Friendly, outgoing and sweet are the top words to describe a Spoodle. Children, dogs and even cats will find a spot in this breed’s loyal and devoted heart.
Sometimes referred to as the ‘social butterfly’ of dogs, a Spoodle has a wonderful temperament that makes them ideal family pets or a loyal companion. A cross between an English Cocker Spaniel and a Toy Poodle, a Spoodle is intelligent and non-shedding like a Poodle, but devoted and outgoing like a Cocker Spaniel. Your Spoodle is very clever so teach them the basic commands and lots of tricks. Lively and affectionate, your Spoodle will have the neighbours popping in and friends will never leave as they play with your dog, who is the embodiment of puppy-dog eyes. They have a gentle temperament and get along brilliantly with children and other pets.
Fun fact: They are also known as a Cockapoo
and originated in Germany.
Spoodles love spending time with their family and fare best when involved in all aspects of family life. They are high-energy dogs and enjoy a good romp in the park or a daily walk. They have a high tendency to bark and love alerting you to every noise or movement they see. Spoodles don’t often shed but their coats take a lot of care. Clean their ears frequently, brush teeth daily, clean eyes daily and brush weekly.
Scheduled six-monthly health checks and visits to the vet are important to ensure your dog is healthy and happy throughout all life-stages. It’s important that together with your vet a preventative healthcare program is determined and maintained based on the individual needs of your canine companion. Spoodles are prone to eye diseases, skin problems, hip dysplasia and dislocating knee caps.
How big do Spoodles get?
Spoodles are a small-sized breed weighing 5-14kg and standing 25-38cm tall.
How much space do Spoodles need?
This breed suits an apartment if exercised enough.
How much energy do Spoodles have?
The equivalent of a marathon runner, they go and go and go. Daily runs and lots of games are ideal for keeping this breed fit.
How difficult are Spoodles to train?
They are extremely intelligent dogs and eager to please making training a breeze.
Are Spoodles suitable for families?
They are great family pets and loyal companions.
Are Spoodles compatible with other dogs and animals?
They love to meet new friends, including cats and dogs if socialised from a young age.
How much company do Spoodles need?
They have a moderate need for company and enjoy playing games with their family.
Are Spoodles a hypoallergenic dog breed?
What coat and grooming needs do Spoodles have?
This is a moderate-to-high-maintenance breed. Brush weekly, check ears and eyes daily, brush teeth daily and clip the coat every six weeks. They have a long coat in gold, blonde, brown or black with or without white markings.
Do Spoodles shed?
They don’t shed.
Do Spoodles have a tendency to bark?
They have a high tendency to bark so expect frequent conversation.