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.
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.
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.