The desired coat is fine and hair-like.
Black, white, brown, gray, apricot, and multi-color.
Schnoodles are known for being devoted and intelligent companions. Keenly perceptive, they combine the Poodle's sharp mind and the Schnauzer's desire to please his owner. Fun and mischievous, Schnoodles are curious, energetic, playful dogs. They are very astute and seem to be able to predict their owners' actions and moods. They are prone to bursts of energy and often amuse their owners by running around in circles for a minute or two.
The coat and size of the Schnoodle make him a good dog for just about any living situation, but these dogs do have a tendency to bark, which may not be appropriate for apartment life. Schnoodles like to be with their families and do not do well if left alone for long periods. They enjoy water and may surprise their owners with a quick splash into their water bowl. They are prone to digging; a fenced yard is a must.
Although not eligible for American Kennel Club (AKC) activities, some other clubs do allow mixed breeds to participate. A Schnoodle might enjoy agility, obedience, flyball and therapy.
A Schnoodle is an active dog who needs daily exercise. A few walks a day and a fun game of his favorite activity - fetch - will keep him from channeling that energy into destructive behaviors.
Schnoodles need a high-quality, age-appropriate diet to stay healthy.
The Schnoodle's intelligence and desire to please make him very trainable. He needs the mental challenges of training to keep him from getting bored.
Schnoodles are usually friendly with children, other dogs and other family pets but may see small animals as prey.
Schnoodles can live up to 15 years. Health problems of the breed may include diabetes; epilepsy; excessive inner ear hairs; progressive retinal atropy (PRA); and skin allergies.
The Schnoodle's fine fur grows much like human hair, making it low shedding but prone to tangles. Brushing a few times a week is necessary, as is regular trimming. Many Schnoodle clips resemble that of a terrier - a short, pet-style clip with relatively long fur left on the dog's face.
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