Spangold Retriever – Owner’s Guide

By Kyoko •  Updated: 06/03/22 •  11 min read
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Spangold Retriever

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Have you ever heard of the Spangold Retriever? What an intriguing name for a dog breed! If you’re not familiar with this dog breed, that’s OK. But if you’re looking for a fur baby to adopt, you may want to consider one of these lovely dogs.

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We’ve put together some information about the Spangold Retriever so you can learn about these wonderful dogs! Let’s get started!

What is a Spangold Retriever?

The Spangold Retriever is a hybrid dog breed that’s a cross between a purebred English Springer Spaniel and a purebred Golden Retriever. These are two very well-loved dogs, so you can imagine that a hybrid of these two would be amazing!

We don’t really know very much about the history of these hybrid dogs. However, we do know quite a bit about both purebred parents!

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The English Springer Spaniel is an ancient dog breed. Spaniel-type dogs are thought to have originally come from Spain hundreds of years ago. From there, it’s thought the dogs were spread by the Romans or traders. Spaniels were first recorded in Wales back in 300 AD!

Between the 16th and 17th centuries, Spaniels that strongly resemble English Spaniels were included in artwork from the time. The dogs were used for flushing out gamebirds and small animals for hunters. The dogs would spring at them and then drive them out into the open, where they could be captured by hawks, other dogs, or nets. After guns were invented, the dogs were then used for flushing game for the shooters.

Over time, the English Springer Spaniel was developed. Today the dogs still spring at game to flush animals out for hunters. Even so, the dogs are also beloved family companions. These dogs are eager to please and highly intelligent. They have a happy personality, and pet parents say the dogs also have a good sense of humor. The dogs usually do well with kids if they’re all brought up together. The dogs are very affectionate with their families.

In addition, English Springer Spaniels can be good with other pets in the home; however, they may see birds as prey. That’s because the dogs were bred to hunt birds, and that instinct remains in the dogs today.

English Springer Spaniels need plenty of exercise. These energetic dogs must be kept on the leash when not in a fenced area. They sometimes decide something looks interesting and may try to run after it (usually birds). The dogs are excellent athletes and excel at agility, flyball, tracking, and obedience training. They also make wonderful therapy dogs!

So, what about the Spangold Retriever’s other parent, the Golden Retriever? Golden Retrievers were once thought to be descended from Russian sheepdogs. However, the breed actually comes from Scotland, where they were bred on the estate of Sir Dudley Marjoribanks (later known as Lord Tweedmouth).

Tweedmouth was trying to breed a Golden who was excellent at retrieving waterfowl during the hunt. But he also wanted a wonderful hunting companion who was also loyal and even-tempered. The result was the sweet Golden Retriever.

These beautiful dogs are one of the top 10 most popular dogs in the US; they’re also popular around the world. The dogs are highly intelligent, friendly, loyal, and beautiful. We believe Tweedmouth bred an amazing dog!

Goldens are also very lively! They are slow to mature, which means you may have a dog that’s got Peter Pan syndrome. In other words, the dog is a puppy for life! They were originally bred for retrieving dugs and other birds for hunters. So, they have a ton of energy.

Golden Retrievers require plenty of energy. They love jogging, running, walking, hiking, playing with you, and more. The dogs also need mental stimulation and a job to do. Without a job or enough mental stimulation, these dogs can quickly become bored. You don’t want to have a bored Golden Retriever on your hands! He will think up all kinds of things to do, including chewing up furniture and more!

Goldens also want to be with their families and included in everything their family does. They need to be with their “pack.” Expect your Golden Retriever to be in the middle of everything!

So, there you have it! These are the parents of the Spangold Retriever. What a mix this is!

Appearance

When it comes to their appearance, the Spangold Retriever is a medium- to large-sized dog. They usually stand between 18 to 24 inches and weigh between 60 and 70 lbs. Because these are hybrid dogs, predicting their size or other characteristics can be challenging.

Hybrid dogs randomly inherit genes from both parents. That means a hybrid dog is never a 50/50 mix of their purebred parents. Instead, the dog may be more like one parent than the other. It depends on the genes he’s inherited.

It’s also for this reason that a litter of hybrid puppies can vary greatly from one another. The same issue applies here in that the puppies have randomly received genes from both parents. Some puppies will look more like one parent, while other puppies may look like their other parent or even as a mix of both!

The same rules apply to Spangold Retrievers. You can’t really be sure of how the dog will look or determine his other characteristics with complete accuracy. However, we can say that if the parents are healthy, well-balanced dogs, the puppies most likely will be, too.

Spangold Retrievers have beautiful faces with large, intelligent eyes. The eyes are almost almond-shaped and are usually a deep brown color. They have ears that are almost the same as Spaniels, though not quite as large. The ears hand close to the dog’s face, framing it in a cute way.

The dogs have a medium-length muzzle and slight jowls. The dog’s body tends to be longer than it is tall, and they are moderately muscled. The dogs have strong limbs that aren’t too long, with a long, thick tail that has plenty of feathering.

Spangold Retrievers usually have a thick, wavy coat that comes in various colors. You can find black, golden, tan, or brown Spangold Retrievers. They may also have white patches, which are accepted in this hybrid dog.

In short, these are beautiful dogs!

Character & Temperament

The Spangold Retriever is a sweet dog who is very confident and cheerful. If you’re looking for a dog that doesn’t take like too seriously, you’ve found him! These easygoing dogs are always ready to have fun and play! We weren’t kidding when we said these dogs have Peter Pan syndrome into old age!

The dogs are a best fit for active families who can spend time with them. Spangolds are friendly to everyone and are not good watchdogs for that reason. They love being with people and other animals. And this hybrid dog breed also gets along well with kids.

While the dogs are friendly, they are usually wary of strangers and will bark to let you know someone’s near!

The Spangold Retriever is also a great hunter, like his parents. They will chase small animals such as birds and squirrels, so they need to be on the leash or in a fenced yard. Otherwise, your Peter Pan dog may run off after something he finds interesting!

Trainability

The Spangold Retriever is a wonderful dog to train. They are intelligent and learn new things quickly and easily. They respond best to positive reinforcement training methods. These dogs also enjoy dog puzzles and interactive toys!

These dogs are also great at following scents and retrieving, so they’re easily trained to be a hunter’s companion.

Health

Spangold Retrievers have a life expectancy of 11 to 13 years, meaning you’ll have a long time to enjoy your fur baby’s companionship! However, these dogs can be prone to develop certain health issues, including the following:

One of the best ways to keep your dog healthy is to arrange regular checkups with the visit. These can be scheduled once or twice a year, according to your vet’s guidance. Regular checkups make it easier for the vet to find, diagnose, and treat a health issue before it becomes a major issue. Many conditions can be treated and cured in the early stages. Another way to keep your fur baby healthy is to make sure he has his required vaccinations.

If you’re worried your Spangold Retriever could develop a serious health issue, then you may want to consider purchasing a pet health insurance plan. There are many plans available that cover everything from regular checkups, vaccinations, emergencies, and more. With a pet health insurance policy, you can rest assured financial help will be ready if your fur baby becomes very sick.

Exercise & Activity Requirements

When it comes to exercise, Spangold Retrievers have a ton of energy. That means they need a ton of daily exercise! These dogs need at least 90 minutes of exercise a day to wear off excess energy. Dogs like this, who don’t get their exercise, can become destructive and develop other negative behaviors.

Spangold Retrievers enjoy all kinds of activities and excel at dog sports. They enjoy chasing, scenting, fetching, and more! They also love to take long walks (on the leash), run, and jog. They’ll even be your best hiking buddy!

Grooming

Spangold Retrievers do shed, especially in the spring and fall. What’s more, they also have thick, wavy fur that can tangle and mat. So, these dogs require regular brushing to maintain their shiny coats and keep them free of snarls and tangles. Brushing regularly also helps you control the amount of fur in your home and on your clothes.

Much like their Golden Retriever parent, these dogs may also have feathered tails and “pantaloons” (feathered fur on the back of their legs). These areas also require attention when the dog is brushed.

Because the fur on the dog’s rear end is long, it’s possible that poo may occasionally become stuck there. This needs to be cleaned off regularly, too. You may want to check your dog’s hindquarters every day to ensure this area is clean.

Spangold Retrievers don’t need a bath but every few weeks. However, if your dog becomes stinky and dirty, be sure to use a dog shampoo that’s formulated for sensitive skin and that works out tangles.

Diet

Spangolds are very active dogs and so require plenty of food to keep them that way! Most dogs will need about 3 cups of high-quality dog food a day. They do well on dry kibble dog foods. These are a great choice, as the kibble helps keep the dog’s teeth clean and healthy. However, you may want to add some wet dog food to give your fur baby some variety and additional flavor.

These dogs also benefit from dog food that provides plenty of essential fatty acids. These work to keep the dog’s coat healthy and shiny and keep their skin healthy.

Where to Find Spangold Retrievers?

You can either adopt from a reputable breeder or from a shelter. It depends on what you’re looking for in a dog. For instance, if you want a hunting dog, then it’s best to go with a breeder who specializes in raising and training hunting dogs. The dogs are usually also healthier, as a reputable breeder uses only the best breeding practices. They also test their dogs and puppies for health issues.

However, if you’d like a family companion and don’t want to go through a breeder, then you may be able to find one of these dogs in a shelter. However, they’re not as common as other dog breeds, so they may not be as numerous in shelters.

How Much Does a Spangold Retriever Cost?

If you adopt from a reputable breeder, then the dogs can cost between $700 and $1000. However, if you choose to adopt through a shelter, the cost is usually between $100 to $300.

In addition, dogs that are adopted in urban areas tend to be more expensive. At the same time, dogs that are adopted from smaller towns and rural areas cost less.

Summing It Up

So, there you have it! Spangold Retrievers can make wonderful family or hunting dogs. They’re best for families that have time to spend exercising and interacting with them. The dogs want nothing more than to be included in all of their family’s activities!

If you’d like to have a Spangold Retriever, make sure you have time and space for him. If you choose one of these dogs, you’ll have an amazing, loving companion for years to come!

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Kyoko

Kyoko is from a family of 3 and moved to New York with her parents and siblings when she was 13. Kyoko is fond of spending a great amount of time with pets, specifically her beagle Luna and cat Missy. Her boyfriend often complains that she spends too much time giving attention to their animals. Kyoko has written dozens of articles concerning pets and is aiming at owning a pet shop one day!
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