Poodles and Schnauzers
The Schnoodle temperament mixes the
intellect of the Poodle with the companionship and devotion of the
Schnauzer. The Poodle is fun and energetic and so is the Schnauzer. Both breeds are intelligent and good natured dogs that enjoy the
company of people and respond well to training. Both breeds are also
sociable and can be stubborn! The Schnoodle temperament varies
from one individual to another depending on which traits it has
inherited from which parent. A good idea is to look up the
characteristics of both the Schnauzer and the Poodle - your Schnoodle
will be a mixture of these!
With the right education, Schnoodles are easily trainable, due to them often being eager to please. They also LOVE being with people - dont think about getting one if youre intending leaving your dog home alone all day.These are intelligent, alert and sociable dogs. By nature they are generally affectionate, devoted to the family and have a great sense of fun. They are also gaining a growing reputation in agility and flyball competitions. Due to their intelligence, high trainability and love of humans, some Schnoodles are now being used as therapy dogs in hospitals, schools and nursing homes.As far as exercise goes, they are very adaptable.
Their coat can come in many colors some are: black, white, apricot, silver, grey, apricot, chocolate, black with white markings, wheaten (tan/black), sable, parti (white with large patches of color) and also several shades of Phantom ( black and tan like the Doberman.)
Schnauzers and Poodles are both regarded as non shedding and
hypoallergenic dog breeds. The chances are that your Schnoodle will also
be a non shedding dog. A
puppy can take on the coat characteristics of either breed and
Schnoodle puppies in the same litter may have differing coat qualities. . As the puppy matures it may develop the rough, more wiry hair of the
Schnauzer, the softer hair of the Poodle or something in between. Some develop coarser Schnauzer-like hair in places - most notably the
back - with softer Poodle hair on other parts of the body. Schnoodles'
fur does not generally shed like other breeds, but grows more like
human hair. Brush your dog every week and send him to the grooming
parlour for trimming every 8 to 12 weeks to make sure his fur doesn't
get matted. There is no defined breed cut for this crossbreed.
Most of them get a general groom - with, say, a #7 shear - with rounded
semi-long hair left on the face. For a more terrier-like look, have a
squarer trim around the face.
The dogs are bred in toy, miniature. The height and weight of each size are as follows: