Spangold Retriever

60-65 lbs
14-16"
Unknown
English Springer Spaniel
Golden Retriever
The Spangold Retriever is a hybrid dog. His parent breeds are the English Springer Spaniel and the Golden Retriever. He is a large dog with a big heart. He loves family members of all ages, but he is especially good with children. He is not a highly active dog, so those who would rather spend time lounging will find the Spangold Retriever a perfect fit. However, he will need some daily activity to remain healthy and happy. Highly intelligent, the Spangold Retriever will be easy to train and housebreak. He is also a good watchdog. He sheds moderately and will require a moderate amount of maintenance as a result. He is likely a better fit for a home with a fenced-in yard.
Purpose
Companion, Watchdog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
English Springer Spaniel, Golden Retriever

Spangold Retriever Health

Average Size
Male Spangold Retriever size stats
Height: 19-25 inches Weight: 60-65 lbs
Female Spangold Retriever size stats
Height: 14-16 inches Weight: 60-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Phosphofructokinase (PFK) Deficiency
Minor Concerns
  • Skin Disorders
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Ear Infections
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Ear Examination
  • Blood Analysis
  • Full Body Physical Examination especially of the joints

Spangold Retriever Breed History

The Spangold Retriever is a hybrid dog. While he is not a rare hybrid, little is known about his exact origins. In order to understand the history of the Spangold Retriever, one can study the origins of his parent breeds in order to better understand the hybrid breed. All Spaniel dogs are thought to have originated in Spain somehow and taken by Roman conquerors, who then dispersed them throughout Europe. Welsh (written) artifacts mention the Spaniel in 300 A.D., so it is safe to say the Spaniel has been around quite a while. The Spaniel was used to flush out small fowl prior to the invention of the gun. However, even after the gun was invented and widely used, the Spaniel was still lauded for his ability to flush prey out into the open. He was used through the nineteenth century as a hunting companion throughout Europe. In 1913, the first English Springer Spaniel was exported to Canada. By 1923, the American Kennel Club had registered its first English Springer Spaniel. The Golden Retriever as we know it was developed in Scotland on the estate of a man known as Lord Tweedmouth . Lord Tweedmouth raised a variety of animals, and he kept detailed records regarding his breeding program. A waterfowl hunter himself, Tweedmouth described in his breeding notes that he was hoping to breed  a superior retrieving dog. He wanted the retriever to have a superb nose, but he also desired a dog that would be more connected to the actions of his human hunting partner than many other hunting breeds available at the time.  He  wanted this superb hunting and retrieving dog to be loyal and to have a good disposition away from the hunt. Lord Tweedmouth bred his hunting dog, Nous, to the now-extinct Tweed Water Spaniel. The Tweed Water Spaniel was known for being extremely calm and loyal, but also an excellent retriever, characteristics the Golden Retriever inherited. He bred the resulting puppies to both wavy and flat-coated Retrievers and a Red Setter. The result was the Golden Retriever we know today. 

Spangold Retriever Breed Appearance

The Spangold Retriever is a large dog. At maturity, he weighs roughly sixty-five pounds. The female may be slightly smaller. Coloring will largely depend upon the dominant parent breed. He may be black with white markings, tan with white markings, or he may be red with white markings. He may also have a light, cream-colored coat with red speckles on it, much like the English Springer Spaniel parent breed. He will have a dense coat with medium-to-long hair. His tail will be long, carried low, and may have some feathering. There may also be feathering on his legs and feet. He will likely have floppy ears, and this may prove to be be an issue that requires special maintenance. His feet will be large, and they may also be webbed.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Spangold Retriever eyes
Hazel
brown Spangold Retriever eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Spangold Retriever nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
red Spangold Retriever coat
Red
cream Spangold Retriever coat
Cream
black Spangold Retriever coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Spangold Retriever wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Spangold Retriever Breed Maintenance

The Spangold Retriever is prone to shedding, and he will require a good deal of maintenance as a result. Brush him two or three times a week to prevent matting and to rid his coat of excess hair. Brush him daily in the spring and fall, when all dogs are prone to shedding their seasonal coats. If he has the floppy ears of the English Springer Spaniel parent, you will need to clean his ears weekly with a damp cotton ball (to remove excess dirt). Check his ears for redness or a bad odor - both are indicative of a possible ear infection. Brush his teeth two or three times a week to prevent the build-up of tartar and bad breath. However, if you want to prevent tooth decay, brush his teeth daily. Trim his nails every two or three weeks unless he wears them down on his own.
Brushes for Spangold Retriever
Pin Brush
Dematter
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Spangold Retriever requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Spangold Retriever Temperament

The Spangold Retriever is a sweet, loyal dog. He is good with kids of all ages. He is highly intelligent and easily trainable. While he does enjoy lounging with his family, he does need adequate daily exercise. If he is not properly exercised, he may experience anxiety and depression. He is highly affectionate, but he is also known to bark when he believes something is amiss in his territory. This trait makes him a great guard dog. However, he is not aggressive with other people or animals. In fact, he is very welcoming of strangers, and he is known to make friends with anyone he meets. While he can adapt to apartment living, he is likely to be happier in a home with a place that he can run and play. Remember, he is a hunter, so he is likely better in a home with a fenced-in yard.

Spangold Retriever Activity Requirements

The Spangold Retriever has the propensity to become lazy if allowed to do so. However, this can lead to behavioral problems in the dog. He needs 45 minutes to an hour of exercise daily in order to keep from developing separation anxiety or depression. In addition, making available toys that provide mental stimulation to the Spangold Retriever will help keep him happy. A daily walk plus play time in a fenced-in area will provide ample exercise for the Spangold Retriever. He will also enjoy trips to the dog park, and, if you enjoy hiking trips, the Spangold Retriever can definitely keep up. The Spangold Retriever makes an excellent hunter, and exercises which simulate retrieval will provide both physical and mental stimulation.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Spangold Retriever Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $45.00

Spangold Retriever Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Spangold Retriever size stats at six months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 25 lbs
Female Spangold Retriever size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 25 lbs
12 Months
Male Spangold Retriever size stats at 12 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 40 lbs
Female Spangold Retriever size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 40 lbs
18 Months
Male Spangold Retriever size stats at 18 months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 52 lbs
Female Spangold Retriever size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 52 lbs

Spangold Retriever Owner Experiences

Rex
3 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Walk
Road trip
Ours is super loveable and love people and dogs of all sorts!! Needs to go on walks for every bathroom time. Will not go to the bathroom in his own backyard. Loves tennis balls and that’s it. He won’t eat garbage or shoes or anything that isn’t his kibble. Over all very loving and respectful dog.
6 months ago
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