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Puppy Vaccinations: What to expect


We had no understanding of the side effects that may be caused by puppy vaccinations. I could remember the children had mild symptoms after their inoculations, along with a loss of appetite, which made me think to look up information on line from a reliable source. I found the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) website

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Picking up puppy


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The day had finally arrived to pick up our puppy – all was ready. It was a 45 minute drive to Nantwich and when we arrived we had been given a code to enter the grounds. We were greeted by a very friendly man manoeuvring a sit on lawnmower who, having established we’d not been

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Enter Ruth, Digby and Amber


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It was while on a walk with Hilary and Owen in Tatton Park we met Ruth and husband Geoff out on a puppy training exercise with other owners. We were immediately attracted like magnets to 12-week old Amber, Ruth’s tri-coloured cockapoo puppy, and we struck up a cockapoo conversation (naturally). Ruth also introduced us to

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Finding the perfect breeder


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So not one to waste time, I immediately began my research exercise to find out as much as I could about this increasingly popular cocker spaniel/poodle cross. There was a slight interruption in play when my neighbour Sarah, who had recently bred labradoodles from her lovely chocolate Labrador, let me know that one of her

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Cockapoo Envy


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And so here is the story of how our cockapoo envy all began! Never having been able to have a dog because of asthma and allergy issues as a child, I’d always longed for one – Enter Hilary – Hilary was an old school friend who I hadn’t seen for years, but thanks to the

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