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The actual coat of the Schnoodle can vary as well, depending upon which one of the parent breeds that it takes after. Some Schnoodles will have a coat that is like a Schnauzer and will be wiry and coarse. Other Schnoodles will have a coat like that a Poodle and will be soft and fluffy. There is also the possibility that the coat will be a combination of both parent breeds. Many Schnoodles, regardless of which type of coat they inherit, will often develop a patch that is somewhat rougher down the middle of the back. For the most part, the Schnoodle will not shed a lot, much like the Poodle. As a result, the Schnoodle is a good pet for people with allergies.

The Schnoodle will usually have a muzzle that is long and small while the neck will also be long and small. The coat color of the Schnoodle can vary quite a bit. The color may be solid or it may be a mixed combination of the parents coat colors. Some of the most common colors for this breed are brown, white, black, apricot, grey and a mixture of those colors. Prospective owners should be aware that this dog tends to have a coat that will change as it matures; much like both of the parent breeds.

The Schnoodle is a cross between a Poodle and a Schnauzer. This is a mixed breed that is also often called a designer or hybrid breed. The size of the Schnoodle will largely depend upon the size of the Poodle as well as the Schnauzer that is used for breeding. Smaller Schnoodles will be produced by breeding toy or miniature Poodles and Schnauzers while larger Schnoodles will be produced by breeding standard Poodles and Schnauzers.

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Character


The Schnoodle tends to be curious and intelligent. This dog loves to investigate its environment. This is also an active dog that frequently needs to burn off excess energy and will typically do so by running laps, even when indoors. The Schnoodle is also very friendly and will get along with children as well as with other pets. Due to their intelligence, the Schnoodle will usually take to training quite well. This is a dog that enjoys human interaction and will often strive to get attention from the family.

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Size

10-20 inches

10-20 inches
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Weight

8-75 pounds

10-20 pounds
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General Health


For the most part, the Schnoodle does not suffer from a lot of health problems. The most common problem that has been seen in this dog is an issue with mild allergies. It should be noted that this breed could inherit diseases or health issues that are problems with both parent breeds such as epilepsy or hip dysplasia. Prospective owners should investigate the parentage to determine whether these issues or other health concerns might be a problem with a dog. When provided with good care and regular checkups, the life expectancy of a Schnoodle should be between 12 and 16 years. The actual life expectancy of this breed will vary according to the size of the dog. Larger dogs tend to have a shorter life expectancy than smaller dogs.

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History


Like many designer breed dogs, the Schnoodle was specifically developed to bring out the best of both the Poodle and the Schnauzer breeds. This breed has become popular in the last few years.

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Maintenance


Schnoodles are recomended for allergy sufferers as they are hypoallergenic.

Schnoodles tend to shed little and also produce very little pet dander. Regular brushing will be required with this breed in order to keep the coat looking healthy. The Schnoodle may also need to be groomed about every three months in order for the coat to be maintained as well. Many Schnoodles will need to have excess hair trimmed from the ears in order to prevent ear infections. A vet may need to be consulted for this.

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Ideal Environment


The best environment for the Schnoodle is one in which it will get sufficient exercise relative to its size. Large varieties of Schnoodles will typically require more exercise than smaller varieties. The Schnoodle will do well indoors provided that it has plenty of opportunity for appropriate exercise and play. Prospective owners should understand that this dog is what might be termed as a barker. As a result, even though the dog may be on the smaller scale in terms of size, an apartment may not be the best option for this dog due to its tendency to bark. Schnoodles tend to get along with people of all ages and will do well in a family with children as well as with older people. It is typically a good idea to make sure that this dog receives training, especially to help with barking. They are considered to be an intelligent dog that does well with training, does well with taking commands and has a strong desire to please its family.

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We recently took in an abandoned schnoodle. My vet is unable to get him in for a few days. Until then, I am wondering what it could mean that he walks around with his back arched all the time. Also, how can an estimate of his age be determined? Right now, he is about 10 inches (his shoulder height), and I would say weighs no more than 8 pounds (which could also be contributed to malnutrition; we don't know how long he has been on his own). I appreciate any thoughts or insights!

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I have a Schnoodle that is almost a yr old. She has a bad habit of when we go out side she puts her nose down and she starts sniffing around and then eats whatever is on the ground, I never have seen anything like it, sometimes she will even throw it up later, why do they do that, are they missing some kind of nutrient in their food. She doesn't eat poop (thank god) but everything else. What is up with that? Pls help.....

i know how you feel my dog does the same but is a coton de tuliaer i worry too please help?

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im have been thinking about looking into purchasing a schoodle. the reason is because i like both breeds that go into a schnoodle and with that am looking for a companion to go on walks with and play with. i am also interested in being able to have my dog off of a leash and be trained to not run away. Is this the right breed for me?

Absolutely! I have a schnoodle. He is able to take walks of up to 3 miles. When he gets tired, he has a tendency to nose the back of July leg. This happens infrequently around 2.& miles or when he is due a haircut and its warm outside. He loves to play...ours plays hide and seek, chances ice cubes, army crawls under sofas for balls etc. He is a lit of fun. J trained my dog to return on a whistle. It took about a week and periodic reminders with cheese and praise. But now he can be really far away and hear the whistle and come running g. We also grained him to relieve himself in our mulchbeds...a leash and a companion for about 4 months did the trick. He is now and only poops in our mulch beds still...saving us from lawn bombs with the kids. He us a great dog. Only issue is that because he is so playful, he tends to think all dogs are friends and has gone over to play in a neighbors yard only to get roughed up by neighbor dogs.

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