What you need to know about the Schnoodle

schnoodle-51If you are going to get a Schnoodle you may be wondering what you need to know about Schnoodles so that you will be able to enjoy spending time with your pet. Schnoodles are not purebred dogs but are a cross between the Poodle and Schnauzer, displaying characteristics of the both these breeds of dogs. They are popular for their winning combination of their stockier build and blockier heads along with gorgeous teddy bear faces. Their great personality complements their adorable face very well which makes them the preferred choice when it comes to selecting a great family pet. They are smart, funny, charming and alert in nature — due to their double dose of Poodle and Schnauzer attentiveness which makes them excellent watchdogs.

Schnoodles are small on size with curly coats that needs to be clipped regularly.
These dogs are known as active dogs with gentle dispositions, full of personality, few health problems and long life spans. Since this breed of dog is less allergenic, it can easily fit into any household with pet allergies. Schnoodles socialize well with children and can also live in homes with multiple pets.

These dogs are considered as an intelligent breed as you can train them for therapy dogs who can actively participate in agility training. They are non-shedding as they from their non-shedding parents that make them a perfect choice for people who are allergic to dogs or who do not want to clean dog hairs. They are considered as great family pets as they are obedient and intelligent family companions who are completely devoted to their family. They are very comfortable with children, other pets in the family and are friendly with strangers. Schnoodles are known to be social dogs that are happiest when surrounded by people as they love socializing. This breed of dogs are very eager to please, easy to train and always ready to learn new things. They can weight anything in between 6 to 76 pounds with a large variety of fur textures and coat colors as majority of these dogs resembles a mixture of both their Poodle and Schnauzer parents but the latter influences the appearance of these breed of dog.

schnoodle-30The coat texture of Schnoodles can range from silky to wavy, straight and tightly curled fur as most of the coats are very fine in texture. The tightly curled coats of these dogs are much softer than the tight curls of Poodle but wavy, silky fur is far more prevalent. Since their furs are low maintenance and non-shedding, it can be groomed at home. There are different coat color variations which includes black, brown, white, tan, grey, apricot, black with tan markings, tan with white markings and silver.

Schnoodles have square body with straight back that slope from shoulders to can feet and tail. These dogs carry their tails straight or upright in the air when happy and active but if they are sad or nervous, they tuck their tails down. They have a moderate activity level that is adapted according to the lifestyle of their owners. Hence they need active playtime and nice walk every day as they also indulge in dog sports like rally, obedience, flyball and agility.

Traits of Goldendoodles

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The Goldendoodle is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the poodle. It is originally bred to be a less allergenic service dog. The Goldendoodles make great family pets because it is proven to be an excellent family dog. They are very gentle and affectionate type of dog and are usually highly social and they get along well with everyone. They do not do well in kind of watchdog or guarding dog role and they should not be used in that capacity. They can thrive in both country and city settings. Their characteristics depend heavily on its parent breed. Their coats can be curly or wavy like a Poodle or straight and silky like the golden retriever. The goldendoodles that have more qualities of the Golden Retriever dog are a low-maintenance grooming breed but the one with more qualities of the Poodle dog are a high maintenance grooming breed.

The Goldendoodles should not live in a kennel or outside because they love to live with people. They can be trained very easily and they are a good choice for the timid or first-time owners. They do not have aggressive traits but proper socialization is required to avoid fearfulness and shyness. They also need daily contact with the owners or else they will suffer from anxiety due to separation if they are left alone for too long. The best way to avoid their destructive behavior is to crate them and provide them with treats and toys in order to keep them busy throughout the day. Another way to keep them happy is by keeping the radio on when you are out somewhere. They are happy in the company of children and like playing with them. They also mix very well with the guests if the guests are friendly.

stevieThe positive personality traits of the Goldendoodle are numerous. It endears itself to everyone it meets with its intelligent, friendly and accepting nature. They are patient type of dog and they make a wonderful family pet, especially since it actively enjoys the company of human. They are very loyal and with right and proper type of training they can be highly obedient. They are very playful type but can be very mischievous if the mood hits.

Their temperaments are affected by various factors, including training, socialization and heredity. The puppies that have nice temperaments are playful and curious that are willing to approach people and are willing to be held by them. They feel happy with the people who love socializing with them.

The activity levels of the Goldendoodles are moderate. The larger ones are more active than the smaller one. They require active playtime or a good walk each day and they are also athletic and they participate in the dog sports such as flyball, agility, rally and obedience. They are also proven to be an excellent therapy dog. This dog is a must for the people who love keeping a family pet.

All About the Bernedoodle

SevenPuppiesThe Bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle, where one parent is a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog and the other parent is a purebred Poodle. Lets get to know the Bernedoodle.

Bernese Mountain Dog Facts:The Bernese Mountain Dog, originally kept as a farm dog for pulling carts, and considered a working class breed, is a purebred canine with a long history, having originated in the Swiss Alpine region. This purebred canine was officially established in 1907.

Poodle Facts:The friendly, intelligent and active poodle is one of the smartest dogs in the canine purebred lineup. This fun loving canine was originally a working dog bred and developed in both Germany and Russia for field hunting which involved retrieving downed waterfowl in the water.

What is a canine hybrid? The Bernedoodle hybrid, while also bred to be smaller sizes, will more usually be a Bernese Mountain Dog bred with a Standard Poodle. When two purebred canines are bred together, in the past they were simply referred to as “mutts”. Now, when two separate breeds are intentionally crossed or mixed together, they are often referred to as “designer” or “hybrid” dogs.
What does the Bernedoodle look like? While the appearance and size of the Bernedoodle will largely depend upon the appearance and size of both parents, as they will more usually be crossed with a Standard Poodle, they will often be a larger dog. The Bernedoodle hybrid can take on more of the physical appearance and traits of the Bernese Mountain Dog parent or more of the physical appearance and traits of the Poodle parent.

The Bernedoodle is an attractive dog. They tent to be pure black, black-and-white, black-and-brown, or tricolor (black, white, and brown). Depending in the color pattern, the bi-colors are quite striking, and the ti-colors are beautiful.

Motley5Temperament: A hybrid dog combines the traits and characteristics of it’s purebred parents, and the resulting pups end up with the best attributes of each. These dogs tend to have the sweetness and loyalty of the Bernese, and the goofy liveliness of the Poodle. Like the Bernese, they are gently around children and the elderly, and because they love to work, they often make excellent therapy dogs.

Most Bernedoodles have a moderate activity level. They love to play, run and hike with you, and may inherit the Poodle’s love for retrieving and swimming. When it’s time to relax, Bernedoodles are usually happy to join you on the couch-on your lap, if you let them. Most of them have little need for personal space.

Breeding:The Bernadoodle is increasing in popularity. It is very important to purchase a puppy from a reputable breeder who administers regular health tests on their dogs. Ask the breeder for adequate proof of health testing prior to getting a puppy, and make sure you are getting a puppy from a well researched, reputable breeder.

A Bernedoodle is a friendly, loyal and athletic dog. This canine is fantastic with kids and other animals, and very smart.They are social creatures and are great dogs for the whole family.

All About The Labradoodle

kirkton_aboutA breed that has recently experienced extreme growth in popularity, the Labrador Retriever and Poodle hybrid, otherwise known as the Labradoodle, is known for intelligence and sociability. These dogs were originally bred to act as service dogs, but they have proven to be excellent family or therapy dogs, too.

Because crossbreeds are not always predictable (genetics are not as easy to manipulate through breeding as we might like to think!), this breed of dog has a variety of possible traits, but common traits of the Labradoodle include intelligence, friendliness, and an incredibly affectionate temperament. They can range in size anywhere from 20 to 100 pounds, but most have a characteristic coat that is shaggy or curly and requires some grooming. Though they are energetic dogs that require at least some activity, they are also relatively easy to train, and they usually do well in households with other pets, children or both. They can be excitable, though, so they may unintentionally knock small children over in their excitement.

Most Labradoodles, like their Labrador Retriever parents, are loyal dogs who are very eager to please. This is a great help in training, because they respond so well to praise and affection. This combined with their undying loyalty and gentleness makes them excellent therapy dogs.

Since they are such vibrant personalities, Labradoodles require moderate activity every day to be healthy and happy. A daily walk or active playtime is usually enough, though they are athletic enough for sports like agility. Their ease of training makes them an excellent choice for first-time dog owners, but by the same token, their friendliness means that they make terrible guard dogs. A Labradoodle is more likely to shower a burglar with kisses than she is to scare them away. Her temperament also invites a potential for conflict with less friendly dogs– while other breeds will approach new dogs with caution and respect, a Labradoodle may rush up to play without considering whether or not the other dog will like them.

about_labradoodle_breed-03The major problem with the Labradoodle as a breed is an extreme lack of consistency, which is common in crossbreeds. Every time you mix two different breeds, you are playing the genetic lottery, and the results may differ vastly each time. This is the case even with breeding multi-generational Labradoodles. Some of these dogs wind up looking and acting a lot more like Poodles, with quiet, reserved personalities and very fine coats that require a lot of maintenance. Others are almost exactly like Labradors: eternally puppyish, prone to shedding, and friendly to a fault.

This is particularly problematic, because the coat is one of the most varied aspects of the Labradoodle. Though these dogs are sometimes touted as hypo-allergenic, there is little evidence that they are less likely to affect people with a dog allergy. This misconception is most likely because they share genetics with Poodles, which have a reputation for being hypo-allergenic dogs. One litter can contain a wide variety of coat types, and sometimes pet owners will be forced to give up their Labradoodles because their excessive shedding is horrible for allergies.