Brown Springer Spaniel puppies
Lacie the Sprocker Spaniel at 20 months old—"Lacie is a tricolor English Springer Spaniel / American Cocker Spaniel cross aka "Sprocker Spaniel." Her mother was a liver and white Springer Spaniel with a field coat. Her father was a blonde and white American Cocker with a thick, curly coat. So far, Lacie's coat is somewhere in between, but is tending toward her father's coat. Lacie is very energetic, fun-loving, affectionate and comical. She craves attention. She is quite obedient, but will watch for an opportunity to get away with something. She loves to play fetch, catch me if you can, Frisbee, splash in the water, run top speed, hunt bugs and rabbits in the yard, dig her favorite hole deeper every day and follow us every step through the house if we decide to move from one spot to another. She likes to cuddle, but can't sit still for long. Her bedroom is the guest bathroom which suddenly had a tunnel through the wall one night into the living room. She now sleeps in a crate so we have no more nighttime visits to the trash, which is where she ended up after the tunnel was completed. She's a real clown, but her brown eyebrows make her look very serious and concerned—especially if you are eating something. The only way to get her to slow down is to give her something yummy to gnaw on. Until, of course, she decides it needs to be thrown in the air and caught all over the room. Red Solo cups are fair game. If she gets one it will be thrown up in the air, run around all over and into everything until it is completely shredded. She seems to love the sound of it crashing into things. She loves squeaky toys and loves to tear up stuffed animals, including my daughter's toys that she might get a hold of. Lacie is not as large as her mother, but she is bigger than her father. She's a big, hairy comedienne with a touch of ADD."
The Sprocker Spaniel is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the English Springer Spaniel and the Cocker Spaniel. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
"Gypsy is a field type Sprocker Spaniel. Her dad is a working English Cocker Spaniel and her mom is an English Springer Spaniel. She is a very high strung dog and is happiest when she can chase her chicken friends. Although for some reason they don't seem to enjoy the game quite as much. She was born on Christmas Day. She loves to get into things. She will often go through my trash. This has led to her getting into a lot of trouble as she has gotten jars stuck on her head twice so far. She is very protective of me and hates to be left alone. When she was younger she would jump the fence to be with me whenever I left my yard. Fortunately this behavior was curbed early on."
Gypsy the Sprocker Spaniel as a puppy at 10 weeks old
Lacie the Sprocker Spaniel at 1 1/2 years old
Lacie the Sprocker Spaniel puppy at 10 1/2 weeks old
Jake the Sprocker Spaniel at 17 months old—"My name is Jake and I am a Sprocker (Springer and Cocker Spaniel cross). I was born on 1st April 2011. I live in Essex with my dad, mum and our pet cat, Foobie. My hobbies are running, getting muddy and swimming in the sea, ponds and even large puddles. I also love playing with balls and digging holes in my garden. I am very friendly toward other dogs and people, but can get a little overexcited and tend to jump around a lot. Generally I am very affectionate and reasonably obedient, but I don't like walking on the lead so I pull until I am allowed to run free. I used to live with my uncle and auntie in Northamptonshire, but they couldn't cope with two young children and me as I do need quite a lot of exercise. I came to live in Essex when I was four months old and I like it here. There are lots of parks, water and best of all, mud. During the day I go to work with my mum and I spend my time sleeping, conserving my energy for playing ball in the garden and my long evening walk."