Spoodles

We absolutely love all the oodle type of dogs.  On this page we will go through the characteristics of the Spoodle.  Oodles Inn specialises in Spoodle Dog Boarding.

Spoodle Dog Boarding
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OTHER NAME: Cockapoo
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Germany

ORIGIN

The spoodle is a hybrid of a cocker spaniel (English or American) and a Poodle (toy or miniature). They have become increasingly popular over the last 10 years. The aim of crossbreeding is to minimise the genetic diseases that can be present in purebred dogs. First-cross spoodles will have the maximum genetic benefits associated with a hybrid dog – in other words, a spoodle with one parent purebred cocker spaniel and one parent purebred poodle will have less genetic diseases than second or third cross spoodles.

DESCRIPTION

The spoodle is a handsome dog with long shaggy to wavy hair and large brown eyes. Being a crossbreed, their appearance can vary significantly from dog to dog.

Size Small
Colour Gold, Blonde, Brown, Black - with or without white markings.
Coat Length Long
Weight/Height Range 5- 14kg and 25- 38cm depending on the breed of the parents.
Ailments Luxating patellas (dislocating knee caps), allergic skin disease, ear infections, cataracts, epilepsy.
Breed Classification Known as a group of crossbred dogs called ‘oodles’ or poodle-crosses.

FEEDING & OWNERSHIP

It is best to feed the spoodle dry food as this breed is prone to tartar build up on their teeth.

Food Cost $5 to $10
Other Expenses Whilst feeding is not expensive, it must be remembered, that this breed will need visits to a professional groomer every six weeks, thereby incurring more expense.

PERSONALITY

The spoodle is a lively and affectionate family dog. They are very sociable and often have outgoing personalities. They can adapt to living in a small home or apartment as long as they receive adequate daily exercise. Spoodles can be good guard dogs as they may bark when visitors arrive, however are not aggressive.

Intelligence Their intelligence and eagerness to please can make them easy to train.
Energy High
Suitability for Children Medium
Tendency to Bark High
Overall Exercise Requirement Daily walks and regular trips to the dog park will keep help keep a spoodle’s energy levels under control. They often enjoy socialising with other dogs and can be trained to retrieve a ball.
Suitability as a Guard Dog Medium
Ease of Transportation Low
Level of Aggression Low
Other Animal Compatibility High

GROOMING

Spoodles usually do not shed and are often tolerated by allergic people. Their coats do take a great deal of care though, generally requiring professional grooming, as well as regular combing and brushing at home. The spoodle should be taken to a groomer about every six weeks for a clip of your choice. The spoodle’s ears need frequent cleaning or they may become infected and, daily teeth brushing is recommended or tartar will build up rapidly and lead to gingivitis. The eyes should be cleaned daily to prevent a build-up eye discharge and tear staining.

Grooming Requirements More than once a week
Amount of hair shed None

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