When it comes to designer dogs, you don’t get much cuter than the Schnoodle. While you likely know this is a mix between the Schnauzer and Poodle, you may not know some other fun-facts about this interesting breed. If you are interested and want to find out if a Schnoodle is a good fit for your family, keep reading. Here you can learn 10 new and interesting facts about the Schnoodle.
1. Schnoodles are Extremely Intelligent
Something that many potential Schnoodle owners don’t realize is how smart this breed of dog really is. In fact, they are so smart, this is one of the easiest dogs to train. In addition to being smart, they are also eager to please – both with or without any reward (i.e. a treat). They will listen to the commands you give them and appreciate the praise that follows. This helps them pick up on your instructions pretty quickly.
2. The Schnoodle isn’t Recognized by Breed Associations
There are many people who want to get a dog that is recognized by the various breed associations, such as the CKC, UKC or the AKC. Unfortunately, the Schnoodle isn’t recognized by these organizations. However, don’t be too disappointed. None of the dogs that fit in the designer dog category are recognized. The good news is, there are some kennel clubs that will accept the registration of a mixed-breed or crossbreed dogs for various performance vents, including obedience or agility.
3. Schnoodles Date Back to the 1980s
The very first Schnoodle puppies appeared during the 1980s. Since this time, this breed of dog has grown in popularity. Today, it is still considered to be one of the most popular types of designer dog breeds available.
4. Celebrities Love the Schnoodle
There’s no question that there are some designer dog breeds that have recached celebrity status on their own. While the Schnoodle hasn’t reached this status, it doesn’t mean it isn’t beloved by celebrities. In fact, there are several well-known celebrities who own Schnoodles of their own, including Dakota Fanning and Claire Danes.
5. The Size of Schnoodles Varies
Unlike many other dog breeds, Schnoodles can also range in weight. The actual weight of the adult dog is dependent on the size of its parents. As a result, you will find Schnoodles ranging in weight from just 10 pounds up to 25 pounds. The most common types of Schnoodles you will find include miniature and toy Schnauzers and Poodles.
6. The Giant Schnoodle is a “Thing”
There’s no question that small puppies are adorable. However, are you looking for the Schnoodle look – giant sized? If so, then the giant Schnoodle is for you. This mix is created by breeding a Giant Schnauzer with a Standard Poodle. Don’t worry – the giant-sized versions of the Schnoodles are just as cute and trainable as the smaller ones!
7. Schnoodles are Available in Many Colors
Did you know that Schnoodle puppies are available in a wide array of colors? It’s true! You can find Schnoodle puppies in brown, grey, white, apricot, tan and black, sable, white and black and black. If you have a preference, the good news is, there are options.
8. Schnoodles are Great for Allergy Sufferers
Did you know the Schnoodle has a low-shedding coat? This means they are a great companion for those who suffer from allergies. You will need to groom and brush your Schnoodle regularly, however, when it comes to allergies, there’s very low risk!
9. Schnoodles Need 30 to 60 Minutes of Exercise Daily
If you own a Schnoodle, you need to make sure they get at least 30 to 60 minutes of exercise daily. This can be playing fetch, a walk or a jog. If the physical and mental needs of your Schnoodle aren’t met, they may become disobedient, destructive and even suffer behavior issues.
10. Your Schnoodle May Experience Separation Anxiety
Your Schnoodle is going to like and want to be with you. If you can avoid it, you should not leave them alone for long periods of time.
There you have it! Fun and interesting facts about the Schnoodle. Are you ready to adopt one? They make great companions for everyone!