Interesting facts about Spoodles
Spaniels were especially bred to retrieve various game out of thick bush. By the late 1600’s spaniels had become specialized into water and land breeds. Cocker spaniels have descended from spaniels, one of the oldest breed of dogs. Spaniels have become a part of history in stories by Chaucer (1342-1400), Shakespeare (1564-1616), and even played a part in England’s separation from the Catholic Church when Lord Wiltshire’s cocker spaniel bit Pope Clement VIII on the toe. In the end, Henry VIII severed his relations with the Catholic Church. Although Poodles is most identified with France, its earliest ancestors were probably curly-coated dogs from Central Asia that assisted with herding and followed many routes into various parts of Europe. Poodles became favoured by French aristocracy and eventually became the national dog of France.
Spoodle are normally medium size but note that their size may vary significantly depending on whether they take after their Mum or Dad. Spoodles normally have semi-long hair with a little curl and longer ears.
Colours can range to anything from solid black, white or gold all over.
Adults will range in height from 30-50 cm (12-14').
Spoodles have friendly, outgoing and loving personality. Cockers Spaniel are more docile when compared to poodles whose personality is intelligent and smart. As Spoodles are medium sized dogs they will require a medium size backyard and require regular walks and play in the park to burn off excess of energy. Spoodles will suit an owner with higher levels of energy as well more active lifestyle. Training is very important to a well behaved Spoodle.
Health and lifespan
Cocker Spaniels and Poodle are breeds that generally have probelsm with their eyes. Weepy eye problems may persist and will need to be monitored closely. First generation cross breeds have rare health problems.Healthy Spoodles have the life expectancy of 10 to 14 years.
Regular grooming is recommended by professional Pet Groomers as Spoodle coat may knot if not attended to properly. It is important to begin brushing of a puppy’s coats quite regularly by the owner as their coats are quite thick and wavy. Owners should also pay attention to weeping of the eyes. When buying a Spoodle Pup long term dog grooming routine must be factored into the budget. Teaching a puppy early leads to a lifetime of easier grooming. At PawsAbout Dog Grooming Salon we have a large database of clients who own Spoodles and we recommend a regular dog grooming schedule every 6-8 weeks.
Keen to buy a Spoodle?
The Spoodle (Cocker Spaniel x Poodle) will need training to ensure it behaves inside and outside the house. If you are after happy personality and a great companion Spoodles would be ideal if you can provide lots of daily exercise.