Springerdoodle Dog Breed

Apricot Springerdoodle
  • Other names:
  • Sproodle
  • Springerdoodle Retriever

The springerdoodle is a hybrid dog which is bred by crossing a english springer spaniel with a poodle. As a hybrid dog the sproodle will inherit the physical and behavioral traits of both the english springer spaniel and poodle dog breeds. However, not all springerdoodles will inherit the same characteristics (even if from the same litter).

It is recommended to familiarize yourself with both the poodle and the english springer spaniel if you are planning on adopting a springerdoodle as the breed can have more characteristics of one parent breed than the other.

Springerdoodle Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid10-15 yrs.18-22 in.50-70 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

Below are details and specs on the Springerdoodle dog breed:

Springerdoodle Breed Description

The springerdoodle is considered a medium to large sized dog breed. Generally the size of the dog is dependant upon the size of the poodle used in breeding. You can expect an adult springerdoodle to weigh between 50-70 pounds and stand 18-22 inches tall from ground to shoulder.

Springerdoodles do best with children and pets when they are introduced to them at a younger age. Adult springerdoodles may be cautious around children or pets if they are not familiar with them. Springerdoodles who are introduced to children and pets as a puppy generally make great household companions.

You can expect the springerdoodle to be a medium maintenance dog breed. Their coat will need to be brushed at least three times per week and may need to be clipped regularly. The breed does need daily exercise, but their energy requirements can usually be met with a 30 minute walk or play time.

Springerdoodle Breed History

The Springerdoodle is a fairly new dog breed and because of this the breed does not have a very detailed history. It is likely that Springerdoodle was first intentionally bred in the 1980's when the popularity of hybrid dogs increased.

Springerdoodle Appearance

As a crossbreed, the Springerdoodle will inherit physical traits from both parent breeds. Not all Springerdoodles will inherit the same traits which means some Springerdoodles may have more Poodle characteristics, others may have more English Springer Spaniel characteristics, and some may show a mix of both parent breeds. It is likely, however, that the majority of Springerdoodles will have traits common in both the English Springer Spaniel and the Poodle.

Springerdoodle Coloring

Both the Poodle and the English Springer Spaniel come in a variety of colors so the Springerdoodle will have many coat color possibilities. Since the English Springer Spaniel's coat consists of two colors, it is likely that the Springerdoodle will not have a solid coat color.

Below are some of the most common Springerdoodle coat colors.

Springerdoodle Size

The Springerdoodle's size is dependent upon the size Poodle used in the breeding process as smaller Poodle's will produce a smaller sized Springerdoodle. Most Springerdoodle breeder's will likely use Standard Poodles which would make the Springerdoodle a medium sized dog weighing between 50-70 pounds. However, some breeders may use miniature poodles to breed miniature Springerdoodles.

Average Adult Height

18-22 in
*Height is measured in inches from the front paws to the top of the shoulder while the dog is standing on all four legs.

Average Adult Weight

50-70 lbs

Springerdoodle Variations

Generally, Springerdoodle variations are F1 (the direct offspring of a Poodle and an English Springer Spaniel), F1B (offspring of a Springerdoodle and either a ESP or Poodle), or F2 (offspring of two Springerdoodle parents). The "B" denotes a cross back to one of the original founding breeds to based upon which traits the breeder wishes to strengthen. Talk to a responsible breeder about which generation is offered and is better for you.

English Springer Spaniels are medium sized dogs that are bred in one standard size. Poodles, on the other hand are bred in 4 sizes: Standard, Medium, Miniature and Toy. For instance, breeding a ESP with a Miniature or Toy Poodle will produce Mini Springerdoodle puppies. We recommend visiting the pages for both parent breeds for specific size ranges and coat qualities for both parent breeds if you are curious about all Springerdoodle variations.

Springerdoodle Temperament

The temperament of the Springerdoodle is dependent on the behavioral traits inherited from its parents. Some Springerdoodles will inherit traits from the English Springer Spaniel, others the Poodle, and some will have a mix of behaviors inherited from both parent breeds.

You can expect the Springerdoodle to have behavioral characteristics common in both the Poodle and English Springer Spaniel. It is likely the Springerdoodle will be energetic, have a family/pack mentality, with a loving and willing to please personality.

Springerdoodle and Children

Springerdoodles should do well with children, especially if they inherit the majority of their behavioral traits from the Poodle. Springerdoodles will do best with children if they are socialized with kids when they are a puppy.

Springerdoodle and Other Pets

Springerdoodles can get along with other pets without issues. However, they do best if introduced to other animals at a young age (while they are a puppy). Since both the Poodle and the English Springer Spaniel have hunting instincts, they may see small animals such as birds, rabbits, etc. as prey and want to chase them.

Springerdoodle and Strangers

The Springerdoodle may be wary of strangers, however they shouldn't be aggressive towards people they are unfamiliar with (unless they perceive them as a threat). Generally a Springerdoodle will bark to alert their owners of a stranger.

Springerdoodle Photos

Below are pictures of the Springerdoodle dog breed.

Springerdoodle - English Springer Spaniel Poodle
Black and White Springerdoodle
Brown Springerdoodle
Black Springerdoodle
Apricot Springerdoodle
Springerdoodle in Field
Springerdoodle (Sproodle) Head
Springerdoodle After Being Clipped

Springerdoodle Maintenance

You can expect the Springerdoodle to be a medium maintenance dog breed. They will need ample exercise and their coats may require frequent care.

Grooming Requirements

The Springerdoodle can inherit the coat from either the Poodle or the English Springer Spaniel. Springerdoodles that inherit the Poodle's coat will likely be hypoallergenic and will need their coats clipped regularly and brushed to keep the hair from becoming tangled.

Springerdoodle's that inherit the English Springer Spaniel coat will need to be brushed 2-3 times weekly to prevent mats and tangles. This coat type will shed year round so owners may want to invest in a good vacuum cleaner to help keep fur off furniture and clothes.

Exercise Requirements

The Springerdoodle will be fairly energetic and should be exercised daily to prevent their excess energy from being used to fuel unwanted habits such as chewing, digging, and barking. A 1-2 mile walk each day along with a play session or two will allow the Springerdoodle to burn off extra energy.

Living Requirements

The Springerdoodle can adapt to a wide variety of environments. They can call somewhere home whether it's an apartment or a large estate, as long as they are able to meet their exercise requirements.

Temperature Range

Springerdoodle's can tolerate a wide range of temperatures making them suitable for most climates. However, if it is below freezing they should be provided with a warm shelter and if it is hot they will need ample water and shade to stay comfortable.

Springerdoodle Health

As a hybrid dog breed, the Springerdoodle will have more genetic diversity than most purebred breeds which helps with the breed's health and hardiness. However, the Springerdoodle can suffer from health issues common in both the English Springer Spaniel and the Poodle. Below is a list of health issues to watch out for.

  • Allergies
  • Ear Infections
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
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Springerdoodle Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the Springerdoodle as a dog breed:

  • American Canine Hybrid Club
  • Designer Breed Registry
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • Dog Registry of America Inc.
  • International Designer Canine Registry