Cockapoo breeders are on the rise due to the Cockapoo’s fashionable status. However, dog breeding is a complex and serious business that should not be entered into lightly. You’re own circumstances, the dog or bitch you are breeding from, and your motivation are all factors that need to weighed up before making a decision. Here is a checklist to work through.
Cockapoo Breeders: 13 point checklist
- Does your Cockapoo bitch have the right temperament and has she been genetically tested as fit and healthy?
- Do you have enough money to afford the necessary health tests for the bitch before mating?
- Can you afford vaccinations, worming and micro chipping for the whole litter?
- Is your knowledge of the whelping period sufficient to help a bitch if complications arise?
- Could you pay for the veterinarian fees for a caesarean should the bitch have difficulty during whelping?
- Do you have adequate resources to cope with a large litter of 10-12 puppies?
- Do you have the knowledge and resources to rear a litter including provision of safe, sanitary warm environment for a large litter?
- Can you put into place a basic early socialisation program for the puppies?
- Do you have the time to devote to rearing the litter (around eight weeks) before the puppies can be released to a responsible home?
- Are you expert enough to advise the new owners on puppy contracts, care plans, diet, training and common health problems?
- Do you know an expert Cockapoo breeder or an experiences dog breeder who can assist you?
- Will you have a screening process for potential puppy owners to make sure the puppies are well homed?
- If someone brings a puppy back for whatever reason could you cope?
You should give careful consideration to these questions and if you are in any doubt, a responsible Cockapoo breeder will decide against breeding from the Cockapoo bitch. If this is the case it is wise to get her spayed to stop unplanned pregnancies. If you want to ask more questions informally, try some of the better known Cockapoo forums listed here: CCGB; Cockapoo Owners Club