Friday, November 7, 2008


Schnoodles have become more popular as individuals are looking for companion animals that are hypoallergenic, and train easily. It should also be noted that schnoodles are as likely to be hypoallergenic as not, since the combination of two separate breeds will always have an unpredictable outcome. As with other mixed dogs, the popularity of Schnoodles has led to a rise in puppy mills selling the breed. This issue is perpetuated by the lack of recognition of the breed by the leading kennel clubs.

The size of a Schnoodle can vary according to the size of the parents. 7 - 16 pounds is typically the size implied when an owner speaks of a "schnoodle". For a smaller dog, a Toy Poodle can be mixed with the Miniature Schnauzer (resulting in a "toy schnoodle"). The breed can also be very large as Standard Poodles are mixed with Standard and Giant Schnauzers ("standard" and "giant" schnoodles respectively). Some puppies can vary in size depending on their diet but regulate out in to adulthood

The schnoodle mixes the intellect of the Poodle with the companionship and devotion of the Schnauzer. Schnoodles are very astute. If treated kindly in puppy hood, schnoodles will make loving companions. They may, for example, react very strongly when the owner simply glances to the floor for his or her shoes, or the sound of the clanking of car keys; the dog knows that this can be a precursor to the owner leaving the home on some errand. This intelligence (which can range from introspective and analytical, to raw and instinctual depending on the specific dog), coupled with the terrier desire to please the owner, makes most schnoodles easily trainable.

The vocabulary of a schnoodle is quite impressive, considering they are able to pick up phrases, such as "go get your toy" with ease. Their high intelligence can also assist in participating in dog sports such as agility and obedience. While mischievous, schnoodles are fun-loving, energetic dogs. When the schnauzer is the dominate breed,the fur will have less of the curl from the poodle fur. The beard will also be more noticeable.

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