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Schnoodle Breed Summary
Devoted, Sweet, Intelligent, Energetic
These cuddly doggies are a cross between a Schnauzer and a Poodle, which can be Toy, Miniature or Standard in size! Since their creation, they have made a real impact on the world around them, becoming a very popular breed both here in the UK and in other parts of the world as well!
They get their lovely looks from the parent breeds and also inherit their character traits from them as well. This means that the breed are usually very bright and quick to pick things up, just watch they don't pick up any bad habits along the way! Additionally, they are a real joy to have around the house and as well as getting on with other hoomans, doggies and animals as well!
Fun Fact: They first appeared during the 1980's!
|Lifespan||10 - 15 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Toy Schnoodles: Males 25.4 - 30.48 cm; Females 25.4 - 30.48 cm Miniature Schnoodles: Males 30.48 - 38.10 cm; Females 30.48 - 38.10 cm Standard Schnoodles: Males 38.10 - 66.04 cm; Females 38.10 - 66.04 cm|
|Weight||Toy Schnoodles: Males 2.72 - 4.53 kg; Females 2.72 - 4.53 kg Miniature Schnoodles: Males 5.89 - 9.07 kg; Females 5.89 - 9.07 kg Standard Schnoodles: Males 9.07 - 34.01 kg; Females 9.07 - 34.01 kg|
|Coat||Either a Schnauzer Type Coat, Which is Shorter with Close Lying Hair, or They Can Have a Poodle's Curly, Tight Coat. However, Some Dogs Have a Mixture and Have Wavy Coats.|
|Colour||Black, Black and tan, Phantom, Black and white, Sable, Grey, Silver, White, Brown, Apricot, Particolour|
|Common health issues||Hip dysplasia, Elbow dysplasia, Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC), Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), Cataracts, Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Patellar luxation, Epilepsy, Diabetes mellitus, Addison's disease, von Willebrand's disease, Bloat - gastric torsion|
These sweet little guys are known for their adorability; both through their looks and personality! Schnoodles absolutely love being with their ‘hoomans’ and cuddling up next to you, so it’s not surprise they are often used as therapy dogs. Like their parents, these guys have a real willingness to please their owners but are also highly-energised and always ready for a game of catch – or just a run around the garden! Many even describe this group of dogs as the ‘forever happy’ breed and they are easily adaptable to many forms of lifestyle. This breed also makes good guard-dogs, as they will bark at strangers, most notably the postman! Just make sure they don’t get into the habit of barking all the time. This can be easily reduced if you train them from pups. A really cute aspect of this breed, is they love to hold blankets and toys in their front paws – so many Instagram-able opportunities!
These gorgeous fluff-balls first made appearances in the 1980’s after increased demand in Poodle Crosses! The original aim was to create a low-shedding family doggy that would be more suited to doggy owners that suffered from allergies. Un-like other popular ‘designer’ breeds, this breed didn’t quite reach the popularity of their cousins but they still have a large following that is slowly starting to rise! The breed is a cross between a Schnauzer and a Poodle, although it’s not common now to breed them multi-generationally (this means breeding Schnoodles as opposed to Poodles and Schnauzers together). It’s hoped in the near future that these guys will soon be a registered breed.