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@ChrisLX200 lovely dog! Is it a cavapoo by any chance?

Thanks! She's a 7yrs/old Cockapoo and is my daughter's dog but she lives with me mostly unless my daughter decides to take her visiting friends. My own dog is also a Cockapoo - that's Hazel who's 2-1/2 yrs/old now, but I also get to look after our 15 yrs/old Cairn Terrier. They kind-of all get along lol, but there's some drama at times. Hazel will be in season again in around 4 weeks and we'll try mating her again, it failed last time.

Hazel asking to play...


A wet Hazel...
 
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Ralph - Vizsla/Brittany Spaniel mutt. A very good boy, rescued from a bad home


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@ChrisLX200 yeah cockapoos and cavapoos are uncanny! We're looking at either for our first dog but want to give it some proper thought. Was swaying towards a cavapoo as that bit more chilled out.

Maybe keep me posted on how the mating goes :p
 
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@ChrisLX200 yeah cockapoos and cavapoos are uncanny! We're looking at either for our first dog but want to give it some proper thought. Was swaying towards a cavapoo as that bit more chilled out.

Maybe keep me posted on how the mating goes :p

Either will make a wonderful pet! I've met some crazy cavapoos out on walks so you don't really know what you're going to get :) However much depends on how it's socialised as it grows up, and also look at the parents. Hazel's mom wasn't even as big as Copper (who's smaller than Hazel) but her dad was a little bigger.

When we got Hazel she was this big:


Just 2 years later and...



Over 15Kg lol! But she's the sweetest natured dog you could ask for.
 
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Thanks! She's a 7yrs/old Cockapoo and is my daughter's dog but she lives with me mostly unless my daughter decides to take her visiting friends. My own dog is also a Cockapoo - that's Hazel who's 2-1/2 yrs/old now, but I also get to look after our 15 yrs/old Cairn Terrier. They kind-of all get along lol, but there's some drama at times. Hazel will be in season again in around 4 weeks and we'll try mating her again, it failed last time.

Hazel asking to play...


A wet Hazel...
they're so cute!
 

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Ralph - Vizsla/Brittany Spaniel mutt. A very good boy, rescued from a bad home


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Bet he's got a limitless amount of energy!

Our Vizsla is really starting to come into his own now; really getting used to the daily routines, no accidents when alone. We finished the puppy "training" classes that the other half booked - the actually lessons (6 of them) weren't exactly enjoyable as he hates just being sat still in new environments and couldn't chill out, but the games we learnt there have really helped develop him. On a waiting list now for an intermediate course for the new year and hopefully we'll find a local man-trailing, scenting or gundog course to take him on.
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His point needs a bit of work but he's starting to get the hang of it! And a dog whistle is absolutely amazing for recall. I've had him recall trained from very early on which he was as good as gold with; but as he's been getting bigger we're happy to let him wander a bit further and while I don't have much issue with projecting my voice far, the wife struggled. The whistle is even better than what I had before with him, it just cuts through any sounds and he stops what he's doing instantly and bolts back. Really good confidence boost as we like to walk him off lead on weekends when we go out on trips, lets him stretch his legs a bit compared to lead walking!
 
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His point needs a bit of work but he's starting to get the hang of it! And a dog whistle is absolutely amazing for recall. I've had him recall trained from very early on which he was as good as gold with; but as he's been getting bigger we're happy to let him wander a bit further and while I don't have much issue with projecting my voice far, the wife struggled. The whistle is even better than what I had before with him, it just cuts through any sounds and he stops what he's doing instantly and bolts back. Really good confidence boost as we like to walk him off lead on weekends when we go out on trips, lets him stretch his legs a bit compared to lead walking!

Your looks a bit bigger than ours! We always walk ours off the lead, having him on a lead is no fun for anyone as he constantly pulls and it's not something we've been able to train out of him. He's pretty good at coming back when called though, so no real problems there.

We got him aged ~18months, so a lot of his behaviours seem to be pretty well ingrained and we are very soft with him (sleeps on the bed etc.).

He is absolutely obsessed with fetch. If you throw a ball for him even once he will pester you forever with balls, pine cones, whatever he can find, until you relent. If he doesn't his exercise he just drags the kids' soft toys to a quiet part of the house for humping...
 
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Another Viszla owner here who has struggled to enjoy walking mine on lead.

She's about 16 months old now.

She's fantastic off-lead. Always comes back, doesn't really bother anyone else (unless they want to interact then she is very friendly)

I've had her since a pup though and on lead is not much fun.

She was in season recently and got more used to it as she had to be on a lead for about 3 weeks, and she knows how to heel.

Late spring/summer/early autumn is a wonderful time as she can have two walks a day and be let off both times.

But now the clocks have gone back and it's dark early, walking her on lead of an evening is no fun.

She is still quite wary of traffic after a bad experience as a puppy (somebody drove past with one of those banging/popping exhausts which sounds like a firework) and still on the main roads she tries to 'run' away from cars down the street. She's too small to be able to pull me but it's still not pleasent.

She's fine with cars going past at low speed, and I've tried giving her treats everytime one does go past but she often gets to a fear stage where she won't even take a treat.
 
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Cheers he is, very!

Wife and kids now want one ....
I bet they do! :cry:

There is a labradoodle puppy that we sometimes see on our walk that is just being shown the world right now.

She has it one of those rucksacks that is on her front so you can just see the wee black and curly head poking out!

She always has 3 young kids with her and says she feels like she has just had a baby.

All I can think is thank god I never had a child as lilith is demanding enough and my life literally revolves around her :rolleyes:
 

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Another Viszla owner here who has struggled to enjoy walking mine on lead.

She's about 16 months old now.

She's fantastic off-lead. Always comes back, doesn't really bother anyone else (unless they want to interact then she is very friendly)

I've had her since a pup though and on lead is not much fun.

She was in season recently and got more used to it as she had to be on a lead for about 3 weeks, and she knows how to heel.

Late spring/summer/early autumn is a wonderful time as she can have two walks a day and be let off both times.

But now the clocks have gone back and it's dark early, walking her on lead of an evening is no fun.

She is still quite wary of traffic after a bad experience as a puppy (somebody drove past with one of those banging/popping exhausts which sounds like a firework) and still on the main roads she tries to 'run' away from cars down the street. She's too small to be able to pull me but it's still not pleasent.

She's fine with cars going past at low speed, and I've tried giving her treats everytime one does go past but she often gets to a fear stage where she won't even take a treat.
Thankfully his lead walking hasn't been horrendous, if we front clip his harness he's usually fine at our normal walking pace; but clip it to his back he'll be pulling all day long. A little annoying as it means my mum can't now walk him due to her weak knees as he's just too strong for her (and he's still under 20kg! Just...). We're still working on "greeting" other people and dogs when off-lead as he can act a little reactive towards dogs - he's actually just very confident and super super sociable and wants to meet and play with everything and everyone - the "fear" stage never happened with him, the silly git. However not everyone wants an excitable dog running up to them. He's getting better at it but it's a slow process, thankfully we're getting quite friendly with some other dog owners in the village so if we come across each other we can have a little practice. But we try to have him off lead for one of his walks a day at least, and we're always out at least one day of the weekend with him for a bigger walk, either the beach, Thetford Forest etc, quite a lot near us that doesn't take too long to get to. Though I'd appreciate it more if he could settle and sleep on the way to wherever we're heading, not just the journey home!

We got him used to engine noises from the second week we had him - sat on the front lawn with him in my lap as tractors and all sorts drove past (few poultry farms nearby so plenty of agricultural traffic) and he's been fine. Not super keen on motorbikes mind you, but all he'll do now is just stand still and watch as they drive past, he doesn't care about cars, vans, HGVs or tractors anymore thankfully.
 
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