Sprocker Spaniel

30-44 lbs
14-20"
Unknown
English Springer Spaniel
American Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spring Spaniel

The Sprocker Spaniel is a recently new hybrid that is created from two types of Spaniels. The English Springer Spaniel and the American Cocker Spaniel are two separate dog types that used to be considered as the same breed and are very similar. These dogs are very adaptable and can get along well with children and pets that they have grown up around. They are loving pets who are extremely active and need lots of exercise to be happy. Today, they are great working dogs as well as companion pets. They are beautiful animals that are fairly healthy but, like all breeds, they have some health conditions that you need to watch out for. 

Purpose
Working Dog, Companion
Date of Origin
1997
Ancestry
English Springer Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel

Sprocker Spaniel Health

Average Size
Male Sprocker Spaniel size stats
Height: 14-20 inches Weight: 30-44 lbs
Female Sprocker Spaniel size stats
Height: 14-20 inches Weight: 30-44 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Allergies
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Urinalysis
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Skin Biopsy or Intradermal Tests for specific allergies
  • Electroretinogram

Sprocker Spaniel Breed History

The Sprocker Spaniel is a dog breed that is not usually thought of as a hybrid or designer dog, even though they are made from two purebred dogs. This is because even though the parents are technically considered as different breeds, they are very similar and are both Spaniels. The Sprocker Spaniel is also not a designer breed since it is bred as a working dog. All Spaniel type dogs are thought to have originated in Spain around the 1600s. Back then, there was thought to be only one breed of Spaniel with varying sizes. The English Springer Spaniel is thought to be descended from the larger Spaniels of that time. As time went on, Springer Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels were bred selectively and used  for hunting. The Springer Spaniels would be given the job of hunting and springing on larger game, whereas the Cocker Spaniel would be used for slightly smaller game, since they were smaller in size as well. English Springer and American Cocker Spaniels are thought to be one of the oldest breeds of gundog from the United Kingdom. Although the gamekeepers were usually quite specific about keeping the breeding of English Springer Spaniels and American Cocker Spaniels separate, it is possible that there were some unintentional mixes. Aside from the occasional mixup, the Sprocker Spaniel is thought to have been officially created around 20 years ago. They were only recently given the name of Sprocker Spaniel. The exact origin is unknown, although some believe that the two types of Spaniel were first crossed by Scottish gamekeepers who wanted a skilled and robust dog with traits from both breeds who could work on the large estates north of the border. Since their creation, the Sprocker Spaniel has gained a very good reputation as a gundog as well as a family pet.

Sprocker Spaniel Breed Appearance

Unlike many mixed dog breeds, the Sprocker Spaniel has a fairly specific and regular appearance since they are created from two Spaniel type dogs that share many similar characteristics. However, there can still be a great variety between Sprocker Spaniel puppies in terms of looks and personalities. The end result of crossing an American Cocker Spaniel with an English Springer Spaniel is a beautiful and proud dog with a proportionate head that has a well defined stop. They also have occipital points and wide set eyes which have an alert and intelligent gaze. These dogs have the long pendulant ears that are shared by both parents and wide muzzles with wide nostrils. The noses usually match the color of the dog’s coat. The bodies of the Sprocker Spaniels are athletic with laid back shoulders and a chest that has proportionate width. The ribs are well sprung and the front legs are muscular and strong, like the hind ends which are level with nicely developed loins. The broad feet are compact and padded with strong nails. The coat can have a variety of colors and has some feathering on the ears as well as the back of the legs.

Eye Color Possibilities
blue Sprocker Spaniel eyes
Blue
hazel Sprocker Spaniel eyes
Hazel
brown Sprocker Spaniel eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Sprocker Spaniel nose
Black
brown Sprocker Spaniel nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
white Sprocker Spaniel coat
White
blue Sprocker Spaniel coat
Blue
black Sprocker Spaniel coat
Black
brown Sprocker Spaniel coat
Brown
red Sprocker Spaniel coat
Red
cream Sprocker Spaniel coat
Cream
fawn Sprocker Spaniel coat
Fawn
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Sprocker Spaniel wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Sprocker Spaniel Breed Maintenance

These dogs have beautiful silky smooth fur that does require some maintenance in order to stay this way. The Sprocker Spaniel should be brushed every day, with some extra time spent on the coat around the ears, on the belly, legs and paws, since the fur around this area is extra prone to knots and tangles. Aside from brushing the dog’s coat, the Sprocker Spaniel will need to have their teeth brushed at least two or three times each week. Doing so will help to prevent gum and tooth decay as well as keep the breath fresh. The nails also need to be trimmed regularly as they should not be allowed to grow too long. The exact frequency will depend on the individual dog, although since the Sprocker Spaniel is a very active breed, they may wear down the nails naturally quicker than other breeds. The last maintenance requirement that is often overlooked is cleaning their ears. Once a week you should gently wipe clean your dog’s ears in order to prevent any infections.
Brushes for Sprocker Spaniel
Pin Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Sprocker Spaniel requires daily brushing
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Sprocker Spaniel Temperament

The Sprocker Spaniel is a mixed breed between an American Cocker Spaniel and an English Springer Spaniel. These dogs will take on some positive and negative characteristics from both parents. On the positive side, Sprocker Spaniels are known to be very loyal dogs that are devoted to their families. They are also very social pets that are usually born with an outgoing nature. Because they are very intelligent, they are also quite easy to train and are very talented at many canine sports. On the other hand, this breed has lots of energy and will need a lot of activity in order to be calm and happy. This is also one of the reasons that the Sprocker Spaniel may not be the best choice for people who are inexperienced with dogs. These charming dogs can sometimes be mischievous and need to be kept busy. They should be well socialised to aid in the training process, and will need to know who to look to as the alpha dog. They love human companionship and do not like to be left alone for long periods of time.

Sprocker Spaniel Activity Requirements

Since these dogs are so active and are not very adaptable, they will not be suited for the apartment life. They will need to be kept busy, and since they have very high energy levels they will be best suited to a life in the country or in a home with a large yard that allows them to be outside as often as possible throughout the day. This active breed will be happiest living with a human that shares the same love for exercise and being active as they do. The Sprocker Spaniel should be given around 60 to 80 minutes of intense exercise every day. They should be taken on several walks per day as well as given some time to just run around on their own or play fetch off the leash. The more exercise that you give these dogs, the happier that they will be.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
80 minutes

Sprocker Spaniel Food Consumption

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

Sprocker Spaniel Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Sprocker Spaniel size stats at six months
Height: 7.0 inches Weight: 25.0 lbs
Female Sprocker Spaniel size stats at six months
Height: 7.0 inches Weight: 25.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Sprocker Spaniel size stats at 12 months
Height: 10.5 inches Weight: 29.0 lbs
Female Sprocker Spaniel size stats at 12 months
Height: 10.5 inches Weight: 29.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Sprocker Spaniel size stats at 18 months
Height: 14.0 inches Weight: 33.5 lbs
Female Sprocker Spaniel size stats at 18 months
Height: 14.0 inches Weight: 33.5 lbs

Sprocker Spaniel Owner Experiences

Luna
3 Years
4 People
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Luna is an amazing doggo. She’s got a lot of energy and even after coming home from running with her, she will want to go again. (I cannot normally move after) haha. She’s a nightmare for stealing socks from the washing pile and hiding them in our 2 acre field in some bush or eating them!! and because of the gun dog breed she is a nightmare for getting into the chicken pen and chasing them. She is an escape artist. Gets through fence and rail fencing and even jumps clear of our back bottom half of the stable door. Full of energy and loves to play. Wouldn’t give her away for the world. So interactive and clever. I can leave cheese on the floor and leave the room. Then come back in after and she will be sat waiting for me to say okay before she eats it. Only real downside is her callback. In the field it’s good but if we go for a walk/run she has to go on a lead as she will run off at first site of an animal. (Rabbit or birds) all in all we all love her to bits. She’s part of the family.
1 month, 1 week ago
Ted
1 Year
2 People
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Ted is the bomb. He rocks. He rocks your socks off. Monday at half 6 yeah? Is that alright? Swagger. Stop it.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Toby
2 Years
6 People
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Very loving and friendly. Easy to train as he loves to please but has to be maintained as he’ll take advantage if not implemented by everyone consistently, a good example is begging at the table. Great recall and off, wait etc but lead walking is still a work in progress.
2 months ago
Toby
6 Years
4 People
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I love him. He follows me around constantly and loves to snuggle up with me after a nice walk. He’s like my best friend
2 months, 2 weeks ago
bella
6 Months
2 People
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very intelligent love company don't like being on there own easy to train
4 months, 1 week ago
Toby
20 Months
5 People
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Fun, energetic dog that shows lots of affection. We have three young girls and he is great with all the family.
4 months, 1 week ago
Elsa
4 Years
2 People
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Loves everyone and is very protective
4 months, 1 week ago
Indie
5 Years
3 People
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Perfect dog. Very affectionate, but very demanding for attention. Enjoys whatever the family is doing. We’ve moved 3 times with her and she was no bother. Taken her on holiday, excellent on the ferry and hiking. Doesn’t heel in on lead (she will in training classes and at home) but will off lead, yet we live in the countryside. Was a show off at training and agility classes, always the best in class, picking things up instantly and eagerly. But is mischievous and will steal socks. Food driven, but VERY ball driven, so we have to be careful if a child picks up her ball as she might snatch, otherwise will let children do anything with her, very gentle and understanding of situations. Overall perfect family dog for people near a beach or field.
5 months, 1 week ago
Buster
9 Years
3 People
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I have two sprocker spaniels,one male and one female , they are from the one litter , I have had them 9 years, the male dog has a tumour in his rectum but I’d being treated with steroids and CBD oil .
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Ginny
1 Year
4 People
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Best dog we have ever had. Very friendly, snuggly and full of energy. Very loyal.
6 months ago
Murphy
18 Weeks
2 People
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We have had our Murphy since he was 8 weeks old. At first he was very relaxed and sleepy, but soon gained the famous sprocker energy. He is incredibly friendly and loving, although extremely energetic and playful. They are extremely 'bitey' as puppies and this lasts for quite a long time. Remove anything valuable from the house as if they can reach it, they will grab it! - He loves the outside and to sniff out treats! He loves to walk and play with balls (and socks!). They are an amazing breed but require a lot of attention.
7 months ago
Max
14 Years
3 People
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The most loyal, friendly, highly intelligent, loves kids & being around people. Sweetest & lovable, and wants to please!,
8 months, 1 week ago
Ossie
3 Years
4 People
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Very loving and loyal dogs
11 months, 2 weeks ago
Clover
6 Years
5 People
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Had Clover from 8 weeks old, she is now 6. Such loving dog, very laid back. The kids adore her and she adores everyone. She is a nightmare with stones though, her only downfall which resulted in her getting an operation due to swallowing one. She has calmed down though, use to be very hyper but since maturing a little she doesn't jump about as much. Loves the water and the woods. Always wants cuddles.
1 year, 2 months ago
Flemming
8 Months
5 People
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very energetic, hard to have in leash, semi easy to train, we have had problems though
1 year, 3 months ago
Buddy
4 Years
4 People
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Wouldn't be without him
1 year, 3 months ago
Trigger
8 Weeks
3 People
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Trigger has just come to live with us. He’s so beautiful. I was never a dog person but once I saw him I knew he had to come home with us! He’s learnt quickly to go to toilet on his pad (odd wees in living room) Loves a cuddle and kiss
1 year, 3 months ago
Charlie
3 Years
4 People
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Charlie is one of the best things that happened to our family he is loveable and gets on fantastic both with my children and our other dog xx
1 year, 4 months ago
Bruno
6 Months
3 People
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they are chewers, we got him and looked small and cuddly, but he is growing fast. He s a jumper and a digger. Loves cuddles and will watch tv, sitting on your knee. getting to heavy for that as getting older. he has his own chair, monkey and elephant cuddly toys.
1 year, 4 months ago
Yogi Bear
2 Years
5 People
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A bundle of fun that needs lots of exercise. Yogi thinks nothing of running 20miles down the trails with the mountain bike. Always eager to please his love is unconditional. My best friend.
1 year, 5 months ago
Love
2 Years
2 People
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"Love" is a black Sprocker Spaniel that was rescued alongside a highway, in front of my home. She find a home, a family and a friend. I renew a purpose to live.
1 year, 6 months ago
Starky
7 Years
2 People
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I've had him since he was 11 weeks old. Beautiful and smart. Affectionate when he wants to be but friendly and over possessive with family. Talkative with my husband and more obedient with me. He's funny and entertaining. He loves watching other dogs on tv. Love/ haterelationship with shihtzufemale. Love my spaniel!
1 year, 7 months ago
Woody
2 Years
4 People
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Hard to contain as a puppy, destructive and very bitey. had him neutered around 8 months very nervous and shy with other dogs if not socialized properly from a young age - but with patience and persistence this can be overcome like the sound of their own voice Housetrained very quickly Funny personality Calmed down considerably from the age of 2 onwards. Very beautiful dogs with lovely personalities, very snuggly
1 year, 7 months ago
Smudge
6 Months
2 People
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**whilst we live in an apartment we have a garden** we are experienced spaniel owners and have 2 English Springer/Collie/crosses aged 8. Smudge joined our family in October and she's amazing we ALL adore her. She has a lot of energy - she gets a lot of exercise but majority of this is through play (particularly with her brothers). She's really easy to train picks things up quickly and loves learning sniffing and "killing" her toys . Smudge is very sociable and wants to meet everyone - she is a madam though and you do need to be stern with her (this I think has a lot to do with her intelligence). She's really affectionate and loves a cuddle. She is a really confident and outgoing dog and certainly holds her own with her 2 big dogs (I'm pretty sure she's going to be boss). She's beautiful solid black in colour with silky wavy black fur and a white smudge on her chest and back paws. She's actually a bit smelly but I don't care :)
1 year, 8 months ago
Gringo
5 Months
1 People
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Never a dull moment with Gringo . I work so he is left alone for periods of time I hide pieces of cheese around the flat and his kong with treats inside to keep him busy while I'm out but if anything is left lying about he will chew it into a thousand pieces! Cute naughty full of energy and very loving my best mate .
1 year, 10 months ago
Chewy
16 Weeks
3 People
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Hard work. Going through the biting stage but only with me not hubby so I guess we know who is alpha! Loves fetch but also laying on the sofa with me for cuddles.
2 years ago
Max
12 Months
2 People
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We have had max since he was 10 weeks old and all we can say is he a perfect addition to our family and adores my grandchildren immensely to the extent he recognises the car they are in when it pulls and if dogs could smile you beaming with joy inside
2 years, 1 month ago
Skye
5 Months
4 People
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Hard work but rewarding
2 years, 1 month ago
Riley
13 Years
2 People
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I had a rescue Sprocker in my mid teens to early 20's and was the greatest dog ever. When I had the chance to get a Sprocker puppy I jumped at it, my boys were 10&12 at the time and I knew he would be the best family dog! Riley turned 13 this past Jan 2018 and still going strong. Riley doesn't think he's a dog at all, he really believes he is human. The friendliest, gentlest dog around all ages and walks of life.
2 years, 2 months ago
Gypsy
3 Years
5 People
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My sprocker is very lazy! She loves running around the yard, but will just as quickly stay with me in bed. She has a tendency to get into things, and has gotten her head stuck in a jar twice. She does have a high prey instinct and chases after our chickens. She was very easy to train as she is very food motivated. overall she's one of the best dogs I've ever owned!
2 years, 3 months ago
Tomek and Bobik
3 Years
5 People
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Very loyal dogs and eager to please. Great family pet and a fantastic running companion. Can be destructive if bored and always inquisitive. 100% lap dogs and love nothing more than to snuggle up on the sofa.
2 years, 4 months ago
Bertie
2 Years
2 People
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Fantastic dog great character loves fun and loads of exercise,Great with other dogs and cats.Easy to train and a very quick learner a pleasure to have as part of our family!.
2 years, 5 months ago
Bracken
8 Weeks
3 People
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Very naughty wees a lot to but will get there soon hopefully hehe
2 years, 5 months ago
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