X - Crossbred; Sprocker, Labradoodle, Cockapoo
When I first met Gus I thought he was a Spaniel but his owner said he was a crossbreed resulting from the mating of a Springer Spaniel female with a Cocker Spaniel dog. That gave me the idea of what to include unde 'X'.
|Sprocker Spaniel - Gus (6 months)|
Of course you may obtain a Sprocker in several different ways by crossing:
- Springer with a Cocker
- Springer with a Sprocker
- Cocker with a Sprocker
- Sprocker with a Sprocker
It's not surprising then that they occur in a variety of colours, weights and heights.
If you are looking for a dog that does not shed its hair you might look no further than a dog like Milly. She's a -
|Labradoodle - Milly|
The Labradoodle results from crossing a Labrador Retriever with a Standard/Miniature or Toy Poodle. The term Labradoodle first appeared in 1955 but was not popularised until 1988.
In Australia they were trained as Assistance Dogs for a time.
|A group of Labradoodle Assistance Dogs|
Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway and Crown Prince Haakon, heir apparent to the throne of Norway own a black Labradoodle.
Spaniels and Poodles get around a bit because an English Cocker Spaniel crossed with a Poodle (Miniature or Toy) produces dogs like the one we met earlier in the Challenge under P (for Pippa)
I meet her almost every day.
She's a hypoallergenic dog too.