În sfârşit am aflat şi eu ce rasă e mogâldeaţa mea cu ochi pătrunzători. De acum înainte, când lumea mă va întreba ce rasă e Freddie, nu am să le mai zic „metis de Cocker Spaniel şi Labrador”, nu! Am să le zic că e un… Spanador!
Caracteristici(mi-e prea lene să le traduc din engleză):
Size: The Spanador is around 20 inches tall.
Personality: The Spanador is a happy, friendly, loyal, jealous, crazy bundle of joy that loves walks other dogs and people. They love playing ball and carrying one around. They just love everybody and everything.
Temperament: The Spanador is never agressive but loves a good play fight. They are very sweet, playful dogs who can be reserved around new people until they warm up to them.
Family Dog: The Spanador is a great family dog. They are typically very gentle with children, smaller dogs and cats. They can be rambunctious at times so care should be taken around the elderly or small children.
Companionship: The Spanador makes a great companion dog. They love being with any living thing. They are very social and loyal dogs. They love to sleep right in your lap no matter how big they get. They don’t like being left alone and will follow their owner from room to room.
Eyes: The eyes of the Spanador can be blue or brown in color.
Ears: The Spanador has long ears, though not quite as long as a Cocker Spaniel’s. The coat on the ears can get matted easily due to the hair length and curls.
Body: The Spanador has a small to medium, athletic body like a Labrador Retriever, but with shorter legs.
Forequarters: The front legs of the Spanador are shorter than a Lab’s.
Tail: It is possible for the Spanador to be born without a long tail looking like it was docked halfway up or they can have a long tail.
Color: The coat of the Spanador can be black or light tan with a few white patches and markings.
Coat: The Spanador’s coat is medium to long, very soft, shiny and can be curly.
Shedding Depending on the coat, the Spanador can be a low to heavy shedding dog.
Grooming: The Spanador requires daily brushing as their coat gets matted easily, especially the fluffy hair on the legs during the winter.
Training: The Spanador is a great dog to train. They may have some jumping issues though and should be trained not to jump at a young age. The Spanador may be hard to crate train as they do not like to seperate from their owners or other companions. Start crate-training at a young age to help eliminate this.
Behavior: The Spanador is a loyal, smart, energetic and loving dog who absolutely loves attention.
Barking: The Spanador barks when they want to play, feel scared or threatened, when someone comes to the door or sometimes in their sleep. They have a deep, Lab-like bark and like to grunt.
Weather: The Spanador loves all weather.
Allergies: The Spanador may have issues with dry skin.
Exercise: The Spanador loves walks, the park and the beach but they can also be happy curled up on the sofa beside you. They are happy with one long walk and play daily as well as longer country walks. They can be over exercised especially when young so you should build up to longer walks and make sure they have a day of rest every couple of days.
Physical Ability: The Spanador can be a jumper, with the ability to jump on to or off of tall objects. They can even jump very high to see out windows.