Unlock the Joy of Owning a Sproodle – The Dog World’s Best-Kept Secret!”
Sproodles—also called Springerdoodles—are mixed breed dogs with Springer Spaniel and Poodle parentage. The Sproodle dog is often extremely intelligent, quick to train, and eager to please. They usually do well with children and other animals and absolutely love to be in the great outdoors.
Sound like your perfect canine companion?
Here, we’ll break down everything you need to know about owning a Sproodle and share tips for finding ethical breeders and rescue resources.
Get To Know 5 Insta-Famous Sproodles
You might have seen a Sproodle before without even knowing it! These lovely little pups look similar to other small Doodles like the Cockapoo and Cavapoo. But, once you know what to look for in a Sproodle, you’ll be spying them everywhere.
1. Sadie, Hazel & Maggie
Okay okay, we’re actually going to introduce you to seven Instagram famous Sproodles, because we’re starting out strong with a trio! These three little Sproodles are a lovely example of diversity in the breed.
Miss Sadie (left) is a gorgeous black and white Sproodle. Beautiful Hazel (center) is a gorgeous chocolate Sproodle. Beautiful Maggie (right) is a white Sproodle with a chocolate mask.
Obi is a goofy little Sproodle living in London whose parents describe him as spontaneous—or possibly a little mischievous!
Hugo (right) is a Sproodle from South Whales living with his Cockapoo brother, Dougie (left). Notice how similar these pups look?
4. Jed Barklett
Jed is a Sproodle from South London who is impressively patient with even the littlest humans. Of course, it always helps when those little humans have a biscuit in hand!
This handsome fellow is Dudley, an F1b Sproodle from the UK! Dudley is a total social butterfly and loves every dog and human he meets.
Lucy is a mini Sproodle and a darn good model! Living in Newcastle, UK, Lucy’s favorite human in the world is her mama. Just look at that smile, you can tell mom is behind the camera!
Sproodle Basic Info
Now that we’ve had a chance to see a few of these adorable pups, let’s dive into the basic details of the Sproodle dog. Remember, this is a mixed breed, so this information is all generalized—individuals of this mix can be very different from one another.
Sproodles can best be described as intelligent, social, energetic, and independent. While they love their humans and can sometimes be clingy, Sproodles often enjoy exploring their environment on their own, sniffing around alone at dog parks, and taking time to rest in the sunshine away from noise. Many are high-energy, sometimes to the point of becoming anxious or destructive, but some are quite the opposite and love to laze about on the couch.
Sproodles are super smart, love to play, and are eager to learn and interact with youShara8629 (Reddit User)
In a Reddit thread on advice for a new Sproodle puppy owner, experienced Sproodle lovers shared what to expect. “[Sproodles] are super smart, love to play, and are eager to learn and interact with you,” said Shara8629 in their comment. “My boy brought his leash to grandma yesterday because she was taking him to the patio instead of outside to potty. Training is a breeze.”
While Sproodles are extremely trainable, they can also be stubborn and tough to tire out. “Biting is very normal,” said another comment. “[My Sproodle puppy] was bitey for a while until we had a consistent approach to it.”
A combination of two moderate to high-energy breeds, it’s not uncommon for Sproodles to give their owners a run for their money in the stamina department. Because of this, it’s very important to give your Sproodle plenty of physical and mental stimulation.
Full-grown Sproodles can vary enormously in size. Some individuals remain as small as 30 pounds, while others will easily grow to double that at 60 pounds or more. Typically standing between 19–25 inches at the shoulder, height can also vary amongst individuals of this mixed breed.
A mini Sproodle full grown weighs approximately 15–20 pounds and stands at just 9–15 inches at the shoulder.
Springer Spaniels and Poodles are susceptible to a number of the same health conditions, which may also be passed down to their Sproodle offspring. Some important health issues to look out for if you own a Sproodle include:
- Hip dysplasia
- Thyroid issues
- Vision and eye problems
- Addison’s Disease (an adrenal gland problem)
How To Find a Breeder with Sproodle Puppies
Because Sproodles are an unregulated and “rare” mixed breed, we do not recommend buying one from a breeder. Most Sproodles are the result of unethical breeding practices including puppy mills and backyard breeders.
If you are in love with this adorable mix, the best way to find a Sproodle is by searching at your local animal shelter or reaching out to breed-specific rescues. For example, you could try reaching out to IDOG Rescue which specializes in rehoming Poodle mixes. Or, check out the English Springer Rescue America, a nonprofit that has been placing Springer Spaniels and Springer mixes in foster and adoptive homes since 1998.
Did we miss any critical Sproodle info in this blog? Hopefully, we’ll clear up any confusion here with answers to the most common questions about Sproodles!
Are Sproodles hypoallergenic?
No. Some individuals of this mixed breed will be low-shedding, but most will shed at least a little fur, and will still drop dander.
Do Sproodles shed?
Yes! There are technically two “varieties” of Springer Spaniel: bench and field Springer Spaniels. Field Springer Spaniels are more traditionally used for hunting, and have a lighter, thinner coat that allows them to tear through underbrush more easily. Bench Springer Spaniels are more traditionally used in the show ring and have a thicker, longer coat.
If your Sproodle is the offspring of a bench Springer Spaniel, they may inherit a double coat and be a moderately high shedder. If they do not inherit this double coat, they may be a moderate to low shedder, but will still shed at least a little.
How often do Sproodles need to be groomed?
Sproodles should be brushed daily, or at least 3-5 times per week in addition to professional grooms every 6–12 weeks, depending on their fur type. Remember, Sproodle haircuts aren’t cheap—taking your dog to the groomer can be more expensive than going to the hair salon yourself, and for good reason. Keep this in mind before choosing to bring a Sproodle into your home.
Do Sproodles bark a lot?
Yes, some Sproodles are big barkers! The Springer Spaniel is a very vocal breed, and Poodles are considered moderate barkers.
What is the average price for Sproodle puppies?
If you are looking for Sproodle or mini Sproodle puppies for sale, you’ll likely be paying between $1,000–$2,500. If you adopt a Sproodle rescue, you’ll pay between $150–$400.
What are Springerdoodle puppies, and how do they differ from other poodle mixes?
Springerdoodle puppies, also known as Sproodle puppies, are a cross between an English Springer Spaniel and a Poodle. They are unique among poodle mixes due to their spaniel heritage, which brings a friendly and energetic disposition to the mix.
Can you tell me more about the Spaniel Poodle mix and why they are popular?
The Spaniel Poodle mix, particularly the Sproodle, is popular for its intelligent and affectionate nature. They are highly trainable and eager to please, making them excellent companions for families.
What size can I expect a Mini Springerdoodle to be when fully grown?
A Mini Springerdoodle full grown will typically weigh between 20-35 pounds, standing around 16-18 inches tall. They are a smaller version of the standard Springerdoodle, ideal for those with limited space.
How do I find Springerdoodle puppies for sale from a responsible breeder?
To find high-quality Springerdoodle puppies for sale, look for reputable breeders who perform thorough health testing on their parent breeds. A responsible breeder will also be recognized by organizations like the American Kennel Club. We always recommend looking at shelters first. Shelters are overflowing with dogs, and it is very probably you will find the dog of your dreams at a shelter or rescue.
Are full-grown Springerdoodles large dogs, and do they have a shedding coat?
Full-grown Springerdoodles can vary in size, but standard ones are medium to large. They have a low-shedding coat thanks to their Poodle ancestry, making them a good option for those with allergies.
What are the benefits of choosing a full-grown Sproodle as a pet?
A full-grown Sproodle is known for being highly trainable and intelligent dogs. They often have established temperaments and can be a good idea for those looking to skip the puppy stage.
What kind of mental stimulation and activities should I spend time on with my Sproodle?
Are there any health conditions specific to Sproodles that I should be aware of?
While Sproodles are generally healthy, they can inherit health problems from their parent breeds, such as hip dysplasia and eye conditions. Regular check-ups and health testing by reputable breeders can help identify and manage these conditions.
How easy is it to train a Sproodle, and what methods work best?
Sproodles are highly trainable and intelligent dogs, known for their eagerness to please. They respond best to positive reinforcement techniques and can excel in obedience and agility training.
Is your Poodle or Poodle mix’s hair a mess? Check out this guide to grooming a Poodle’s coat at home!
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