If you’re searching for a doodle that is both incredibly loyal and sweet, but also playful, a Schnoodle may be the perfect dog for you. Schnoodles are becoming more and more popular, and it’s no surprise. Here are some of the top questions and answers about Schnoodles.
What are the parent breeds: Poodle + Schnauzer
Do Schnoodles shed? Yes, but not much.
How big do Schnoodles get? Between 6-75 pounds.
How much is a Schnoodle? $700-$1000
How long do Schnoodles live? 10-18 years
Schnoodle temperament? Devoted, energetic and intelligent.
Do Schnoodles shed?
Because a Schnoodle is a mix between a Poodle and a Schnauzer (a breed that sheds a lot), Schnoodles do shed. However, they don’t shed nearly as much as purebred Schnauzers, and compared to other dog breeds, they don’t shed as much.
Because there are different types of Schnoodles (f1 Schnoodles, f1b Schnoodles, f2 Schnoodles, etc.), your dog will shed according to the type of doodle you own. More specifically, it depends on the percentage of Poodle vs. Schnauzer in your dog. If your dog is more Poodle, it won’t shed as much as if it was a higher percentage of Schnauzer.
Schnoodles can come in 3 different coat types: straight, wavy, and curly. A straight coat Schnoodle has very straight hair. A wavy coat occurs when a dog gets one curl gene from one parent and one non-curl gene from the other. Lastly, when each parent contributes a curl gene, the Schnoodle puppy ends up with a curly coat. Although this type of coat can be harder to brush, dogs with this coat are the least likely to shed.
Are Schnoodles hypoallergenic?
Truth be told, no dog breed is ever truly 100% hypoallergenic. All dogs have fur that can shed, making it a potential issue for people who have allergies. Despite being completely hypoallergenic, Schnoodles are an allergy-friendly dog breed.
This is due to the incorporation of Poodles into the breed mix. Pet dander, saliva, and urine are the three elements that produce allergic reactions. Luckily, Poodles have only a single coat with low dander, and their fur is non-shedding. Therefore, if your Schnoodle is more Poodle than Schnauzer, your pet will be more allergy-friendly. In other words, a F1b Schnoodle will be more allergy friendly than a f1 Schnoodle.
How big do Schnoodles get?
When it comes to Schnoodle size, there are generally three classes: toy Schnoodles, miniature Schnoodles, and standard Schnoodles.
Toy Schnoodles can be anywhere from 6-10 pounds, typically heavier when they are full grown Schnoodles. They measure in at around 10-12 inches.
Mini Schnoodles can be anywhere from 13-20 pounds and measure in at around 12-15 inches.
Standard Schnoodles can be anywhere from 20-75 pounds, typically heavier when they are full grown Schnoodles. They measure in at around 15-26 inches.
How much does a Schnoodle cost?
Pricing for Schnoodles depends on a number of factors, although a general price tag will fall between $700-1000.
There are also a number of factors that affect their price, such as:
Color: There are a number of different Schnoodle colors. In addition to the typical black Schnoodle or white Schnoodle colors, you can find Schnoodle breeders who specialize in breeding apricot Schnoodles, parti Schnoodles, or sable Schnoodles, among others. The more “exotic” the color, the higher the price tag.
Coat: Breeders charge different prices based on the coat. Essentially, the more “Poodle” within the dog’s genetics, the more allergy-friendly the dog is. This can sometimes result in a higher price tag.
Size: Because the most common size of Schnoodles is the standard size, you can expect to pay more money for a smaller version of an Schnoodle.
Location & Demand: Prices can fluctuate based on where you live along with how high the demand is for an Schnoodle. Bigger metropolitan cities such as San Francisco or New York will often have higher price tags, both because of the higher general cost of living, but also because these cities usually have a higher demand for allergy-friendly dogs.
Reputation of the Breeder: When it comes to purchasing an Schnoodle from a breeder, you certainly want to do your research so that you purchase from a reputable, established breeder. While it may be cheaper to buy your doodle from an at-home breeder or from Craigslist, a good breeder can mean a world of difference. If you want a healthy, long-living dog, then it can certainly be worth spending the extra money on a reliable breeder who has done their due diligence in producing healthy pups. Keep in mind that you can also find Schnoodles in shelters and other rescue centers!
How long do Schnoodles live?
In general, Schnoodles will live between 10-18 years. There are a few factors that can result in outliers, however. Smaller dogs, for example, usually live longer than larger dogs. Because of this, a toy Schnoodle or a mini Schnoodle will be expected to live longer than standard Schnoodles. An increased lifespan can also be attributed to crossbreeding (crossbred dogs usually outlive their purebred counterparts) along with purchasing a dog from a reputable breeder.
What’s a Schnoodle’s temperament?
Because of their playful and companion-oriented personalities, Schnoodles are perfect family dogs and are especially good around children. Schnoodles are incredibly happy and peppy dogs, along with being highly intelligent. The more you can play with them, the happier they’ll be.
When you think about the perfect dog, you probably think about an incredibly cute dog that’s also loyal, easy to train, and great with your family. If that sounds like your kind of dog, then an Schnoodle might be in your future. No matter if you’re an individual or you’re looking to bring a dog into a large family, you’re sure to enjoy the addition of your loyal, friendly new family member!