Welcome to our guide to the Sproodle/Springerdoodle.
The Sproodle is a cross between a Poodle and an English Springer Spaniel and is also known as a Springerdoodle.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Sproodle/Springerdoodle breed of dog.
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Why Choose a Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
Andrew Lawrence: “Our Sproodle Marnie in picture is now 15 months old and has been an absolute joy.She has been easy to train,from basic commands to whistle training recall. She is eager and quick to learn. Temperment wise she is very affectionate and easy going to people and other dogs and is also good with our guinea pigs. Owners need to be aware that they are high energy dogs and very intelligent so do need to be mentally stimulated and well exercised but if you can fulfill their needs they are a fantastic breed. They also need regular daily grooming and clipping regularly approx. every 7 to 10 weeks depending on your preference of coat length and is a cost to consider.”
Susan Patterson Morton: “Here is Benji he says hi he is the most loving clever intelligent boy very active always wants to please I can’t praise this breed enough wouldn’t ever want any other breed now and I’m 65 and had lots of fur babies.”
Harriet Croxton: “Molly 8 weeks Agree with Andrews comments, very biddable, easy to train dogs After two days at home she comes when called, sit on command (most of time) and today did some fetch and return of a fluffy pink pig ? ? Might not last of course!”
Martha Holly Tarn: “Martha is 2 years old, she is crossed with a toy poodle, many are crossed with the miniature but some are crossed with the standard, so height/ weight varies. Martha is black with white bib and paws but colours vary as do their coats, from straight (ish), wavy and curly – they need regular grooming and this must be taken into account when thinking about costs, i.e feeding, insurance etc. Most sproodles love mud and water .
Martha had been great to train, she is very intelligent and is very quick to learn, she can be stubborn but responds very well to positive reinforcement, they love going out for walks/ runs and need daily exercise, if not they can become destructive, Martha loves playing ball, she is very sociable with other dogs and humans ?.
They are generally advertised as hypo allergenic and don’t shed, but they can and again this varies, Martha sheds but hardly anything, daily grooming keeps their coats in fab condition. Definitely would recommend a Sproodle as a family pet as great with children ❤️”
What in your opinion are the best things about the Sproodle/Springerdoodle breed?
Why do you think the Sproodle/Springerdoodle is special?
What are your favourite things about the Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Sproodle/Springerdoodle and not another breed?
How would you describe the Sproodle/Springerdoodle temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Sproodle/Springerdoodle over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
About The Breed
What colors of Sproodle/Springerdoodle are most popular?
What does the Sproodle/Springerdoodle look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Sproodle/Springerdoodle breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Sproodle/Springerdoodle and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Sproodle/Springerdoodle have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
What is the breed standard/description for the Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Sproodle/Springerdoodle that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Sproodle/Springerdoodle breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Sproodle/Springerdoodle breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Sproodle/Springerdoodle match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Sproodle/Springerdoodle – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Sproodle/Springerdoodle puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Sproodle/Springerdoodle home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Sproodle/Springerdoodle, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Sproodle/Springerdoodle weigh?
When the Sproodle/Springerdoodle is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Sproodle/Springerdoodle ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Sproodle/Springerdoodle smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Sproodle/Springerdoodle growth chart?
What breed group does the Sproodle/Springerdoodle come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Sproodle/Springerdoodle is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Sproodle/Springerdoodle with children?
Do you think the Sproodle/Springerdoodle is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Sproodle/Springerdoodle get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Sproodle/Springerdoodle owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Sproodle/Springerdoodle or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Sproodle/Springerdoodle be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Sproodle/Springerdoodle during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Sproodle/Springerdoodle breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Sproodle/Springerdoodle puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Sproodle/Springerdoodle cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Sproodle/Springerdoodle and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Sproodle/Springerdoodle owners?
What types of people are buying the Sproodle/Springerdoodle and why?
Where can I buy Sproodle/Springerdoodle rescue dogs or find a Sproodle/Springerdoodle for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Sproodle/Springerdoodle can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Sproodle/Springerdoodle puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
As a Sproodle/Springerdoodle breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Sproodle/Springerdoodle’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Sproodle/Springerdoodle puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Sproodle/Springerdoodle have popular names?
If my Sproodle/Springerdoodle is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Sproodle/Springerdoodle be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Sproodle/Springerdoodle biting?
How do you prevent a Sproodle/Springerdoodle chewing?
How do you stop a Sproodle/Springerdoodle jumping up?
Does the Sproodle/Springerdoodle have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Sproodle/Springerdoodle keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Sproodle/Springerdoodle dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Sproodle/Springerdoodle and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Sproodle/Springerdoodle owners?
As a breeder of the Sproodle/Springerdoodle , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Sproodle/Springerdoodle breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Sproodle/Springerdoodle owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Sproodle/Springerdoodle compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Sproodle/Springerdoodle owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Sproodle/Springerdoodle shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Sproodle/Springerdoodle a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
Can you offer new Sproodle/Springerdoodle owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
What started your interest in showing the Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Sproodle/Springerdoodle – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Sproodle/Springerdoodle and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
What official organisations are there for the new Sproodle/Springerdoodle owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Sproodle/Springerdoodle, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remains the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Sproodle/Springerdoodle out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Sproodle/Springerdoodle special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Sproodle/Springerdoodle and do you have any tips or advice for new Sproodle/Springerdoodle owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Sproodle/Springerdoodle home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Sproodle/Springerdoodle to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Sproodle/Springerdoodle sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Sproodle/Springerdoodle owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Sproodle/Springerdoodle have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Sproodle/Springerdoodle have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Sproodle/Springerdoodle vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Sproodle/Springerdoodle for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Sproodle/Springerdoodle be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Sproodle/Springerdoodle spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Sproodle/Springerdoodle is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Sproodle/Springerdoodle not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Sproodle/Springerdoodle dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Sproodle/Springerdoodle?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Sproodle/Springerdoodle – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Sproodle/Springerdoodle dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Sproodle/Springerdoodle or tips you can pass on?
DOG BREEDERS PAGE
Below we list breeders of Sproodle/Springerdoodle dogs.
Most of these breeders are located in the USA, UK and Australia.
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