Past Spoodles

Our Cocker Spaniels are crossed with our  Miniature Poodle bring to you a hybrid designer breed.  We originally chose the Spoodles because we loved the look of the long Cocker ears and thought the Miniature Poodle would make a great looking dog.  Many people want to call them “cockapoo” but ours are the New Zealand breed because we choose to keep the tail in tact (we don’t cut their smile off)…only about 8 breeders in the United States have the New Zealand Spoodle.

…already been sold…go to NEW ARRIVALS page to see if we have current puppies available

Haddie’s puppy

Addie’s puppy 

Haddie’s puppy

We at Puppies up North have done a lot of research about this designer breed and love what people are saying about them and love the personality of them. We also feel that these puppies are a pretty close match to the looks, to the personality and the allergy friendly aspect of our Miniature Labradoodles! It has been said that these dogs will be the designer breed of the millennium  Don’t miss out on getting one of these precious puppies from Puppies Up North!!

What is a Spoodle?  

A Spoodle is a hybrid breed that is developed by crossing a Spaniel (English Spaniel, American Spaniel, Springer Spaniel or Cocker Spaniel) to a Miniature Poodle.  Spoodles are one of New Zealand and Australia’s most popular dog breeds and are growing in popularity here in the United States.  Spoodles are specifically bred for their wonderful temperaments. They are a medium sized breed (about 14-16 inches at the shoulder) with semi long non-shedding hair and long soft ears. We at Puppies Up North have two Cockapoos, one that we have bred back to a poodle.  Our puppies are considered multi-generational, so they 3/4 poodle and 1/4 Cocker thus becoming hypo allergenic, and hardly shed!


The Spoodle can come in a wide variety of sizes depending on the Poodle breed used.   Here at Puppies up North we used the Miniature Poodles that weigh approximately 12-14 lbs.  The Miniature Cockapoo is most common, with a shoulder height of 14-15 in (35-38 cm). Most have large, dark brown eyes and dark noses.  A true Spoodle will NOT have a docked tail.


The Spoodle has a coat which combines aspects of the Poodle and Cocker Spaniel coats. It may be very curly, flat, or anywhere in between. The Spoodle can be a wide variety of colors such as white, cream, tan, red, black or a mix.  A variety of coat colors and textures can appear in the same litter.


The Spoodle is known for its pleasant temperament, loyalty and patience. Spoodles are outgoing and eager for human companionship and attention as well as they love to give attention.


The Spoodle disposition makes it an ideal family pet. The Spoodle is gentle and loving with children and enjoys the company of all living things, including other dogs and pets, most recently Spoodles are also friendly with family pet reptiles.


Spoodles hardly shed, but do require a groom about every 6 months.  Like other hybrids, Spoodles tend to have fewer health problems than most purebreds (known as ‘hybrid vigor’). Here at Puppies Up North, our mommas and daddy’s are checked regularly for any potential health problems.


Spoodles are very intelligent and eager to please, which usually makes training a simple procedure. A firm approach is required. House training the Spoodle is relatively easy.


The Spoodle has low exercise demands. A small yard where it can run freely and an occasional walk, in addition to its indoor antics, will keep it happy. The Spoodle is a good breed for an apartment or condominium.

How can I tell them apart?  

When our puppies are first born, I put a piece of yarn around their neck. This yarn aids in keeping track of their growth, their “input and output”, their  personalities, their type of hair, etc.

How much time are you around your puppies?  Are they socialized?  

I spend a minimum of 5-6 hours a day with these puppies: holding, changing soft blankets, cuddling, taking care of mama and her needs, teaching, tickling, cuddling, working through their 100 point socialization skills, cuddling, potty training, cuddling, … oh and did I say I love to cuddle with them?  Ha.  I also have a girlfriend that has grandchildren who love to spend time with my puppies…as well as being taken to an assisted living home.

What are the parents like?  

We make every effort to make sure that our mamas are fed and watered properly before giving birth. We assure them daily that they are okay and that this is a great thing. Often when dogs are pregnant, they are very self conscious and very cuddly. The mamas almost act like puppies again and stay close on my heels to seek constant attention. My husband and I make sure that they get “extra loves” during their time of pregnancy.

What will the puppies come with?  

All puppies will come with lots of love to give. They will be well socialized and up-to-date with their shots. They will have been given the proper doses of worming medications, will have an excellent vet check, their dew claws will have been removed, and last but not least, we will also be available for the LIFETIME of the puppy for any questions you may have.

Puppy comes with a PUPPY BASKET full of things puppies love: a toy, Life Abundance Starter bag, starter Treats, a blanket that has been rubbed on mama for that great “mama smell” when they’re lonely, shampoo, and a full detailed health record showing all the things we did for your puppy to keep it strong and healthy (record of shots, wormers, vet checks, Bordatella given, etc.)!

What are we looking for in our adoptive families?  

We are looking for wonderful families with lots of love to give our puppies. We look for owners who promise to provide proper food, shelter, safety, grooming, exercise, medical needs kept up-to-date, and a few tummy rubs.

What do we feed our mommas and our puppies?  

We give our mommas the best there is for dog food and supplements!  We feed Life Abundance.  Life Abundance can be shipped directly to your home!  There are tons of other products that Live Abundance offers such as Porky Puff treats, Dental treats, antioxidant treats, Healthy hearts, along with great smelling shampoo, a spray lavender mist for calming puppies after shots, a between bath spray to keep them smelling fresh.  We love Life Abundance.

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Please contact me with any other questions you may have… I would love to work with you.  Call 320-250-2464

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Description of the Spoodle:
The appearance of this breed may vary since its parents are two separate breeds, however, there are some characteristic of its appearance that are very common. The texture of a Spoodle’s coat may be curly or feathered. The body of the Spoodle is very strong. Spoodles often have a very rounded head and a reasonable muzzle. The ears are long and usually set well above the eyes and hang low past its chin. The neck is elongated and transitions to its straight back. Its tail is long and usually hangs freely past the hocks.

Temperament of the Spoodle:
One definite characteristic of the Spoodle is its temperament and outgoing nature. The Mini Spoodles should be easy going and sociable since both of their parents have these characteristics. It is a playful breed that enjoys interacting with well-behaved children. The Spoodle is loyal, intelligent, and very affectionate. Having a very sweet nature Spoodles steal the hearts of many. Spoodles are best described as “social butterflies or teddybear”.  The second generation Spoodle (F1B) has a Cockapoo as one parent and either a poodle or spaniel as the other parent.

Spoodle Activity level:
The Spoodle is an intelligent, a happy-go-lucky dog that loves to run and play with his family. A home with a yard is preferable, and as with all dogs, daily walks will be necessary.  Spoodles are just as comfortable living with an active family or spending time on the couch with a less active family watching TV.Spoodle Colors:
The Spoodle is usually single colored but most the solid color is broken up with white markings. Spoodles can come in any color that Poodles can be found in, but the most common colors are gold or black. Parti (not a solid color) colors are rarer but do occur.
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Grooming your Spoodle:

The Spoodle should carry coat characteristics from both the Poodle and the Spaniel. The preferred coat is dense, curly or heavily wavy, and close. The Spoodle should be brushed and combed. As Spoodles are a low to non-shed breed, clipping is required.  The amount of grooming required for a Spoodle will depend on the length of its coat. All coat types will require some grooming but Spoodles with longer coats will need to be brushed more often than dogs with clipped coats. Spoodles need to have their ears properly dried after their bath to avoid infections.

Training your Spoodle:
Both Poodles and Spaniels which make up the Spoodle are highly intelligent breeds and the Spoodle is a very quick learner. Early socialization and obedience are recommended for all Spoodles. Spoodles are fairly easy to train they make wonderful training students. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency. It can sometimes be difficult to keep your Spoodle puppy’s attention for long periods of time so try to make training times short and fun. Also make sure your Spoodle puppy will come when called in the backyard before going out to an unfenced area as they have a tendency to wander over to new people they meet and “say hello”.

Spoodle Size:

Mini Spoodles grow to about 14-16 inches at the shoulder as adults and 18-25 lbs

Spoodle Life Span:   11 – 13 years.

What people are saying and why we decided to add these mommas to Puppies Up North:

  • They are smart oh so smart and can be trained easily!!
  • They are so loyal and love so unconditionally (as any dog I guess)
  • They are gutsy and adapt to any situation
  • They love to have a good time
  • They look adorable
  • They make me smile
  • They make me laugh
  • They are great cuddlers
  • They keep you warm when its cold

They have terrific personalities and a great sense of  humor, they really make a person smile each time the look into the eyes of a SPOODLE!! In general they are just great all round well adaptable sociable dogs that make great family pets!

We have done a lot of research about this designer breed and love what people are saying about them and love the personality of them.  We also feel that these puppies are a pretty close match to the looks of our Miniature Labradoodles!  It has been said that these dogs will be the designer breed of the millennium!  Do miss out on getting one of these precious puppies from Puppies Up North!!

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