Couple looking for Long hair Chihuahua. Resonably priced.
I would like to buy a long haired chihuahua. My son has one and I would like to raise one too. I live in York Pa. Please respond PJ Gryp
I live outside of Fort Worth. I have chorkies, one a year old and three 2 years old. The older ones both parents were registered but I did not register them because I couldn't find papers on the dad. Mom was a blue deer leg chihuahua-very rare in color, dad was silver and black yorkie. I need to find homes for them because I now have too many. The younger one was sired by one of my males and is very unusual looking...he somehow came out with blue eyes. Charlotte Boeker-Burris
Indeed a teddy bear chow. 8143376096 Christopher Martin
I live in Michigan, near Clinton Twp. Would like to find a reasonably priced Westie, not too old, with all shots and in good health. I do have a cat, so the dog would hopefully be cat-friendly. Lind Grammatico
With regrets, my mother has learned that she is allergic to her Westie. Westie is housed trained, up to date with shots, have his records and history of his linkage. Westie is 4 years old. Willing to practically give him away. Lenner
The Schnoodle is a mixed dog breed, usually a cross between a Miniature or Toy Poodle and a Miniature Schnauzer though other size combinations may also be used. Hybrid's temperaments are somewhat unpredictable, but the Schnoodle generally makes a great pet. Both Poodles and Schnauzers are cheerful and companionable, and they are easily trained. When selecting a Schnoodle, look for eye problems and seizure disorders.
The Schnoodle is a mixed breed. A cross between the Poodle and the Schnauzer, the Schnoodle is fast becoming a popular pet.
Schnoodles have been bred since the 1970s. They are usually the result of a cross between the miniature schnauzer and the miniature or toy poodle, but other size combinations may also be used. Crosses between a Giant Schnauzer and a Standard Poodle are much larger than the traditional hybrids, and are called Giant Schnoodles.
Schnoodles may be black, white, brown, gray, apricot, or multi-colored. Schnoodles may shed lightly, or not at all. The coat may be coarse, soft, or a combination of both. The ears may stand erect or hang down. Schnoodles that are the result of a cross between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Miniature Poodle are usually 10-14 inches tall and weigh 10-20 pounds.
Care and Feeding
Schnoodles need a diet high in protein and minerals to keep their coats looking great. It is generally recommended to trim the Schnoodle's coat every 6 to 8 weeks. Specific grooming requirements vary according to the dog's coat.
Schnoodles need annual checkups to maintain their good health. Vaccinations are administered on the following schedule:
Some Schnoodles shed very little, and others do not shed at all. Their hair is hypoallergenic, so little added environmental maintenance is necessary.
Housing Your Dog
Schnoodles are best suited to indoor life, but they enjoy playing outside.
Schnoodles are usually great with children. They may be aggressive toward other dogs, or they may get along with them just fine. If socialized well when young, they can usually get along with other pets.
Handling and Training
The Schnoodle is intelligent and eager to please, making training a delight. Some make good watchdogs, and some will catch mice.
Schnoodles are rather energetic, so they need plenty of exercise. They love to play off-leash. Daily walks will help keep them happy and healthy.
Most Schnoodle breeders only produce first generation crosses to ensure the best possible health of the dogs. If you choose to breed your Schnoodle, look for a mate that has no family history of eye problems, epilepsy, joint problems, or Von Willebrand's disease.
Common Health Problems
Eye problems and epilepsy are the most common health problems in the Schnoodle. Both of these ailments require veterinary care.
The Schnoodle's popularity has made it fairly easy to find in most areas. Breeders can also be located online. Prices are usually $300 to $700.
Ron G. - 2015-08-18 About 5 years ago we acquired a small, mix-breed dog from a rescue organization. He was hit by a car, suffered a broken leg, and was abandoned at a vet's office. A lot of guesses were made about his genetic make-up, but the consensus is that he is a toy poodle-toy schnauzer mix. He certainly looks exactly like some of the photos I've seen of this mix. He actually gets compliments like'cutest dog ever!' when we walk him. He is one of the friendliest dogs I have ever owned, especially towards other people and their children. He is also very affectionate and energetic, a great 'alarm dog', and loves to play, even at his current age of (an estimated) ten years. Wonderful pet! Big believer in rescues!
Char Holland - 2012-05-31 We have 2 schnoodles that are litter mates. They are almost 5 years old and one of them (Shadow) started having seizures at age 2.5. Recently, these have progressed to cluster seizures. I'm looking for any information anyone else may have with this experience. We are looking at medicine to control and/or prevent the seizures rather than costly MRI and other tests. We love this breed, our schnoodles are 2nd generation mini-schnauzer and poodle mix. They are smart, loving, active and no dander/shedding to bother our allergies.
Char Holland - 2012-05-31 And I just found on this site, schnoodles can be prone to seizure disorders. :(
Charlie Roche - 2012-05-31 I understand about the MRI costs - then they give you the medicine. I was thinking maybe your local SPCA or shelter would know what medicine to get. There is also an online site Drs Foster and Smith who (as far as I know still) provide a vet to speak with and prescribe medication and they have the medication you can order online Drs Foster and Smith
Charlotte Holland - 2012-06-25 We started Shadow on Keppra every 8 hours. He is doing well, and tolerates the medicine just fine.
carmen - 2013-04-25 First and very important do a blood workup. We had a wonderful poodle for 12 years. She started having seizures at 2 1/2. We treated her for a year with phenol barbital. It wasn't working. Another vet suggested running a blood test. It turned out she had a para thyroid problem. She wasnt absorbing any calcium in her blood. We were able to treat her with vitamin d calcium pills.
Charles Brown - 2009-12-07 I grew up the more traditional dog breeds but I have to say our schnoodle is exceptional in every way: fantastic temperment, very affectionate, great with kids, hightly intelligent and great with kids. I can't say enough good things about this breed...