The Spoodle is a popular crossbreed in Australia between the Poodle and the English Cocker Spaniel. This designer dog is sometimes referred to as the ‘Cockapoo’, though this typically refers to a Poodle and American Cocker Spaniel cross.
Spoodles were first bred as companion dogs for those seeking a hypoallergenic and friendly family pet. They come in various sizes, depending on whether they are bred from a standard, miniature or toy Poodle. Their coats can range from curly to wavy, and they often inherit a diverse mix of colours.
Spoodles excel in various roles, from devoted family pets to skilled therapy and assistance dogs. Their intelligent and trainable nature makes them quick learners, and their friendly and sociable temperament means they get along well with children and other pets. They thrive on human interaction and are known to be affectionate, making them a great fit for families seeking a loving and playful companion.
Spoodles can be reserved around strangers, necessitating early and consistent socialisation efforts. Their high intelligence requires regular mental stimulation to prevent boredom-driven behaviours such as excessive barking and destructive chewing. Owners should also be mindful of potential separation anxiety, as Spoodles form strong bonds with their families.
There are many factors that can influence the cost of pet insurance for your Spoodle, including the following:
This is the most basic type of pet insurance, covering costs for accidental injuries such as car accidents, poisoning, burns, fractures, snake and spider bites, but not illnesses and other conditions.
This type of insurance provides cover for accidental injuries as well as illnesses like cancer, gastrointestinal problems and eye, ear and skin conditions, but not routine care for your pet.