The Sproodle, also known as a Springerdoodle, is a cross between the English Springer Spaniel and the Poodle. Poodle crossbreeds are meant to produce a dog with mixed traits and the Poodle’s signature non-shedding coat. As a crossbreed, the Sproodle is not eligible for registration with purebred registries such as the American Kennel Club, but it can be registered with the American Canine Hybrid Club. The Sproodle is beginning to see a recent surge in popularity because of their wonderful family friendly personalities combined with their easy maintenance no-shed coat. Breeders produce Sproodles by crossing a purebred Standard Poodle or a Miniature Poodle with a purebred English Springer Spaniel to produce puppies in either a standard or miniature size. The different color and size variations can result in variety of physical characteristics.
The Standard Sproodle has a shoulder height of approximately 20 inches and weighs 40-45 lbs. The Mini Sproodle has a shoulder height of approximately 16 inches and weighs 20-25lbs. It has long ears, oval eyes, and a narrow muzzle. Their body type is truly a combination of the two parent breeds with a tail which is normally docked.
The Sproodle has a dense, smooth coat which is dirt- and water-resistant. Sproodles’ color patterns vary depending on the color of the parent dogs. The most common colors are white with either black or liver, solid black or brown. Tri colored varieties will have tan markings, usually on the cheeks or above the eyes.
Sproodles are obedient, friendly, and sociable. They are easy-going and eager to be a part of the family. Toys designed with a challenge or treat reward will entertain a Sproodle and keep their curious noses out of trouble
The Sproodle gets along well with other pets, dogs, and children. As with all breeds, socialization when young is preferred to make the Sproodle more comfortable around others.