Sprocker Puppies

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  1. lthoel2

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    Has anyone on this forum have a sprocker spaniel, do they travel well in the motor home. Over the summer we lost both our dogs within a month of each other. (yellow lab and black flat coated retriever)..The house is deathly quiet so we have decided on a sprocker after doing a lot of research, which we pick up at the beginning of November.
    We have never had a puppy in the motor home as the previous dogs were both in there later years when we first had it. So the question is do they adapt pretty quickly and how old were they when they were first taken on a short trip.
     
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    Start them young and then little and often is the stock answer but in reality pups are often collected miles from home and have to drive back for, sometimes, hours.

    When we bred out two litters of GSD puppies we put them and their mother in their bed into the back of the van at 2 weeks for a few minutes to get used to the different smells. After a few times we switched the engine on for a couple of minutes. After this we drove the vehicle for a few minutes and gradually increased the time. Then the pups were put in the vehicle without mam, as a litter and the process repeated. Then as half litters and then as individuals. When the pups were sold on at 10 weeks they all had travelled individually for 20 minutes in a vehicle. Never had any travelling problems reported back.

    If possible try to carry them initially before a feed to lessen the likelihood of sickness.
     
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    Just get it in the van the next time it hears the keys rattail it will be in the van faster than a rat down a drain
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    Our current cocker ASBO loves the moho, all are dogs ( we've had 7 )have taken to it,very quickly. take the pup on short trips at first .
    We let ours sit/lay in her bed between the 2 front seatswhile traveling , she gets very excited when we start loading the moho ,even starts howling / crying until she see's some of her blankets,towelsbed ,toys etc
     
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    Sprocker ??? Do you mean a cross breed.???
     
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    Tilly the Border Terrorist, 12 weeks old travels well in the car and Van. in a cage sleeps all the way... So far she has done Hinckley-Stockton return and Hinckley to Chetenham return..
     
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    Mongrel is the prefered term ;)
     
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    I was being polite . Lol
     
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    They are very fashionable at the moment and have lovely temperaments and dont shed my next door neighbour has a charkapoo :LOL:
     
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    We have two sprockers (calling them mongrels doesn't make them any less cute you ald miseries ;) )

    One is nearly 18 months and the other is 7 months.

    Both were in the van on trips before they were 'allowed out' and they both absolutely love it.

    They are a bundle of fun and mischief and you absolutely have to dog proof your house and van but they have such friendly and living characters that as long as you have plenty of time for them they are very rewarding. They don't need huge long walks just lots and lots of interactive play and both of ours love cuddles.
     
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    By creating a "brand label" the breeder can charge more than for a mongrel.

    Regardless - mongrels/cross breeds tend to have better characters & less physical problems than purebreds.
     
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    If Sprockers have the same personality traits as Cockerpoos, then they will just want to be with you wherever you go. Enjoy. They look like beautiful dogs. They will fill that huge gap the loss of your two loved dogs have left. Your house will feel welcoming again.
     
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    Is a Sprocker pup a Sprocket? :)
     
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    They do shed :(

    Ours have different coats. The black has a smooth cost and we find his fit in clumps everywhere and our tumble dryer filter always comes up black
     
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    We paid fair money for both of ours. Much less than a pure cocker or Springer would have been.

    I agree they usually have less problems but you should still have the breed specific checks for both breeds done. For sprockers that's eyes and ears from memory but might have been more.. the vetinry did that for us ;)
     
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    Daughter has a sprocker and we have a cocker.
    The only issue we have is he keeps trying to get in the front if he is not restrained.. so he is ALWAYS restrained !!! )
    Daughters sprocker has been travelling around since he was about 18 months.. no issues at all..
    Do remember though that when it comes to stopping time it will want a decent walk !
     
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    A springer/cocker spaniel cross was always a gamekeeper's choice. Stamina of a springer, intelligence of a cocker....good little working dog.
     

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