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Life span

14 Years


40.8 Kg


Hybrid Dogs

Springador Overview

The Springador is a hybrid dog breed that's breed using the English Springer Spaniel and the Labrador Retriever. This dog is breed is very bright, affectionate, loving and very playful. They make excellent companions for families if trained and socialised correctly from a young age.

They’re alert and make excellent guard dogs as they’re always on the lookout and curious regarding their surroundings.

The Springador is athletic and if trained correctly, they can become therapy dogs. They love the outdoors and are hunters by nature, making them a great companion for an owner that loves the outdoors too.

As this breed is a mix they vary in colour and size. Females are normally slightly shorter than the male Springador with the height ranging between 18-22 inches at the shoulder and 50-80 pounds in weight.

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Springador Characteristics

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Size InformationExercise Needs
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Size InformationChild Friendly
  • 5
Size InformationApartment
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Size InformationShedding
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Size InformationGrooming Needs
  • 3
Size InformationBarking
  • 2
Size InformationAlone
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  • 5
Size InformationEnergy Levels
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History & Origin

The Springador is a cross-breed with an English Springer Spaniel and a Labrador Retriever as breeding parents. This dog breed is referred to as a "designer dog breed" and was recognised by the Kennel Club in October 2017. This wonderful dog breed has a kind temperament and wonderful personality, making them a perfect dog for any family or owner. 

Springador Temperament

The Springador has a delightful temperament and kind-hearted nature. This popular dog breed is loved by many households within the UK. The Springador is best known for being very kind, gentle and loving to their families and any other individual they meet. They're very easy to train and adaptable to most situations. The Springador is a suitable dog breed for a family with children of all ages. 


Training a Springador is relatively easy and should be done from a young age. this dog breed is eager to learn and impress their owner. Positive reinforced training is best for the Springador as well as rewarding them when they do good, as they remember this and will want to show their clever, kind ways to you. As with other dog breeds, the Springador can also learn bad habits just as quickly and if they show signs of this, this behaviour must be addressed and stopped very quickly.


The Springador requires regular grooming but doesn't fall into the "high maintenance" category when it comes to grooming. Their coats need brushing, twice a week and their paws, eyes, ears and body should be checked regularly for any build-up of dirty that can lead to an infection. Grooming your Springador is a perfect opportunity to strengthen the bond. 


The Springador is known to suffer from a few hereditary health conditions and these are as follows:

  • Ear disorders
  • Eplispy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Eye disease
  • Auto-Immune Diseases 
  • Allergies
  • Goniodysgenesis/Primary Glaucoma

Genetic testing can be done during the breeding process and all responsible breeders should implement testing and new owners should check what testing has been done when buying their Springador puppy. 


The Springador is an active dog breed that loves to spend time in the great outdoors exploring and running around. This dog breed requires daily exercise twice a day for 30-45 minutes per walk with as much time off their lead as possible. As well as plenty of exercises, the Springador requires plenty of mental stimulation to keep them happy and well-balanced and to prevent boredom from setting in. 

Children and other pets

The Springador makes a great dog breed for any family with children of all ages. This dog breed is also great with other household pets provided they are socialised from a young age. Playtime with children and other household pets should always be supervised. 

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