Dog Breed Group: Hybrid Dogs
Scientific Name: Canis lupus familiaris
Recommended for: Families
Maintenance Level: Medium – high
Life Span: 10-15 years
Height: 38 – 66 cm
Weight: 3.2 – 7.3 kg
Temperament: Obedient, Strong Willed, Devoted, Intelligent, Protective, Loving, Active, Clever
Colors: black, grey, silver, brown, white, apricot, sable, black/ white
Schnoodle Breed Overview
The Schnoodle is a combination between Poodle and Schnauzer and was bred in order to combine sturdiness of the Schnauzer and eagerness of Poodle. The most Schnoodles are small dogs with a wavy and soft coat that sheds very little.
They come in different colours such as
Similar to ancestor breeds, Schnoodle come in different sizes:
- Toy Schnoodle size – Up to 30 cm in height and 5 kg in weight
- Miniature Schnoodle size – Up to 38 cm in height and 9 kg in weight
- Standard Schnoodle Size – Up to 66 cm in height and 34 kg in weight
Their life expectancy is approximately 15 years.
You should exercise Schnoodles for one hour each day, in order to maintain their physical and mental needs because in another case they can become disobedient, destructive and develop behavioural issues.
- Suitability for Children – Medium
- Tendency to Bark – Medium
- Energy – Medium
- Suitability as a Guard Dog – High
- Grooming Requirements – More than Once a Week
- Trimming Required – Every 6 weeks
- Amount of hair shed – None
- Food Cost – More than $20
- Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $44
Origins of Schnoodle
This particular breed was first developed in the 1980s by crossing Poodle with Schnauzer because the popularity of Poodle increased. The main goal was to create a dog that sheds a little. Because they are a new hybrid, most puppies are bred directly from Poodle or Schnauzer.
They were made in order to specialize them in finding Truffles. However, they are not recognized by Kennel Clubs.
Schnoodles are easy to train, smart and very fast learners. They can easily adapt to any household, and become a part of the family. They adore playing with children and making great companions to them because they are at the same time sturdy, which means that they are strong enough to handle rough play, and they are gentle.
They get well with other household pets such as cats, but still, you have to socialize them from an early age. The training is also essential in order to develop their mental characteristics. It is not recommended to keep small animals such as rodents around because they will instinctively try to hunt them.
Common Schnoodle Conditions and Diseases
Legg-Perthes Disease – This particular disease affects hip joints and it widely attacks small breeds by lowering their blood supply and causes the pelvis to disintegrate. You should check with your vet about all possibilities, and cover your Schnoodle with PetCare in order to get more affordable treatments.
- They are not recognized by Kennel Clubs.
- Schnoodle is considered as one of the most bizarre breed names.