Sprocker

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Size

Medium

Life span

14 Years

Weight

20 Kg

Group

Hybrid Dogs

Sprocker Overview

The Sprocker is bred from the Springer Spaniel and the Cocker Spaniel. This dog breed makes a wonderful addition to a family as they have a wonderful temperament and are easily adaptable to most households.

The Sprocker is typically a good looking dog breed and with an intelligent streak. Their body is athletic and well proportioned. Their coat comes in many different colours as is depends on the colour of their breeding parents. The length and texture of their coat do vary, but normally their coat is smooth. Their ears are normally covered in hair with a slight amount of hair on their legs too.

The weight and height of the male and female vary. The female normally weighs in the region of 14-20kg and measures around 40-50cm in height. The male weighs around 16-20 kg and measures around 43-50cm in height.

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Sprocker Characteristics

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Size InformationExercise Needs
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Size InformationChild Friendly
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Size InformationApartment
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Size InformationShedding
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Size InformationGrooming Needs
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Size InformationBarking
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Size InformationAlone
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Size InformationEnergy Levels
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History & Origin

The Sprocker is said to be traced back to the 1600s and native to Spain. This dog breed was thought to be of one unique type, although many different sizes of puppies came from one litter and appeared to be different in size and appearance. 

Sprocker Temperament

The Sprocker dog breed is known to make a wonderful family pet because of their loving ways, affectionate behaviour and loyalty. like their Spaniel cousins, this dog breed loves to spend time with people and especially their loved ones. 

This dog breed is highly adaptable, alert and very intelligent. 

Training

The Sprocker like most Spaniels are driven by food and this combined with their intellect, makes them excellent to train. This dog breed learns faster when they know they'te to be rewarded with a food treat. This highly adaptable dog breed can learn new tricks and commands very easily and therefore make great additions to a family with young children. 

Training should always be positive and reward-based for the Sprocker. The only downside to their ability to learn fast is their ability to pick up bad habits just as quickly. if your Sprocker is showing any naughty behaviours, then this should be stopped immediately before it becomes a long-lasting problem. 

Grooming

Sprockers need regular grooming on a daily basis to help maintain their coats. attention should be paid to the hair on their ears, legs, bellies and paws as the hair in these areas is often longer and prone to becoming matted quicker. Grooming your Sprocker is a great way to strengthen the bond between dog and their owner.

Health

The Sprocker is a healthy sturdy dog breed but their parent breeds are prone to suffering from a few hereditary health issues which are the following:

  • Eye problems
  • Hip Dysplasia 
  • Hepatitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism
Some of these health issues can be checked during the breeding process and all responsible breeders should inform the buyer what genetic testing has been done. It is also the responsibility of the buyer to ask these questions when dealing with the breeder.

Exercise

The Sprocker is an intelligent dog breed with high energy and therefore require the correct amount of daily exercise and mental stimulation to keep them healthy and happy. This dog breed requires a minimum of 80 minutes exercise on a daily basis with lots of time off their lead. Once tired out, the Sprocker loves nothing more than to chill with their loved ones. 

Children and other pets

The Sprocker tends to get on very well with children of all ages provided they are socialised correctly and from a young age. This also applies to other household pets. The Sprocker is adaptable and easy to train and therefore they must be trained to play with children and other pets safely. Playtime should always be supervised by a responsible adult. 

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