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Schnoodle

Height: 13 inches (33 cm) (Male)

Weight: 11 - 16 pounds (5-7 kg) (Male)

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Male height: 
13 inches (33 cm)
Male weight: 
11 - 16 pounds (5-7 kg)
Coat: 
The desired coat is fine and hair-like.
Colors: 
Black, white, brown, gray, apricot, and multi-color.
History: 

The Schnoodle is a "designer dog" - the name given to many popular hybrids - who has been around for about 20 years. Usually, the Schnoodle is a cross between a Miniature or Standard Schnauzer and a Miniature Poodle - this produces the typical-sized Schnoodle. If a Toy Poodle is used instead of a Miniature, the result is called a Toy Schnoodle. Breeding Giant Schnauzers to Standard Poodles is also done occasionally, but the giant Schnoodles from these litters tend to have more of the problematic characteristics of the Giant Schnauzer, including an extremely demanding activity level and overprotectiveness of children.

The desired coat of the Schnoodle, which is similar to human hair, tends to shed less than other breeds, which may make the breed better for allergy sufferers.

Personality: 
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.
At home: 
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.
Exercise: 
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.
Feeding: 
Schnoodles need a high-quality, age-appropriate diet to stay healthy.
Training: 
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.
Compatibility: 
Schnoodles are usually friendly with children, other dogs and other family pets but may see small animals as prey.
Health: 
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.
Fun fact: 

Actress Dakota Fanning owns a Schnoodle.

Grooming blurb: 
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.
Disclaimer: 
This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader's discretion.