Schnoodle Dogs 101 10 Facts About Schnoodles #schnoodle #dog
Intelligent, active, and downright adorable, the Schnoodle has become a popular hybrid dog breed. A cross between the Poodle and the Schnauzer, he can be found in many colors and sizes. Ranging from 6 to 76 pounds, the Schnoodle has a place as a lap dog, a family dog, a therapy dog, or a performance dog. Described as “forever happy,” this designer dog generally has the Poodle’s willingness to please, mixed with the sturdiness and energy of the Schnauzer. Playful and lovable, this dog loves to have fun and is always the center of attention.
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10. Developed in the 1980s, the Schnoodle made its appearance due to an increased interest in Poodle mixes. Although it’s not as popular as many other Poodle crosses, it is gathering a dedicated following, thanks in part to its playful good nature and low- shedding, low dander coat. It is possible that an early Schnoodle-type hybrid was created in England and known as the “Truffle Dog”, specializing in gathering Truffles.
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9. People have been crossing types of dogs for millennia in the attempt to achieve a certain look, temperament or working ability. A breed is a group of dogs related by a common ancestor. This is how we got the well-known purebreds we know today, by selecting puppies with the desired traits and breed them over several generations for the traits to become set. Today, most hybrid or designer breeds, like the Schnoodle, are first generation dogs with parents of two separate breeds. This leads to more genetic variety among the hybrid breeds. SO keep in mind that any “facts” about the Schnoodle will most likely be generalizations.
8. 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. Due to their intelligence, the Schnoodle will usually take to training quite well.
7. The Schnoodle is also very friendly and will get along with children as well as with other pets. This is a dog that enjoys human interaction and will often strive to get attention from the family.
6. Breed associations such as the AKC, the UKC, and the CKC, do not recognize the Schnoodle, or any other designer cross, as a breed. However, some major kennel clubs do accept registration of crossbreed and mixed-breed dogs for performance events, such as agility and obedience. Unfortunately, as with many other designer crosses, the popularity of Schnoodles has led to a rise in puppy mills selling this cross.
5. Although the Schnoodle hasn’t achieved the celeb status as some of the more established breeds, it has found its way into the homes if some celebrities including Claire Danes and Dakota Fanning.
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4. In most cases, Schnoodles are bred from Miniature Schnauzers with either a Toy Poodle or a Miniature Poodle. There is another version of the Schnoodle which is bred from the Standard Poodle with the Giant Schnauzer – this dog is called the Giant Schnoodle.
3. Because the Schnoodle has a fairly low-shedding coat he is a good choice for allergy sufferers. You still need to brush and groom him on a regular basis, however, and some trimming of the coat will be necessary. The Schnoodle’s floppy ears also put him at risk for ear infections so be sure to keep his ears clean and dry during bathing.
2. Because the Schnoodle is a cross between two different breeds it is difficult to get an exact lifespan estimate. In order to determine the life expectancy of a Schnoodle, you need to consider the average lifespans for both parents. The Miniature Schnauzer is a small-breed dog so it has a fairly high life expectancy between 12 and 14 years. The Standard Poodle is a medium-sized breed so it can be expected to live between 10 and 12 years. Miniature Poodles have a longer lifespan around 14 years while Toy Poodles have been known to live as long as 20 years. The lifespan of your Schnoodle will be affected by which version of the Poodle is used in the crossing. Schnoodles bred from Miniature Schnauzers and Standard Poodles may have a lifespan ranging from 10 to 14 years. If your Schnoodle was bred from a Toy Poodle or Miniature Poodle, its lifespan could be longer – likely between 12 and 16 years, though higher life expectancies are not out of the question.
1. It is recommended that Schnoodles get around 30 – 60 minutes of exercise each day – this could be a walk, jog, or playtime. A Schnoodle whose mental and physical needs are not met may become destructive, disobedient, and develop behavioral problems.
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