Hank the Spanador at 3 years old—"Hank is THE best dog I have ever owned."
The Spanador is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the American Cocker Spaniel. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
Angel the Cocker Spaniel / black Lab Retriever mix breed dog (Spanador)
"This is Huck at 7 months old resting after a hard day of play. He likes the smell and warmth of clothes right out of the dryer. He is a Lab / Cocker Spaniel mix."
Amy (aka Babba) the Spanador at 2 years old—"Amy is a very affectionate, intelligent dog, a bit bigger than a working cocker. She is great at tricks, loves retrieving, loves hide and seek and treasure hunts and generally likes to be stimulated."
Amy (aka Babba) the Spanador at 2 years old—"She has a lot of self control and will not cross boundaries set in the home, however has bad recall out in the field. We are working on this!"
Amy (aka Babba) the Spanador at 2 years old—"You can place a treat on her foot and she will not touch it until she is given the command, something my 11 year old daughter taught her. She is easy to train in this respect. She is not particularly food led though, unless it is something really tasty like salmon. She is very personable and loving and people are constantly telling us what a lovely dog she is. We adore her!"
Daisy the Spanador (Labrador Retriever / Cocker Spaniel mix) at 8 months old
Rocky, a 4-year-old Cocker Spaniel / Labrador cross (Spanador)
Malibu is a Cocker Spaniel / Lab mix breed dog (Spanador) shown here at 7 years old.
Max, a Labrador / Cocker Spaniel mix—this dedicated pooch loves playing with a tennis ball and swimming.
Charlie the female Spanador puppy at 3 months old—"She is very sweet and extremely active. She loves to play with our cats, and to retrieve anything that she can carry."