Help & Advice for Sprocker Owners

Sprockers are not always ‘easy’

What does easy mean though? A dog who will fit in easily, learn difficult skills quickly and without much practice, and naturally chilled maybe is a start.

Explore the resources and sections below to find out more about the Sprocker breed, what to expect, considerations when getting a dog, training and more.

Please do your research thoroughly on the breed(s). Don’t just choose one because they look beautiful, cuddly, ‘teddy bear’ like. With a Sprocker you have a working dog with specific needs and traits that need to be fulfilled – and THAT is what makes them WONDERFUL.

Find out more about the history and temperament of the Sprocker breed.

Need help with your Sprocker’s behaviour? Meet our behaviourists.

Thinking of getting a Sprocker? These are things to consider before getting a dog.

Find out why enrichment is key to a dog’s development, along with some fun games you can use to keep your pup’s mind busy.

Find out more about recall training your Spaniel, along with our six useful tips.​

Download a home survival checklist or gift aid form here.​

Getting To Know Sprockers

Training any dog from a puppy all the way through to adulthood takes TIME, CONSISTENCY, EFFORT, PATIENCE, PLANNING, AND PERSEVERANCE. With a rescue this is tenfold. With a sprocker it also useful to have a sense of humour!

Lots of sprockers excel at a range of activities- gundog work/training, agility, scentwork, flyball, hoopers, trick training etc. Great ‘extra curricular’ activities which challenge the body and brain! Consider if these activities are for you as your sprocker may ‘need’ that something extra.

Sadly there is a growing number of spaniels including Sprockers ending up in rescue simply because they are spaniels.

Sprocker Assist and Rescue has more dogs waiting for foster homes than fosterers. If you can offer a temporary home for one of these dogs, please do complete our fostering application form or contact us.

Please do your research thoroughly on the breed(s). Don’t just choose one because they look beautiful, cuddly, ‘teddy bear’ like. You have a working dog with specific needs and traits that need to be fulfilled- and THAT is what makes them WONDERFUL.

Help & Advice Articles

We’ve written some help and advice articles, which may help answer some of your questions about looking after your Sprocker.

What is socialisation?

Our Behaviourist Lisa has put together a guide for us on socialising. Whilst its great for Puppies some of the things would also be useful for rescues that have not been socialised too.

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Advice for Dog Owners at Christmas

Dogs can be opportunists when it comes to getting access to yummy treats, but not all our everyday food and drinks are safe if they manage to get hold of them. Learn which nine items are particularly dangerous to your dog.

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