Springerdoodle

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28-58 lbs
14-22"
United States
English Springer Spaniel
Poodle
Sproodle, Springerdoodle Retriever, Springerpoo and Springerpoo Retriever

The Springerdoodle is a popular designer dog and is a combination between an English Springer Spaniel and a Poodle. Other names for them include Sproodle, Springerdoodle Retriever, Springerpoo and Springerpoo Retriever. They are medium sized dogs who are smart, active and playful and make fantastic family pets. They are good with children and other dogs and do well in a multi-dog household. They have double-layered, thick coats which can be medium to long in length and common colors may include black, brown, white, cream and combinations of these. They don’t bark a lot and love swimming. They are also skilled in obedience and agility.

Purpose
Companion, Sporting
Date of Origin
1980s
Ancestry
English Springer Spaniel, Poodle

Springerdoodle Health

Average Size
Male Springerdoodle size stats
Height: 16-24 inches Weight: 30-60 lbs
Female Springerdoodle size stats
Height: 14-22 inches Weight: 28-58 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Seborrhea
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Corneal Opacities
  • Skin Fold Dermatitis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Addison’s Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Blood
  • Heart
  • Physical Examination
  • Elbows

Springerdoodle Breed History

A Springerdoodle is a designer dog and is a mix between a purebred English Springer Spaniel and a purebred Poodle. The Poodle may look like he hates to get his feet wet but these dogs are not only excellent swimmers but their coat is also adapted to water. They are also extremely intelligent dogs ranked second after the Border Collie. Their origin is in Germany where they were known as Pudelhund which means to splash about in water. They were also popular in France where they are referred to as “chien canard or caniche,” for their skills in retrieving ducks. There are three different sizes of Poodles - Standard, Miniature and Toy. The latter was hugely popular in France for its ability to perform tricks and they were also highly regarded in royal courts during the reign of Louis XVl and Queen Anne. Spaniel-type dogs are believed to have originated in Spain and were taken to other parts of the world by the Romans or via trading ships. Before the invention of guns, the Spaniel was used to flush game for hunters. In the 1880's, Springer Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels were often born in the same litter.The larger pups would be used to flush game so were known as Springers. They were given separate status by the Kennel Club (England) in 1902. English Springer Spaniels are believed to be the ancestor of most Spaniels today. The breed later became popular in Canada and in the United States and they were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910.

Springerdoodle Breed Appearance

A Springerdoodle is a medium-sized sized dog weighing between 30 and 60 pounds and with a height of up to 24 inches. They have double-layered, thick coats which can be medium to long in length and common colors may include black, brown, white, cream and combinations of these. They have double-layered, thick coats which can be medium to long in length and common colors may include black, brown, white, cream and combinations of these. Your pet is likely to be quite sturdy and muscular with a fairly long muzzle and medium to long ears. Tails used to be docked but this is no longer permitted in many countries. The eyes are dark and alert.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Springerdoodle eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Springerdoodle nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
cream Springerdoodle coat
Cream
white Springerdoodle coat
White
brown Springerdoodle coat
Brown
black Springerdoodle coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Springerdoodle wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Springerdoodle Breed Maintenance

The level of maintenance required will depend on which coat your Springerdoodle inherits from the parent breeds. The Poodle is hypoallergenic and doesn’t shed much at all while the English Springer Spaniel has a double coat which can be wavy and have feathering. They shed moderately all year and need regular brushing to prevent mats from forming. Once or twice a week should be enough to keep your pet looking good and getting rid of loose hair. They may need a clip in summer to help keep cool. Bathing is only needed occasionally but the ears should be checked regularly for any dirt. The teeth should be brushed daily to prevent dental problems. The nails can be clipped if regular exercise doesn’t wear them down.

Brushes for Springerdoodle
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Springerdoodle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Springerdoodle Temperament

The Springerdoodle is a sweet-natured, affectionate dog who is extremely intelligent. They are happiest when spending time with the family and are great with children. They can be quite entertaining dogs who love to play. They are loyal and gentle and also get on well with other pets. Early socialization and training are always a good idea for dogs to make sure they are confident in new situations. The Springerdoodle is not a barker and will not be too concerned if they see a stranger so are not the best guard dogs. But they are protective around their families. Because they are so smart they are easy to train and will be very responsive. They are suitable dogs for first time pet owners. The only time they may become destructive is if they are left alone for long periods. They will thrive on mental and physical stimulaton and will love learning tricks and taking part in dog sports.

Springerdoodle Activity Requirements

The Springerdoodle is an active, energetic dog who will need regular exercise to keep fit and happy. Your dog will love going for long walks and also loves to swim so a trip to the beach or river will be a great idea. These are also very social dogs so will enjoy interacting with other dogs at the dog park. The Springerdoodle will also enjoy chasing balls and running around in a fenced in garden to burn off excess energy. They will love to play with toys indoors and will also be happy lounging with the family. These dogs need space so won’t do well in an apartment. They are not sensitive to the weather so will be happy to go for walks in summer and winter but try not to exercise your dog to strenuously in the midday heat.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Springerdoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Springerdoodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Springerdoodle size stats at six months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 33 lbs
Female Springerdoodle size stats at six months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 32 lbs
12 Months
Male Springerdoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 37 lbs
Female Springerdoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 34 lbs
18 Months
Male Springerdoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 45 lbs
Female Springerdoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 43 lbs

Springerdoodle Owner Experiences

Loulie
7 Years
2 People
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I got this sweet dog after my Yorkie passed away. Lou was 4 years old when I got her and the last three years have been done of happiest of my life bc of her sweetness, playfulness and loving spirit. She's the perfect dog.
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