Welcome to Just Doodling! As a small, family-run breeding program, Brian and I, along with our children and extended family, raise each puppy with love and dedication to prepare them for your family, making this a four generation adventure. We homeschool our children on our little hobby farm, caring for a menagerie of animals, huge garden, and fruit orchard. We work together - loving and nurturing each puppy to ensure a happy, healthy, stable dog ready for life in your home. Learn more about Joanie
Sproodles are a cross between an English Springer Spaniel and a Moyen (medium) Poodle. Both the Springer Spaniel and the Moyen Poodle are intelligent, obedient, loving, medium-sized dogs.
My focus is on raising puppies of exceptional health and temperament. Sproodles, also known as springerdoodles, are known for their sweet and playful disposition. Their softly curling, huggable, low-to-no shed coat comes in many color variations.
Winter pups are here!
Just Doodling is excited to announce that our winter litters are almost ready to go home. We will continue to post updates and send email announcements as they grow. We have a beautiful variety of colors, with puppies still available.
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Smart! Gentle and Playful. When we got RC we were looking for a pup to play with my 4yo son. Raleigh Charlie (named by my 4yo) was a perfect fit! SO quick to learn and sweet; we had a blast training him and including him in the family. We recently had another boy and I was worried how RC was going to handle the new baby. I worried in vain - he is so sweet and gentle with him - I don't know who loves who more - puppers or Baby!
Our journey in choosing a breeder, after deciding we wanted a Springerdoodle, led us to Just Doodling, and a trip from California to Minnesota to meet Joanie and her dogs. During the process (before, during & after), the trait that stands out in my mind most is that Joanie was always available to answer questions, give advice, or fill whatever the need. And right beside her, with involvement & support, are her husband, children, and Mom. Her pups are well socialized, healthy, and absolutely adorable. Our Sherman is now 2.5 years old, and I’d describe him as personable, attentive, intuitive, fun, cuddly, trainable, and obviously adorable."
We were so happy with our first Springerdoodle, we had to get another! (The two on the left are Just Doodling pups with their big brother.) They both have completely different personalities and we love it! Both are lovable, silly, trainable, playful, love kids and other dogs. Joanie has always answered all my questions and seems happy to get updates on them. After a bad experience with our oldest's breeder, Joanie assured me she had quality pups and and what she looks for in the parents. We couldn't be happier with our little family!
Please be aware that the online puppy scammers are hard at work attempting to steal your money and sell you a puppy that doesn't even exist.
I will never sell a puppy without talking to you in person or on the phone. I also do not take payment through a click-to-buy option on my web.
What is a Puppy Scam?
Puppy scammers post fake litters online or pretend to be someone they’re not (usually an existing breeder) to take advantage of puppy sales (sans the puppies.) This means that if you aren’t careful, you could find the perfect puppy, send the ‘breeder’ your money, and never receive a puppy or any follow-up communication in return.
While many times these fake listings appear on websites like Craigslist, some scammers find ways to position themselves as reputable breeders by stealing personal information from them.
Luckily, it’s easy to know what to look for to ensure your puppy buying experience is both safe and enjoyable.
What are the Red Flags?
No phone calls. The seller prefers to handle communication by email and not the phone. A reputable breeder will always communicate with you via phone or video chat (if not in person) before selling you a puppy. Fraudulent sellers are oftentimes outside of the U.S. and may be hiding their phone number by only communicating by email.
Copycat or stock photos. Photos of the dog or ad text can be found on multiple websites. Search for the text in the listing to see if the seller copied and pasted it from another site.
Sketchy payment. The seller asks for wiring of money or payment by gift cards. Be aware that if you choose a non-secure method of payment, it is highly unlikely that you will get your money back.
Price is too good to be true. Research the prices for the breed you are considering ahead of time. Well-bred dogs sold at deeply discounted prices are typically frauds.