Spookalier = Cockalier x Toy Poodle
Kruizen Kennels bred the first litter of Spookalier puppies early 2018 and are currently the only breeder to have this unique breed.
The Spookalier is a mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel and Toy Poodle. The Spookalier is a hybrid breed that is produced when breeding with a Poodle.
They are hypoallergenic, that is, unlikely to cause allergy in humans, so they would suit a family who are known allergy sufferers perfectly.
Spookaliers are compatible with a variety of people who will provide love and attention to their new addition. Spookaliers, as with all ‘oodle’ breeds are very intelligent and thrive on training, so puppy preschool is a must. Spookaliers are a mix in appearance between a Cavoodle and Spoodle, some inherit the short Cavalier, teddy-like face, and others the beautiful lone and elegant Spaniel ears.
They are a very unique breed and are only very few in Australia as we are the only Spookalier breeders!
The Spookalier is the perfect pet for any family, the Spaniel allows pups to be quite active but the Cavalier mix also provides a very placid aspect. Spookaliers love to socialise with other dogs and children. This breed is reasonably active, requiring regular walks and trips to the park but would also be quite happy to chill out in the yard with small children.
Size & Colouring
A great deal of variability can occur amongst puppies of the same breed as the genetic build of each puppy influences their appearance and personality, with some pups appearing more Poodle-like and others more Cockalier. Therefore, it is impossible to predict the exact size a pup will grow. Spookaliers can be a variety of sizes depending on the most dominant gene in each pup.
Spookaliers will be a small sized breed approximately, 4-12kg and up to 40cm in height. The Spookalier colours also vary in each litter, with the possibility of anything from cream, apricot, red and black. Here at Kruizen Kennels we specialise in red and apricot Spookaliers.
Maintenance and other needs
Spookaliers are a semi long haired breed that can either grow curly, wavy or straight, in a fleece coat depending on the genetic contributions of each puppy. They are a low to non-shedding breed that require regular exercise and would be content in an apartment or small yard. As Spookaliers are very intelligent dogs it is important to incorporate puppy preschool into your training routine, it is good for both the pup’s obedience and social skills. Spookaliers as with most puppies can be very energetic so it may be best to go for a walk or exercise before teaching them new tricks. It is important to ensure regular walks or trips to the park are incorporated into any dog’s life especially those living in a unit or small yard.
The amount of grooming required is very dependent on the type of coat each individual pup inherits. All Spookaliers will require some form of grooming and clipping, especially those with a curly, non-shedding coat, as it will not fall out. However, low shedding pups will not require as much maintenance, just regular brushing and the occasional clip. Dogs with a more predominantly poodle type coat also need regular brushing to prevent knotting. Spookalier ears, as with all long-eared dogs, need cleaning regularly to prevent infection. Also, around the eyes should be cleaned daily to prevent buildup of eye discharge.
The Spookalier is perfect for most family lifestyles and are beautiful little dogs. They can grow up to the size of a Cocker Spaniel, however, are generally smaller than this due to the Cavalier and Toy Poodle mix. The Spookalier is fantastic with children as they are quite small but also reasonably active and happy to run around the house or backyard with young children. Spookaliers love the water and are very happy with regular trips to the beach or river when possibly but also love to play on beautiful grassy fields. The Spookalier is a gorgeous new breed and you will never understand how you lived without one!