The Schnoodle is a mixed-breed dog between a Schnauzer and a Poodle. It has a playful character that he probably inherited from his Schnauzer parent and willingness of a Poodle to please, making this dog such a fine breed. The characteristics it got from both the Schnauzer and the Poodle makes the Schnoodle a good lap dog, therapy dog, or a family dog.
In addition, both Schnauzers and Poodles are intelligent dogs, therefore, their offspring — the Schnoodle is intelligent as well. So, if you ever thought of teaching Schnoodles some tricks to perform, it wouldn’t be so hard. Are you ready to get to know this adorable breed? Scroll on!
Learn About Schnoodle Dogs and Their Curly Beard
What is a Schnoodle?
The Schnoodle breed is known to have the coat of a Schnauzer. It is a low-shedder dog, inheriting from both its parents’ gene pool. As pets, they have to be exposed early to different people, sound, and things so it could easily adapt to its surrounding. Do you think this mixed-breed dog would be your perfect companion? Read on to learn more about the Schnoodle!
What does a Schnoodle look like?
Schnoodles have beards like the Schnauzers. Their coat was meant to have the coat of a Schnauzer but through generations, it can have the Poodle’s curls. Its coat’s color palette can vary from black, white, apricot, silver, sable, brown, and can be multi-colored too.
The size of the Schnoodle will depend on the size of its parents. Since both the Schnauzer and the Poodle have three variations (miniature, standard, or giant for Schnauzers and toy, miniature, or standard for Poodles) when these variations are mixed and matched, it will result in a variety of sizes:
- Toy Schnoodle – stands 10 to 12 inches tall and weighs about 6 to 10 pounds
- Miniature Schnoodle – stands 12 to 15 inches tall and weighs about 13 to 20 pounds
- Standard Schnoodle – stands 15 to 26 inches tall and weighs about 20 to 75 pounds
What is a Schnoodle like?
Schnoodles are happy and intelligent companion dogs. Their character may vary depending on which traits they acquire from their parent. They listen to commands which make them an easy to train breed. Like other dogs, they are also in need of a regular exercise so having a walk at the park won’t hurt. Giving them at least 30 minutes of exercise is actually highly advisable since they have a lot of energy.
How are Schnoodles groomed?
The Schnoodle is a low shedder dog so its coat is quite easy to maintain. Schedule your Schnoodle a monthly appointment with a professional groomer to have its coat well-maintained. Their faces can develop tear stains so wash it on a daily basis to avoid it from making a mark. Have its lower body shaved to avoid foul odor from its urine and feces. As for its feet, trim its nails once a week or every two weeks.
What are the possible health concerns of Schnoodle dogs?
Like other dogs, Schnoodles are also prone to certain health issues. As a mixed-breed dog, Schnoodles may genetically inherit from both the Schnauzer and the Poodle its health problems. But, it may also be possible that as a mixed-breed, it may lower the chances of getting them. According to dogtime.com, these are the possible health concerns a Schnoodle may have:
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) – an eye disease that makes a dog night-blind.
Patellar Luxation – can be called as slipped stifles and is considered a common problem with small breed dogs. It’s caused by the knee joint being dislocated from its rightful place giving the dog a crippling pain.
Cataracts – Opacity on the eye lenses that gives the dog poor vision. Usually, it occurs in old age and it can surgically be removed in some cases.
Epilepsy – A neurological condition that causes mild to severe seizures.
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease – It involves the hip joint and causes decreased blood supply in the femur that disintegrates its connection with the pelvic bone.
Gastric Torsion – A.K.A. “bloats” and causes problems commonly for large dogs. Since there’s a giant Schnauzer breed, it is possible for your Schnoodle to have this health problem if it was crossed with this particular Schnauzer breed.
Addison’s disease – Also called as hypoadrenocorticism, it happens when there is an insufficient production of adrenal hormones. It has vague symptoms like vomiting, little energy, and poor appetite that it is easily misdiagnosed.
Diabetes Mellitus – A disorder when the body is unable to regulate its own blood sugar level. Can be controlled by diet and insulin administration.
How much are Schnoodle puppies?
According to Puppyfind.com, Schnoodles costs around US$400 to US$1000. The price range totally depends on who’s selling and how the dog looks particularly on what physical characteristics it inherited from its parents. Buying this type of mixed breed would gain you a loving company so make sure you buy it from a responsible seller and be a responsible owner.