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Sprocker spaniels

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by emilylp, Aug 4, 2009.


  1. emilylp

    emilylp PetForums VIP

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    anyone own one? and know the general size they get , im guessing about 40cm? a mix between the 2 cocker and springer
     
  2. Dingle

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    I think there's a couple of sprocket owners on here, are you thinking of getting one?

    :)
     
  3. emilylp

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    yes, thats my preferable dog choice ;)
     
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    Cool...:D

    Any particular reason behind the choice of cross breed?

    :)
     
  5. emilylp

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    well, i like both , springer and cocker , but the springer is a bit to big for my mums liking , and the ones i have seen tend to be smaller because of the cocker spaniel genes... and there cheaper lol ;)
     
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    I have heard they are very active & particularly good at things like agility...;)
     
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    cheaper really? a sprocker here is more then a spinger at the moment although not as much as a cocker

    I know 2 they are lovely boys :D
     
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    my dog Jack is a sprocker and hes grown huge! hes almost twice the size of out friends springer. His mother was big for a cocker spaniel though
     
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    Sprockers are cool, but I have to say you can't predict the size, all the ones i've met are springer sized. Also sprockers are usually from either pet breeders but mostly I find they have come from working stock so i'd be careful before getting one as a working stock as discussed before is not suited for your situation and mixing springer to cocker makes a very high energy dog (usually). They are wonderful mixes though :D
     
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    I don't think I've ever met a sprocker. Seen pics though, they look cute :)

    I met a springer x collie it was more crazy than Dixie! Lol
     
  11. haeveymolly

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    Oh lovely but dont just get one for the size a sprocker like a cocker can be bigger than some springers ive had 3 springers 2 at the moment and they have all been different sizes so do be carefull if you are getting a pup. One of my springers is smaller than some cockers i know.
     
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    As it is a cross breed, you can't be too sure about size and energy, as you could get either extreme, really lazy or hugely hyper. Sprockers are usually more springer-like than cocker, but could resemble either breed. I think sprockers are usually hyper like springers.

    If you choose a sprocker, then make sure that the parents are show type rather than working, which would mean the dog would be bigger because both springer and cocker show types are bigger than their working types of their breed, and it would have more coat too, so more grooming.

    Are you thinking of getting a sprocker rescue?

    If a springer is too big for your mum, then why not get a cocker?
     
  13. SpringerHusky

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    That's quite true, my barney was not much bigger than a cocker.
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  14. haeveymolly

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    They are lovely them 2:) yes molly is about the same size as your cocker.
     
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    i thought you were getting one from a rescue? :confused:
     
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    My cocker is quite a big lad as ive noticed whilst out many cockers are alot smaller than him hes a show cocker. but hes very lively . I think the sprockers are lovely to.
     
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    Ive got a sprocker (dad was a sprocker and mum was a springer) and so far he is looking to get pretty big! As most people have said though it is really difficult to tel exactly how big they will get because they are a cross breed. All the boys in charlies litter seemed much bigger than the girls though so I dont know if there is a gender difference! Good luck if you do get one though as they are very bouncey!
     
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    was gonna say Many Tears rescue have sprocker pups needing homes but its actually sprollies - still gorj tho :001_tt1:
     
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    Goodness me.... for someone who was advised not to get a springer as a first dog, did you realise Sprockers could be ten times more energetic and hyper?? :)

    Just think....what if they were working cocker (manic hyper nutcases!) x working springer? (ditto!).
     
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    good dogs - but you need experience with them - especially (in fact definitely) if they have a working pedigree. By no means an easy dog, a few gundog owners who have experince trianing working pets would find their work cut out id think.
     
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