About the Schnoodle
The Schnoodle is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Miniature Schnauzer and the Miniature Poodle. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Schnoodle is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Schnoodles are recomended for allergy sufferers as they are hypoallergenic.
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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