What a pistol! Smart, active, and adorable, the Schnoodle has become a popular hybrid dog breed. He’s a cross between the Poodle and the Schnauzer and can be found in many colors. Ranging from 6 to 76 pounds, the Schnoodle has a place as a lap dog, a family dog, a therapy dog, or a performance dog. The vast majority of them are small dogs. The appeal of this hybrid is that they generally have the Poodle’s willingness to please mixed with the sturdiness and activity of the Schnauzer. Playful and lovable, this dog lives to have fun and is always the center of attention.
The Schnoodle is cheerful and intelligent. Described as “forever happy,” this designer dog’s favorite joys in life are playing and hanging out with his family. Bred to be a companion dog, he’s proven that he can do well in agility and as a therapy dog. He makes a terrific jogging companion and his love of activity can get you off the couch. He will fill your life and lap with love and laughter.
The Schnoodle is loyal like the Schnauzer and fun-loving like the Poodle. Like his Schnauzer parent, a Schnoodle has a protective nature and makes a good watch dog. Like his Poodle parent, he’s smart and affectionate. He will bark, sometimes too much (a trait that should be nipped in the bud when he’s young).
Schnauzers are solid terriers and tend toward being a bit stubborn and independent but extremely loyal. The Poodle is smart, agile, and active with a high-maintenance coat. In the best examples of this hybrid, there’s less of the Poodle’s high energy and less of the Schnauzer’s stubbornness.
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