Info About Schnoodles
The Schnoodle has become a popular hybrid dog breed. They are smart, therapeutic, active, loyal, fun-loving, adorable, non-shedding and hypo-allergenic. They are a cross between the Poodle and the Schnauzer, and can be found in many colors. Ranging from 6 to 76 pounds, the Schnoodle has a place as a lap dog, a family dog, a therapy dog or a performance dog. The vast majority of them are smaller dogs. The appeal of this hybrid is that they generally have the Poodle’s willingness to please mixed with the sturdiness and activity of the Schnauzer. Playful and lovable, this dog lives to have fun and is always the center of attention!
Some breeders produce Schnoodles by crossing a purebred Poodle with a purebred Schnauzer (called a first generation cross), but others allow crossing Schnoodles with Poodles or Schnauzers (called a backcross), or other Schnoodles (called a multi-generation cross). Like other ‘designer breeds’, the Schnoodle has seen a recent surge in popularity.
The Schnoodle can vary substantially in height and weight as there are three recognized sizes of both the Poodle and Schnauzer—Giant (Schnauzer), Standard (both), Miniature (both) and Toy (Both). A Schnoodle is sometimes subclassified as a Giant Schnoodle, Standard Schnoodle, Miniature Schnoodle, or Toy Schnoodle. The Miniature Schnoodle is most common at 11-16 lbs (5-7 kg).
Our Schnoodles have mostly very soft and slightly wavy to curly types of fur. Grooming is something they will need to your own preference and style, with different types of haircuts. We prefer the Teddy Bear cut about every 8-12 weeks. There are a wide variety of possible colors, including black, brown, white, apricot, grey or a mixture thereof. Puppy Schnoodles in the same litter may have coats of different colors and textures.
The Schnoodle has the Poodle’s intelligence and the loyalty and devotion of the Schnauzer. It is alert, loving and playful. The Schnoodle makes a good companion and family pet.
The Schnoodle gets along well with children, strangers, dogs and other pets. The Schnoodle is a typically happy breed, which enjoys being with its family.
The Schnoodle requires only a weekly brushing and grooming a few times a year. Some longer hair is typically left on the face. Ear hair should be trimmed occasionally to prevent ear infection. Bathe only as necessary. The Schnoodle has a lifespan of 12-16 years. All dogs may need frequent tooth brushing to keep healthy gums and teeth. Like other hybrids, Schnoodles tend to have fewer health problems than purebreds (known as ‘hybrid vigor’).
The Schnoodle is energetic, intelligent, and eager to please, making it easily trainable. Schnoodles can learn to compete in flyball, dog agility, and other dog sports.
The Schnoodle enjoys walks. Larger Schnoodles require a substantial amount of exercise such as a daily jog or outdoor play; smaller Schnoodles can have a lot of their needs met by indoor play. Schnoodles enjoy fetch and tug of war. Many like to swim.
If you choose a Schnoodle, you will have a partner for the rest of their life!!!
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