The Schnoodle or Snoodle is a cross between a Schnauzer and a Poodle. It counts as a designer dog and does not represent a breed registered with the FCI. As bright family dogs, the fuzzy four-legged friends have conquered the hearts of dog lovers and are becoming increasingly popular. But, that also for a good reason?
In the offspring of this cross, characteristics of both parents show. Whether in a puppy more the poodle or the Schnauzer gains the upper hand, is individual different. From the poodle has the Schnoodle Eagerness to learn and intelligence inherited. The mustache brings Self-confidence and balance with. Their offspring are cheerful, temperamental, intelligent, loyal, alert, inquisitive dogs. They learn quickly and easily.
The education and training succeeds with patience and consistency even inexperienced dog owners. A good puppy school will help with this. You should familiarize your puppy with many different situations, strange people, traffic, etc. With a Schnoodle you have a active dog that likes to move. You should plan a longer walk every day. Equally important is the mental workout of your four-legged friend. With enthusiasm he will learn little tricks. The cheerful fur noses are for every game and every nonsense. Maybe you try a dog sport. How about agility, obedience, flyball or dogdancing? A Schnoodle quickly gets used to other animals living in the household.
How big your puppy will grow depends on the parents. The offspring of a large poodle and a giant schnauzer reach a shoulder height of up to 65 cm. If Miniature Poodle and Miniature Schnauzer were mated, the dogs become 29 to 35 cm tall. The external appearance varies greatly. Round, dark eyes and floppy ears are safe. Both Poodles and Schnauzers have them. Your dog may get a whisker like a Schnauzer. Others have the typical head whiskers of a Poodle. Schnoodles come in the Colors black, white, gray, brown, apricot or pied. These dogs hardly hair. You have a dog hair allergy and want a dog? Then a Schnoodle could be the right decision. However, be sure to test this out in advance.
The right food
The diet of your four-legged friend is depending on age, gender and activity. On the packaging of the feed manufacturers you will find appropriate instructions and feed quantities. You should follow these instructions.
Of course you can also Barfen. Here you need to research exactly what food needs your dog currently has. Then you can calculate and prepare his ration. Whether you give dry or wet food depends on many factors. The best would be a high quality wet food. With dry food, make sure that the chunks are not too large. Your dog must be able to eat them without problems.
Dry food can be a problem with your Puppies in the change of teeth be problematic. He may either eat it poorly or not at all. Soaking helps here. You can also give him wet food during this time. Change his diet slowly, over several days or weeks, to the new food. If your Schnoodle is fed throughout the day or during training treats? You have to subtract that from his food ration. Being overweight is just as harmful for a dog as it is for humans. Remember that constantly a bowl with fresh water is ready.
Schnoodle are robust dogs. Their care is not costly. The texture of the coat is different. It can be soft and curly or wiry. Depending on whether the genes from the poodle or the Schnauzer prevail. The fur you should brush once or twice a week. The areas behind the ears tend to become matted. Your four-legged friend has particularly soft fur here. Carefully loosen any matting with your fingers. If you neglect this, large matted areas will develop. Then only a pair of scissors will help.
Gently accustom your puppy to brushing. Use only soft brushes for him. Make sure it doesn't pull. Then he will be happy to be brushed later.
After each walk you should use the Check coat for burrs, etc.. If they are still fresh, they are usually easy to remove.
You may discover a Tick. You must remove them immediately.
When brushing you immediately check the ears. It may be that you notice inflammations or unpleasant odors. Then you must urgently visit a veterinarian with your darling. The veterinarian also takes over the Claw care. Only if you already have a lot of experience, you can do it yourself. With enough exercise, the claws wear themselves out. Then they do not need to be shortened.
The Dental care is done with appropriate chewing materials. Your four-legged friend will use them to scrape off the tartar himself. But you can also help with special dog toothpaste. Baden you need your Schnoodle only if it is really dirty. Avoid it if it is not absolutely necessary. If you let the dirt dry, most of it will fall out by itself. The rest you can brush out. Leave your Schnoodle on an old blanket until it is dry.
When bathing, you remove the valuable layer of fat. It coats the fur hairs and keeps your dog warm and dry. Take a close look at your dog's coat the next time it rains. The hairs form small roof tiles. The water runs down. The skin underneath stays dry. When you bathe, you destroy this protective layer. Your dog gets wet, soaks through and can get sick.
If bathing cannot be avoided, do not use shampoo or replenishing dog shampoo if possible. In some specimens, the poodle strongly asserts itself in the coat. Then you let your Schnoodle get in shape every 2 to 3 months by a dog groomer. In part, it is enough to trim it.
Your Schnoodle needs a Collar or harness. This includes a suitable leash. For normal walks is enough a leash from 100 to 150 cm. With a drag line you give your little explorer more free space. For resting is at least one Crib or basket necessary. For the garden he needs a weatherproof shelter with a cozy blanket. A Food bowl and several water bowls ensure the supply. A Bowl with fresh water should be in every room. This is especially important in the warm season.
For the coat care you create a dog brush and a dog comb an. A Tick Pliers removes the pests. A fever thermometer and 1 or 2 gauze bandages provide in an emergency Initial supply. Some toys complete the equipment. Some furry noses prefer balls. They love to dash after them. Others like to tug and chew; they need tug toys. Test with your dog what he likes better.
Origin & History
The Schnoodle comes from the USA. The first animals were born in the 1980s. The breeders were mainly concerned with the Allergy compatibility. These beginnings were smiled at. Only when the dogs proved themselves in households with allergy sufferers, that changed. In the meantime, the Schnoodle widespread and popular worldwide.
If a Schnoodle is to be born every time schnauzer and poodle mated anew. There is no further breeding with the born puppies. Therefore, the Schnoodle is a designer dog and not a breed in its own right. Strictly speaking, he is a Mongrel. If you look at the parents of your puppy, you can easily predict its characteristics. You can see approximately how tall he will be and what coat color he might have. You will find certain characteristics of the father and mother in him.
From these first puppies Breeding a new breed is laborious. It would take many generations of dogs. The characteristics of the newborn dogs would differ more and more from each other. A breed standard would have to be established. Breeding would be done exclusively with dogs that show the desired characteristics. It is easier to constantly re-cross these lovely housemates.