The Giant Schnoodle is a combination of two different purebreds: Giant Schnauzer and Standard Poodle.Feathers And Fleece
The coat of the Giant Schnoodle comes in black and silver, possibly with patches of white.
It is thick with soft waves and curls.
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The Giant Schnoodle is known to be exceptionally perceptive at understanding social situations.
The Giant Schnoodle is known to be playful, yet exceptionally gentle.
It is also known to be easily distracted and may lose focus easily, especially when other animals are present.
The Giant Schnoodle is very affectionate and bonds closely with its owners.
This type of behavior can make training difficult at times.
A calm and consistent training program should aid a frustrated owner.
Generally, Giant Schnoodles will mellow with age, but still require daily exercise.
Grooming for Giant Schnoodles is required roughly every three months.
Bathing is required at least once a month.
Most owners choose to brush their Schnoodle several times a week.
The Giant Schnoodle is hypoallergenic and non-shedding.
The Giant Schnoodle requires daily walks with extra time to play and exercise.
This breed loves the outdoors and may become mischievous if under-exercised.
Although chewing isn't a typical habit of this breed, chew toys are recommended to keep them entertained.
Giant Schnoodles are happy, loyal, and intelligent companions.
They enjoy having fun and aims for life filled with love and play.
They are protective of their family, making them great watch dogs.
A Giant Schnoodle can have a strong temperament, but generally are loving and loyal to their people.
As with every dog, the Giant Schnoodle needs early socialization when they're young.
Feathers and Fleece ensures socialization in each and every puppy that we sell.
We spend hours upon hours with each puppy in order to keep them happy and playful, which
will help them become great well-rounded dogs in the future.
Enrolling him in a puppy kindergarten class is a great start to continue their skill in socialization.
Inviting visitors over regularly and taking him to parks are great ways of polishing those skills.
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Giant Schnoodle History
The Schnoodle was developed in the 1980's when the interest in poodle crosses began to increase.
The original goal of the creating the Schnoodle was to make a low-shedding, low-dander family dog.
Although the Schnoodle hasn't completely gained the "designer" breed popularity, there's a strong following
that has created a demand for Schnoodle puppies.
As of right now, there are no breeding standards or clubs, but efforts have begun to create both.
Giant Schnoodles can come in a variety of sizes, since there are different sizes of Poodles and Schnauzers.
Feathers and Fleece Farm offers only the mix of the Giant Schnoodle and the Standard Poodle.
Although the energy level of the Giant Schnoodle is reflective of the parents, expect to exercise
the pup about 30-60 minutes a day.
Some require less and others require a bit more, but all enjoy walks and family activity.
A Giant Schnoodle should not live outside or in a kennel.
They are companion dogs so they do best when they are inside with their owners.
Schnoodles can suffer from separation anxiety when left alone for long periods of time.
This can lead to barking and destructive behavior.
Schnoodles are not typically noisy breeds, but if they become bored or feel alone, they may start.
Once that habit begins, it can be difficult to stop - so nip it in the butt!
Schnoodles are low-shedding dogs and must be clipped or trimmed.
The Schnoodle coat is meant to resemble a Schnauzer puppy's (soft and wavy).
Generally, the first generation litters have a wavy coats that's soft in texture and remains soft throughout its life.
The coat should NOT be wiry like an adult Schnauzer's, nor have the tight curls of a Poodle.
Second generation Schnoodle litters are more likely to resemble either the Poodle's coat or the Schnauzer's coats.
The wavy coat occurs in multigenerational breeding.
Schnoodles from Feathers and Fleece can be black, pepper salt, and sometimes have patches of white.
Schnoodles have terrific looking coats, which include beards and big eyebrows.
Keep it clean by trimming it and making sure he doesn't carry crumbs around in it.
The amount of grooming needed for a Schnoodle really depends on the coat of the individual dog.
If your dog has the soft, wavy type of coat, brush once or twice a week to prevent tangles and mats.
The Giant Schnoodle will also need to be bathed on an as-needed basis to keep the coat soft.
The best time to brush is after a bath.
Drying the coat with a hair dryer will help prevent any mats from forming.
A Schnoodle with the rough wiry coat of the Schnauzer parent will not require as much grooming as the silky-haired variety,
but weekly brushing is still best with some trimming to keep it tidy and free of dead hair.
Giant Schnoodle's with the Poodle's curly coat needs regular brushing and should be clipped every 6-8 weeks.
No matter what coat your Giant Schnoodle has, check the ears once a week for dirt, redness, or a bad odor
that can indicate an infection.
Also, wipe them out weekly with a cotton ball dampened with gentle, pH-balanced ear cleaner to prevent problems.
Brush your Schnoodle's teeth at least 2-3 times a week to remove tartar buildup and the bacteria the lurk inside it.
Daily brushing is even better if you want to prevent gum disease and bad breath.
Trim the nails regularly if your dog doesn't wear them down naturally.
If you can hear them clicking on the floor, they are too long.
Short, neatly trimmed nails keep your legs from getting scratched when your Giant Schnoodle
wants to give you a big hug to greet you.
Begin accustoming your Giant Schnoodle to being brushed and examined as a puppy.
Handle his paws frequently - dogs are touchy about their feet - and look inside their mouth and ears.
Make grooming a positive experience filled with praise and rewards, and you'll lay the groundwork
for easy vet exams and other handling when he's an adult.
As you groom, check for sores, rashes, or signs of infection such as redness, tenderness, or inflammation on the skin
and feet or in the ears, nose, mouth, and eyes.
Ears should smell good, without too much wax or gunk inside, and eyes should be clear, with no redness or discharge.
Your careful weekly exam will help you spot potential health problems early.
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