Springerdoodle Hybrid Genetics

 
 
 

F1 Springerdoodle = Springer Spaniel X Poodle

(50% Springer -- 50% Poodle)


The first generation F1 Springerdoodle is produced by crossing a Poodle (Miniature or Toy) with a Springer Spaniel.  At Pleasant Meadows, we ONLY use a Miniature Poodle as they are well known for being healthier than the Toy Poodle.  The F1 Spingerdoodle is low shedding and it is suitable for most families with MILD to SEMI-MODERATE allergies.  Most F1 Springerdoodles will have loose wavy gorgeous curls, but tight curls are possible as well. Puppies will not typically have straight hair with this cross. Although, it's important to note that most F1 Springerdoodle will start out as newborns puppies with the appearance of straight fur and their waves and curls develop as they mature. Their appearance can range from Springer features or those of the Poodle or somewhere in-between. The first generation benefits the most from hybrid vigour.

F1B Springerdoodle = F1 Springerdoodle X Poodle
(25% Springer -- 75% Poodle)


The back-cross F1B Springerdoodle is produced by crossing an F1 Springerdoodle with a Poodle. F1B Springerdoodles that are the result of an F1 Springerdoodle and Poodle parents and will have a higher success rate for non-shedding and are recommended for families with MODERATE to SEVERE allergies.  Tighter curls are more predominant in this type of F1B Springerdoodle, but looser curls and straighter coats more like the F1 do show up as well. Their appearance will lean more towards the Poodle features, but again, Springer features can be present.

 

Multigen Double Spoodle = F1 Springerdoodle X Multigen Cavapoo
(31.25% Springer -- 50% Poodle -- 18.75% Cavalier)


The Multigen Double Spoodle is our coined term for the "Double Doodle" which is commonly a cross between the Goldendoodle and the Labradoodle, but it can be done with any hybrid mixture. A Double Doodle is the fusion of two hybrids with complementing attributes bred together to create a new hybrid with more hybrid vigour. At Pleasant Meadows we call it the "Double Spoodle" because of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is in the mixture. We will create the Double Spoodle by crossing an F1 Springerdoodle with an F4 Cavapoo, thus making it Multigen because our Cavapoo stud, Arlo, is a Multigen Cavapoo. They will be low to non-shedding and will have a higher success rate for non-shedding and are recommended for families with MODERATE to SEVERE allergies.  Their appearance will be most like the F1 Springerdoodle with wavy to loose wavy curls. The benefit of such a cross is that they are "second best" for retaining hybrid vigour.

 

Generations Explained!

What do all those letters and numbers mean?
 
The different types of Brittanydoodles are according to the mix between

the Brittany and the Miniature Poodle.  Here is a breakdown:

The "F" in F1, F2, etc. stands for "Filial" which means son/daughter/offspring -- this term refers to all hybrid dogs (like the Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, Brittanydoodle, Springerdoodle, Cockapoo, Cavapoo, etc, etc.) And the numbers are according to the generation.

F1 = 1st generation. (50% Springer -- 50% Poodle) This is a Springer crossed with a Poodle.

F1B = 1st generation backcross. (25% Springer -- 75% Poodle) This is an F1 Springerdoodle crossed back (referring to the "B") to either a purebred Springer or a purebred Poodle.

F2 = 2nd generation. (50% Springer -- 50% Poodle) This is an F1 Springerdoodle crossed with another F1 Springerdoodle.  The percentage of Springer and Poodle remain the same because each F1 Springerdoodle parent is a 50/50 mix between the two breeds so the ratio does not change. 

F2B = 2nd generation backcross. (37.5% Springer -- 62.5% Poodle) This is an F1 or F2 Springerdoodle crossed back (referring to the "B") to an F1B Springerdoodle. 

F3 or higher = multi-generation.  (approximately 43-45% Springer -- 55-57% Poodle depending on the exact mix).  A Multigen Springerdoodle is any Springerdoodle that is 3 or more generations and this type of Springerdoodle and can be created many different ways to achieve the multigen Springerdoodle.

 

At Pleasant Meadows, we don't have plans at this time (2021) to breed anything further than the types of Springerdoodles listed above (F1, F1B, and the Multigen Double Spoodle), and if that changes we will updates this page.

The different types go on and on all the way up to F10's which by the time you breed 9 generations of any hybrid, it becomes an actual breed and not just a cross between two dogs. However, most Springerdoodles (and any other type of Doodle) are simply referred to as "Multigen" after the 3rd generation.

 

Height and Weight for the Springerdoodle

 

Below you can see the typical height and weight variations in the Springerdoodle! At this time, since our first Springerdoodle litter won't be until 2022, we can only give an approximate height and weight based on the Springer and the Miniature Poodle.

English Springer Spaniel

Height: 17-21 inches
Weight: 30-50 pounds

Miniature Poodle 

Height: 10-15 inches

Weight: 10-15 pounds

Many female Springers are typically on the smaller side and more in the 25-35 pound range, and so we will update this page based on how our Springers mature.

Below images are from Google and Pleasant Meadows takes no claim to their content:

 

"Liver & White" 

"Liver Tri" 

"Black Tri"

"Black & White"

"Liver Roan"

There is also the "Black Roan", "Black Tri Roan", "Liver Tri Roan", and the "Sable" English Springer Spaniel colours, but sourcing a photo of them on Google has proven to be difficult.

 

We anticipate that our Springerdoodle puppies will be

Liver, Black, Tri, Sable, and Roan.

More colours may be possible depending on the Poodle that is bred to the Springer. All of the colour possibilities can be either:

 

PARTI (white with patches)

 

ABSTRACT (mostly solid with white on any or all of the face, chest, paws, or tail)

SOLID (no white)

We will add some of our own photos as soon as possible!

Your Springerdoodle's coat will change a lot in the first couple years of his/her life! All puppies are born with a "puppy coat" that usually sheds out within the first year. This includes every breed of dog out there, even Poodles and other low to non-shedding breeds. It is a normal process of your puppy maturing, and it is unavoidable, but the amount of shedding will depend on your puppy's individual fur type. Some puppies will start to shed their puppy coat as early as 5 months of age and as late as 12 months of age. Clipping your puppy's coat prior to 6 months of age can drastically alter this process, but it is not harmful to do so. No matter what time your puppy receives his/her first haircut -- the fur will grow back thicker and more curly like an adult coat. Do not judge "puppy shedding" on whether or not your puppy is hypoallergenic or not -- every breed of dog goes through this process. You may need to brush your puppy a little more often during that time-frame or give an additional bath or two, but your puppy will be low to non-shedding depending on your puppy's exact mixture of Springer and Poodle!

The Springerdoodle is typically very low shedding in the first generation, but there is always a higher success rate as more Poodle is mixed in!

We will be able to add photos of our own Springerdoodles for your reference to coat type after the fall of 2022 to the Spring of 2023 when our Springer, Zulie, is anticipated to have her first litter.

Springerdoodle

The History of the 

AND BREED FACTS

 

History:  Coming soon!

Temperament: Coming soon!

Trainability: Coming soon!

Traits: Coming soon!

 

Male VS Female: Coming soon!

 

Fur Maintenance:  Coming soon!

Hypoallergenic Qualities: First off, there is no dog on earth that is 100% hypoallergenic -- not even the Poodle! It is better to look at it as there are breeds that are more likely to be "allergy-friendly" than other breeds. Poodles are among some of the breeds that are considered to be "non-shedding" because they have "hair" that continually grows as human hair does instead of fur that is short and sheds out regularly. But, a Poodle (and other "non-shedding" breeds) do still shed fur but do so minimally. When you brush a Poodle, it will be similar to brushing your own hair where a small amount of hair comes out in your brush. So, dogs that are "hypoallergenic" will often do well for families with allergies depending on how much a particular dog sheds, and based upon each individual person's allergies.

Height:  Coming soon! Spaying or Neutering a dog prior to 6 months of age also dramatically increases the chance of a puppy growing to an "odd size".  Please read more about this on our page -- The Best Time to Spay or Neuter.

Weight: Coming soon!

Life Expectancy: Approximately 12-14+ years. The Springerdoodles life expectancy is based on the health of the parents' lines but hybrid mixes are known to be exceptionally healthy.

Health: Hybrid dogs possess what is known as "Hybrid Vigor" or Heterosis -- a term used to describe the enhanced health resulting from crossing two compatible purebred dogs together to create a hybrid.  When two purebred dogs are crossed together their offspring are less likely to develop genetic faults since the gene pool has been widened.  Having a hybrid dog doesn't mean that your dog can't have a genetic problem related to each purebred parent -- but the likelihood is dramatically reduced.  Further, careful selection of the purebred parents by the breeder helps to avoid these issues.  It is important to note that no hybrid dog is "immune" to disease or health issues. Hybrid dogs generally have less genetic health problems, although, like any breed of dog, they can still be subject to "common" ailments.

Take a look at our Breed History page to read about the history and health concerns for the Springer Spaniel and the Miniature Poodle.

Hybrid or "Designer" dogs are now one of the most sought after puppies -- why?  Quite simply because purebred dogs have become very ill.  The inbreeding amongst the same gene pool over hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of years, has bred into breeds a multitude of diseases, cancers, and bone ailments.  If you think about it for a moment -- man created the dog.  We as humans bred dogs together that had desirable traits to suit a specific purpose of hunting, retrieving, herding, protecting, etc. and to solidify those traits -- we bred them again, and again, and again until we created the "perfect dog".  That is how every single one of the breeds that we know today were created.  All dogs were once wolves, and we bred them to be the dogs that we know today.  And by doing that, we also narrowed their gene pool and bred in a multitude of health issues.  The purebred dog world would have you believe that it is a "mortal sin" to mix two purebred dogs together to create a hybrid, but they forget that ALL of the purebreds that exist today WERE ONCE A MIXED BREED and are a combination of several breeds that were bred together to create one "superior breed" for a purpose.  The big question is, why did we stop?  Why is it now considered a horrific injustice to once again "create a new breed"?  The goal of reputable hybrid breeders is not to destroy the purebreds, but rather to improve the health of the purebreds by health screening our dogs the same as any other breeder of purebred dogs would do, and to grow with our ever-changing world and to have the right to do what our fore-bearers did many years ago -- to create "dog".

Heterosis, or hybrid vigour, is a scientific phenomenon that was first discovered nearly 50 years ago and has been one of the most significant discoveries of all time. The theory of Heterosis is exploding everywhere from breeding dogs and livestock to growing superior vegetable and fruit crops in farms across North America. The basis of science (as it pertains to dogs) is that when breeding two purebred dogs -- only the superior genes carry forward -- this producing a significantly smarter and healthier dog!

For more on Hybrid dogs:

http://www.offroaders.com/directory/animals/Hybrid_Dog_Breeds.htm

https://www.animalwised.com/advantages-of-having-a-mixed-breed-dog-316.html

Info on Hybrid Vigor from Dogs to Plants:

 

http://renkseed.com/hybridization-what-is-going-on/