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Sprollie Breed Summary
Intelligent, Energetic, Devoted, Loyal and Friendly
Sprollies are crosses between Springer Spaniels and Border Collies. As they are a relatively new breed, puppies can vary from litter to litter, both in physical appearance and their personalities.
What we do know though, is that they are a very high energy breed. For this reason, they need plenty of space to run around in outdoors and will need to live with a family that lead an active lifestyle as well.
Fun Fact: They absolutely love taking part in doggy sports!
|Lifespan||10 - 17 years|
|Height (at the withers)||46 - 56 cm at the withers|
|Weight||18 - 25 kg|
|Coat||Hair Can Be Fairly Long or Short and Smooth. Always a Dense Topcoat and Softer Undercoat|
|Colour||Liver and white, Black and white|
|Eye colour||Light or Dark Brown|
|Common health issues||Hereditary Eye Disease, Progressive Retinol Atrophy (PRA), Goniodysgenesis/Primary Glaucoma, Fucosidosis, PFK - Phosphofructokinase deficiency, Hip dysplasia, Epilepsy, Auto Immune Diseases, Ear Disorders, Glaucoma,Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (TNS), Ceroid Lipofuscinosis or Storage Disease (CL), Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA/CH), Multi Drug Resistance gene (MDR1), Imerslund-Gräsbeck Syndrome, Hip Dysplasia|
|Other Names||Springer Spaniel x Border Collie|
The Sprollies’ have adopted much of their personalities from their parents. They are extremely high energy doggies, requiring lots of daily exercise and walkies. As a result, they are best suited to a family to par-take in physical activities that these guys could be a part of! On top of this, their inherited intelligence makes them super brainy dogs, so they will need lots of mental stimulation as well. However, they are fairly easy to train. If their physical and mental needs are not met, it could result in some really destructive behaviours, such as barking, digging and generally messing up their homes. These guys also like to know their place in the pack, it’s important that they know you’re in charge and if you do have other doggies, let your Sprollies’ know where they fit in the hierarchy, otherwise you might walk into a doggy show down! However, they make extremely devoted companions, and for the right owners, a great pet.
The origins of this breed are unfortunately, largely unclear. What we do know is that the breed is a mix between a Border Collie and a Springer Spaniel and that the cross probably came about as a response to needing a high-energy, working dog, mainly for work on farms. However, more recently, they have been bred purely as companion dogs. Although not yet recognised by the Kennel Club, it’s hoped that over time they will bred enough to develop their own traits and with continuing god health, will be a registered breed!