This lovely dog is a combination of the Springer Spaniel and the Poodle. They first came onto the designer dog scene around the 1980s in the United States and are known for their sporting abilities.
Are you a water-loving adventurer and want a dog to accompany you on your swims? Then, if so, you might be interested in owning the Sprignerpoo.
They’re also medium-sized dogs and will bring great joy in many people’s lives due to their renowned sweet, gentle and affectionate temperament.
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However, these aren’t the only qualities they possess that make them a pleasant dog to have in your life. To know more, keep on reading below.
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Little-Known Facts About the Springerdoodle
Here are some interesting bits of information that might influence you to buy a Springerpoo:
- There is a famous Springerdoodle: An actress, Gemma Atkinson, from a British soap drama called Hollyoaks, adopted a black Springerdoodle called Norman. This Spingerpoo was known as it had an injured ligament and has become Instagram famous through Gemma’s stories.
- They have multiple names: While the Springerdoodle might be their most common name, they have many alternatives. Their other names that they get but are less common tend to be the Spingerdoodle, Springerpoo, Sproodle, and Springerpoo Retriever.
- A rare Doodle: While many Doodle’s exist worldwide, the Springerpoo is seen as quite rare. Part of this is because there’s not much data readily available on their adoption or puppy sales. Therefore, it’s difficult to estimate just how popular they are.
What’s the Springerdoodle Price?
On average, you can expect to pay around $1,000-$2,000 for a Springerdoodle. However, their price may vary based on their coat color patterns; the price tends to be much higher if they’re of the more sophisticated pattern.
If you’re looking to adopt one of these dogs, a rescue shelter may cost between $200-$500 to pay. Alongside this, many more factors can influence their final prices, such as your location, breeder’s reputation, age, and more.
Are Springerdoodles Hypoallergenic?
You can’t guarantee a Springerpoo will be fully hypoallergenic; however, they are often allergy-friendly. If you suffer from mild to moderate dog allergies, you may be ok owning this hybrid.
It’s essential to know that allergies can occur not just from their dander. Other symptoms like their urine or saliva, grass, pollen, or anything else can contribute to allergies in their owners.
Temperament & Intelligence
Most of the time, the Spingerpoo is a highly intelligent dog full of affection. This is a Doodle that is happiest most when they are around others. They’re not an overly aggressive breed either, and they don’t really bark, so if they come into contact with strangers, they’re not the best guard dog.
Their intelligent nature makes them a dog breed that’s easy to train and, therefore, fantastic if you’re a first-time dog owner. On the contrary, if you’re someone who spends a lot of time outside their home, then this dog can quickly develop separation anxiety. If they do, it’s more than likely they will become destructive, causing damage to your home. These behaviors can easily develop also if they don’t get enough mental and physical stimulation.
Are These Dogs Good for Families?
The Springerpoo is a breed that loves to be around children and adults of all ages. Their tolerance towards kids is high and tends to be a match made in heaven for families with young children. They’re a dog breed that loves to play and receive attention from any human.
Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?
If you have a dog in your home, a Springerdoodle will likely get along with it well if socialized from a young age. On the contrary, if you have cats in your home, I’d advise against bringing a Springerpoo in.
These are a dog that tends to have a natural prey drive and don’t really tend to take a liking to cats.
Food & Diet Requirements
If they’re a puppy, a Springerdoodle should have formulated puppy food around 3-4 times a day. When fully grown, they should be fed 1.5- 3 cups of high-quality dog food split across two meals. However, not every Springerpoo is the same; therefore, you must speak to a vet to know exactly what food to feed them and their portion sizes.
Generally, the Springerpoo is medium size, and there’s only a slight difference in height, and weight of each sex.
On average, the life span of a Spingerdoodle can range between 10-15 years; however, this can vary based on their diet, exercise, and lifestyle.
The Springerpood is a dog breed that is quite active and loves doing various exercises to stay fit. It’s best they’re taken for 60-90 minutes of exercise a day. Their exercise needs can be met through long walks, swimming, or playtime.
This dog breed loves to chase balls and run around in a fenced garden to help burn off any additional energy they may have. Due to their high requirements for energy, they don’t tend to do too well in apartments. Instead, they need a home with a garden and a fenced yard to exercise in.
Unlike some breeds, this is a dog that does not possess any sensitivity to weather, making it easy to exercise in the summer or winter. You don’t have to strategically time their exercise with the Springerpoo.
If you’re a first-time dog owner, the Springerpoo is perfect for you as their high intelligence makes them a dog breed that can be trained easily. That’s, of course, if you undergo their obedience, house, and socialization training from a young age. If you do this, they’re willing and easy to please nature will shine through, making them pick up cues and tricks easily.
Depending on what they inherit from either parent, they can have a wavy, straight, or curly coat. Because of this, they can sometimes have a soft double-layered medium-length coat or a long one. To stop their coats from getting matted and tangled, you should brush their coat daily with a slicker brush.
Moreover, you should aim to take them to a groomer every 6-12 weeks for clipping to help keep them cool.
They also have floppy ears, which means you should check their ears a few times a week for signs of infection. In addition, you’ll want to check for redness, odor, itchiness, and more. You should also clean their ears using a red cotton swab and a PH solution.
Springerdoodle Health and Conditions
If the Springerpoo is to get any conditions, they’re inherited. It’s not likely they will be a Doodle full of problems; however, there is a small risk of them having the following:
- Addison’s Disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Mitral Valve dysplasia
- Sebaceous Adenitis
- Retinal dysplasia
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus
These are just a few health problems they have a small risk of inheriting. You should take them to a vet for check-ups every six months to rule them out.
The Springerpoo is a family-friendly breed that gets on well with children and dogs, but not cats. They’re affectionate dogs who love to engage in play and high-exercise sessions. If you’re outdoorsy, they might be a great companion to take on hikes, runs, or even swims. But, note that this is not a cheap Doodle; their average price range of $1,000-$2,000 makes them expensive to bring home. Not just that, but their price might increase based on their markings, availability, and more.
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Marko is the founder and author at PoodleHQ, where he blends profound expertise with formal training in Animal Behavior and Canine Genetics. With multiple generations of poodles under his care, he’s a breed connoisseur, honored with the Canine Care Excellence Award and lauded by the International Pet Enthusiasts Association.