Schnoodle Dog


Schnoodle Characteristics: The Spirited and Lovable Schnoodle is a breed of Medium dog is a Hybrid / Mix crossbreed, bred from a Miniature Schnauzer and Poodle. The Schnoodle, is characterized by its charming, adorable appearance with its affectionate and loving expression. This "designer dog" hybrid breed exhibits the combination of characteristics, and a temperament mix, associated with the Miniature Schnauzer and the Poodle. The goal of crossing the two breeds was to create 'Schnauzerpoo' puppies that incorporated the hardy, agile and robust features and obedience of the Schnauzer with the high intelligence, devotion and non-shedding coat of the Poodle.

The temperament of the Schnoodle can be described as Charming, attentive, alert. The coat type of the Schnoodle is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits in assorted colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Schnoodle demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog and Companion and is known by its nick name the "Schnopoo". The origin of the Schnoodle dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the mid to late 1900's.

Fast Facts about the Schnoodle: The following facts provide fast information about the Schnoodle breed. Size: Medium *** Breed Group: Hybrid / Mix: Miniature Schnauzer/ Poodle *** Nick name: "Schnopoo" *** Origin: United States *** Male Height: 9.8 - 15 inches (25 - 38 cm) *** Female Height: Slightly Less *** Male Weight: 14 - 24 lbs (5.4 - 11 kg) *** Female Weight: Slightly Less *** Coat Type: varied coat type depending on hereditary traits *** Coat Colors: assorted colors *** Litter Size: 3 to 5 puppies  *** Health Problems: Inherited, genetic *** Lifespan: 13 to 17 years *** Hypoallergenic: Yes

Schnoodle Dog Type - Hybrid / Mix (Unrecognised as a breed): Miniature Schnauzer / Poodle: The Schnoodle is one of the many types of dogs described as a Hybrid / Mix, bred from the Miniature Schnauzer and Poodle.

Other names for the Schnoodle: The Schnoodle is known by the nickname of the "Schnopoo". Other names for this breed of dog include the Schnauzerpoo and Schnauzerdoodle

Schnoodle History and Origin: The country of origin of the Schnoodle breed was in United States during the mid to late 1900's. The lineage of the hybrid Schnoodle is a combination of two dog breeds. The Miniature Schnauzer, the "Little Beard", originated in Germany as a ratter during the 1800's. The Poodle, the "Caniche", began as a water dog, specifically as a duck retriever, in Germany during the 1500's. Dog breeders aimed to combine the high intelligence of the poodle with the hardy, alert and robust attributes of the Miniature Schnauzer. The result was a Schnoodle which has become one of the most successful new 'Designer Dogs' breeds.

Owners loved the affectionate Schnoodle who proved highly adaptable to the different lifestyles of people and was happy in either a rural are or living in an apartment. The sociable Schnoodle was found to be friendly towards all people including considerate younger children but could be somewhat reticent and a little suspicious of strangers. The cross-breed Schnoodle is currently recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).

Schnoodle Height: This breed is classified as a medium sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male Schnoodle dog is 9.8 - 15 inches (25 - 38 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Schnoodle Weight: The weight of the male in this medium sized dog is 14 - 24 lbs (5.4 - 11 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Schnoodle Coat Type: The coat type is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits and the Schnoodle coat can therefore be short or long  soft or silky hair that can be a loose wavy coat, a tighter curly coat or a straight coat.

Schnoodle Coat Colors: The colors of the Schnoodle dog breed consist of assorted colors consisting of black, gray, silver, apricot, brown, white, sable, black & white and black & tan. N.B. Sable is a dark brown color.

Schnoodle Grooming Requirements: The grooming needs of the Schnoodle is dependent on the type of coat it has inherited from its parents, either the Miniature Schnauzer or the Poodle. The Miniature Schnauzer has high grooming requirements as does the Poodle, so this dog can be expected to be high maintenance. The grooming needs and requirements of the Schnoodle should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular checks of the teeth, nails, eyes and ears.

Schnoodle Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 3 to 5 puppies. Schnoodle puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Schnoodle puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Schnoodle Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Spirited, Charming, attentive, alert and Lovable.

Schnoodle Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is dependent on its size, the bigger the dog the more exercise required for this lively dog. The Schnoodle requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes to one hour every day.

Schnoodle Diet: A fully grown Schnoodle should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Schnoodle Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Schnoodle breed have not yet been fully established, but there is the possibility of inherited, genetic health issues. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Schnoodle dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: Yes (Refer to Hypoallergenic Dogs).

Schnoodle Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Schnoodle breed is 13 to 17 years.

Schnoodle Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Schnoodle breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Schnoodle names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Our top male dog names are: Spike *** Luke *** Bo *** Ziggy *** Ollie *** Joey *** Sparky *** Tyson *** Jax *** Romeo.

Schnoodle Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Schnoodle girl dog. Our top choice of good female Schnoodle names are Cookie *** Shelby *** Delilah *** Bonnie *** Daisy *** Molly *** Sasha *** Lulu *** Pepper *** Missy.

Fast Facts about the Schnoodle: The following facts provide fast information about the Schnoodle . Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris *** Dog Type: Hybrid / Mix: Miniature Schnauzer/ Poodle *** Size: Medium *** Country of Origin: United States *** History / Date: mid to late 1900's *** Male Schnoodle Height: 9.8 - 15 inches (25 - 38 cm) *** Male Schnoodle Weight: 14 - 24 lbs (5.4 - 11 kg) *** Coat Type: varied coat type depending on hereditary traits *** Schnoodle Litter Size: 3 to 5 puppies  *** Schnoodle Health Problems: Hip dysplasia, thyroid, and joint problems *** Schnoodle Lifespan: 13 to 17 years ***

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