This lovely pooch is truly special. It goes by the names sproodle, springerdoodle, cockapoo, springerpoo, springerpoo retrievers, spoodle, and cockerdoodle.
Yes, it’s all the same dog that came from mixing two dog breeds: a Standard Poodle and a Springer Spaniel (it can be an American or English Springer Spaniel).
They are becoming very popular, especially in the UK and Australia.
But, they are taking our hearts away everywhere in the world.
What Is A Standard Sproodle
As we’ve mentioned, the Sproodle is a crossbreed of a Standard Poodle and a Springer Spaniel.
The sproodle is a medium-sized dog.
They are not recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club) and they can come in numerous colors from the so-called PARTI color (part white, part red/brown/black) to tri-colored pups.
Being a designer dog, a sproodle got its wits and looks from purebred parent dogs.
Both Springer Spaniels and Poodles are highly intelligent dog breeds, active and alert.
They are also very affectionate and attentive.
Because sproodle puppies are crossbreed, all of these traits are characteristics of Sproodle dogs as well.
Most sproodle dogs inherit traits from both parent dogs equally, but some might inherit more traits from a poodle and some from a springer spaniel.
And, if a breeder made a mix of a miniature poodle and a springer spaniel, they can come in a mini version called mini springerdoodles.
But, no matter the final outcome, all spaniel poodle mixes are outstanding pets!
13 Reasons Why You Need A Sproodle In Your Life
We all know dogs do wonders for our overall health. They are our life companions and our best friends.
And, while all dogs are equal (and they all do go to heaven), some dogs bring instant joy into our lives with their special set of traits.
When you are a combination of the 2nd and the 5th smartest dog breed, you ought to pick up a neuron or two.
Springerdoodle puppies have a high obedience and work IQ.
You’ll be delighted with their cleverness. They are responsive to human emotions and can easily solve problems on their own and deal with different situations.
One of the things that show higher intelligence in dogs is their ability to learn from the past.
That leads us to their next trait: easy to train.
2. Highly Trainable
Their intelligence and, especially, adaptive intelligence (ability to learn from past experiences) make them one of the easiest dogs to train.
They do not require a lot of motivation to learn new rules and commands.
They love it!
Both parent breeds of a sproodle were bred to be hunting dogs.
That ensures that the springer spaniel poodle puppies have an exceptional work ethic and high innate desire to please their owner.
And, they do it with a smile on their faces.
Tail wagging, body wiggling, and occasional happy bark are things to expect from your Sproodle pups.
Whether you go on a walk or try to teach them a trick, they will be happy to oblige.
This cheerful trait is the reason they are not good as watchdogs.
They are intelligent and can learn to guard the premises, but their friendliness and cheerfulness will make them greet the intruder rather than react like a watchdog.
But, cheerfulness has many other benefits.
4. Great With Other Animals
One of the benefits of their cheerfulness is their easy socialization with other animals and pets.
If you are not just a dog owner but have other animals and pets, Sproodle will make a great addition to your home.
They go great with cats, rabbits, fish, ants, whatever you fancy.
Sproodles are friendly and playful, and as such, you won’t have problems getting a new pet of another dog breed or entire animal species.
Of course, no matter the intelligence, all dogs need to have proper early socialization. That means we need to teach them from a young age how to behave in all kinds of social situations.
The sproodle advantage is their sharpness which allows them to easily learn all the social rules.
5. Amazing With Children
Their cheerfulness also shines in interaction with children of all ages.
They make great family pets!
Sproodle dogs are patient and tolerant with children. You can be sure they will be mindful of your children’s emotions and act accordingly.
Having such an energetic and intelligent dog can have a great impact on your child’s development, as they will make amazing and loyal friends.
As always, no matter the size or the temperament of any animal that spends time with your family, it is important to teach your children how to behave with them, too.
Pulling, tugging, pinching, or any other “bad” behavior can’t be present while interacting with dogs.
Sproodles are so affectionate you will spend lots of time snuggling and giving kisses to your pooch.
They will love spending time with you and following you around.
Get ready to have a new shadow and two adorable eyes cheerfully greeting you when you come home.
They love to cuddle and act like big, furry affectionate babies, but that’s the charm of it all.
Because they are so affectionate and responsive to human emotions, they are highly praised as therapy dogs or emotional support dogs.
Dogs are amazing!
7. Playful And Active
Hyperactivity is another side of their brilliant nature.
This trait, combined with affection, cheerfulness, and intelligence, is what makes them such great family dogs.
They’ll love to fetch ball, run around, play tug-o-war, whatever you like – as long as it is a playful group activity.
One thing that goes hand in hand with having a playful dog is that they will require daily exercise of at least 60 minutes.
You can go on a hike, take a walk, jog with your sproodle, or run.
These dogs can thrive in dog agility sports, like flyball, dock jumping, disc dog, etc.
8. Fits All Living Spaces
Even though they are active and playful, they do not need a large place to live.
Because they love their owners and want to show affection, they will happily snuggle with you on the sofa and patiently wait for their daily walks.
They can be easily trained to properly behave indoors, and cause no mess when left alone.
Of course, they should not be left alone for too long, but then again, that is a rule for all dogs.
Dogs are social animals and show their full potential in a loving and attentive environment.
If you truly want to make sure your dog will fit your place, there are different sizes of the sproodle, and you can choose the one that suits you the best.
So, no matter where you live, the sproodle will make a great companion.
9. Low Shedding
Another wonderful fact about them fitting all living spaces is their low shedding coat.
They can have two coat types depending on which gene is more dominant – the poodle or springer spaniel gene.
If they inherit more poodle traits, they will be very low-shedding, with usual grooming needs.
If they inherit more springer spaniel traits, they will still be low-shedding, you will just need to spend more time grooming them because of the possibility of a double-layered coat.
As you can see, low-shedding dogs still need to be groomed and bathed to avoid matting of the fur or tangles.
Here is another reason to get a Sproodle dog. They are hypoallergenic, and it comes from their low-shedding trait.
Allergies occur when people come in contact with animal hair.
Hypoallergenic dogs shed less or have more curly or wavy fur which physically prevents hair from flying all around.
100% hypoallergenic dogs do not exist, but having a dog that sheds less is a good step in solving allergy problems.
The hypoallergenic trait is more prominent in sproodles with more poodle genes.
11. They Love to Swim
Sproodle is a true representative of a water-loving dog!
They will enjoy all the summer fun with you, swimming in pools or lakes, splashing around with you and your family.
This special love for water is understandable when you realize that Poodles were purposefully bred to be water-retrievers. That means their original job was to jump in the water and retrieve the prey.
On top of that, both Springer Spaniel and Poodle coats are wavy to curly, a characteristic of a dog bred to work around and in bodies of water.
All combined, the sproodle dog is a top-notch swimmer!
12. They Are Generally Healthy
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In general, all crossbreeds are healthier than their purebred parent dogs because of the lower possibility of inheriting genetic diseases.
Sproodle dogs come from two generally healthy dog breeds, but some health issues can develop.
Addison’s disease, hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and epilepsy are some of the possible sproodle health problems.
To make sure your sproodle puppies are healthy, it is important to go through with all the necessary vaccinations, as well as to buy your pup from a reputable breeder.
Proper care, vet checks, and lots of love, and your springerdoodle will stay healthy and happy.
13. Very Entertaining
As you can see, having a sproodle is a rollercoaster of games and snuggles.
They are hyper, affectionate, lovable, intelligent, attentive… We can go on and on because these are truly amazing dogs.
They will jump around, play with you and be active with you in any situation.
Sproodles can be goofy too and they will definitely make you laugh or leave you amazed with their wits and talents.
You will have a lot of scratch-your-head moments when you see where their intelligence took them this time.
But, one thing is certain – they will make you smile and be happy as a dog (sproodle) with two tails.
Sproodles are perfect dogs for a family with older children.
All of you will enjoy the love and playfulness of this good-natured and highly loyal dog.
Don’t forget their intelligence which will make dog training easy even for first-time dog owners. But, even if you are a single person, this lovely breed will paint your life in happy colors.
Affectionate, hypoallergenic, and intelligent – it’s a perfect combo.
No need to wait, it’s time to get one right now.