The Schnoodle is the cross between the smaller version of the Poodle and the Schnauzer breed. They may have a stable body structure, combined with a rough hair like their Schnauzer parents or a curly coat and a slender body like the Poodles. Their circular and fluffy head, almond-shaped eyes, a short snout, and a pair of floppy ears give them a teddy bear like appearance.
- Also used as therapy dogs, besides companion and lap dogs
- Loves a car ride, especially long drives
- Have a high tendency to use their front paws like hands to hold things like toys, and foods
- Some believe that the Schnoodle is a vulnerable breed, but the fact is, they are among the most popular race in recent years
- Most of the Schnoodles love swimming and tuck up their tail whenever they get nervous or sad
- American actress Dakota Fanning has a Schnoodle as her pet
- Toy Schnoodle
- Miniature Schnoodle
- Giant Schnoodle
- Teacup Schnoodle
Temperament & Personality
Most Schnauzer Poodle mix puppies have the willingness to please their masters which they inherit from their Poodle parent and high-energy level from the Schnauzer parent. Being naturally playful and fun-loving, these dogs love to be the center of attraction in any kind of gathering. Being “forever happy,” these dogs will love to spend their whole life playing and banging around everywhere they visit. With a protective and loyal nature, the Schnoodles can also be a great watchdog.
Like their Poodle parents, the Schnoodles are also known to be extremely smart, affectionate, and alert, but at times they will bark unnecessarily. Some may also be a great digger and be frequently found digging in the yard area. If a potential buyer of this breed is looking for specific characteristics and traits, then he should always buy an adult dog from a reputed breeder, instead of buying a puppy. Small apartments are perfect for the Teacup Schnoodles, but the Giant Schnoodles need a bigger house.
The giant Schnoodles need thirty to sixty minutes of daily exercises. If deprived of proper activities, these dogs can become destructive and difficult to handle. A short morning walk will be a good option, but a walk during afternoon period will be an excellent option. These dogs also love to hang out being unleashed in the garden area. The owner can engage them in a game of frisbee or flyball since they love circular things.
The Schnoodle needs weekly brushing, regular ear cleaning, and nail clipping. The ear should be cleaned with a gentle p-H balanced ear cleaner to prevent ear infection. If the Schnoodle inherits the coat from its Schnauzer parent, then the hair needs to be stripped several times in a year, and if the dog’s coat sides upon the Poodle parent, then it needs clipping every six weeks.
Schnoodles can range from non-shedders to low shedders and makes a good pet for people with allergies.“Men and dogs look terrific in beards,” as it says, so the owner should keep it trimmed and also make sure that the dog does not carry crumbs around it. Schnoodles can develop reddish-brown tear stains beneath their eyes, and to avoid this the owner should wash the face daily with a clean cloth especially beneath the eye areas.
The Miniature Schnoodle dog can suffer from health issues such Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Legg-calve-Perthes disease, Epilepsy, Diabetes Mellitus, Addison’s Disease, and Gastric torsion. Occasional tests such as Blood Tests, Internal imagings, Urinalysis, ECG, Chemical analysis, Complete Ophthalmological Examination, Electroretinogram, and ACTH tests can prevent various diseases from affecting the dog. The owner should make sure that the breeder vaccinated the puppy properly. Spaying and Neutering are also very common among the Schnoodle dogs.
The Schnoodles are a trainer’s delight, because of their eager to please personality. Socialisation and obedience training should be imparted to the young Schnoodle puppies. The trainer should motivate the dog with positive reinforcement techniques in case the dog gets bored or moody. Some owners may avoid training the puppy themselves, so they can enroll the pup in a puppy kindergarten class.
Schnoodles should be given a proper diet according to the dog’s health, size, height, and weight.