Schnoodle (Schnauzer + Poodle)

Schnoodle (Schnauzer + Poodle)

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Schnoodles are intelligent and cheerful. This designer dog is described as "forever happy," and their favorite thing is playing with their family. Though they were bred to be a companion dog, they can also perform well in agility and as a therapy dog.

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What are Cataracts?

Cataracts are eye diseases caused by clouding or opacification of the natural lens of the eye. There will be a cloudy appearance to the dog's eye(s), and they may walk into things or seem unsteady on their feet, especially in unfamiliar territory.

Clinical Signs

  • Changes in eye colour or changes in pupil size or shape.

  • Cloudy pupils in one or both eyes.

  • Clumsiness.

  • Difficulty seeing in dimly lit areas.

  • Reluctance to climb or jump.

  • Rubbing or scratching of the eyes


A dog with cataracts can sometimes have them surgically removed to improve their vision as they age.

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What is Diabetes Mellitus?

Diabetes can affect dogs and cats, as well as other animals (such as apes, pigs, and horses). Diabetes mellitus, or "sugar diabetes," is the most common form of diabetes in dogs. Diabetes mellitus is caused by the failure of the pancreas to regulate blood sugar.

Clinical Signs

  • Excessive Thirst

  • Increased Urination

  • Weight Loss

  • Increased Appetite

  • Depressed Attitude


The treatment of diabetes is to give insulin injections to the dog twice a day or once a day depending on the results. In some cases, oral medication is given but it is said to be less effective, injections are preferred over medications. Your veterinarian may also recommend a diet to help slow glucose absorption.

Average vet bill for Diabetes Mellitus


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*Hypothetical reimbursement examples illustrate reimbursement of an eligible vet bill at the noted reimbursement rate, assuming the annual deductible had already been met.



Smart & Witty. Personality completely depends upon the genes


Schnoodles are most playful around their families and kids.


Schnoodles are typically very affectionate and devoted to their families.

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The coat of a Schnoodle is soft and wavy.


Colors and shades range from black, grey, brown, silver, white, apricot, sable, black & white, black & tan, parti-color.




The brushing of coat depends on the type of the coat. The heavier the coat, the more the brushing.


These dogs are generally not very easy to train but the training must be done from the puppyhood.

Schnoodles are intelligent and cheerful. This designer dog is described as "forever happy," and its favorite thing is playing with its family. Though they were bred to be companion dog, they can also perform well in agility and as a therapy dog. The love of activity they have can help motivate you to get off the couch and jog with them. The love and laughter they bring into your life will fill your lap and your life.

A Schnoodle is loyal like a Schnauzer and fun-loving like a Poodle. Schnoodles, like their Schnauzer parents, have a protective nature and make excellent watchdogs. They are affectionate and smart like their Poodle parent. There are times when they bark excessively (a trait that should be tamed when they're young). In addition to being loyal and stubborn, Schnauzers tend to be a little bit independent. With its high-maintenance coat, the Poodle is smart, agile, and active. Poodles are high-energy dogs and Schnauzers are stubborn dogs.

There's nothing Schnoodles love more than car rides (especially when they're going to see someone they like), playing fetch, and just generally having a good time. They aren't just fond of fetch; they also enjoy playing. Known for doing the "butt tucks" and the Schnoodle 500, they run fast in a circle with their hind ends tucked. It's just a form of play that makes them happy. Furthermore, they often use their front paws as hands when holding toys or blankets. Schnoodles can dig more than terriers, and there's a terrier in there. Barking is also a very enjoyable activity for some Schnoodles. Schnoodles can display the same trait as Schnauzers, which can lead them to love one person more than the rest of the family. There are times when they prefer one member of the family over the rest of the family, but they'll always like all of them.

There are three different variations of both Schnauzers and Poodles, making Schnoodles available in a variety of sizes. Larger ones are still relatively rare. Miniature, Standard, and Giant Schnauzers; Toy, Miniature, and Standard Poodles. Since there is no breed standard for Schnoodles - or breed clubs (though one is in the planning stages) - their different sizes are simply and loosely defined as Toy, Miniature, and Standard. In general, Schnoodles are small, since the most common cross uses a Miniature Schnauzer and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. It's what people generally think of when they talk about Schnoodles.

A Schnoodle whose purebred parents have been carefully selected for temperament is also very different from a dog from an irresponsible breeder, who simply slapped a litter together because they own a purebred Schnauzer and live next door to a purebred Poodle. Schnoodles can be great dogs when their parents are carefully selected.

Schnoodle: Introduction to the Breed

Owning a pet is one of the most significant decisions you can make for your family. Make sure to research the available puppies and consider which will best fit your family and lifestyle before purchasing another puppy. You should carefully consider what characteristics you would like in a dog as well as those you would prefer it not to have. There are a few things you should know about the Schnoodles.

Schnoodle dogs are generally:

  • Active

  • Loyal

  • Intelligent

  • Friendly with Kids

  • Sensitive

The Schnoodle is an excellent choice if you are looking for a loyal, loving family pet. To be happy, a person must understand their unique needs and be willing to accommodate their individual personalities.

What are the Origins of the Schnoodle?

In the 1980s, when interest in Poodle crosses began to grow, the Schnoodle was developed. Schnoodles were designed to be low-shedding, low-dander family dogs. Even though the Schnoodle hasn't quite gained the popularity of other "designer" breeds, there is a strong following for Schnoodle puppies.

The Schnoodle is generally a result of breeding between a Schnauzer and a Poodle, although some breeders have begun breeding multigenerational Schnoodles (Schnoodles bred to other Schnoodles. Currently, there are no breed clubs or standards, but efforts are underway to develop them.

Since there are three Poodle sizes and three Schnauzer sizes, Schnoodles are available in a variety of sizes. As a result of the variety of possibilities that exist, an interesting variety of hybrids has been created. Schnoodles are traditionally small dogs; however, the introduction of Giant Schnauzers and Standard Poodles into the mix is relatively recent, which results in a dog that has a temperament that differs considerably from the small, cuddly Schnoodles.

What are the Risks for the Schnoodle Dog Breed?

Like most breeds, Schnoodles can be susceptible to certain health conditions. Even though not all Schnoodles will develop any of these diseases, it's important to be aware of them if you're considering this breed.

Hybrid vigor is frequently misunderstood to apply automatically to mixed breeds. Mixed-breed offspring will not have hybrid vigor if the genetic pool remains the same over time. Purebred puppies from a purebred breeder who brings in a dog from a different line will have hybrid vigor, even if they are purebred.

A health clearance indicates that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a certain condition. There are some health concerns and issues specific to the Schnoodle that are unusual and specific.

Some Schnoodle health problems include:

Make sure your puppy's parents are health-cleared before you buy it from a good breeder. The health clearance proves that a dog has been tested and cleared for a particular condition.

Despite the Schnoodle's variable energy level, expect to exercise your dog for about 30 to 60 minutes a day. It varies from person to person, with some requiring less and others requiring more. Walking and jogging with Schnoodles is a wonderful way to spend time together. Schnoodles can adapt to a variety of residences, but size should be considered. An apartment can be a good place for a Toy or Miniature Schnoodle but may not be appropriate for a Standard. Schnoodles should live in a home with a fenced yard. Schnoodles can be good companion dogs that do best in a household with their owners, not in a kennel or outside.

If left alone for a long time, Schnoodles may suffer from separation anxiety. Barking and destructive behavior can result from this. Schnoodles aren't typically noisy breeds, but if bored or left alone for long periods of time, they may develop the habit. It can be difficult to stop a habit once it's started, so nip it in the bud.

It's essential to be prepared for the things you cannot control. At Spot Pet Insurance, our number one priority is helping you give your dog the long, happy, and healthy life they deserve. Reach out today and request a free pet insurance quote to learn more about our range of well-rounded plan options for your Schnoodle.