The Springador is a mix between an English Springer Spaniel and a Labrador Retriever. You should be careful, however, when seeking out a Springador. They’re one of the latest crazes in mixed breed dogs and tend to attract unethical breeders. This is a problem, because you could end up with a puppy that hasn’t been socialized or health tested. It’s also important not to support businesses like this because they’ll just create more unhappy and unhealthy pups!
In terms of appearance, the Springador is a beautiful dog who may take after the Spaniel or the Lab more. It’s hard to tell until you see the puppy! They’ll likely be medium in size, or may veer towards large in certain cases. It’s also hard to tell which health issues they may inherit, as Labs and Spaniels have different genetic issues.
Springador – A Great Family Dog
This dog has a reputation for not getting along with children. This, in some cases, is accurate and in others, it isn’t! The important thing to remember when bringing a Springador into a home with kids is to set boundaries. That goes for both the kids and the dog. Make sure your kids know how to interact with your dog and understand warning signs. They can also have a bit of a prey drive. That means they may not get along with smaller animals, no matter how much socialization you do. Be careful of this!
Despite the obvious challenges, these are great dogs in the right household. They’re very intelligent and if you work hard with their training, they’ll turn out amazing. They’re also fairly high-energy, so make sure they’re getting plenty of physical and mental stimulation. A bored dog who doesn’t have their needs met is an unhappy and often destructive dog but get it right and you will absolutely fall in love instantly!