The Schnoodle is a loveable dog breed that’s a cross between the Poodle and the Schnauzer. This crossbreed can come in a few different sizes, thanks to its parent breeds. Also, they take some of the best traits from their parents. If you want to learn more about Schnoodle puppies, then keep reading.
Where To Get Schnoodle Puppies
Unfortunately, since this dog breed is a designer dog (mixed breed), the American Kennel Club does not recognize this breed. So, if you want to look for a reputable breeder, you won’t be able to look on the AKC Marketplace. You’ll need to do the research yourself, but you can easily tell an ethical breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following: Bronson…
- Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
- Ensure the puppies are up to date on their vaccinations
- Want to meet with you in person and allow you to meet the parents and the litter
- Be able to answer all of your questions about the breeder, the breed, the process, the parents, or the puppies
- Keep the dogs in their own home, treating them like family
In addition, a good breeder will health screen and genetically test the parents before breeding. Also, they’ll get the puppies tested and have health documents for you to take home upon adoption.
If you come across a breeder who does not do the above, then you should avoid them. They might be a puppy mill or backyard breeder. These breeders are more interested in making a profit rather than finding the puppies good homes. Also, they don’t breed the dogs in healthy or safe conditions.
You can expect to pay anywhere between $2,000 and $3,000 for this dog breed. However, the price may increase or decrease based on a number of factors.
Poodles can come in three sizes: Toy, Miniature, and Standard. Schnauzers can also come in three different sizes: Miniature, Standard, and Giant. So, depending on the parents’ size, you can have a Schnoodle that ranges from ten to 16 inches tall, weighing anywhere between 20 and 75 pounds. The_sul_man…
Schnoodles can also inherit either coat type from their parents. Luckily, they shed little to none, so Schnoodles are considered to be hypoallergenic dogs. Also, their coat color can come in the following colors:
- Black & White
- Black & Tan
Schnoodle puppies are an excellent dog breed choice for anyone. This doggo gets along well with anyone, including their family members, young children, other dogs, and strangers. In addition, Schnoodles are great for novice dog owners and allergy sufferers since they’re hypoallergenic. Roryjames…
In addition, Schnoodles are intelligent, loyal, and affectionate. They are eager to please and love to learn so that training will be easy. Much like other dogs, this doggo will need early training and early socialization, but they’ll do fine around others.
Schnoodles have moderate energy levels as well. So, they’ll love to take frequent trips to the dog park or have a fenced-in yard of their own. Depending on the size of your puppy, they’ll do fine living in a bigger house or an apartment.
Schnoodle Puppies – Veterinary Needs
Schnoodles are generally healthy dogs breeds. However, they are prone to certain health issues and can inherit health conditions from either parent. For instance, some health problems your Schnoodle may get are as follows:
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
- Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
- Patellar Luxation
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Addison’s Disease
- Gastric Torsion (Bloat)
So, you’ll want to bring your doggo to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup. However, for the first year, be sure to bring your dog to the vet a couple of times throughout the year. This way, you can keep track of their growth and development. Also, you can keep them up to date with their shots and boosters.
Overall, Schnoodles have an average lifespan of about ten to 15 years with proper care through nutrition, grooming, and exercise.
You can feed your Schnoodle any dog food that your vet approves, and that’s appropriate for their breed size, age, weight, and metabolism. For instance, you can provide your doggo with high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food. Archie…
No matter which coat type your Schnoodle inherits, you won’t need to worry too much about grooming. You might want to bring them to a professional grooming salon once in a while to give them a good bath and get their coat clipped. However, for the most part, you’ll only need to worry about bathing your Schnoodle as required.
Even though this dog breed doesn’t shed much, you’ll want to brush their coat at least once a week. This will ensure there are no mats and tangles. Also, it’ll keep their coat clean. When bathing them, be sure to blow-dry them so that tangles and mats don’t form in their wet fur.
Also, be sure to keep up with trimming their nails, brushing their teeth, and cleaning their ears regularly.