Merlot has been with us now for a couple of weeks. He’s such a super puppy, very laid back, outward going and takes everything in his stride! He loves his home comforts and is indeed growing like a mushroom. He is now 10 weeks old.
27.07.16 – Disney has had a beautiful Cavapoo litter by Woody. 2 boys and 2 girls in stunning robes of dark apricot. Mum and babies doing extremely well. All of these puppies have homes waiting.
I am totally delighted to introduce ‘Merlot’ our new merle Poodle! After years of waiting for the right puppy, hopefully he will feature in our breeding programme in the future. I have been looking to import an American merle Poodle for at least three of four years but the practicalities of doing so, coupled with the fact I always had my reservations about importing a dog that I’d never actually seen! Just when I thought all roads were leading no where, I was fortunate to stumble across a breeder in the UK (the first person to import a merle Poodle into the country) who agreed to work with me and sell me a quality merle puppy. Huge thanks to this person!
Merlot is a combination of some unique and utterly amazing lines! His mother is mostly American breeding and his father is actually from the same kennel that bred my own Toy Poodle stud, Woody. Having a merle which is half of a bloodline that I already know and trust is more than amazing!
As far as I am aware, Merlot is the first blue merle Poodle in Scotland. He’s also one of very few in the whole of the UK. He is also PRA Clear and comes from generations of health tested stock.
Merlot is also quite unique in the sense that his father is a Toy Poodle and his mother is a Miniature. In theory, he should be slightly larger than a Toy but not as large as a Mini, which means he will hopefully be ideal to breed with both my Cavalier King Charles & Cocker Spaniel girls in order to produce some truly stunning merle F1 Cockapoos & Cavapoos.
For now we will watch him grow and all being well, this time next year we will have some F1 Cockapoos and Cavapoos in merle!
We have been busy with our Springs litters and our Summer puppies are also well underway. Firstly, I’d like to apologise to those of you who have been unsuccessful in getting a puppy this time. Unfortunately dog breeding isn’t an exact science and despite my best efforts, sometimes things don’t quite go to plan!
I have had a couple of Cavalier girls fail to conceive this year in addition to others having unusually small litters. Generally, I keep my boys and girl totally separate and the boys are only put with the girls when they are ready for mating, so that I can supervise things, and of course prevent any unplanned pregnancies. I have decided to change things up a little and now the Cavalier girls that I plan to breed this year are actually living with Woody full time, so that I don’t miss their heat cycle and optimum time for mating. As you can imagine, Woody is in his element with his little harem!
Both Anna & Disney have already been mated to Woody, this will be a first litter for both girls so fingers(and toes!) crossed for some Cavapoo babies late July. At this time the waiting list for these puppies is paused. Those people on the waiting list who have been unsuccessful will have priority. Depending on numbers, there may be some limited availability, it would be worthwhile checking the website regularly for updates. I also have a another couple of girls due in season over the next few weeks who will also hopefully be mated. Watch this space!
On a more positive note, I’ve had some amazing Cockapoo puppies over the past few months. The puppies have been delightful and unlike my Cavaliers, my Cocker girls have had relatively large litters. Congratulations to all the families who have taken puppies, I wish you all the very best with them and look forward to lots of photos in the future. It will be October time before I have F1 Cockapoo puppies ready to go home. I have puppies planned and will hopefully confirm pregnancies mid/late July which is when the waiting list will reopen. I expect mainly chocolate puppies with the possibility of black and cream too.
Always remember that getting a quality puppy is well forth waiting for. You will most likely always have to wait for a puppy from a reputable breeder. Even if this means waiting a few months longer than you anticipate, for something which is hopefully is going to be part of your family for over a decade, this really is a small price to pay and it will certainly be well worth it!
We will hopefully have F1 Cockapoo & Cavapoo puppies over the Summer and Autumn. If you are interested in a puppy then you would be best to join our waiting list. On receipt of a provisional reservation deposit, you can then be aded to our list. We only take five provisional reservations per litter and any additional availability will be listed on the ‘Puppies Available’ page. Please click here to see our planned litters.