Spoodle Breed Information
What is a Spoodle?
A spoodle is a cross between a cocker spaniel and a poodle.
We’ve put together some handy spoodle breed information to help you figure out if this is the right dog for you.
What is a spoodle’s lifespan? 11 to 15 years.
How energetic are spoodles? They are a high energy breed.
How big do spoodles grow? 6kg to 12kg.
Do spoodles make good family pets? Spoodles are suitable for most families.
What size housing is recommended? A backyard is required.
Spoodles are known to be a happy, loyal, playful and sociable breed. They’re an intelligent dog and love to be part of the action. They are very affectionate, outgoing and playful, making great family pets that are good with children. They generally get along well with other dogs, given they’ve been well socialised as a puppy. They’re easy-going and will be happy to participate in whatever you’re doing, whether it's playing fetch in the back yard or curling up to watch a movie - whatever love you give them, they will give it back two-fold!
Ear Infections: Dogs have a vertical ear canal (unlike humans which are horizontal) so it’s easy for moisture and debris to be retained within the ear canal, causing irritation. It is seen most in floppy-eared breeds, so it is important that ears be dried properly after a bath or swim.
Obesity: An excess of body fat, generally due to over nourishment and lack of exercise. More common in middle-aged dogs, indoor dogs, dogs that have been neutered and food-driven breeds.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): A group of retinal degeneration diseases that worsens over time and can lead to impaired vision or even blindness.