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SCHNOODLE AND SCHNOODLES
Your Perfect Schnoodle Guide
Includes Schnoodle Puppies, Giant Schnoodles, Finding Schnoodle Breeders, Temperament, Miniature Schnoodles, Care, And More!
By Susanne Saben
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Schnoodles – What Are They?
Schnauzer-Poodle Mix – Size Variations
The Coat of The Poodle Schnauzer Mix
Apricot Schnoodle, Black Schnoodle, Chocolate Schnoodle - What Causes the Coat Color?
General Anatomy of the Poodle Schnauzer Mix
The Best Environment For A Schnoodle
The History of the Schnoodle
Chapter 2 – Schnoodle Puppies –What to Expect Before Buying One
Schnoodle Cost—Other Factors
What Is Your Activity Level?
How Many Schnoodles Should You Have?
Where Do You Live?
Chapter 3 – Schnoodles for Sale—Buying Schnoodle Puppies From a Breeder
What Can Schnoodle Breeders Do For You?
What To Ask
Problems To Avoid
Chapter 4 –Schnoodle Temperament, Personality, and Intelligence
What Is a Schnoodle Like When Compared To the Schnauzer and Poodle?
Schnoodle Training – Is the Dog Responsive To Commands?
Are Schnoodles Good With People?
Avoiding Problems With Your Schnoodle
Chapter 5 – Schnoodle Feeding and Nutritional Needs
High-Quality Food vs. Low-Quality Food
Schnoodle Feeding – When to Feed?
How Much Should I Feed My Schnoodle?
Nutrition By Age
Dry and Semi-Moist Food
Canned or ‘Wet’ Food
Fruits and Vegetables
What Foods Should You Avoid?
Chapter 6 – Schnoodle Health
Schnoodle Life Expectancy
Why Do Larger Schnoodles Die Younger?
The Poodle and Schnauzer Mix Is Very Energetic!
Walking Your Schnoodle
Obesity in Schnoodles
How Can You Tell If Your Schnoodle Is Overweight?
How to Get Your Schnoodle to Lose Weight
Key Health Problems To Watch Out For
Canine Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol In the Blood)
Chapter 7 –Grooming Your Schnoodle
Grooming your Schnoodle’s Unique Coat
Bathing Your Schnoodle
Schnauzer and Poodle Mix Nail Care
Chapter 8 – Schnoodle Training –How Does It Work?
Bathroom and House Training
Crate or Bed Training
Other Forms of Training
Chapter 9 –Vaccinating Your Schnoodle
A Listing of the Key Injections
What’s the Best Schedule?
Chapter 10 – Internal And External Parasites
External Pest Control
What Do You Do When There’s A Tick On Your Schnoodle?
Worms and Heartworms
How Can You Identify Worms?
How Can You Treat Worms and Heartworms?
Chapter 11 – Schnoodle Breeding
Giant Schnoodle Puppies, Toy Schnoodles Puppies, and More – Litter Size
The Mother’s Health
The Growth of Schnoodle Puppies
Conclusion & Exclusive Free Bonus!
Like many dog lovers, I enjoy learning and reading about as many different breeds as I possibly can. No two dog breeds are alike, just like no two dogs within that breed are exactly alike. I especially love it when I discover a breed that I didn’t know about before, and believe it or not; new breeds are emerging all the time. However, beyond the kennel club recognized ‘purebreds,' there’s another sort of dog entirely: designer breeds.
Designer dogs are dogs whose parents are two different (usually purebred) breeds. For a very long time such dogs were simply lumped in with other ‘mutts’ or ‘mongrels’, but designer breeds are different. The parents are carefully selected for their temperament, physical features, and health, resulting in a mixed-breed dog that, in many people’s opinion, is superior to the original breeds used to create them.
The first known example of a purposely bred designer dog was the Labradoodle. In the 1970’s, a breeder had the idea to cross a Labrador with a Standard Poodle in order to create a hypoallergenic service dog. But the Labradoodle’s popularity didn’t stop there; within a few short years, the Labradoodle craze had taken over the Western world. To this day, it remains one of the most sought-after dogs in the world.
Many dog breeders seized the opportunity to draw on the Labradoodle’s fame, and soon after the Labradoodle’s arrival into mainstream society, dozens upon dozens of designer mixes were created; Maltipoos, Puggles, Cockapoos, Pomskies, Chorkies—the list goes on and on! There are literally hundreds of possible combinations, and new designer breeds are being introduced all the time.
However, in this book, we will focus on one—the Schnoodle.
The Schnoodle may be a ‘mix’, but he has all of the dignity, poise, and grace of a purebred dog!
I owned a beautiful female Schnoodle named Polly. I took her in after her previous owner passed away, and Polly stole my heart right away. She had a jet-black, slightly curly coat and expressive eyes, and she was as gentle as she was intelligent and loyal. She would wait patiently beside the door for me to come home every evening, then leap around my feet, barking with joy.
She passed away five years ago, and I still mourn for Polly. She was an incredible dog, and although purebred enthusiasts might turn up their nose at designer breeds, I’ve harbored a deep love for Schnoodles ever since.
Schnoodles are, as the name suggests, a cross between a Schnauzer and a Poodle. It is one of the most popular hybrid breeds, due to its easygoing nature, friendly temperament, and high intelligence.
Schnoodles are, for the most part, very easy to train (a genetic gift from the Poodle, whose intelligence and trainability has made it a favorite amongst dog owners for hundreds of years). Despite having a long coat, they don’t shed much and are hypoallergenic, like their Poodle parents. Their slightly curly hair comes in a wide variety of colors—white, black, gray, silver, tan, apricot, gold, and every shade in between!
The size of a Schnoodle really depends on its parents; there are many different size variations of both the Poodle and the Schnauzer. A Schnoodle whose parents are a Giant Schnauzer and a Standard Poodle will be a large dog, while a Schnoodle bred from a Miniature Schnauzer and a Toy Poodle will usually be very small. Most Schnoodles are bred from miniature parents, meaning they will be small.
Although this designer breed is relatively low-maintenance and easy to take care of, there are still many things you should know before you get one, to ensure that both you and the Schnoodle are suited for each other. There are unique challenges to owning and caring for a Schnoodle, and we’ll cover them all in this book.
My undying love for Schnoodles, and for all dogs in general, inspired me to write this guide, filled with information, do’s and don’ts, and tips to properly care for this unique, incredible dog.
Without further ado, thank you very much for reading, and I do hope that you enjoy this book!
One of the absolute best things about the Schnoodle is that it combines the most prominent—and, in my opinion, the most adorable—features of each breed all together in one furry package. The Schnauzer is known for its bearded snout and stocky body, and the Poodle is famous for its dense, slightly curly, non-shedding coat. When combined, the result is a dog with a strong, powerful body and delicate facial features— a unique, endearing combination!
In this chapter, we’ll cover some of the basic attributes of the Schnoodle, such as size, coat length and color, and temperament.
As stated in the introduction, the size of a Schnoodle can vary greatly depending on the size of its parents. Now, however, we’ll go into greater detail.
First off, there are three different varieties each of Poodles and Schnauzers; Toy, Miniature, and Standard Poodles, and Miniature, Standard, and Giant Schnauzers. Depending on the combination of the parents’ sizes, a Schnoodle can range from anywhere from five pounds (2.2 kilograms) all the way up to a hundred pounds (45.3 kilograms)!
Polly, the Schnoodle that I owned years ago, was a Miniature Schnoodle who tipped the scales at just over eight pounds (3.6 kilograms). However, her previous owner, who was a family friend, bought Polly as a puppy from an anonymous breeder who insisted that she would grow much larger. My friend bought all sorts of items for her new puppy, like a large collar and enormous chew toys, that Polly never grew into!
My point is, it’s incredibly important to know the sizes of your Schnoodle’s parents before you bring him home if you’re getting a puppy. I’m sure it would definitely be an unpleasant surprise if the pup you think is a Miniature Schnoodle grows into a huge dog! If the breeder is reluctant to let you see your Schnoodle’s parents, find another breeder.