Sprollie

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30-70 lbs
18-26"
United Kingdom
English Springer Spaniel
Collie
English Springer Collie
The Sprollie is a cute and energetic hybrid breed created from an English Springer Spaniel and a Collie. Although they are loving and sweet, this dog breed is not for everyone. These dogs have very high activity levels and are not suited to life in an apartment. At least an hour of exercise minimum per day is mandatory for these dogs, because if they are not kept busy they will become destructive. When brought up well, this breed will get along just great with other pets and people of all ages. Today, this breed is used as a working dog and also makes a wonderful companion pet.
Purpose
Working Dog, Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
English Springer Spaniel, Collie

Sprollie Health

Average Size
Male Sprollie size stats
Height: 18-26 inches Weight: 30-70 lbs
Female Sprollie size stats
Height: 18-26 inches Weight: 30-70 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Collie Eye Anomaly
Minor Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Retinal Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Physical Examination
  • Radiographs
  • Urinalysis
  • Joint Fluid Sample
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Blood And Urine Analysis

Sprollie Breed History

The idea of a hybrid or designer dog breed is not new, although many of the dog breeds who fall under this category are. For the past few decades, people have been breeding two separate purebred dogs together in order to achieve a dog with a certain appearance, temperament or ability. The Sprollie is a cross between an English Springer Spaniel and a Collie. These two breeds are wonderful on their own and when put together they create a beautiful and unique dog with characteristics from both parents. The complete history of these dogs is undocumented, which means that it can be difficult to determine. The Collie parent, first noted in the Scottish Highlands, were thought to have been brought to the area by the Romans. Excellent herders of all types of livestock, they were once called "Scotch Sheepdogs". The English Springer Spaniel shares lineage with the large Spaniel family, with early divisions being called various names such as the Norfolk Spaniel and the Shropshire Spaniel and further clarification being made between land and water Spaniels. Collies have been bred with English Springer Spaniels to create the Sprollie. They are thought to originate from the United Kingdom and are quite popular over there, where they are used on the farms. Although this hybrid breed makes a great working dog, they have recently been bred for the purpose of being a companion pet as well. The end goal is to establish the Sprollie as a pure breed on their own. This can be accomplished by breeding first generation Sprollies. These dogs would then be bred amongst each other to create purebred Sprollies. At the moment, since Sprollies are created by crossing a Collie to an English Springer Spaniel, there are no specific breed characteristics. This means that the temperament and appearance can vary greatly among individual dogs since they can develop different traits from each parent.

Sprollie Breed Appearance

The Sprollie, being a hybrid breed, may have an appearance which can differ among individual dogs. This is because some puppies may develop characteristics from one parent while other dogs could take on these traits from the other parent. Most Sprollies have the medium sized floppy ears of the English Springer Spaniel. The coat colors and tails, which are moderately in length with feathering, resemble more of the Collie than the Springer. These dogs have broad heads with alert expressions which are well proportioned, with also broad but tapering muzzles and distinct stops. The eyes are set wide apart and have an oval shape and the teeth usually meet in an almost perfect scissors bite. The necks are strong, muscular and slightly arched, with a wider shoulder than nape. The Sprollie’s forequarters are strong and have laid back shoulders with straight limbs. The ribs are well sprung and the chests are deep. Hindquarters are also muscular and well developed with angled legs. These dogs have oval shaped feet with deep pads and arched toes.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Sprollie eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Sprollie nose
Black
brown Sprollie nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Sprollie coat
Brown
white Sprollie coat
White
black Sprollie coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Sprollie straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Sprollie Breed Maintenance

The Sprollie hybrid breed can have a coat which is either short or medium in length and can also be sparse or bushy. These dogs will look and feel best when brushed at least two or three times per week with extra focus being put on the areas behind the ears and at the top of the legs where the limbs meet the body. Bathe them as needed. Some other needs include brushing your dog’s teeth which will help to prevent tooth and gum decay as well as bad breath. This task should be done once or twice per week minimum, but the more often the better. The Sprollie should have their ears wiped clean once a week in order to prevent ear infections, and the nails should be trimmed regularly. The exact frequency of the nail clipping will depend on the dog, as well as their lifestyle. Because the Sprollie is such an active breed, the nails may not need to be trimmed as often as other breeds because they will get worn down naturally when the dog runs around and plays. On average, the nails should be checked once or twice per month.
Brushes for Sprollie
Pin Brush
Comb
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Sprollie requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Sprollie Temperament

The Sprollie is a bright and loving pet that can have a personality which varies among individuals. These dogs can be obedient and sweet, as well as crazy and destructive. When a Sprollie is well socialized around children at a young age and while they grow up, they can be great family pets. These energetic pets should be monitored around very young children. Some Sprollies are very loving towards everyone in the family, whereas others choose to be more devoted to one person. When this breed is brought up around other dogs and cats, they will get along well with them. These dogs can be quick to learn, especially if you use positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior. An individual dog’s personality will depend mostly on the temperament of the dog’s parents as well as how and what they are taught when growing up. It is never too early to start training your Sprollie puppy in obedience.

Sprollie Activity Requirements

Because they are so high energy, these dogs can be very hard to handle as a puppy. As a young dog, the Sprollie should be given many opportunities to test their brain and impress you with their smarts. Once these dogs are old enough, they should be taken running or hiking and would love to be enrolled in agility, flyball or other challenging canine sports. Keep them busy, or they might get destructive. This breed must be paired with an owner who shares their love for exercise and is very active. The Sprollie will need to be exercised for a minimum of one hour per day. If you do not keep your Sprollie busy, they can get quite bored and may become destructive. Take them on walks, play fetch, go swimming, hiking, running or just let them loose in a large yard. Do not excessively exercise your Sprollie puppy, as it can damage their still developing joints.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
11 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Sprollie Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

Sprollie Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Sprollie size stats at six months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 29 lbs
Female Sprollie size stats at six months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 29 lbs
12 Months
Male Sprollie size stats at 12 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 36 lbs
Female Sprollie size stats at 12 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 36 lbs
18 Months
Male Sprollie size stats at 18 months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 42 lbs
Female Sprollie size stats at 18 months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 42 lbs

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