Springer Spaniel Sheepdog:English Shepherd and Springer Spaniel Mix

Hybrid Breed

English Shepherd + Springer Spaniel


What is a Springer Spaniel Sheepdog?

The Springer Spaniel Sheepdog, also known as English Shepherd and English Springer Spaniel mix, is a unique dog with amazing abilities and beautiful features.

Origin and History

The Springer Spaniel Sheepdog is a mix of the English Shepherd and the English Springer Spaniel. Both breeds are known for their excellent abilities as working dogs. The English Shepherd has its roots in the USA and was originally a farm dog. The English Springer Spaniel originated in England and was a popular hunting dog due to its talent for making "feathered game" fly. The combination of these two breeds results in an intelligent, active and agile dog.

Alternate Name -
Origin UK
Life expectancy 12 - 14 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level high - average to high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Character and temperament

The Springer Spaniel Sheepdog is characterized by its friendliness and playfulness. This active and energetic dog enjoys extensive play and running time and is always ready for adventure and discovery. At the same time, the Springer Spaniel Sheepdog has a strong protective instinct that makes it an ideal family dog and alert companion.

Training and Care

The Springer Spaniel Sheepdog is easy to train and is well suited for active families. He needs regular exercise to let out his energy. In addition, his coat may require some grooming, especially after outdoor excursions, to prevent matting and parasite infestation. In summary, the Springer Spaniel Sheepdog is a vital, loyal and loving companion with a strong protective instinct.

With sufficient exercise, training and care, this hybrid dog will faithfully assist its owners and bring much joy.

Care and health

Grooming a Springer Spaniel Sheepdog is not particularly demanding, but there are some aspects to consider. Since the coat length and density of this hybrid dog can vary, regular grooming is important to prevent matting and skin problems. At least once a week, the coat should be combed through, and even more often for long-haired specimens.

As with any dog, regular dental hygiene is necessary. It is recommended to brush teeth at least 2-3 times a week. Ear control and care should not be neglected either, especially in dogs with drooping ears, such as the Springer Spaniel Sheepdog.

Sports and exercise are also of great importance. The high energy and intelligence of both parent breeds demand physical exercise and mental stimulation.

Health aspects

In general, the Springer Spaniel Sheepdog is a fairly healthy dog. However, like any mixed breed dog, he can be prone to the health problems of both parent breeds. These include hip dysplasia, heart disease, and certain genetic eye conditions. Regular vet visits and good grooming are critical to the long-term health of this dog.

Breeding the Springer Spaniel Sheepdog

Regarding breeding, it is important to find a reputable breeder who focuses on health checks of both parents and socializes the puppies well. A good breeder should have extensive knowledge of the Springer Spaniel Sheepdog's potential health risks and be willing to answer any questions.

In terms of appearance, Springer Spaniel Sheepdogs can vary as they are a cross between two different breeds. Since their parent breeds are both medium-sized dogs, this mixed breed also tends to be that size with a sturdy, muscular build.

The Springer Spaniel Sheepdog's coat can vary, but it tends to combine the characteristics of both parent breeds, being dense, medium in length, and often slightly wavy. Coat color can range from black, brown, and white to cream and red.

Fur length long - medium
Fur flat coated - curly
Ear shape Tilt-ear - Floppy Ear
Tail fanned out
Anatomy slim, slim
Size ♀ 44 - 55 cm
Weight ♀ 18 - 23 kg
Size ♂ 46 - 58 cm
Weight ♂ 20 - 28 kg
Suitable For -
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  • Metabolic diseases (cystinuria)

    Cystinuria is a hereditary metabolic disease. Affected dogs lack a transport protein for certain amino acids (protein building blocks). In the kidney, the task of this transport protein is a return transport of amino acids from the urine into the bloodstream.

  • The average lifespan is between 10 and 14 years.

  • The Springer Spaniel Sheepdog is a lively and playful dog that is especially friendly with children. They are very adaptable and affectionate and love to give their owners their love and attention.

  • The Springer Spaniel Sheepdog needs regular brushing to keep their coat in good condition. They also need regular exercise to stay fit and consistent training.

  • This mix can be an effective guard dog in some cases, as it is a very loyal and loving family dog that can be well trained to be a good guard dog.

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