A spoodle is a dog who loves humans, attention and family activities . They are low to non-shedding dogs.
Spoodle puppies get the intelligence of the poodle and the outgoing, devoted nature of the cocker . 1st generation spoodles are , a pure Cocker Spaniel crossed with a pure Mini Poodle.
Appearance can vary depending on which parent the pup takes after and our aim is to breed for good temperament rather than a particular look .However there are some characteristics of a spoodles appearance that are very common. A Spoodle’s coat may be curly or feathered. The body of the Spoodle is very strong. Spoodles often have a very rounded head and a reasonable muzzle. Their ears are long and soft, usually set well above their eyes and hang low past their chin.
Spoodles are medium-sized 35-40 cm in height, weighing around 10-15kg fully grown, semi-longhaired dogs and with a beautiful long tail.
Our spoodles are very affectionate, outgoing intelligent dogs.They are always willing to please .
When considering a Spoodle for a pet please keep in mind that the spoodle is a cross between a poodle and a cocker spaniel. Both of these breeds love people and attention, so spoodle have a double dose! They really need to be treated as part of your family and to be included in family activities.
The Spoodle should be brushed and combed. As Spoodles are a low to non-shed breed, clipping is required. The amount of grooming required for a Spoodle will depend on the length of its coat. All coat types will require some grooming but Spoodles with longer coats will need to be brushed more often than dogs with clipped coats. Spoodles need to have their ears properly dried after their bath to avoid infections. It is best to introduce grooming of your spoodle in order to make it a pleasant experience for you and your dog.
Like many cross breeds, spoodles benefit from hybrid vigour and are not as susceptible to health problems associated with narrow gene pools as can be the case with a pure breed.
Special attention needs to be paid to their ears which can get infected and their eyes should also be watched for weeping. Eyes and Ears need to be kept clean and dry, like other long-eared dogs, they can be prone to ear infections. Spoodles can also suffer from progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) a genetic eye disease.
Our male poodle “Pepe” has been genetically tested and is clear of Progressive retinal atrophy so none of our puppies will go blind due to PRA.
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As medium-sized dogs they adapt well to an average backyard but they do have lots of energy and a daily walk is recommended.