Happy Parents

What our puppy owners have to say about us

Happy Parents

What our puppy owners have to say about us


I cannot recommend Shandell Dogs enough. Our new Cockapoo is our first pet as a family and we had so many concerns at the start. After hearing so many scare stories we were nervous picking a breeder and were very lucky to find such a caring family to look after her in the early weeks. Meeting our puppy for the first time, with her mother and siblings, we could tell from the off that it’s a loving environment they’re brought up in.

We have had plenty of questions, all of which have been answered with confidence and experience from Shell and Andy. Important to us was the fact that they had questions to us as well, they care for the well being of the pups and had we been unsuitable I don’t think Shell would have let us take one.

We cannot wait till our puppy joins her forever home, until that time we know she’s getting the very best care both physically and stimulatory.
Jane & Stuart Fox
It’s been 4 weeks since the purchase of our puppy from Shandell Dogs and our new addition has settled in very well. Crate training our new arrival has been so simple.

Shell and Andy have clearly shown the puppies from an early age that it’s nothing to be afraid of, she accepted it as her place of sleep/quiet time straight away and this has given us the time to get on with other things. Toilet training and the use of puppy pads is another thing that is not new to her. She has adapted very well to her forever home, made so much easier by the work that has clearly gone on while at Shandell dogs. When we are ready to add to our family again, Shell is the first person I’ll be calling.
Jane & Stuart Fox
Hi Shell & Andy,
Just to let you know Barney has settled well in his first week with us. He is so loving and playful as well as calm. We couldn’t have hoped for a nicer puppy and glad we saw your advert. I’d be happy to recommend anyone to home one of your future pups and also happy if you wish to use this as a reference.
Jim, Em, Ben
and of course, Barney!
I would confidently recommend this breeder. The service was personal and professional. We were welcomed into the home to visit whenever we wanted. Lots of knowledge and expert advice on the breed given, and an excellent starter pack also came with our boy. The dogs were in a loving clean home environment. Our dog is the most perfect boy and very obviously came from good breeding. I stayed in touch with the breeder and she answered any queries or questions I had for a long time after which was also a lovely touch.
Michelle Tracey Smith
We could not be happier with Prince, our beloved Cockapoo. We are first-time dog owners and Michelle’s experience and commitment to the dogs she breeds filled us with confidence. We really appreciated the welcome packs and guides Michelle provided and lots of advice too. We felt like we were acquiring our puppy from a truly trusted source, and judging by Prince we were right. Highly recommended.
The Findlay family
We bought our sable cocker spaniel puppy, Dalton from Andy and Shell in July 2019. He settled in straight away in his new home and with his new brother Huxley (12.5-year-old tricolour cocker). It’s now nearly the end of September and at four months he is nearly perfect with his house training. We still get the odd accident, especially if it’s raining, I don’t blame him really, I don’t like the rain either! He also slept through the night right from the start, he sleeps in his crate in our bedroom. Shell and Andy were very patient and caring when we went to choose Dalton. There was absolutely no pressure and had we needed it, they were happy to keep him for a few more days as I’d got work booked in. The most difficult part for us was choosing which puppy we wanted, they were all adorable, very well socialised and playful. I wanted two but my husband wouldn’t let me! Huxley says can you have him back! The paperwork and advice provided were really helpful even though we classed ourselves as pretty experienced, this is our 3rd cocker.

We waited a long time to have another dog and we are so pleased that we found Shandell Dogs as they definitely breed for soundness and temperament. He’s very biddable and walks off the lead and knows quite a few commands already at just four months. Thank you to Shell and Andy for bringing us such a healthy, happy and extremely handsome puppy.
Tracy and Peter xx
We got our gorgeous cockapoo Dougie (now nearly 15 weeks old) from Shell and Andy Beaumont of Shandell Dogs. They were highly recommended to us by our friends in Jersey and on the Jersey Cockapoo Facebook page.

Shell and Andy could not have been more helpful and informative throughout the whole process and gave us regular updates with lots of photos, FaceTime calls and video of Dougie and his brothers and sisters. Due to Covid 19 travel restrictions, we couldn’t travel to meet Shell and Andy and to collect Dougie, but we were hugely reassured by their openness and the way they handled everything, including arranging the transport to Jersey for us. We were also given a full puppy pack of information on everything we have needed to know about having a puppy, including details of Dougie’s parentage, growth milestones during the first 8 weeks, his first vaccines etc.. We have also continued to feed Dougie on his Shandell Dogs food which he absolutely loves. He is thriving and has settled in so well with us. Thank you so much for everything Shell and Andy.
Getting our cute little fur baby changed our lives! Cockapoos are such lovable, cheeky companions, we don’t know how we managed without her. We knew as soon as we met Michelle and Andy, that they were passionate about being responsible dog breeders. We had never had a dog before and learned a lot from them, although the reality was much more fun if a little crazy at first!

I would recommend a Cockapoo to all my family and friends, they bring so much fun and laughter to your lives, so do it! You won’t regret it, we promise!
East Morton
Dear Shell & Andy

We want to say a very big thank you for our lovely puppy, Lexi we are extremely grateful for all the time and support that you have given us to prepare for today and for the future.

We promise that Lexi will always have a loving home with the best care that we can give her.
We hope that we can stay in touch with you both, and keep you posted about Lexi’s development. With our thanks and very best wishes.
Kath & Graham Smith
Shell and Andy were great from start to finish. They allowed us to meet the pup and family of dogs just a few days after his birth. We visited weekly and always felt welcome. They were both very knowledgeable about training and frequently shared their best practice. I was impressed with the standard of their set up for breeding, with all the correct documentation and proof of genetic screening for known inherited diseases.

My parents were also so impressed they took our pups' sister home. We now have two very lively happy households.
Alex Coop
We contacted Shell and Andy after admiring one of their earlier offspring while on holiday in Dunkeld. We were in regular contact until the time was right for us to commit to a puppy. We are grateful for the regular photos and videos which helped us to bond with our puppy from a distance. We are now delighted to be heading back to Aberdeen with our beautiful black Cockapoo – Ruby!

Many thanks for all your support.
Shirley & John
Working with Shell and Andy to buy our puppy nearly three years ago was a wonderful experience from start to finish. They are both devoted to the wellbeing of their animals and they welcome you into their home as soon as the puppies are born and as many times as you choose to visit before they can release to you at eight weeks old.

We fell in love with our dog Stan instantly and he continues to give us such pleasure.

We know others locally who have bought puppies from Shell and Andy and all of them share the same lovely good nature. It is obvious that they have been acclimatised to road noise, children, TV and any other ambient noise from birth.

Lovely people to meet and I consider them friends.
Treby Swingler
Highly recommend Shandell Dogs if you are looking for a puppy from a breeder who cares about how their pups are brought up and the homes they eventually will go to. After speaking to a number of different breeders, from the moment I spoke to Shell I knew that she was the breeder I wanted to get my pup from and I was prepared to wait.

I brought my beautiful Cockapoo home 2 months ago and I can honestly say he is such a well socialised and happy pup with a fabulous temperament and that’s all thanks to how he was brought up in those important 8 weeks before he came home.

The aftercare we have received from Shell and Andy is fabulous and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to anyone who is after a Cockapoo or Cavapoo.
Wendy Berriman
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