look no further.
Anyone who gets choosen to be part of the Essex Cockapoo Family by Donna & Danny
Can be assured there pup has come from a loving home. Donna loves them from the minute they are born & gives you updates on your pup which is lovely while you wait 8 weeks to take them to there new home.We got our lovely little Lola who is a very loving & affection part of our family & we all love her so much ???.She is a little Diva full of fun .Lola will be 2 in July & will be ever greatful to Donna & Danny & Lola's Lovely Mummy Mabel xx
I found Donna nine years ago and so thankful we did as we found our Maisie she brought so much fun,joy and love to our lives that we got Tilly,two years later with Hector following three years
If you are looking for a dog to bring love,joy and fun to your family look no further.
Donna and Danny are exceptional,you will receive a puppy who is loved and cared for 100% perfect ❤️
We can’t thank Danny and Donna enough for trusting us to give Pebbles her forever home and live her best life.
Essex Cockapoos are the cutest looking dogs with fabulous characters and a unique blend of playful cheekiness, immense love and loyalty and everything you could wish for in a dog. This I believe is due to the fabulous start in life they get with Danny and Donna.
Pebbles’ litter is the profile picture on the Essex Cockapoo FB group, Pebbles is on the far left! Such beautiful, much loved and well cared for puppies. ?❤️?❤️?
Thank you Donna and Danny for a wonderful dog, oh so happy with a tail that never stops wagging, she has such a sunny nature. Even after being attacked her nature has not changed and that's thanks to the effort you put into these puppies. she was black and white when we picked her but now her colouring is light brown and cream swirls like her mum Dolly, she has been such a support through these difficult last years and we love her dearly, She is my 5th dog, and her size is ideal, she's a cuddly lap dog part of the time and an energetic cocker the rest, but and its a little but for a person wanting one of these pups please bare in mind the curly sheep coat they grow into after a year makes knots easily so grooming very regularly is essential. So the time you save hoovering because she doesn't shed is taken up with extra combing. regards Janice and Malcolm.
Watson came into our lives nearly 8 years ago and it’s the best thing that ever happened to us. He has the most amazing nature and is the most fantastic family dog. Donna and Danny are such responsible breeders and take the welfare of their dogs very seriously and we feel very lucky that they chose us to look after one of their dogs and we are forever grateful. The Orton’s x
So 5 years ago nearly we got Belle our beautiful cockapoo princess from Donna and Danny and the rest is history, she is the best we couldn’t imagine life without her and I don’t have 2 kids I have
3 including Belle ? she really is the loveliest sweet natured fur baby we could have asked for and with 2 young children this is amazing !
My dad then passed away a couple of years after us getting Belle and we then convinced my mum to get her dog Mickey from Donna and Danny and it has been the best thing for her ( apart from when he chewed up her glasses ??) the best companion for my mum and the best mate for my Belle, Donna and Danny are two of the nicest people you will ever meet and their fur babies are a great representation of that
Thankyou so so much x x
Cassi was our 4th dog but first cockapoo and we are so pleased that we found Donna and Danny. They are so fsntastic with the pups and give excellent support and advise when you take on one
of their own.
Donna is incredibly knowledgeable and was spot on with how Cassi's coat would change as she got older.
As a pup Cassi settled in from day 1 and took everything in her stride. She is our world and we love her to bits. As Cassi is now our sole dog, we are hoping to get her a buddy within the next year and we would only look at one of Donna's pups as they are so balanced, contented and the perfect size.
This is our darling Winnie, black American Cockapoo, who has the sweetest nature and loves everyone! Her sister Ruby, knows her place and that Winnie is in charge! Both of our girls give us our reason to live and have made our retirement joyful. Our family is complete again with them in our lives. Thank you Donna and Danny for introducing us to the perfect breed, we may be biased but they are just perfect and a bit cheeky!
This is Ruby now aged 2.5 years. We were very lucky to see Donna had posted her as available when we were on holiday in Turkey. We didn’t think twice, Ruby would make our family complete. She blended well with our older Essex Cockapoo Winnie and follows her every move, Winnie sometimes tells her to mind her own business but generally they are great sisters together. Ruby is a star, she is such a diva princess and watches everything that goes on from a snuggly position on my lap or her dad’s! She featured on the front cover of Cockapoo Owners Calendar 2022 and took all the stardom in her stride!
We are truly blessed to have these two fur babies Nelly & Mabel in our lives. Donna brings the most beautiful, kind natured and truly one of a kind puppies into this world and the effort and love she gives them in their first 8 weeks is clearly visible once they go to their forever home. All I can say is anyone who is lucky enough to be able to have one of these beautiful babies will see that. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ♥️ ?♥️?
We cannot thank Donna and Essex Cockapoos enough for our beautiful Luna! She is a total diva and definitely the Queen of our household, but underneath she is a real softie. My son is autistic and the unconditional love and bond they have is amazing. I cannot recommend Essex Cockapoos enough if you want a puppy with the best start to life and the most loving nature.
We cannot begin to say how lucky we have been to find Essex Cockapoos and to have Max join our family! Donna and Danny give these puppies so much love that they have the best start in life. All we had to do was just continue that love! Max came to us nearly fully potty trained and he settled so well immediately. He has the sweetest temperament you can imagine! Max is such a sweetheart, and we cannot image life without him!
Starsky is one very spoiled pooch! He loves ice cream, sunshine and afternoon naps! He hates the water and won’t even walk on wet grass! He has a lovely temperament around my new niece who is 9 months old, he shares his favourite toys with her and she shares her snacks. Starsky wants to be part of everything and sleeps on the bed at night! Starsky is the perfect size and perfect companion. it’s especially handy that he barely malts, we like to keep his fur tidy so he visits his beloved groomer every 6 weeks. Starsky will be 6 this year and we love being part of the Essex cockerpoo community, there is always someone to help with advise for our beloved pooches! I love seeing the updates from the families and their gorgeous pooches x
Our little Mowgli is the most beautiful, fun and loving little dog. We were very lucky to have found Essex Cockapoos. A wonderful journey with puppy updates and photos, then great support after we
took him home from both Donna and the extended Facebook 'Family'.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend a puppy from here and would only come to Donna for any future member of our family.
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!!