If you are interested in one of our puppies the best way to contact me is via email or by Text. Please let me know the breed and sex of puppy you require, roughly when you’re looking for a puppy, and what sort of home you feel you have to offer. I can then respond to your enquiry with details of up and coming litters and we can communicate further from there.
Please be aware that I’m often busy with the dogs and may not get back to you immediately. If you don’t receive a reply within a few days, please do feel free to get in contact again. Sometimes emails don’t alway make it to me- the joys of technology! My direct email address is Paulf958@aol.com or you can text me on 07851906109
About Our Puppies
All our puppies are born in our whelping room which is in our house. Our girls live in small groups within our kennel facility and when they are pregnant they usually come to live in the house full-time from around two weeks prior to their due date. This gives them time to settle in their birthing environment. It also gives them piece and quiet away from the other dogs and allows for lots of rest time, particularly in the last week or so if they are heavily pregnant.
Our puppies stay in the whelping room until they are around three weeks old. At this stage we start to wean them onto solid food and we also move them out to the puppy nursery part of our kennel facility, where they have a larger pen to move around and exercise as they start to explore and find their feet. The puppies stay in the puppy nursery until they leave for their new homes at 8 weeks. They are handled daily and exposed to various different stimulus to ensure they are well socialised and handled before they leave us.
I firmly believe in gradual weaning and our puppies are naturally and gradually weaned from their mother starting from four weeks of age. Mum is taken away for a few hours during the day and we then build this up over the coming weeks. By time time our puppies are 7 weeks old, they are fully independent of their mother and they spend the last week here without their mum but with the company of their siblings. I find this is the best way to wean puppies and it’s the least stressful for both mum and babies. It must be horrendous for an 8 week old puppy to be taken away from it’s mother for the first time the day it’s leaving for it’s new home. This would also be extremely stressful for the mother. I know this is how some breeders wean their puppies but It’s not the way we do things here. By the time our puppies are 8 weeks old they are totally independent and ready to start life with their new family.
I don’t allow visits just to come and ‘meet my dogs’. I like to give my clients a personal experience when purchasing their puppy, therefore my free time is limited. We also take our biosecurity very seriously and the health and welfare of my dogs and pups is always my top priority.
We are a small, private, in house breeder. Our Kennels, based at our home are for our own dogs only. As a licensed breeder for more than a decade, we are regularly inspected by our local authority and an independent Veterinary Surgeon, which will give you reassurance that our facilities are suitable and up to current regulation standards.
We do not allow visitors until the puppies are 4-6 weeks of age. This is mainly to ensure no infections are carried to the puppies, with the amount of viruses going about, it’s better to be safe than sorry. I also think it’s important for mum and puppies to be allowed to bond. It can be quite upsetting for a nursing bitch having people trampling in and out looking at her puppies. Our mums are usually exceptionally good with visitors once the puppies are up and on their feet, and they love showing them off.
Depending on my time schedule I usually view puppies between 4-6 weeks of age. When you visit, you will meet the puppies and their mother, and in most instances dad too as I tend to use my own stud dogs. Viewings are conducted in my reception room, which is actually a small log cabin which is just off my driveway. I do not take clients into the main puppy nursery as it upsets our mum’s who have young litters and it also increases the risk of cross infection.
Views generally last around 30 minutes and during this time you can play with and interact with the pups, meet mum and of course myself. You will have the opportunity to ask lots of questions and I will give you advice on preparing for your new puppy.
I generally do viewings weekday afternoons/evenings and on Sundays from 11am to 5pm.
Please be on time for your appointment and if you are running late, I’d appreciate you letting me know. Equally coming early isn’t ideal as I host views on an appointment basis and will more than likely be with another family. I DO NOT have toilet facilities available so please make sure you’ve stopped somewhere before you visit. If you have children then please take this into consideration.
Viewings are generally very informal and involve lots of puppy cuddles!
Our puppies are fed on Royal Canin Mini or Medium Junior.
We start weaning our puppies at around 2-3 weeks of age, depending on the litter size, etc. By the age of 8 weeks our puppies are on 3 meals daily, but you will receive a complete diet sheet (and supply of food) in your puppy pack. By weaning our puppies at the earliest opportunity this allows the mother’s milk to dry up quicker, which means she doesn’t get run down due to over producing milk.
We take health testing our breeding dogs very seriously.
All of our puppies are genetically unaffected by parentage for PRA.
Our puppies are wormed fortnightly using Drontal wormer, from the age of two weeks. By the time they leave for their new homes they will have been wormed 4 times. They will be due their next wormer at 10 weeks of age, but this is usually done by your own vet who will discuss a worming schedule for your puppy when they receive their second vaccination and health check.
Contract of Sale
All of our puppies leave with a puppy pack which includes copies of relevant health test results.
Our puppies are sold under a desexing contract. New owners must be prepared to sign a legally binding contract which states that they will have their puppy spayed/neutered.
Although I insist on spaying/neutering, I am never keen to have this done too quickly and I always advise my owners to allow their puppy to develop before neutering. I advise that females are allowed to have their first season and are then spayed three months after. I encourage males to be neutered at a year old.
I DO NOT condone early spay neutering and my puppies are NEVER desexed before they leave. This is a barbaric procedure to put baby puppies through, it can also result in some serious health implications in later life, particularly in females where early incontinence can become a serious issue. This is a practice which is extremely fashionable with Australian Labradoodle breeders and it’s something I’m very much against because of the potential serious health implications.
If you are looking to breed from your pet then I would encourage you to look elsewhere for a puppy. I prefer my puppies to go to pet only homes. A family pet should be just that and I will never agree to any of my puppies being bred from.
Why Are Your Prices Higher Than Those Of Some Other Breeders
The price of my puppies reflect my credentials as a breeder. My skills, experience and knowledge are something that leave with every puppy bred here at Glendream. I am fully confident in the quality of the puppies I produce and the support that I provide to my clients.
As the longest established breeder of Cockapoos & Cavapoos in Scotland, I know better than anyone what it takes to produce a quality puppy.
I invest a great deal of time and money into producing the best possible puppies and over the years I have spend thousands purchasing my foundation breeding stock from the best possible bloodlines.
When buying a Glendream puppy, you are choosing to go with a breeder who has the deepest knowledge of Cockapoos and Cavapoos, a breeder with some of the best quality breeding dogs, and one who stands behind his puppies and clients for life!
Investing in one of the most important members of your family will be the best money you have ever spent.
Lifetime of Support
I offer a lifetime of after sales support to my clients.
Choosing the right breeder
Does the breeder seem knowledgeable? Check out the breeder’s website. Do they provide general information about the Cockapoo as a breed or are they just promoting their own dogs? Have they been able to answer all your questions, and are you comfortable with those answers?
Have the puppy’s parents been health tested, and can you see the certificates? All parent dogs should be health screened. You would expect at least one of the parents to be Genetically Clear for PRA. There is NO valid excuse for not doing health tests.
Does the breeder provide a contract of sale? All reputable breeders should ask their puppy owners to complete a contract of sale. This shows a breeder’s dedication to the puppies they are breeding.
Ask if you can meet your puppy’s parents? The mother should be available for you to meet and if she isn’t, you should walk away. Never purchase a puppy unless you can see the mother. It is not always possible to see the father, sometimes they are outside stud dogs and do not live at the same residence as mum and puppies. If the breeder also owns dad then that’s even better.
Has the breeder asked you many questions? Responsible breeders will ask prospective customers quite a few questions, just to make sure they are going to be able to provide a permanent and forever home for one of their puppies.
Has the breeder asked you to keep in touch and let them know if you have any problems? This shows the breeder is interested in the puppies they are breeding and is happy to help in the future.