First of all, congratulations on deciding to get a cavapoo puppy. It’s a great decision that will bring lots of love into your life. Cavapoos are becoming more and more popular all around the world, and that’s because they are simply wonderful pets. They are great, intelligent dogs with loving and sociable temperament and make perfect loyal companions and friends in almost any type of household. But how do you actually find cavapoo puppies for sale?
First of all, check out our lists of cavapoo breeders from various parts of the world. You will find detailed lists dedicated to each part of the world and hopefully can find a cavapoo breeder close to where you live.
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You can also google “cavapoo breeders near me” and see what google brings you. (Although truth be told you will probably find all of the breeders in our lists on this site. We also compiled cavapoo breeders descriptions from the material we could find available on their websites so you can quickly see what might interest you among breeders offering cavapoo puppies for sale in your area.)
Although cavapoo do not end up in shelters or SPCA very often, you never know. Sometimes people just have to give up their dog, be it because of the circumstances in their household that have changed, allergy, death of owner or multiple other reasons. Visit your local SPCA to see if there might be an available cavapoo puppy there. That way you will likely only have to pay adoption fees and you also save a cavapoo puppy from the rescue!
Another way to find cavapoo puppies for sale in your area is to look on your local Craigslist. You may find a local person wanting to rehome their cavapoo for one reason or another. Of course, as always, be aware of potential scammers and be very careful about sending anyone money over the internet. Make sure you can trust the person first! Visit them and meet their dog.
Also, try to find out the reasons why the person is giving the dog away. It might be personal reasons, such as inability to care for the dod, allergy, owner’s health issues, lack of time or finances. It might also be something related to the dog itself, such as behavioural issues or health issues. Find as many details as possible so that you can make an informed decision and be sure that you will be able to take care of the cavapoo the way it deserves.
Of course, one of the best ways to find a cavapoo puppy for sale is through a reputable cavapoo breeder in your area. But how do you make sure you have found a really good breeder you can trust? Here are a few tips on how to pick a good cavapoo breeder.
Trust your intuition
When picking a breeder that will provide you with your cavapoo puppy, every little detail matters. When you have a breeder or two in mind, listen to your heart. Pay attention to how you feel about the breeder. Does their website look professional and presents detailed information in a friendly and welcoming way? Do they provide lots of pictures? Do they have a phone number and email address for you to contact them? Are they willing to speak to you on the phone or have you in their home so you can meet their dogs and puppies?
Check the breeder’s reviews on their website or social media page. Are there testimonials from their past customers that already have their cavapoo puppies? Are there any negative reviews?
All in all, if you feel anything at all negative about a potential breeder of your cavapoo puppy, try and stay away from them. Your intuition will be correct in most cases, and if you go against it, you might later encounter some negative things that you could have avoided.
When talking to the potential breeder of your cavapoo puppies, communication really matters and can tell you a lot about the breeder and whether you can trust them or not. Do they answer your questions in details and are they ready to provide all necessary information about their puppies? Are they willing to tell you more and answer the questions you didn’t even know you had? After all, they know so much more about cavapoo puppies than you do!
Is this breeder willing to explain what the best owner for their cavapoo would be and ask you questions about your own lifestyle and how a puppy would fit that? A good, reputable breeder will always be first and foremost interested in the well-being of their puppies, which directly depends on the new owner. Good cavapoo breeders would never want to give one of their puppies away to a person that might not be the best owner.
This is why respectable breeders always ask potential new owners questions about their lifestyle, their financial situation, the amount of free time they have and what conditions they have to raise their puppy in. If your breeder isn’t asking you any of these questions or any questions at all – it is a big red flag! You may want to look for another breeder.
If they don’t care who they give their puppies to, they probably also don’t care about a lot of other aspects of their “business”, such as their puppies quality, temperament, socialisation, or even their puppies health.
Ideally, you should be able to visit the breeder in their home or kennel to meet the adult dogs and the puppies before you make a decision on buying a puppy. When you do visit them, pay attention to the conditions that the puppies live in. Is the kennel clean and well-organised? Are the dog crates clean?
Do the dogs look healthy, well-fed and well-groomed? Do they have enough toys and bedding? Is the overall environment positive and happy, or do you sense negativity or lack of hygiene? A good breeder will always make sure their kennels are well-organised, clean and provide healthy environments for their puppies and dogs.
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If the environment is disorganised, a breeder might have trouble keeping their dogs and puppies happy and healthy, and that’s not a good sign.
When you are at the breeder’s home or kennel, make sure to meet the parents or parent (usually mom) of your future puppy. Puppies inherit a lot of health and temperament traits from their parents. Puppies also learn a lot of their behaviour from their parents.
If the puppy’s mom is a calm, well-behaved, healthy dog, you can expect a similar quality puppy. If the puppy’s parents are not well-behaved, have the temperament or behavioural issues or health issues, you may be buying a whole lot of problems together with your puppy.
Part of good breeding is making sure the puppies are in great health. This is achieved by breeding from the top quality, healthy parents, as well as maintaining the puppy’s optimal health through proper conditions, food, medication, vaccination etc.
A good breeder will be able to guarantee that their cavapoo puppies for sale are free of any health issues, whether genetic or acquired.
When at the breeder’s, make sure you take a close look at their puppies. Do they look healthy, energetic and happy? Is their coat shiny and clean? Are the eyes clear and shiny? Are their ears clean? Signs of discharge, diarrhoea, weepy, red eyes or stuffed noses are all signs of poor health in the puppies, which should raise a red flag.
Never trust cavapoo breeders that are willing to let your puppy go home with you before they reach at least twelve weeks of age. Puppies really need their mother and the company of their litter mates until that age. Being with their mother and siblings is crucial because it teaches the young puppy the most basic things such as eating, bathroom habits and social habits, playing and generally acting like a well bread, sociable dog.
If you take a puppy away from their mom before the twelve-week age, you will not only traumatise the puppy psychologically but also get a puppy that hasn’t yet learnt all the lessons they have to learn which can result in an un-socialised, badly behaved dog. This is not what cavapoos are about. You don’t want that in your puppy.
Good cavapoo breeders will always be willing to show you the paperwork with the lineage of their cavapoo puppies. It is a matter of both pride and professionalism of the breeder, and a warranty that your puppy will come from well-bred, high-quality parents, and thus will have great traits as well. If a breeder isn’t willing to disclose your puppy’s lineage and show you the papers for the dogs they have bread, it could be a bad sign.
Cavapoo puppies spaying/neutering
A respectable breeder will always make sure the cavapoo puppy they sell you is spayed/neutered, unless you are getting a puppy with breeding rights (so you can show them at dog shows and breed them, acting as a breeder yourself. That type of cavapoo dogs will cost significantly more and is a special case for most of our readers.)
Spaying/neutering cavapoo puppies is absolutely essential for several reasons. For one, it is beneficial for the cavapoo health, since you are likely not planning to ever have them mate with another dog. The other reason for spaying/neutering cavapoo puppies is to prevent bad owners from starting their own puppy mills.
Having cavapoo puppies for sale may seem like a lucrative business for some people who are unaware how much it costs to properly and respectably breed cavapoos. Puppies from puppy mills are generally not well-bred, may have severe health/temperament issues and are not raised in good conditions. To remove the risk of a bad owner starting a puppy mill, all cavapoo puppies have to be neutered/spayed either before they go to a new home, or shortly after.
A good breeder will always have a note about that in the contract that you will sign when purchasing the puppy.
Speaking of which, a good, respectable cavapoo breeder will always have you sign a contract when you buy their cavapoo puppy – to protect you, the breeder and the puppy!
These were a few tips on how to find cavapoo puppies for sale and how to pick a good cavapoo breeder to purchase your puppy from. I hope this was helpful and you can find your cavapoo puppy from a great breeder soon!